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What to do when Time Machine backup is full

What to do when Time Machine backup is full

This is what to do when it says there's not enough space for a Time Machine backup

This is what to do when it says there's not enough space for a Time Machine backup

07 May 18

How to create a Mac recovery partition

How to create a Mac recovery partition

It's easy to create a Mac recovery partition in every version of macOS, from Mavericks (and earlier) to High Sierra

It's easy to create a Mac recovery partition in every version of macOS, from Mavericks (and earlier) to High Sierra

30 Apr 18

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

30 Apr 18

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

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

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

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

30 Apr 18

How to open a Mac app from an unidentified developer

How to open a Mac app from an unidentified developer

Is your Mac stopping you from opening an app from an unidentified developer? Here's how to override macOS's security measures

Is your Mac stopping you from opening an app from an unidentified developer? Here's how to override macOS's security measures

27 Apr 18

How to download photos from iCloud to Mac

How to download photos from iCloud to Mac

Need to download your precious photos from iCloud to your Mac? It's easy! Here's how to get it done

Need to download your precious photos from iCloud to your Mac? It's easy! Here's how to get it done

27 Apr 18

 
How to change default apps on Mac

How to change default apps on Mac

Don't want web links to open in Safari? We'll show you how change the apps your Mac automatically uses to open files and links

Don't want web links to open in Safari? We'll show you how change the apps your Mac automatically uses to open files and links

26 Apr 18

How to view all open apps on a Mac

How to view all open apps on a Mac

Want to see all the applications you've currently got running on your Mac? You've come to the right place

Want to see all the applications you've currently got running on your Mac? You've come to the right place

25 Apr 18

How to zip files on Mac

How to zip files on Mac

Save space on Mac by compressing pictures, videos and folders into smaller zip files, which you can also protect with a password

Save space on Mac by compressing pictures, videos and folders into smaller zip files, which you can also protect with a password

25 Apr 18

How to clear Safari's cache and cookies on Mac

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

17 Apr 18

How to delete web browsing history on Mac

How to delete web browsing history on Mac

Safeguard your privacy with our guide to clearing your Mac's web browser history, covering Safari, Chrome, Firefox & Opera

Safeguard your privacy with our guide to clearing your Mac's web browser history, covering Safari, Chrome, Firefox & Opera

16 Apr 18

How to change the admin password on a Mac

How to change the admin password on a Mac

Here's how to change the admin password on your Mac if you've forgotten it and can't make system changes

Here's how to change the admin password on your Mac if you've forgotten it and can't make system changes

16 Apr 18

 
How to improve WiFi signal

How to improve WiFi signal

Advice for improving your WiFi range and wireless internet speed

Advice for improving your WiFi range and wireless internet speed

13 Apr 18

How to open a .docx Word file on Mac, iPad or iPhone

How to open a .docx Word file on Mac, iPad or iPhone

Want to collaborate with PC-based colleagues? Here's how to open, edit, save and export .docx Word files on Mac, iPad or iPhone

Want to collaborate with PC-based colleagues? Here's how to open, edit, save and export .docx Word files on Mac, iPad or iPhone

11 Apr 18

How to take a screenshot on a Mac

How to take a screenshot on a Mac

Want to take a screenshot on your Mac? Here's how to capture an editable image of whatever's on your Mac screen - or 'print screen'

Want to take a screenshot on your Mac? Here's how to capture an editable image of whatever's on your Mac screen - or 'print screen'

10 Apr 18

How to learn Swift 4

How to learn Swift 4

Frustrated with learning Swift 4? Help is at hand with these handy resources.

Frustrated with learning Swift 4? Help is at hand with these handy resources.

10 Apr 18

How to block websites on a Mac

How to block websites on a Mac

Make sure the kids aren't looking at porn, and your employees aren't reading Facebook: block unwanted sites on a Mac

Make sure the kids aren't looking at porn, and your employees aren't reading Facebook: block unwanted sites on a Mac

27 Mar 18

 
How to share Mac internet connection

How to share Mac internet connection

Can't get your iPhone onto the Wi-Fi network? Unable to get all your devices onto a hotel Wi-Fi network? Share your connection to the web

Can't get your iPhone onto the Wi-Fi network? Unable to get all your devices onto a hotel Wi-Fi network? Share your connection to the web

27 Mar 18

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

27 Mar 18

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