updated 02:37 pm EDT, Fri August 22, 2014
encryption, crashes and hot Macs
This week, MacNN forum-goers discuss a wide range of topics including encryption software, consistent crashes, and how to cool down a hot Mac. One Fresh-Faced Recruit was wondering if there was some kind of one-click encryption solution that could encrypt a file before it is uploaded to cloud storage, and decrypt it when it is needed again. Moderator "Rumor" reported their third crash in one day, and was hoping fellow forum goers could help troubleshoot and get to the root cause of this problem.
Useful tips on how to deal with a problematic MagSafe charger connection can be found in the thread titled "can't get the charge plug to stay connected charge-wise," where one Senior User had their problem resolved. In a post started by "chasg" earlier this month, forum-goers continue to discuss ways to determine what might be making an iMac run hot, and how to fix it. Yesterday, "rotuts" was asking fellow forum-goers if anyone had any opinions on Apple's USB DVD drive, wondering if they should use their $100 Apple credit on something else instead.