Internet (and Mac) running slow?

Your Mac uses the internet more and more.
Not just when you are actively online, but in the background when you’re unaware of it too.
So if your internet is slow, your whole mac can be running slow too!
To remedy this try changing your DNS settings to Google’s Public DNS - it’s Free and powerful!
It sounds “techy” but it’s fairly easy to do.
Here’s how:

1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, then click the “Network” icon.
2. If the lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click the lock icon to make changes, and when prompted to authenticate, enter your Mac’s login or administrator password.
3. Select the connection type (in the left sidebar) for which you want to setup Google Public DNS.
For example:
• To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, select Built-In Ethernet, and click the Advanced button on the right.
• To change the settings for a wireless connection, select Wi-Fi or Airport, and click the Advanced button on the right.
4. Inside the Advance window click the DNS tab.
5. On the lower right click the “+” button to replace any listed addresses with,
or add, the Google Public DNS info, if none are listed.
• You’ll have to click the “+” button for each address, there are two (see in bold, right down there)
The Google Public DNS address are: and

It should look like this when you’ve done it correctly:

6. If that’s what you see then click the “OK” button and on the next page the “Apply” button.

Lastly quite System Preferences, and restart your web browser (i.e.. Safari, Chrome, Firefox).
You should be able to notice an increase in your surf speed and hopefully your whole Mac.

If not drop me an email.
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Mac Running Slow?

Try Repairing Permissions
It won’t harm your computer to try it and it just might solve your problem!
Here’s how:
- First Quit all your running Applications.
1. Open your Utilities folder (Go menu > Utilities - see below).

2. In the Utilities folder double click on Disk Utility.
3. In Disk Utility, single click your “primary” hard drive from the disk list.
4. With your hard drive selected and highlighted, click once on the “First Aid” tab.
- It should look something like this:

5. Now click the “Repair Disk Permissions” button to repair permissions.
It’s going to take a while, so sit back and smile - your almost a Mac Genius!
- A list of items should start moving through the main window of Disk Utility and a progress bar on the bottom right will begin.

6. When Disk Utility has completed it’s task:
a. Quit Disk Utility.
b. Restart your Mac.

See if that helps. If not, drop me an email.
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