Happy Friday! I hope this newsletter finds everyone in good health and
spirits. This week's topic is sent in by member Tanya, and involves
her wanting to move programs from an older Mac to a newer one. The
topic may not apply to those of you on Windows machines, but I still
wanted to give our readers who are Mac owners or Mac newbies a chance
to participate and learn something new. Maybe even one day some of you
Windows users will be adapting to Macs, so you never know if this
knowledge will come in handy.
As you see in this week's discussion, we only received a total of four
replies. I think even though the participation was slim the advice
from our four members, including one response by our forum moderator,
is plenty to help Tanya with her quest. And Tanya, if you do decide to
do it yourself, you'll not only save some money, but also learn
something new and be proud that you were able to do it on your own. So
have a read and if any of you would like to add any additional advice
for Tanya, please join and share. Thanks and have a splendid weekend!
Q: Need programs moved to new Mac, who should I have do it? I would appreciate your suggestion. I'm a self-employed
advertiser/graphic artist. I am at the point where I have to upgrade
my Apple Mac G5. But...I'm also not sure of the best way to transfer
the few apps that I have on my Mac G5 that I "downloaded" over the
years; all other info I have backed up on CDs. Apple says it'll move
all the info for $100 or should I have someone else do it so that I
can be more careful and safe on what is kept? Can I count on Apple? Or
is this something I can even do myself? What is your opinion? Thank
you for your help.
Q: Am I being stupid for saving my Web site log-in credentials in my browsers? I've been wondering about this for a while but haven't asked before.
For some Web sites like banks, online e-mail, and shopping sites that
I use frequently, my log-in and passwords are saved in the browser. It
saves me time and frustration, but is it risky? I have log-in names
and passwords saved in Firefox and on Internet Explorer, but only on
my computer at home. Some of these sites have my home address and
credit card information on them. Am I being careless and stupid by
using this feature in browsers? Are there other things I should do to
stay safe if I use this feature? Is this sensitive information easy
for others to retrieve, maybe in my history or cookies? If it's
unsafe, why would these Web browsers prompt people to save these
credentials for you anyway? Thanks for sharing any insight you may
have to my questions.