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

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

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

Super-advanced tips for Mac OS X El Capitan: 12 game-changing secret tricks for El Cap power users

12 super-advanced tips for Mac OS X El Capitan

Get the most from Apple’s state of the art operating system with our look at 12 lesser-known features

Get the most from Apple’s state of the art operating system with our look at 12 lesser-known features

25 Mar 16

Excel for Mac 2016 review

Excel for Mac 2016 review

Although boosted by a new look and invaluable features, Excel for Mac 2016 is the poorest performer in an otherwise solid Office 2016 offering

Although boosted by a new look and invaluable features, Excel for Mac 2016 is the poorest performer in an otherwise solid Office 2016 offering

29 Feb 16

Word for Mac 2016 review

Word for Mac 2016 review

Word for Mac 2016 is simultaneously a subtle yet massive leap forward in usability and features. We recommend it highly

Word for Mac 2016 is simultaneously a subtle yet massive leap forward in usability and features. We recommend it highly

29 Feb 16

Tips for using Photos for Mac

Tips for using Photos for Mac

Get started with Photos: the all-new photo management Mac app from Apple

Get started with Photos: the all-new photo management Mac app from Apple

25 Nov 15

 
20 Mac Power User Tricks... That You Didn't Know

20 Mac Power User Tricks

OS X has many secrets - here are 20 of the best

OS X has many secrets - here are 20 of the best

24 Nov 15

Best apps to install on your Mac, the top 15 apps for your Mac

15 apps you should install on your Mac

Here are some suggestions of apps that will refresh your Mac and save you time and effort.

Here are some suggestions of apps that will refresh your Mac and save you time and effort.

16 Oct 15

10 really useful built-in Mac apps

10 really useful built-in Mac apps

OS X has a number of gems that are hidden, but are there for a good reason.

OS X has a number of gems that are hidden, but are there for a good reason.

08 Oct 15

 
How to use Notes on a Mac

How to use Notes on a Mac

Notes isn't only on the iPhone and iPad, you can also use it on the Mac, and there is an update in OS X El Capitan

Notes isn't only on the iPhone and iPad, you can also use it on the Mac, and there is an update in OS X El Capitan

27 Sep 15

How to use Spotlight to find things on your Mac in Yosemite and El Capitan, top tips for searching on a Mac

Spotlight tips for OS X El Capitan & Yosemite

Your Mac’s search tool is unparalleled in power and ease-of-use, as we explore with 10 top tips to squeeze the most from it

Your Mac’s search tool is unparalleled in power and ease-of-use, as we explore with 10 top tips to squeeze the most from it

11 Sep 15

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How VR is being used to simulate space

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New iPad, iPhone SE & Red iPhone 7 on sale now

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