In This Chapter
Cleaning unnecessary stuff off your drive
Backing up your data with Time Machine
Fixing permissions errors
Automating tasks in Mavericks
Updating OS X automatically
Nothing runs better than a well-oiled machine, and your laptop is no exception. (Well, you actually shouldn’t oil it, but you know what I mean.) With a little Mavericks maintenance, you can ensure that your MacBook performs as efficiently as possible (which translates into longer battery life and faster operation overall).
In this chapter, I demonstrate how you can make good use of every byte of storage space provided by your drive. I also show you how to back up and restore that hard drive to an external drive, using Time Machine. As well, your MacBook’s drive can benefit from a periodic scan for permissions errors.
The Mavericks Automator application is a great housekeeping tool. It allows your laptop to perform tasks automatically that used to require your attention. ...