The Top 5 Things You Should Do First When You Get a New Mac

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The top five things you should do first when you get a new Mac. Here is the list, including any links that I may have mentioned:

1 - Check your Settings for natural scrolling
Try and stick with natural scrolling, but if you can’t adjust, here’s how to switch it back to the “old” way.

2 - Set up hot corners in your system preferences
Everyone should be using this time saver! Here’s how to set it up.

3 - Download and install 1Password or a comparable password manager app
Download at

4 - Choose a VPN service if you were mobile
I use VPN Unlimited and have for a couple of years now.
There are plenty of good options out there for VPN.

5 - Choose a backup method and use it.
Start with Time Machine and an external hard drive (This one is a reliable option:

Then use an online backup service... I use Backblaze and love it

►▶▶ Favorite Equipment (as of late):

💻 — MacBook Pro 13" -
🎙 — Audio-Technica Condenser Microphone (AT2035) -
🎛 — Audient iD4 Audio Interface -
🎧 — TASCAM TH-200X -
🎙 — RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm -
📱 — iPhone 8 -