Top laptop, Retina resolutions, Mail encryption, InnerSpace, CleanMyMac 3

How to enable Retina mode in non-Apple displays, should they support it

Top of laptop support list again — Apple received the top score in Laptop Mag’s customer service report three years running, beating Microsoft, HP, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, Razer, Asus, and MSI for the best laptop customer support. Laptop Mag based its results on tech support phone calls as well as various online support systems including social media. Apple ended up with a score of 93 out of 100, topping Acer’s second place 88.

Enabling Retina mode — Your Retina-capable Mac defaults to using the Retina mode for its built-in monitor, but it will not do so for any external, third-party monitor. The good news is that a simple System Preferences tweak from macOS Mavericks 10.9.3 onwards allows you to set Retina mode manually for your third-party, 4K monitor. Just confirm that your Mac will drive a 4K monitor before making your purchase.

Adding email encryption to Apple’s Mail — Apple’s Mail makes it easy to use email encryption. This is more important than ever at the moment. Here’s what you need to do to get started with encrypted email using Apple’s Mail app.

Asypr Bringing InnerSpace Game of Exploration to Mac — Aspyr announced it will be bringing InnerSpace to the Mac. InnerSpace is an exploration game where players, “soar through the skies and dive through the oceans, and the secrets of Inverse will reveal themselves.” Players can also uncover artifacts throughout the game world that upgrade your vehicle, revealing clues about past civilisations.

CleanMyMac 3 is better than the original and sequel — CleanMyMac from MacPaw is an all-in-one macOS (10.8 and higher) solution designed to keep your Mac clean and to secure space from your Mac’s hard drive. It was a solid app with versions 1.x and 2.x; version 3.0 is even better.