These are from the category of “I thought of that! Why didn’t I do it?” How many times have you thought of an app that would save you some aggravation? Here are a couple that may do that:
Find My Car – this app lets you pinpoint where you park in any large crowded lots so you can be guided back with Google Maps and share your location with friends.
Parkopedia – this app maintains a database of more than 60 million parking spaces around the world, helping you find lots, garages or parking meters.
ChargePoint – for those with electric cars, you will find more than 50,000 charging stations nationwide. You will also see which stations are compatible with your car.
Radarbot – this completely legal app alerts you to nearby speed cameras. It doubles as a speedometer that alerts you when you exceed the speed limit.
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Speeding up a slow Mac
There are many ways to speed up a Mac that has slowed down. Today I will explain a built in program called the Activity Monitor. This program will show you which apps are slowing you down. To find this, go to Applications, then Utilities. When you first open the program, the CPU (central processing unit) tab will be highlighted. You will see a list of all processes that are currently running. Some of these should be familiar to you, while others won’t be. Click on the “%CPU” heading to sort by this column. It will show you the processes currently using the highest percentage of your computer. The numbers will change as you are watching it. If you would close a program, you would easily see the effect that program had on hogging resources.
To deal with some of these processes, you can identify the problems by closing processes and noticing the changes on your Mac. Highlight the process and click on the stop sign button with the “x” in it. You will see a prompt asking if you want to Quit or Force Quit the process. Try Quit and if that doesn’t reduce the %, click on the same button and choose Force Quit.