In This Chapter
Protect your laptop while you’re in transit
Pack that MacBook with RAM
Track your Mac with a hidden beacon
Encrypt your MacBook’s drive
Save energy by disabling wireless hardware
Use a surge protector
Back up your laptop
Ah, the sedentary life of a desktop Mac. It sits there, like a bump on a log, comfortable and immobile. As long as you have a stable surface and an uninterrupted power supply, your iMac, Mac mini, or Mac Pro is a happy puppy.
But you, good reader, are mobile! Whether you’re on campus or attending a convention, your Mac laptop is rarely running in the same spot, so it’s susceptible to all sorts of road warrior pitfalls. In this chapter, I remind you of ten of the most important rules every laptop owner should ...