We recommend restarting your computer at least once per week, or more often if your computer is exhibiting strange behavior. This applies equally to Mac and Windows PCs.
When we help people troubleshoot strange computer problems, inevitably we find that folks who have not restarted their computers in weeks or even months tend to have a lot more strange behavior on their computers. Why is this?
What about restarting smartphones, tablets, printers, wi-fi routers, and other technology? They need it too sometimes, though typically not as often as computers. Still, restarting any of your devices is the first step you should perform before spending time on other troubleshooting measures.
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.