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How to fix a Mac that won't turn on

How to fix a Mac that won't turn on

If your Mac won't start up or boot, follow these steps to get it working again

If your Mac won't start up or boot, follow these steps to get it working again

05 Jul 17

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 use the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

How to use the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Recent MacBook Pro models offer the dynamic Touch Bar feature. Here's how to use & customise the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro

Recent MacBook Pro models offer the dynamic Touch Bar feature. Here's how to use & customise the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro

22 Jun 17

How to fix a frozen Mac

How to fix a frozen Mac

Macs are pretty reliable, but occasionally they get stuck, or frozen. Here's what to try if your Mac stops working

Macs are pretty reliable, but occasionally they get stuck, or frozen. Here's what to try if your Mac stops working

21 Jun 17

 
How to solar-charge a MacBook in the UK

How to solar-charge a MacBook in the UK

Is it feasible to use solar energy to charge your Mac if you live in the UK, and what are the best methods and kit to use?

Is it feasible to use solar energy to charge your Mac if you live in the UK, and what are the best methods and kit to use?

20 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 partition a Mac hard drive or SSD

How to partition a Mac hard drive or SSD

You can run more than one OS on your Mac, here's how to create multiple volumes from one storage medium.

You can run more than one OS on your Mac, here's how to create multiple volumes from one storage medium.

05 Jun 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 sell a Mac

How to sell a Mac

Step by step guide to selling your Mac and getting the best for it

Step by step guide to selling your Mac and getting the best for it

26 May 17

How to mine Bitcoin on Mac

How to mine Bitcoin on Mac

We show you how to create, or mine, Bitcoin on your Mac, and discuss whether you're likely to make a profit

We show you how to create, or mine, Bitcoin on your Mac, and discuss whether you're likely to make a profit

26 May 17

How to use a second screen with a Mac

How to use a second screen with a Mac

It's possible to add a second (or third) display to your Mac, but finding the right adapter can be tricky

It's possible to add a second (or third) display to your Mac, but finding the right adapter can be tricky

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 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

How to make phone calls on your Mac

How to make phone calls on your Mac

Making and receiving phone calls on your Mac is convenient and easy to set up. Here's how:

Making and receiving phone calls on your Mac is convenient and easy to set up. Here's how:

16 May 17

 
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WhatsApp : comment lire vos messages sans que l’expéditeur le sache

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