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How to find a Mac's serial number

How to find a Mac's serial number

We explain how to find a Mac's serial number, even if it's refusing to turn on (and you've lost the packaging)

We explain how to find a Mac's serial number, even if it's refusing to turn on (and you've lost the packaging)

23 Aug 17

How to make a bootable macOS install drive

How to make a bootable macOS install drive

This guide will help you create a bootable installer of the Mac operating system to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

This guide will help you create a bootable installer of the Mac operating system to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

23 Aug 17

How to find the serial number on an iPhone or iPad

How to find the serial number on an iPhone or iPad

Here are 6 simple ways to find an iPhone's serial number - even if it's bricked and you've not got the packaging

Here are 6 simple ways to find an iPhone's serial number - even if it's bricked and you've not got the packaging

23 Aug 17

How to fix 'iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes' error messages

How to fix 'iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes' error messages

If your phone says 'iPhone is disabled. Try again in 1 minute' or, worse, 'iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes', help is at hand

If your phone says 'iPhone is disabled. Try again in 1 minute' or, worse, 'iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes', help is at hand

23 Aug 17

How to recover deleted files and photos on Mac, iPad and iPhone

How to recover deleted files and photos on Mac, iPad and iPhone

Clicked 'delete' and instantly regretted it? Don't worry. Our tutorial explains how to recover deleted files and photos on Mac, iPad and iPhone

Clicked 'delete' and instantly regretted it? Don't worry. Our tutorial explains how to recover deleted files and photos on Mac, iPad and iPhone

23 Aug 17

How to set up and use an iPhone without a SIM or Wi-Fi connection

How to set up and use an iPhone without a SIM or Wi-Fi connection

Here's how to set up and activate an iPhone so that it can be used without a SIM, by a child or someone who doesn't have a mobile contract

Here's how to set up and activate an iPhone so that it can be used without a SIM, by a child or someone who doesn't have a mobile contract

23 Aug 17

 
How to use the new Photos, Notes and Safari features in macOS High Sierra

How to use the new features in macOS High Sierra

Find out how to use the best new Photos, Notes, Safari and Spotlight features in macOS High Sierra

Find out how to use the best new Photos, Notes, Safari and Spotlight features in macOS High Sierra

22 Aug 17

How to install & use WhatsApp on an iPad

How to install & use WhatsApp on an iPad

There's no official WhatsApp app available for the iPad, but there's a workaround. Here's how to install and use WhatsApp on an iPad

There's no official WhatsApp app available for the iPad, but there's a workaround. Here's how to install and use WhatsApp on an iPad

22 Aug 17

How to rip a DVD or Blu-ray Disc to Mac

How to rip a DVD or Blu-ray Disc to Mac

Here's how to rip films and TV shows on DVD or Blu-ray Disc on to your Mac

Here's how to rip films and TV shows on DVD or Blu-ray Disc on to your Mac

22 Aug 17

How to access an external drive that's not showing up on a Mac

How to access an external drive that's not showing up on a Mac

Here's what to do if you plug a hard drive or flash drive in to your Mac and doesn't see it and won't let you access the data

Here's what to do if you plug a hard drive or flash drive in to your Mac and doesn't see it and won't let you access the data

22 Aug 17

How to avoid 'Your Apple ID is due to expire today' phishing scam

How to avoid 'Your Apple ID is due to expire today' phishing scam

Have you ever received the 'Your Apple ID has expired' text? Don't be fooled by this phishing attempt to steal your personal data

Have you ever received the 'Your Apple ID has expired' text? Don't be fooled by this phishing attempt to steal your personal data

21 Aug 17

What to do if you spill liquids on your Mac

What to do if you spill liquids on your Mac

There's no point crying over spilled milk, here's what to do to save your drowned Mac

There's no point crying over spilled milk, here's what to do to save your drowned Mac

21 Aug 17

 
How to clean a Mac

How to clean a Mac

Before you sell your Mac, or let someone else use it, here's what you should do if you don't want to share your germs

Before you sell your Mac, or let someone else use it, here's what you should do if you don't want to share your germs

21 Aug 17

3D Touch tips, tricks & shortcuts for iPhone

3D Touch tips, tricks & shortcuts for iPhone

3D Touch technology in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 unlocks a plethora of new features - here are 16 of our favourites shortcuts

3D Touch technology in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 unlocks a plethora of new features - here are 16 of our favourites shortcuts

21 Aug 17

How to watch the eclipse

How to watch the eclipse

How to watch the eclipse today from anywhere in the world

How to watch the eclipse today from anywhere in the world

21 Aug 17

How to send and receive text messages on your Mac

How to send and receive text messages on your Mac

You can send and receive text messages on your Mac - including texts from friends who don't have iPhones, here's how

You can send and receive text messages on your Mac - including texts from friends who don't have iPhones, here's how

21 Aug 17

 
How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Got a new iPhone and need to transfer your numbers? We've got the know-how right here, just for you

Got a new iPhone and need to transfer your numbers? We've got the know-how right here, just for you

18 Aug 17

How to restart an iPhone or iPad

How to restart an iPhone or iPad

Restarting or force-restarting your iPhone or iPad can often fix annoying problems. Here's how

Restarting or force-restarting your iPhone or iPad can often fix annoying problems. Here's how

18 Aug 17

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