If you’ve been using OS X El Capitan for a while, you might have noticed that the old option to “Secure Empty Trash” is gone from the trash can’s right-click menu. There’s a pretty good reason why, but it’s still possible to do it you don’t mind digging into the command line.
As the name suggests, “Secure Empty Trash” was always a way to delete files securely, ensuring they can’t get dug up again by data recovery software. According to Apple, it turns out that “Secure Empty Trash” doesn’t reliably work on flash storage, like an Solid-State Drive, so Apple removed the option in El Capitan. SSDs don’t store data in the same way as hard drives. As Macworld explains it, HDDs [...]
There is no such as thing as too many backups. If you can make a backup of the backup, do it. Luckily, Windows makes it super easy to make an exact copy of your entire computer using the System Image Backup utility.
Never used it before? We’ll explain what it does and how to use it.What is image backup?
The image backup feature in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 includes a bit-by-bit copy of the entire system. This backup contains the full installation of the operating system, settings, desktop programs, Windows apps, and all your personal files.
The major benefit of this feature is that it offers a complete restore solution in case of a critical software error [...]
It seems every version of Mac operating systems that you install may have a few issues that pop up. Now, we’re not saying you can expect to experience all or even any of the issues we outline here. In fact, the vast majority of users upgrading to macOS Sierra won’t have these problems.
But if you do experience an issue after upgrading, it’s probably going to be one of the issues we mention here. Not to worry; we’ll show you how to resolve it.
macOS Sierra Freezes During Install There are two common freezing issues; one can occur during the install process, the other when your Mac reboots after the install is complete.
Freezes After Restart: Let’s start with the [...]
One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.
Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even if it had high-end features they knew they would never need.Europe, are you ready?
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But, the industry has changed. Instead of just being one piece of software among many, Photoshop is now the linchpin of Adobe’s Creative Cloud service, and for the past couple of years, [...]
WordPress Multisite is a fantastic tool for anyone who wants more than one website but doesn’t want to go to the trouble of installing WordPress more than once. Whether you’re creating a network of sites for yourself or for others, Multisite gives you an easy to use, flexible platform that can hold anything from a few to millions of sites.
WordPress Multisite really comes into its own when used with a few key plugins. I’ve been using Multisite for different applications for some years now, and I’ve identified a list of top plugins that I use on most of the networks I create.
This list comes under three categories:Plugins to help with the creation [...]
Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra is now stricter than ever, defaulting to only allow options for apps downloaded from either the App Store or the App Store and identified developers. Advanced Mac users may wish to allow a third option, which is the ability to open and allow apps downloaded from anywhere in macOS Sierra. To be clear, the “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” option is hidden by default in Gatekeeper for macOS Sierra. You can see this by going to the Security & Privacy preference panel, and under the “General” section you will not find such an option for Gatekeeper app allow settings. Despite that, with a little command line intervention you can reveal the third [...]