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Track Bandwidth Use with VirusBarrier X6

If you have monthly bandwidth limits, it's useful to know how much data you have used so far to avoid overage charges or being shut off by your ISP. But how do you determine how much data your Mac has transferred? Open VirusBarrier X6's Traffic window to see both current and cumulative traffic, and you can also create warnings when your data usage - incoming, outgoing, or both - exceeds an amount you specify.

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Take Control News: Buy the Right Mac at the Right Time

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Deciding that you want to buy a new Mac is easy, but embarking on the project immediately raises questions like, "What Mac will best meet my needs?", "Should I buy now or wait a month?", "How do I move my files from my old Mac to my new one?", and "What should I do with my old Mac?" Mac guru Adam Engst has answered these questions countless times, and he has distilled the answers into the 98-page "Take Control of Buying a Mac."

Worksheets in the book help you match your needs and budget to the right Mac model, and a chart of Apple's model launches over the last 5 years helps predict when new Macs will appear. Adam also explains when you can purchase to get the most bang for your buck, compares different venues for where to shop, gives advice and step-by-step instructions for transferring files from an old Mac to the shiny new one, and offers thoughts about how to get the most out of the Mac that's being replaced.

It's only $10 and will easily pay for itself in helping you buy a Mac with the desired extras for less.

If you've purchased a previous edition of this book prior to 2008, click the Check for Updates button in your copy to access a 75 percent upgrade discount. (We wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to update to this new edition while still earning a little money to pay for the time that went into writing, Caroline Rose's editing, and Tonya's production efforts.) Those who purchased in 2008 should have received email from us with a link to a free update.

 

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