The Top 5 Things You Should Do First When You Get a New Mac

The top five things you should do first when you get a new Mac.  Here is what I cover in this video for newer users (or those who recently upgraded to a new Mac from a very old Mac):

1 – Check your Settings for natural scrolling Try and stick with natural scrolling, but if you can’t adjust, here’s how to switch it back to the “old” way.

2 – Set up hot corners in your system preferences Everyone should be using this time saver! Here’s how to set it up.

3 – Download and install 1Password or a comparable password manager app Download at https://1password.com

4 – Choose a VPN service if you were mobile I use VPN Unlimited and have for a couple of years now. https://www.vpnunlimitedapp.com/en There are plenty of good options out there for VPN.

5 – Choose a backup method and use it. Start with Time Machine and an external hard drive (http://amzn.to/2sjeb9n)

Then use an online backup service…  I use Backblaze and love it (SIGN UP HERE: https://secure.backblaze.com/r/00b9pv) Also consider:

How Do I Create a Screenshot on the Mac?

There are a few ways to create screenshots on your Mac. Here is what I cover in this video:

Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop

Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop

Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop

Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard

Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard

Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard

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