Tag Archive: imac

Improve Your iMac’s Memory

Dusty memoryIf your old iMac is getting long in the tooth it might benefit from a hardware upgrade. Wouldn’t that be expensive, I hear you ask.  Not necessarily.  Although Apple are infamous for tightly locking up their hardware and making it difficult to get inside to upgrade, the iMacs are an exception…of sorts.

Increase Your Memory

The one thing that Apple make very easy for you to replace is the RAM.  I recently found that my ageing iMac was suffering from a lack of memory. I was often having to close down programs in order to have enough free RAM to open other programs and thought it time to look at an (affordable) upgrade. Purchasing RAM from Apple can be expensive, but other manufacturers are available online and cost very little if anything for postage. I found one that delivered two 2GB sticks of RAM to me for $118 all up.

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Undercover Private iSight Webcam

iMac iSight lensHave you ever worried who’s looking at you through that little camera built into your computer’s screen? It’s easy to tell when the camera is in use because that little light comes on…right? What if that light was able to be disabled by a hacker who then turns on your webcam and spies on you without your knowledge? Without the ability to simply unplug the camera that question troubles some users.

A Sticky Solution to Suspect Stickybeaks

Technology writer John C Dvorak has mentioned that he takes some fairly unusual precautions for ensuring his privacy while online. Worried about not having any sure way to turn off the built-in iSight camera in his Mac, Dvorak sticks gaffer’s tape over the lens of the camera while not in use.

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