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Prevent OS X FileVault keys from being stored in standby mode

As an added measure of security, you can prevent your Mac from storing FileVault encryption keys for the purpose of speeding wake times from standby mode.

By September 10, 2013

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Passware expands to grab Facebook and Google passwords

Password-scanning technology is gaining ground, but there are ways you can help secure your Mac against it.

By February 20, 2013

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Caffeinate Mountain Lion to prevent it from sleeping

The "caffeinate" Terminal command offers some quick options for keeping sleep from interrupting your Mac.

By January 22, 2013

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How to tackle waking a stubbornly sleeping Mac

If your Mac takes a long time to wake from sleep and seems to require a reset when it does, here are a few things to try.

By October 9, 2012

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

We answer reader questions on using OS X recovery utilities within a working OS installation, and more.

By September 28, 2012

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How to prevent sleep in OS X

There are several options available in OS X to keep the system from going to sleep in the middle of tasks.

By September 12, 2012

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Troubleshooting sleep in OS X

Several settings and system features govern the sleep mode in OS X and can prevent normal system sleep if either in use or used incorrectly.

By August 29, 2012

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Mac refusing to sleep or refusing to stay in sleep mode

Sleep mode in OS X is useful, but there are times when systems may refuse to stay in sleep mode.

By September 27, 2011

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Options for sleeping displays in OS X

Sleeping displays on your Mac can be convenient if you are quickly leaving your system and want to conserve energy. Here are some options for how to do this in OS X.

By July 18, 2011

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Managing overheating external hard drives in OS X

External hard drives can sometimes continually spin and become exceptionally hot. Here are some ways to manage this to help prolong the life of your drive.

By July 13, 2011