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Doctor Kokua – Can my Mac get a Virus?

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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 […]

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 […]

Doctor Kokua – My WiFi signal is Weak

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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 […]

Doctor Kokua – I can’t print!

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From Alice Unawai: I have suddenly lost the ability to print any documents. What can I do to fix this problem? Dear Alice, After you have checked to make sure that the printer is receiving power and that it has ink (or toner) the first thing to do is to restart everything. Shutdown your printer, […]

Doctor Kokua – I have used up all my iCloud Storage

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From Donna Miller: “I received a notice that I will be charged for iCloud storage next month.  It states I am about to exceed my plan of 20GB. Seeking advice as I don’t recall the purpose for needing this service. A review of my usage: Backups (iPhone and iPad): 14.9 GB Photos:   1.4 Gb 1Password: […]