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Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software?

Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software?

Wondering whether you need antivirus software to protect your Mac? macOS is more secure than Windows, but you'd be wise to look carefully at your security options

Wondering whether you need antivirus software to protect your Mac? macOS is more secure than Windows, but you'd be wise to look carefully at your security options

31 Aug 17

How to get a refund from the App Store

How to get a refund from the App Store

Sometimes apps don't work the way they should (or the way they were advertised). Here's how to get a refund from the App Store

Sometimes apps don't work the way they should (or the way they were advertised). Here's how to get a refund from the App Store

30 Aug 17

How to remove Mac viruses for free

How to remove Mac viruses for free

Mac malware is rare, but it does exist. Here's how to remove Mac viruses, and how to avoid getting infected in the first place

Mac malware is rare, but it does exist. Here's how to remove Mac viruses, and how to avoid getting infected in the first place

30 Aug 17

How to free up space on a Mac

How to free up space on a Mac

Ways to free up hard drive space on a Mac instead of buying an external hard drive

Ways to free up hard drive space on a Mac instead of buying an external hard drive

29 Aug 17

How to use Instagram on a Mac

How to use Instagram on a Mac

Discover how to upload photos and videos to Instagram via your Mac in our complete guide

Discover how to upload photos and videos to Instagram via your Mac in our complete guide

29 Aug 17

 
How to fix Wi-Fi not working problems on Mac

How to fix Wi-Fi not working problems on Mac

Can't get online because your Mac won't connect to Wi-Fi? Here's how to fix networking issues on your Mac when Wi-Fi isn't working

Can't get online because your Mac won't connect to Wi-Fi? Here's how to fix networking issues on your Mac when Wi-Fi isn't working

25 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 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 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 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

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 play Overwatch on Mac

How to play Overwatch on Mac

While there's no official Overwatch client for Mac, where there's a will, there's a way...

While there's no official Overwatch client for Mac, where there's a will, there's a way...

16 Aug 17

How to create a website on a Mac

How to create a website on a Mac

Make your own website from your Mac. Here's how to design and build a website from scratch

Make your own website from your Mac. Here's how to design and build a website from scratch

14 Aug 17

How to reset a Mac to factory settings

How to reset a Mac to factory settings

Discover how to wipe all your information and data and return a Mac to factory settings - perfect if you're selling an old machine

Discover how to wipe all your information and data and return a Mac to factory settings - perfect if you're selling an old machine

08 Aug 17

How to use Snapchat on Mac

How to use Snapchat on Mac

While Snapchat doesn't provide a website to view snaps, there's still a way to use Snapchat on your Mac

While Snapchat doesn't provide a website to view snaps, there's still a way to use Snapchat on your Mac

07 Aug 17

 
How to use Time Machine to back up your Mac

How to use Time Machine to back up your Mac

Don't risk losing everything on your Mac! It's easy to back up using Apple's Time Machine. Here's how

Don't risk losing everything on your Mac! It's easy to back up using Apple's Time Machine. Here's how

07 Aug 17

How to clear Safari's cache and history on Mac

How to clear Safari's cache and history on Mac

For peace of mind and a better Mac browsing experience you can clear your Safari cookies, cache and history

For peace of mind and a better Mac browsing experience you can clear your Safari cookies, cache and history

03 Aug 17

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