At Look Back After 2000 Episodes

Over the course of the last 12 years, I've given a lot of advice to Mac users. Take a look at some of the best advice that still holds up after all these years. Do you shut down your Mac or sleep? Should you get anto-virus software? Should you stress about batteries or rumors or new Macs? Do you need a cleaning app?

Comments: 25 Responses to “At Look Back After 2000 Episodes”

    Dave Grieve
    1 week ago

    Congratulations Gary. Thanks for helping all Mac users throughout the years!!!!

    Don Palmer
    6 days ago

    Thanks for dedicating 12 years of your life to sharing your immense talent. You are not only the
    best in your business, you are also the most giving.

    Beverly Pevarnick
    5 days ago

    Gary! Thank you for making such a concise informative video. You really are the best.

    Jim Curtin
    5 days ago

    Congratulations and thank you for all the help.

    Tom Abbott
    5 days ago

    Thanks Gary. I’ve been watching your videos since I got a Mac back in late 2011. You’re videos are awesome. They’re short and stick to just one topic so you can just bounce around and pick out the videos you want to watch instead of having to watch long videos waiting to see the topic your interested in. I recommend your videos to all my friends. A clink of the glass to 2000 more videos!

    Barb McKillop
    5 days ago

    Congratulations Gary I can’t thank you enough for helping me my Mac, iPad over the years. I am 77 and let me tell you I have read your macmost faithfully. Thanks again for all your help

    Lauren Eisen
    5 days ago

    gary, you and your advice are truly an asset and have been of great help to me throughout the years. thank you!

    Wade Marsden
    5 days ago

    Congratulations on your milestone episode, and thanks for all the help and tips, over the years. The best Mac advise on the Internet.

    5 days ago

    Thank you Gary. Been having some problems with message on my Mac as it will not open and I don’t know how to open it but my question is what about Malwarebytes? Apple said it is what they use so I did order it and am using it. Should I renew it or not? Thank you.

    5 days ago

    Sharman: The only thing you should need is the free version of Malwarebytes, and only if you have an infection and cannot figure out how to get rid of it on your own. It would just be a one-time run to clear that infection. But if you only download software from sites you should trust, you won’t even need that.

    Tom Benson
    5 days ago

    Congratulations Gary! I am so thankful for you and your instructional videos! I pass your site off to everyone I see who uses a Mac!

    Teri Picard
    5 days ago

    Congrats on 2000!! You are crucial to my use of Apple products. Keep up the good works! Cheers!

    Hessel Frings
    5 days ago

    Hey Gary, congratulations on the 2000th episode. I’ve been with you for over 10 years, all the way from the Netherlands. Learned so much! keep it up! greetz Hessel

    5 days ago

    Congratulations on your episode 2000! I’ve been following MacMost since 2011. Thanks to your videos, I feel I’m getting far more out my Apple products than without your video series. So here’s looking forward to following your next 2000 episodes! Cheers 🥂

    5 days ago

    Congratulations Gary, and thank you so much for all you have taught me. Just about everything I know has come from your podcasts and website. I tell everyone that! Al

    4 days ago

    Thank you, so much, for simplifying, as much as possible, subjects that can be difficult for some of us “old folks” (82) to grasp.

    Mark Scully
    4 days ago

    From New Zealand, Gary I always enjoy reading and trying out your tips thanks for the 2000 episodes. Don’t worry about the grey hair at least you still have some. :)

    3 days ago

    Regarding the “Gary” above, I wish I was 82 again. If I had 1/10 of your knowledge, I’d be so happy. You have helped me in more ways than you know. Thank You !

    3 days ago

    Congratulations Gary, This is the one stop shop I go to to get all my info on Apple products.
    If I have a problem I know I will find the answer. keep it going. Thank you mate

    Bert Mullemeister
    3 days ago

    Hi Gary, thanks for giving a great service to many of us. Just one things re turning off or sleeping the iMac, I am concerned that while it is on sleep I hear the drive going. Is there a way to stop that and save on wear and tear

    2 days ago

    Bert: There is a setting in Energy Saver in System Preferences to put the drive to sleep when possible. Is it an older Mac with a spinning hard drive? Does it make that much noise? Is it in the same room as where you sleep? Keep in mind that the system maintenance it is doing would need the drive, of course.

    2 days ago

    Wow I can’t believe its been 12 years! Time sure does fly. Thank you for all the great videos.

    3 hours ago

    Most informative.
    Thanks as always for the info review.

    28 mins ago

    Great job Gary and thanks. What proclivity to support productivity!
    One question. Doesn’t powering down one’s Mac ensure that it does “cleaning and whatever” on restart?

    I was at an Apple store and one of their staff suggested powering down my iPad a few times a week. Good or bad advice?

    7 mins ago

    Gene: It will try to do it on restart. But the problem is that it this is when YOU start doing things too, right? That’s why you turned it on. So some things will get postponed again, and other things will compete with your use of the computer, slowing you down. That’s why you leave it on.
    I can’t think of any reason why you would need to power down your iPad, especially that often.

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