New MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iBilal, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. iBilal macrumors regular

    iBilal

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    Hi Guys ..

    so, after months and months of research on the MacBook .. I've finally ordered one and it arrives tomorrow ..

    (on total pins and needles!)

    anyway .. I wanted to ask for some advice as to which software should I install to keep it running smooth and healthy? ..

    I have a 15 rMBP which has too much crap installed on it .. so I don't want to slow down the MacBook ..

    thanks in advance, for all of you who took out the time to reply ..

    Bilal
     
  2. iBilal thread starter macrumors regular

    iBilal

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    yipee!!!

    I did it .. I got the MacBook .. it's in space grey and gorgeous ..

    the screen is incredible .. and I, actually, LOVE the keyboard ..

    I'm glad I made the purchase ..

    now next week .. will upgrade my rMBP to the new ones .. can't wait :)

    Bilal



     
  3. Macgyver1 macrumors member

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    Congrats, go big or go home. A little off topic, but, did you go m3 or m5?
     
  4. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats!

    So you use two laptops? What are your uses for them?

    Have you decided on a monitor yet to pair it with?

    I am waiting for the rMBP update to make my final decision. I could easily get away with the rMB for my uses but if the rMBP is really something I will go that route for the extra screen real estate plus I am getting into a little bit of photography as a hobby which would bode better for the rMBP.

    Again, congrats and happy for you!
     
  5. iBilal thread starter macrumors regular

    iBilal

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    I got the m3 .. my usage is very minimal ..

    yes, I usually have two or three notebooks .. I'm a writer, by profession .. the main rMBP 15 incher sits on my desk, in my office .. I work from home .. the smaller notebooks I use in bed, while on the couch .. I don't sync them .. but, sometimes, I'll just get an idea that I want to work on further .. I use screen sharing to connect with the main machine .. or google docs .. and then there's always google docs, dropbox and evernote ..

    yes, wait for the refresh (i.e. which is this week!) .. and just decide on one and go and GET it .. you can't have buyer's remorse with Apple ..

    been looking for an external monitor/display .. haven't started the research yet .. I'd welcome any suggestions, here .. I'd love to hear from those of you who are using an external display with the HDMI thing .. I'm looking for a reasonable size .. but the screen needs to high-res .. "retina like" you can say .. especially those of you who are using an external display (non-apple) with the Macbook or with a usb-c & hdmi situation ..
     
  6. ZipZap macrumors 603

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  7. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Why didn't you just wait for the new ones to be released next week? Rumors say there will be a 13" Macbook with upgraded specs from the 12" version.
     
  8. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    He'll be annoyed if they decide to put a low spec i5 in it.
     
  9. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

    c0ppo

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    Please don't install this spyware on your mac. Don't install any 'cleaning' software what so ever. Just use your mac 'as is' and you will be fine.
     
  10. BarcelonaPaul Suspended

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    TOTALLY AGREE!
     
  11. iBilal thread starter macrumors regular

    iBilal

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    I thought about that .. but then thought I definitely want a 12 incher ..

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    really? .. I know that it runs those commands .. the daily script .. and then weekly and monatthly .. they say the macbooks run those on their own, without us having to initiate the scripts ourselves .. so really? .. th notere' no need for "clean my mac" .. memory cleaner .. "free up ram" .. ccleaner, etc? ..

    I always thought they were necessary to keep the machine optimized and smooth ..

    so you don't use any of them?


     
  12. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

    c0ppo

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    @iBilal

    Of course I don't. Why would they be useful? MacOS ≠ Windows. You don't need them, and you never will. Only thing that they are good for is spyware and crippling down your computer. Stay away from all that junk software. Just use your mac as is, enjoy it and stop thinking about using spyware that claims to be of assistance.
     
  13. iBilal thread starter macrumors regular

    iBilal

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    wow! .. first time I'm hearing that .. but it does make sense ..

    so you've used one? .. how old is your mac? .. have you ever had any issues? .. a lag? ..
     
  14. ckxnlol macrumors newbie

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    Please do not confuse CleanMyMac with MacKeeper or any other malware/spyware. CleanMyMac is perfectly legit and sometimes the last resort to remove buggy software.
     
  15. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

    c0ppo

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    I'm not confusing anything. Name me just one thing that CleanMyMac does, and that is useful? Cleaning old .plist files is not one of those :)
     
  16. ckxnlol macrumors newbie

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    You refer to it a spyware, indicating that running the program will eventually cause the users data to be exposed.
     
  17. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

    c0ppo

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    App that does nothing useful, app that has no meaning what so ever... Calling it spyware is not that bad, since in most cases it is spyware. I've asked you, what does this app do that is useful, but got no reply.
     
  18. rpsmithii macrumors newbie

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    On CleanMyMac 3 - I am a convert. As one who tests a lot of software and is quite OCD I wanted a way to clean out junk left behind when removing applications. I used appzapper for 10 years - and it did the job perfectly. Came under the spell of CMM3 for the other features such as removing caches and files I do not need - like those obscure Asian font I will never use. The bytes CMM3 takes up on my macbook is a very good trade for what is keeps off. And - other to phone home periodically (which can be defeated) - I sense no communication over my network. Lastly, comes from a pretty reputable company with a real concrete location. Now the lack of a business location does't disqual good software but from the paranoia angle it certainly helps.

    I am not affiliated with the company and have paid for this software - proof is my annoyance that I have to get a 3 user license to get it one my second computer - imac. So for the time being appzapper and their perpetual as many computers as you want use (I'm sure reasonable limited by their EULA to personal use only) keeps my imac clean.

    Bob
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    If you find yourself using open wifi networks a lot like I do these days [starbucks google wifi = open] I would get Bit Defender. With all of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks leveraging any IP connected device they can get their code onto to launch their coordinated attacks - macs, because we walk around high minded thinking we are impervious to viruses, make prime targets for these guys to hide their few lines of code in flash, java, or any other friendly delivery mechanism. If you are vigilant you can see these attacks. I love the latest from the other day - saying I needed to update java to view a website - when it looks this official we almost click on it too fast and bang something from a small piece of malware to making me a DDoS pawn to something really sinister like hiding kiddie porn or something on my laptop.

    The stakes are very high now - we are in a war with foreign countries - the CIA announcing our counter offensive against China - you think they are going to not react. The recent dyn DNS attacks killing resolving to popular web sites. The stakes are way too high for us - taking down these servers is almost analogous to a EMP attack. What good is the Internet to most people if the URL's they enter can't lead them to the desired site. Do we think China cares about their population when it comes to Internet? Hell no - so this Cold War Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) approach will never work against China or Russia - there is nothing we can do to them on a population scale to hurt them. But turing out our lights? Devastating.

    I am not affiliated with the company. Have not paid for this software yet but trying - their pester adds keep promising 40% off but upon clicking through the discount does not appear.
     
  19. Darren Beauchamp macrumors newbie

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    I know, you guys like everything safe and fenced out, but really… If the developer never bothered to submit a product for AppStore’s approval doesn’t mean it is a “crapware” of spyware. Also, "free" is often regarded as a dirty word. However, look at Onyx – an established and trusted by users app from an independent dev.

    That’s one of the things I like the least about this side of the force, so to speak (though I am a fan) – a paranoid attitude towards everything outside the walled garden. That is usually coming from people who claim to be creative! Creativity is not limited to design and writing. What about creative dev and coding? What about all those people putting together open-source software just for the fun of it – and making some awesome stuff in the process?
     

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