It really seems like my MBA is starting to die. It's been freezing almost every day or so now and only when I have 10 - 15 tabs open in Safari. I have 8 GB of RAM so I feel like it's not because I have too much going on or anything. Also, I've had a "service battery" message for a few months now. To add to that, there is a white dot in the middle of my screen. It's been there for over a year now.
You Macbook Air isn't dying. 2 things:
- Safari is riddled with bugs in the last version, that might cause system freezes. Just look around the forum;
- You are irresponsible and it is (almost) all your fault.
- Your amount of RAM is irrelevant to your problems. In no normal way should your computer freeze without bugs. Just use the damn activity monitor to find what is happening. If you don't how to use it, ask us. That's why this forum exists. To ask, help, learn, etc.
You need to service your battery, as it will have all sort of impacts on your machine and it might even get swollen and destroy it physically. How can someone be as irresponsible I can't understand. You have the ****ing warning for more than a year. Since you have a 2012 Machine and the warning has been there for so long, it might even had been defective and maybe Apple would replace it for free or at a deep discount. The whole procedure is 120$ max. That would make your 1000$+ Machine working like new for many years. The new battery would even get at least 1 year of warranty.
It's all your fault, I hope the machine dies, personally.