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How to remove Mac ransomware

How to remove Mac ransomware

Worried about WannaCry or Petya? Don't get caught out by ransomware. Here's how to fight back and avoid such scams

Worried about WannaCry or Petya? Don't get caught out by ransomware. Here's how to fight back and avoid such scams

28 Jun 17

How to run Windows apps on a Mac

How to run Windows apps on a Mac

You can run Windows apps on a Mac without buying a copy of Windows, here's how...

You can run Windows apps on a Mac without buying a copy of Windows, here's how...

28 Jun 17

How to copy and paste between Mac and iPhone

How to copy and paste between Mac and iPhone

Copy on one device, paste on the other. We look at how Apple's Universal Clipboard helps Macs, iPhones and iPads work together

Copy on one device, paste on the other. We look at how Apple's Universal Clipboard helps Macs, iPhones and iPads work together

23 Jun 17

How to fix a Mac

How to fix a Mac

You'll find useful tools for solving Mac performance issues in Disk Utility and Activity Center. Here's how they work.

You'll find useful tools for solving Mac performance issues in Disk Utility and Activity Center. Here's how they work.

21 Jun 17

How to protect your privacy online on Mac

How to protect your privacy online on Mac

We offer simple but comprehensive advice on protecting your privacy online when using a Mac

We offer simple but comprehensive advice on protecting your privacy online when using a Mac

19 Jun 17

How to force quit on a Mac

How to force quit on a Mac

Here's how to close programs that aren't responding on a Mac, using the macOS equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

Here's how to close programs that aren't responding on a Mac, using the macOS equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

19 Jun 17

 
How to edit PDFs on Mac for free

How to edit PDFs on Mac for free

It's quick, free and easy to add text, signatures and annotations to PDFs on your Mac. Here's how

It's quick, free and easy to add text, signatures and annotations to PDFs on your Mac. Here's how

05 Jun 17

How to dual-boot two versions of MacOS X on a Mac

How to dual-boot two versions of MacOS X on a Mac

Run two different versions of Mac OS X on your Mac, dual-boot Sierra and El Capitain - or try out the new beta

Run two different versions of Mac OS X on your Mac, dual-boot Sierra and El Capitain - or try out the new beta

31 May 17

How to run macOS from an external hard drive

How to run macOS from an external hard drive

Worried about installing the latest version of the MacOS? Testing a beta version? Install it on an external hard drive

Worried about installing the latest version of the MacOS? Testing a beta version? Install it on an external hard drive

31 May 17

How to clean install macOS

How to clean install macOS

Want to clean install macOS on your Mac? Here's how to download and install a fresh copy

Want to clean install macOS on your Mac? Here's how to download and install a fresh copy

30 May 17

How to uninstall Flash Player on your Mac or MacBook

How to uninstall Flash Player on your Mac or MacBook

Flash Player seems to be one of the most insecure and pointless pieces of software, so with yet another security vulnerability we ask if it might be better to remove it all together

Flash Player seems to be one of the most insecure and pointless pieces of software, so with yet another security vulnerability we ask if it might be better to remove it all together

30 May 17

How to learn Swift 3

How to learn Swift 3

Frustrated with learning Swift 3? Help is at hand with these handy resources.

Frustrated with learning Swift 3? Help is at hand with these handy resources.

26 May 17

 
How to transfer Gmail to iCloud

How to transfer Gmail to iCloud

Copy your Google emails to your iCloud Mail and direct Gmail to divert any future emails to your Apple email address

Copy your Google emails to your iCloud Mail and direct Gmail to divert any future emails to your Apple email address

23 May 17

How to set up email on a Mac, iPhone or iPad

How to set up email on a Mac, iPhone or iPad

Here's how to sync your emails with Apple's Mail app so that you can access them on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

Here's how to sync your emails with Apple's Mail app so that you can access them on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

23 May 17

How to use the Photos app on Mac

How to use the Photos app on Mac

Complete guide to setting up, using and mastering Photos for Mac, Apple's clever photo management app

Complete guide to setting up, using and mastering Photos for Mac, Apple's clever photo management app

19 May 17

How to defrag a Mac (and why you don't need to)

How to defrag a Mac (and why you don't need to)

Defragging a Mac isn't as necessary as everyone thinks. We show how to defrag a Mac, but explain why you probably don't need to

Defragging a Mac isn't as necessary as everyone thinks. We show how to defrag a Mac, but explain why you probably don't need to

18 May 17

How to use Apple Maps on a Mac

How to use Apple Maps on a Mac

Use Apple Maps on a Mac to send directions to an iPhone and view traffic jams

Use Apple Maps on a Mac to send directions to an iPhone and view traffic jams

17 May 17

 
How to use iCloud

How to use iCloud

What is iCloud, and what does it do? We explain how to set up and use Apple's iCloud services

What is iCloud, and what does it do? We explain how to set up and use Apple's iCloud services

16 May 17

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