Keir Thomas

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Keir has edited several PC and Linux magazines but these days prefers to write about Macs, iPads and iPhones. He's the author of several books, including two editions of Mac Kung Fu and also iPad and iPhone Kung Fu.

Articles by Keir Thomas

9 best alternatives to Apple's stock iPhone apps | Best alternative to Maps, Safari, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Camera, Reminders, Clock, Messages, News for iPhone & iPad

9 best alternatives to Apple's stock iPhone apps | Replace default iOS 10 apps

The iPhone and iPad come with some great preinstalled apps, but there are better replacements out there. We round up the best alternatives to the stock apps in iOS 10

The iPhone and iPad come with some great preinstalled apps, but there are better replacements out there. We round up the best alternatives to the stock apps in iOS 10

07 Nov 16

How to change Apple ID: How to create, reset, remove or delete an Apple ID

How to change Apple ID: How to create, reset, remove or delete an Apple ID

Want to create, reset, change, remove or permanently delete an Apple ID? We show you how. Plus: What to do if you forget your ID or need to reset the password

Want to create, reset, change, remove or permanently delete an Apple ID? We show you how. Plus: What to do if you forget your ID or need to reset the password

31 Oct 16

What is Touch Disease: How to fix stuck iPhone screen that's not working

What is Touch Disease: How to fix stuck iPhone screen that's not working

iPhone screen not working after iOS 9 install? Or do you think you've got the Touch Disease display problem? Here's how to fix a damaged iPhone screen

iPhone screen not working after iOS 9 install? Or do you think you've got the Touch Disease display problem? Here's how to fix a damaged iPhone screen

24 Aug 16

 
Best Apple TV tips & tricks for UK users

Best Apple TV tips & tricks for UK users

Great UK Apple TV tips. Most coverage of the Apple TV has an American bias: here we offer tricks and tips for UK owners of new (4th-gen) and old (3rd-gen) Apple TV models

Great UK Apple TV tips. Most coverage of the Apple TV has an American bias: here we offer tricks and tips for UK owners of new (4th-gen) and old (3rd-gen) Apple TV models

09 Aug 16

Mac OS X El Capitan vs Windows 10 comparison

Mac OS X El Capitan vs Windows 10 comparison

Windows 10 is the best Windows yet, but Apple has nothing to worry about. Here's our comparison of Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan

Windows 10 is the best Windows yet, but Apple has nothing to worry about. Here's our comparison of Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan

27 Jul 16

How to clear Safari cache

How to clear Safari cache

For peace of mind and a better browsing experience you can clear your Safari cookies, cache and history. Here's how.

For peace of mind and a better browsing experience you can clear your Safari cookies, cache and history. Here's how.

27 Jul 16

8 best Mac web browsers 2016: What's the best internet browser software for Mac? | Best alternatives to Safari for Mac OS X

8 best Mac web browsers 2016

Which is the best Mac web browser software? Here are eight options worth a try (and one that absolutely isn't)

Which is the best Mac web browser software? Here are eight options worth a try (and one that absolutely isn't)

02 May 16

 
Complete guide to Time Machine: Vital backup tips for Mac

Complete guide to Time Machine: Vital backup tips for Mac

Get the most out of Mac OS X's built-in backup component with our complete guide to Time Machine's setup, features and more

Get the most out of Mac OS X's built-in backup component with our complete guide to Time Machine's setup, features and more

29 Apr 16

The 8 best plugins for Photos for Mac: Superb photo-editing extensions

The 8 best plugins for Photos for Mac

Quickly and easily enhance your pictures with our selection of 8 superbly useful photo-editing plugins for the Photos app on Mac

Quickly and easily enhance your pictures with our selection of 8 superbly useful photo-editing plugins for the Photos app on Mac

25 Apr 16

27 secret features in Mac OS X El Capitan: Get more out of your Mac with these hidden tips

27 secret features in Mac OS X El Capitan

Inside Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan are some amazing features. Here are 27 of the best new features found in El Capitan

Inside Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan are some amazing features. Here are 27 of the best new features found in El Capitan

14 Apr 16

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