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Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: In this video, Mahalo expert Justin Zagri demonstrates how to use external devices on a Mac. Using a Mac - External Devices --------------------------------------------------------------------- External hard drives and other devices can serve a role of vital importance to your computer.? Some hard drives use a USB connection; other drives use Firewire. Make sure your computer is equipped with the correct connection before purchasing an external device. Plug in your device to the appropriate socket. If it's a USB connection, you can plug it into the back of an iMac computer or into the sides of a Mac keyboard. Keyboards come equipped with two USB sockets (one on each side of the keyboard). As soon as you plug in your device, its corresponding icon should appear on your desktop. Double-click on your icon. Navigating an external device is just like navigating through the files on your computer. A dialogue box pops up and you can access the files on an external device in the same manner as you would your hard drive. To unplug the device, you need to Eject it first. You can either right-click on the device's icon and choose Eject, or you can click and drag the icon to the Trash can(turns into Eject button) in the Dock.?You can also open up a Finder window and click on the Eject icon next to the device in the left side toolbar. Note: you cannot eject an external device if you are using or currently have open any of the files contained on that external drive. Read more by visiting our page at:
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