macOS and many applications heavily utilize the GPUs in your Mac. Wouldn’t it be great to see exactly how much each GPU is being used? Instead of turning to third party apps, check out this tip on using Activity Monitor to see GPU usage.
Activity Monitor is an important app for monitoring the performance of your Mac’s application and hardware resources, but it can also be incredibly confusing when you’re dealing with hundreds or even thousands of processes. Here’s a quick tip on how to change your view type in Activity Monitor to better understand the relationship between certain processes and help you track down performance issues and crashes.
Despite their reputation for quality, even Mac apps can lock up or freeze from time to time. If you find yourself facing a frozen or unresponsive app, don’t give up and reboot your Mac. Instead, first try these five methods to force a misbehaving app to quit.
Energy efficiency is a key feature of OS X Mavericks, and Apple has created a new Activity Monitor section to help users keep track of exactly what’s going on with their apps. Here’s how to understand and use this info to maximize your battery life.