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How to reset a Mac

We explain how to completely wipe all personal data from a Mac if it's misbehaving or you're selling it on

We explain how to completely wipe all personal data from a Mac if it's misbehaving or you're selling it on

11 hours ago

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How to install macOS on an external drive

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

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

14 Oct 19

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How to dual-boot Mac: run two versions of macOS on a Mac

Want to run two versions of macOS on your Mac? Here's how to dual-boot Catalina and Mojave or something older, or safely try out a new beta

Want to run two versions of macOS on your Mac? Here's how to dual-boot Catalina and Mojave or something older, or safely try out a new beta

14 Oct 19

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How to download old Mac OS X and macOS versions

If, for whatever reason, you hate the most recent macOS release, or need to run an old version of Mac OS X, there are ways of downloading and installing old versions of Mac OS X

If, for whatever reason, you hate the most recent macOS release, or need to run an old version of Mac OS X, there are ways of downloading and installing old versions of Mac OS X

14 Oct 19

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How to install old versions of macOS or OS X

If you need to run an older version of macOS or Mac OS X - or even multiple versions - on your Mac, you can

If you need to run an older version of macOS or Mac OS X - or even multiple versions - on your Mac, you can

14 Oct 19

 
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How to make a bootable macOS installer on an external drive

Use this guide to create a bootable install of MacOS on an external drive, to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

Use this guide to create a bootable install of MacOS on an external drive, to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

11 Oct 19

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How to remove macOS Catalina beta from a Mac

With the arrival of macOS Catalina perhaps you want to stop getting the beta updates and just run the latest full version on your Mac.. Here's what to do

With the arrival of macOS Catalina perhaps you want to stop getting the beta updates and just run the latest full version on your Mac.. Here's what to do

11 Oct 19

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How To Fix A Mac Stuck Installing a macOS Update

Mac got stuck in the middle of a macOS update? Do you keep Here's what to do if you have installation problems while updating your Mac

Mac got stuck in the middle of a macOS update? Do you keep Here's what to do if you have installation problems while updating your Mac

08 Oct 19

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How to install macOS Catalina on your Mac

Complete guide to installing the new macOS Catalina operating system update on your Mac

Complete guide to installing the new macOS Catalina operating system update on your Mac

08 Oct 19

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What Mac do I have?

Here's how to tell how old a Mac is, find its model number and determine type of MacBook or Mac it is

Here's how to tell how old a Mac is, find its model number and determine type of MacBook or Mac it is

07 Oct 19

 
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How to clear Safari's cache and cookies on Mac

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

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

04 Oct 19

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How to screenshot on a Mac

We explain how to capture your Mac's screen and edit the resulting screenshot

We explain how to capture your Mac's screen and edit the resulting screenshot

04 Oct 19

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How to post to Instagram from a Mac

Discover how to upload photos and videos to Instagram via your Mac

Discover how to upload photos and videos to Instagram via your Mac

03 Oct 19

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How to speed up a slow Mac

Mac running too slow? Here are some performance tips to make your Mac run faster

Mac running too slow? Here are some performance tips to make your Mac run faster

03 Oct 19

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How to use the Music app on the Mac

iTunes is gone, there's a new DJ in town: here's everything you need to know about using the Music app

iTunes is gone, there's a new DJ in town: here's everything you need to know about using the Music app

29 Aug 19

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How to use a VPN on a Mac

Discover how to protect your privacy by installing and setting up a VPN on your Mac

Discover how to protect your privacy by installing and setting up a VPN on your Mac

09 Aug 19

 
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How to test a Mac's speed & performance

Benchmarking the performance of your Mac's CPU, GPU and hard drive is easier than you might think. Here's how to speed-test a Mac

Benchmarking the performance of your Mac's CPU, GPU and hard drive is easier than you might think. Here's how to speed-test a Mac

07 Aug 19

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How to make a GIF on Mac

Learn how to make animated GIFs from Live Photos or video clips on your Mac

Learn how to make animated GIFs from Live Photos or video clips on your Mac

07 Aug 19

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macOS Catalina Review: New MacOS update turns your Mac into an entertainment hub

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