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How to Eject a Disc from a SuperDrive on Your MacBook Air

The SuperDrive for your MacBook Air is a necessary device when you need to access information on a CD or DVD. But when it comes time to remove that disc, you might be wondering how to eject a disc from a SuperDrive. The MacBook Air does not have a CD or DVD drive, a choice… Continue Reading How to Eject a Disc from a SuperDrive on Your MacBook Air

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How to Check the Battery Cycle Count on the MacBook Air

We all know the basics of how a laptop battery works. It has a finite amount of energy that, once it is consumed, needs to be connected to a power source and recharged. What you might not be aware of is that these batteries have a recommended number of “cycles” that they can go through… Continue Reading How to Check the Battery Cycle Count on the MacBook Air

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How to Change the Screen Resolution on the 2012 MacBook Air

While there are a lot of reasons to like the 2012 MacBook Air, it is only a 13-inch laptop. This means that the screen is smaller than those you would find on a larger, heavier laptop, which results in smaller text size and icons. This is still a perfectly acceptable appearance, and many users will… Continue Reading How to Change the Screen Resolution on the 2012 MacBook Air

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How to Turn on the Firewall in OS X Mountain Lion

While the OS X operating system is very secure, it is not completely invulnerable to potentially malicious attacks. Mountain Lion is the most current version of the operating system (at the time of this writing) and is among the most secure versions of the software. In fact, you can read more about the security of… Continue Reading How to Turn on the Firewall in OS X Mountain Lion

Don’t Show Password Hints on the MacBook Air Login Screen

If your MacBook Air is often out of sight, or if multiple people use the computer, then you have probably set a password for your user account. When you were setting up the computer and creating the account you were prompted to create hints for your password, which is an option that many people take… Continue Reading Don’t Show Password Hints on the MacBook Air Login Screen

Change the iOS Contact Card on Your MacBook Air

When you first configure your MacBook Air, particularly if you already have contacts stored in iCloud, then the iOS operating system will automatically choose your default contact card. This is the information that it will use to automatically populate certain programs and settings. But if the default contact card is incorrect, or if you want… Continue Reading Change the iOS Contact Card on Your MacBook Air