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How to customise a Mac desktop

How to customise a Mac desktop

Take control of your Mac's look and feel with these tips to customise the macOS desktop, windows and interface

Take control of your Mac's look and feel with these tips to customise the macOS desktop, windows and interface

09 Mar 18

How to play Xbox One games on Mac

How to play Xbox One games on Mac

Here's how you can stream the latest Xbox One games to your Mac, completely cable-free.

Here's how you can stream the latest Xbox One games to your Mac, completely cable-free.

08 Mar 18

What is a good password?

What is a good password?

Learn how to choose a strong, secure password, and manage passwords on your Mac more effectively

Learn how to choose a strong, secure password, and manage passwords on your Mac more effectively

04 Mar 18

How to use a VPN on a Mac

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

04 Mar 18

How to make apps with Swift 4

How to make apps with Swift 4

All you need to know about writing apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with Apple's Swift 4 developer language

All you need to know about writing apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with Apple's Swift 4 developer language

01 Mar 18

 
How to write apps with Swift 3

How to write apps with Swift 3

All you need to know about writing apps with Apple's Swift 3 developer language, and why you should you learn to program in Swift

All you need to know about writing apps with Apple's Swift 3 developer language, and why you should you learn to program in Swift

01 Mar 18

How to set up 2FA (two-factor authentication) on iPhone, iPad, Mac

How to set up 2FA (two-factor authentication) on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Two-factor authentication adds another security layer that your Apple ID and password alone can't match. Here's how to set up 2FA

Two-factor authentication adds another security layer that your Apple ID and password alone can't match. Here's how to set up 2FA

23 Feb 18

How to do a word count in TextEdit on Mac

How to do a word count in TextEdit on Mac

We show how to add a word-count function to TextEdit, Apple's simple text editor program for the Mac

We show how to add a word-count function to TextEdit, Apple's simple text editor program for the Mac

23 Feb 18

How to uninstall software apps on Mac

How to uninstall software apps on Mac

Struggling to get rid of unwanted Mac software? Here's how to remove, delete or uninstall Mac apps and programs

Struggling to get rid of unwanted Mac software? Here's how to remove, delete or uninstall Mac apps and programs

20 Feb 18

How to show hidden files on a Mac

How to show hidden files on a Mac

Trying to locate the hidden files - and the mysterious Library folder - in order to troubleshoot a problem on your Mac? Here's how

Trying to locate the hidden files - and the mysterious Library folder - in order to troubleshoot a problem on your Mac? Here's how

13 Feb 18

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

13 Feb 18

 
How to use Safari on a Mac

How to use Safari on a Mac

We've packed this article full of tips for using Safari on the Mac, read on to learn how to use Safari like a pro

We've packed this article full of tips for using Safari on the Mac, read on to learn how to use Safari like a pro

01 Feb 18

How to use FaceTime on a Mac

How to use FaceTime on a Mac

Here's how to make a FaceTime video call for free on your Mac, and what to do when FaceTime isn't working

Here's how to make a FaceTime video call for free on your Mac, and what to do when FaceTime isn't working

30 Jan 18

How to format a drive on a Mac

How to format a drive on a Mac

Here's how to format a drive using a Mac - including how to format a drive for Windows and Mac

Here's how to format a drive using a Mac - including how to format a drive for Windows and Mac

26 Jan 18

How to send an iMessage to an Android user

How to send an iMessage to an Android user

We show how to break out of the walled garden and send an iMessage to an Android-using friend or relative

We show how to break out of the walled garden and send an iMessage to an Android-using friend or relative

25 Jan 18

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

25 Jan 18

How to use the Photos app for Mac

How to use the Photos app for 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

24 Jan 18

 
How to use GeForce Now on Mac

How to use GeForce Now on Mac

Hold on to your Magic Mouse, because high-end PC gaming is now a possibility on Mac

Hold on to your Magic Mouse, because high-end PC gaming is now a possibility on Mac

23 Jan 18

How to use System Preferences settings on a Mac

How to use System Preferences settings on a Mac

Learn how to control and adjust your Mac's settings in every version of macOS up to High Sierra, with our guide to System Preferences

Learn how to control and adjust your Mac's settings in every version of macOS up to High Sierra, with our guide to System Preferences

22 Jan 18

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Best Mac monitors & displays 2018

Best Mac monitors & displays 2018

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