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How to fix a Mac that won't finish a macOS update

How to fix a Mac that won't finish a macOS update

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

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

02 Aug 17

How to customise your Mac's desktop

How to customise your Mac's 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

01 Aug 17

How to install macOS on a PC

How to install macOS on a PC

Apple may not want you to install macOS on a PC, but it can be done. Here's how.

Apple may not want you to install macOS on a PC, but it can be done. Here's how.

31 Jul 17

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

28 Jul 17

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 Jul 17

How to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark

How to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark

Few things strike as much fear into the hearts of Mac users as the dreaded flashing question mark. Here's how to save the day

Few things strike as much fear into the hearts of Mac users as the dreaded flashing question mark. Here's how to save the day

25 Jul 17

 
How to fix iMessage not working on iPhone, iPad & Mac

How to fix iMessage not working on iPhone, iPad & Mac

iMessage not working? Don't despair. Here's how to fix common problems with the service on iPhone, iPad and Mac

iMessage not working? Don't despair. Here's how to fix common problems with the service on iPhone, iPad and Mac

24 Jul 17

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

The Mac has many secrets - here are some handy Mac shortcuts you didn't know about

The Mac has many secrets - here are some handy Mac shortcuts you didn't know about

21 Jul 17

How to download and install old versions of OS X on a Mac

How to download and install old versions of OS X on a Mac

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

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

10 Jul 17

How to automatically update all your Mac apps

How to automatically update all your Mac apps

Update the software on your Mac, even the apps you didn't download from the Mac App Store

Update the software on your Mac, even the apps you didn't download from the Mac App Store

30 Jun 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 run Windows apps on a Mac

How to run Windows apps on a Mac

You can run Windows apps on a Mac without buying a copy of Windows, here's how...

You can run Windows apps on a Mac without buying a copy of Windows, here's how...

28 Jun 17

How to copy and paste between Mac and iPhone

How to copy and paste between Mac and iPhone

Copy on one device, paste on the other. We look at how Apple's Universal Clipboard helps Macs, iPhones and iPads work together

Copy on one device, paste on the other. We look at how Apple's Universal Clipboard helps Macs, iPhones and iPads work together

23 Jun 17

How to fix a Mac

How to fix a Mac

You'll find useful tools for solving Mac performance issues in Disk Utility and Activity Center. Here's how they work.

You'll find useful tools for solving Mac performance issues in Disk Utility and Activity Center. Here's how they work.

21 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 dual-boot two versions of MacOS X on a Mac

How to dual-boot two versions of MacOS X on a Mac

Run two different versions of Mac OS X on your Mac, dual-boot Sierra and El Capitain - or try out the new beta

Run two different versions of Mac OS X on your Mac, dual-boot Sierra and El Capitain - or try out the new beta

31 May 17

How to run macOS from an external hard drive

How to run macOS from an external hard drive

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

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

31 May 17

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