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Doctor Kokua – Can my Mac get a Virus?

Macs can’t get viruses. True or False? Have you ever seen one on your Apple computer? Not in the whole time you’ve used one? Count your blessings. So once again — Macs can’t get viruses. The truth is, while it is not as easy to contract a digital disease on a Mac as it is on a Windows PC for example, all computers can get sick with, or become carrier of, a virus, or malware, or other insidious diseases. These days, with attacks escalating exponentially…

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Today is World Backup Day!

Tomorrow is April 1…   But you still have time…   Today, March 31, is World Backup Day — Do you know where your data is?   Make The World Backup Day Pledge: “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st”   The least you can do is: — Plug in an external hard drive and turn Time Machine ON; or — Use a backup app (such as Carbon Copy Cloner) to make a bootable backup of your entire hard…

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HMAUS KnowMemberfest 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00PM Dave & Buster’s – 1030 Auahi St, Honolulu HMAUS usually stages its Fall event — Mactoberfest — in October. This year HMAUS is pushing the traditional event back to November, and this time we aren’t going to load up as we usually do on the technical stuff. Yes, there is no end to the search for computer grail, but have you ever wondered what people actually do with their digital tools? Here are the folks we have slated for…

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Maclearn- Sept 19 Afternoon- Productivity with Microsoft and Google

Greetings Fellow HMAUSers! This is an interesting topic. We’re going to be talking about Microsoft and Google at an HMAUS event.  It’s almost heresy. LOL For the first half of Sept 19th Afternoon session, I want to introduce you to Microsoft Word on iPad.  I feel that for normal users, this is the best version of Microsoft Office you will ever use.  (Especially if you have a bluetooth keyboard) It’s Free! You can edit documents on the go (with a Free Microsoft Account) You have access to…

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Doctor Kokua – My WiFi signal is Weak

Mike Rethman asks: Wireless Internet connectivity in my home seems weak in portions of the house, despite indications on each Mac of a strong signal. What experience do you have with wireless range-extender products — not hardwired? Hello Mike! If you have an Apple AirPort Extreme, adding a (smaller & less expensive) Airport Express usually works better than a 3rd-party “range extender”. Just plug the AirPort Express into a wall outlet (no cable necessary) in the room where the signal is weak and have it…

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