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Let Your Computer Tidy Up on Its Own

Source: Desktop computer by Ken Senter | MorgueFile

Making sure that your PC is well-maintained and tidy requires a lot of time and effort. What you didn’t know is that you can virtually automate anything on your Windows PC or OS X to let it do the tedious stuff by itself. Check out LifeHacker‘s list of computer tasks that you can automate, and you’ll be able to make your machine self-sufficient in no time.

Maintenance

Your computer’s operating system may run maintenance checks on schedule, so there’s really nothing much that you need to do in the first place. Maintaining your machines keeps it running in top shape. All you need to do is make a research on how you can automate your machine’s maintenance schedule, depending on the OS that you’re using.

Cleaning Tasks

Instead of cleaning your computer, you can let your machine do it by itself. Although it’s still best to manually clean your desktop and other folders, you can at least automate this tedious process and do the rest yourself.

Good thing, there are available applications for Windows and OS X to help you do just that. You can also check out Adam Pash’s post on LifeHacker on how you can automatically clean and organize your desktop, downloads, and other folders.

Backing Up Files

It is also important that you back up your files regularly, but this task can be cumbersome. Thus, it would be helpful if you have applications that help you to automatically back up your computer files. You can even take advantage of cloud storage services like DropBox or Google Drive to back up your important files. It would also be ideal if you make an offsite backup storage, so that you can retrieve your files in case its physical copies are destroyed.

Security

It’s important to keep your computer secure, but it can be frustrating at times. Worry no more as this could be possible if you have a BlueTooth device. With the help of third-party applications, your machine can detect the proximity of your BlueTooth device, and it can lock or unlock your computer. This makes sure that no one can mess with your files when you’re away from your keyboard.

However, BlueTooth is not the ultimate security feature that you can use to protect your files, since your BlueTooth ID can be copied by someone who knows how to forge it. Still, it can lessen the hassle of securing your machine, and it will suffice for your home computer or laptop.

Letting your computer do some stuff for itself can be possible even without any programming skills. All you need to do is explore your options and do some research.

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