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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.
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.
There are several options available in OS X to keep the system from going to sleep in the middle of tasks.
The "caffeinate" Terminal command offers some quick options for keeping sleep from interrupting your Mac.
There are a number of reasons users may wish to deactivate their Sudden Motion Senor technology in their Mac portables.
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.
Password-scanning technology is gaining ground, but there are ways you can help secure your Mac against it.
There is a problem some MacBook Pro users are having where the computer will not go to sleep when the lid is shut or command is given to do so. Instead, the computer will output a "Wake reason = PCI" error in the console.
We answer reader questions on using OS X recovery utilities within a working OS installation, and more.
Mac OS X has an option to keep hard drives spinning for quick file access, or to save power and reduce noise by spinning them down when they're not in use. This can be convenient, but is rather limiting for users who would like to customize when their