Encryption for Your Macbook

Encryption is the process of encoding data to keep your data safe from someone who isn’t authorized to access it. Once you have encrypted data, only those with a “key” can view or use it. Cybersecurity threats like form jacking, cross-site scripting, and AI botnets are relatively newer techniques. Encryption can be especially important for Visual Effects Artists because they work with sensitive information and private projects. 

The most obvious way to protect data is to set up a workspace with no internet access, no phones, no cameras, no alarms, and have physical security measures in place. But that’s not feasible for most people in today’s connected world. The good news is that there are many out-of-the-box safety features on MacBooks to encrypt your data. If you are looking for a MacBook rental in NYC or Los Angeles, we provide state-of-the-art machines and offer security support. 

Find My App 

We take our devices everywhere. This means that they can also be left anywhere. Whether it’s on the desk at the doctor’s office or a seat on the subway, chances are that someone is going to find them. You can locate your Apple product with the Find My app. It makes it easy to find your devices—even if they are offline. The Find My app also protects your privacy. After it’s set up you can locate a lost or stolen device, or share your location with your contacts. Below are steps you can take to set up the Find My app. 

• Go to Apple menu > System Preferences 

• Click Security & Privacy > System Preferences 

• If it’s locked, click the padlock and enter the admin username and password

• Select Location Services 

• Next to System services, click Details 

• Check the box next to Find My Mac 

• Click Done, then return to System Preferences 

• Click Apple ID, then click iCloud 

• Check the box next to Find My Mac 

To find a Macbook rental in Los Angeles or a Macbook rental in NYC, contact us to learn more. 

File Vault 

Filevault locks down everything on your computer so that only those that you authorize can access it. When FileVault is on, your Mac always requires you to log in with a password. It takes 4 easy steps to turn on FileVault. 

• Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, next select Security & Privacy

• Go to the FileVault tab 

• Click Locked, enter an administrator name and password 

• Select Turn On FileVault 

That’s all there is to it. After setup is complete, once your Mac is restarted it will ask you for a username and password on startup. You can check FileVault’s progress in the Security & Privacy preferences section of the app. We offer the latest Macbook laptops for rental in Los Angeles, as well as Macbook rental in NYC. 

Bonus Tip—Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor 

Need more space to work? One interesting feature of the iPad is that you can use it to extend your Macbook screen. 

• Connect to Bluetooth or connect your iPad via charging cable. 

• Click the Airplay icon in the menu bar. Select to connect to your iPad.

• If you don’t see an icon, go to the Apple menu > System Preferences. Make sure “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available,” is selected. 

• Click on the new screen icon that is now in the status bar. 

• Select “Mirror Built-in Retina Display.”