How to get Maximum out of your MAC Battery


Here are some tips to help you get the Maximum out of your MAC battery. Just some simple steps but highly effective.

Always Keep your MAC updated to the latest OS

Always make sure your MAC is updated to the latest version of OS. If you’re connected to the Internet, MAC OS automatically checks for software updates every week, but you still control when the updates are installed. So, make sure it up-to-date

Optimize your Settings

Energy: The Energy Saver preference pane includes several settings that determine power levels for your MacBook. Your MacBook knows when it’s plugged in and runs accordingly. When using battery power, it dims the screen and uses other components sparingly. If you change this setting to maximize performance, your battery will drain more quickly.

Press the  > System Preferences > Energy Saver.

Brightness. Dim the screen to the lowest comfortable level to achieve maximum battery life. To control the Screen brightness quickly use the Function Keys F1(Low) & F2(High).

If you are using Macbook Pro then I’d recommend to dim the Lights on your backlit keyboard as well – Function keys F5 & F6

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi consumes power, even if you are not using it to connect to a network. When you are not using the WiFi connection, turn it off.

Applications and Peripherals: Disconnect peripherals and quit applications not in use. Eject an SD card if you’re not currently using it.

Plug in and power on your MacBook to charge other devices

While charging other devices via USB, make sure to keep your MAC plugged in and powered on. Otherwise those devices may drain the battery in your MacBook faster than normal.

Follow these steps and you’ll see a considerable jump in your MAC’s Battery Life. I noticed at least 25% bump in my MAC’s battery life.


The Mac ways series blogs

  1. The Mac Ways
  2. MAC Address Book
  3. Uninstalling Applications on MAC
  4. Installing Applications on MAC
  5. What is my MAC OS Version
  6. CTRL + ALT + DEL on MAC
  7. Where is my Library Folder on MAC?
  8. MAC Trackpad – Cheatsheet
  9. MAC OS – Tips and Tricks
  10. Reset MAC password using the MAC OS Recovery Tool
  11. Enable Three Finger Drag
  12. Lesser Known Facts about MAC
  13. Lesser Known Facts about MAC Part 2
  14. How do I Right Click on a MAC?
  15. Spotlight Search
  16. Setting up a Screensaver on MAC
  17. Delete Files in your Trash Automatically
  18. Check the Health of your Mac’s Battery

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Check the Health of your MAC Battery


Your MAC’s Battery is draining faster than normal? Worried that the battery could be Worn Out? Well, there is a way to see if your MAC’s Battery is working fine or if it has some issues.

The official way to check if your Battery has some issues or if it is working fine is to Hold down the Option key and click the battery icon in the menu bar of your Mac.You will see one of the following conditions:

  • Normal: The battery is functioning normally.
  • Replace Soon: The battery is functioning normally but holds less charge than it did when it was new.
  • Replace Now: The battery is functioning normally but holds significantly less charge than it could when it was new. You can continue to use your battery until you replace it without harming your Mac.
  • Service Battery: Your battery is not functioning normally; you should have your Mac serviced. Take your Mac to your local Apple Store or contact AppleCare.

If it shows Normal, which I suspect it will, then you don’t have to worry about it. Just check what’s the total time it takes to completely drain the battery.


The Mac ways series blogs

  1. The Mac Ways
  2. MAC Address Book
  3. Uninstalling Applications on MAC
  4. Installing Applications on MAC
  5. What is my MAC OS Version
  6. CTRL + ALT + DEL on MAC
  7. Where is my Library Folder on MAC?
  8. MAC Trackpad – Cheatsheet
  9. MAC OS – Tips and Tricks
  10. Reset MAC password using the MAC OS Recovery Tool
  11. Enable Three Finger Drag
  12. Lesser Known Facts about MAC
  13. Lesser Known Facts about MAC Part 2
  14. How do I Right Click on a MAC?
  15. Spotlight Search
  16. Setting up a Screensaver on MAC
  17. Delete Files in your Trash Automatically

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Auto Delete Files in your Trash


So you have been getting the popups lately, huh!

This is very annoying when you already know the reason and solution for this. Which is Empty your Trash regularly.

What if I told you that you won’t have to manually empty your trash from this day forward? Yes, that’s possible. MAC can do it for you.

Well, there is a feature that enables your MAC to empty the Trash every 30 days AUTOMATICALLY! Wonderful, isn’t it! But the catch is that this feature is disabled by Default and has to be enabled, and you have to know how to enable it. Let’s get to it.

How to automatically empty Trash on my MAC

The first thing you need to do is open the Finder App. Look for the following icon on your Dock or search using the Spotlight Search.

Once the Finder App is open click on the Finder Menu from the Top Menu

Click on the Preferences from the Dropdown menu or Press Command (⌘) + Comma to open the Finder’s Preferences Window

On the Finder’s Preferences window click on the Advanced Tab

On the Advanced Tab you’ll notice a Checkbox option “Remove items from the Trash after 30 days“. Check it.

This option is Disabled by default. Once enabled, you won’t have to worry about Deleting files from your Trash ever again. Your MAC will empty the Trash every 30 days Automatically.

Just few clicks and you are set for life. No wore bugging popups about clearing your disk to have more space.

Enjoy!


The Mac ways series blogs

  1. The Mac Ways
  2. MAC Address Book
  3. Uninstalling Applications on MAC
  4. Installing Applications on MAC
  5. What is my MAC OS Version
  6. CTRL + ALT + DEL on MAC
  7. Where is my Library Folder on MAC?
  8. MAC Trackpad – Cheatsheet
  9. MAC OS – Tips and Tricks
  10. Reset MAC password using the MAC OS Recovery Tool
  11. Enable Three Finger Drag
  12. Lesser Known Facts about MAC
  13. Lesser Known Facts about MAC Part 2
  14. How do I Right Click on a MAC?
  15. Spotlight Search
  16. Setting up a Screensaver on MAC

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Setting up a Screen Saver on MAC


Did you know why Screen Savers were created in the first place? Well, as the name suggests, they were created to save the Screens, like Literally. Back in the days the screens or monitors were CRTs – Cathode Ray Tube [Nerd Alert]! The Cathode Ray Tube is a vacuum tube that contains one or more electron guns and a phosphorescent screen, and is used to display images. It modulates, accelerates, and deflects electron beam onto the screen to create the images.

So to protect the screens from literally burning out phospor in the CRTs, Screen Savers were introduced. A screensaver is a computer program that blanks the screen or fills it with moving images or patterns when the computer has been idle for a long time.

Alright, enough of this Gyaan, Now let’s see how to actually set one on your MAC.

Setting up a Screensaver

Click on the Apple[] icon up top> System Preferences

Click on the Desktop & Screen Saver

Click on the Screen Saver Tab on top.

On this screen you’ll find some pre-installed screen Savers in the left pane.

Choose your poison wisely.

You can also set the time after which the Screen Saver should start in the system is left idle.

You can choose to show a Digital Clock along with the Screen Saver of your choice.

And that’s it. From this point on, whenever your MAC is left idle for the Specified time your favorite Screensaver will appear and help you protect your screen!


The Mac ways series blogs

  1. The Mac Ways
  2. MAC Address Book
  3. Uninstalling Applications on MAC
  4. Installing Applications on MAC
  5. What is my MAC OS Version
  6. CTRL + ALT + DEL on MAC
  7. Where is my Library Folder on MAC?
  8. MAC Trackpad – Cheatsheet
  9. MAC OS – Tips and Tricks
  10. Reset MAC password using the MAC OS Recovery Tool
  11. Enable Three Finger Drag
  12. Lesser Known Facts about MAC
  13. Lesser Known Facts about MAC Part 2
  14. How do I Right Click on a MAC?
  15. Spotlight Search

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How to Point a Domain Name From GoDaddy to Bluehost in 2020


This is the most common issues people come across while managing or building a site. You get your Domains from one service provider and the Web Hosting from another service provider. Why would one do that, you ask? Well, the answer is simple, Good offers from various providers.

Godaddy.com is the most preferred Service provider for purchasing Domain Names. They provide Domain Names as low as ₹ 99/- for an year.

On the other hand one of the best Hosting Service provider out there is Bluehost.com. Bluehost has a great uptime guarantee of 99.98%. No web host can provide 100% uptime, so 99.98% is a strong showing – it translates to roughly one hour and 45 minutes of downtime per year.

Getting back to the original issue at hand – So you got a super cheap Domain Name from Godaddy and a Web Hosting from Bluehost, now what?

What do you do, so that, if anyone types in the domain name that you got, let’s say thinkwebindia.com, remember which is on GoDaddy.com opens the website that is stored on Bluehost servers?

Confusing? I know. But trust me it is super simple once you understand the basics of it.

Domain Names are nothing but pointers to a physical space. So in order to let these pointers work properly, we have to make a route to the correct physical space, i.e., your Web Hosting Server – which is BlueHost in our case.

How to Point a Godaddy Domain to BlueHost Hosting Server?

Get the Domain Name Server names from BlueHost. This is your Web Hosting Service provider where the website is located.

Login to Bluehost using your credentials.

Once Logged into the BlueHost account. In the left bar locate Domains and click on it.

In the My Domains section, you’ll see all the domains that you have tagged with BlueHost. Click on the Manage dropdown and choose DNS to locate the DNS server address for BlueHost.

And here are your Bluehost DNS addresses. Copy these and keep it safe for a later use.

Now let’s move to GoDaddy to update the physical site address location. As of now, if someone types in the domain name that you purchased from GoDaddy will ONLY show a page from Godaddy and not the actual site that resides on Bluehost.

Anyways, once you are logged in to your Godaddy Account, click on the Account name dropdown and click on the Manage Domains option.

On the My Domains page, click on the Manage DNS to reveal the DNS addresses on Godaddy

Here you are. You have the Godaddy Nameserver Addresses. There are DNS address that we need to replace with the Godaddy DNS addresses.

Click on the Button – Change. On the next page, you’ll have the option for updating the new DNS addresses.

Paste the Bluehost DNS addresses here and click save.

Note: The DNS updation could take upto 48-72 hours to take effect. So be patient if everything is done correctly, the Domain Name that was on Godaddy will point to a physical site on Bluehost.

And that’s about it. We have successfully configured Godaddy domain name to point to a website that is stored on Bluehost. Hope this helps!

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us in case of questions or concerns.


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