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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

19 Jan 18

How to recover deleted files and photos on a Mac

How to recover deleted files and photos on a Mac

Clicked 'delete' and instantly regretted it? Don't worry. Our tutorial explains how to recover deleted files and photos on your Mac.

Clicked 'delete' and instantly regretted it? Don't worry. Our tutorial explains how to recover deleted files and photos on your Mac.

19 Jan 18

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

16 Jan 18

How to update your Mac software to macOS High Sierra

How to update your Mac software to macOS High Sierra

Complete guide to updating the operating system software on a Mac, including what you need to do to prepare your Mac and how to install macOS

Complete guide to updating the operating system software on a Mac, including what you need to do to prepare your Mac and how to install macOS

15 Jan 18

iTunes problems and fixes

iTunes problems and fixes

From time to time iTunes goes wrong - this is what to do to fix it

From time to time iTunes goes wrong - this is what to do to fix it

12 Jan 18

How to open any Mac app or folder with custom shortcuts

How to open any Mac app or folder with custom shortcuts

Get at your favourite apps, documents and folders without your fingers leaving the keyboard, with BetterTouchTool for the Mac

Get at your favourite apps, documents and folders without your fingers leaving the keyboard, with BetterTouchTool for the Mac

12 Jan 18

 
How to uninstall Flash on a Mac

How to uninstall Flash on a Mac

Here's how to remove the Flash Player from your Mac, should you be concerned about the security flaws associated with it...

Here's how to remove the Flash Player from your Mac, should you be concerned about the security flaws associated with it...

08 Jan 18

How to play MapleStory on Mac

How to play MapleStory on Mac

It might not offer native support, but there's a way to play MapleStory on your Mac - here's how.

It might not offer native support, but there's a way to play MapleStory on your Mac - here's how.

27 Dec 17

How to use GOG.com to play retro games on Mac

How to use GOG.com to play retro games on Mac

Whether you prefer 1980s retro gaming or the cutting edge, GOG.com is a must if you're a Mac gamer

Whether you prefer 1980s retro gaming or the cutting edge, GOG.com is a must if you're a Mac gamer

21 Dec 17

How to use Steam on Mac

How to use Steam on Mac

Struggling to find great games on the Mac App Store? Here's how to use the Steam games distribution platform on macOS

Struggling to find great games on the Mac App Store? Here's how to use the Steam games distribution platform on macOS

21 Dec 17

How to set up an out of office message in Mail on a Mac

How to set up an out of office message in Mail on a Mac

Going away for a few days? Let people know you when you'll be back by setting up an out of office reply in Mac Mail

Going away for a few days? Let people know you when you'll be back by setting up an out of office reply in Mac Mail

18 Dec 17

 
How to install MacOS High Sierra on an older Mac

How to install MacOS High Sierra on an older Mac

Think your pre-2009 Mac is too old to run macOS High Sierra? Think again! Here's how to install macOS High Sierra on older Macs

Think your pre-2009 Mac is too old to run macOS High Sierra? Think again! Here's how to install macOS High Sierra on older Macs

04 Dec 17

How to play PUBG on Mac

How to play PUBG on Mac

Despite the fact that PUBG doesn’t officially support macOS, there’s still ways to play PUBG on your Mac.

Despite the fact that PUBG doesn’t officially support macOS, there’s still ways to play PUBG on your Mac.

01 Dec 17

How to use Disk Utility on a Mac

How to use Disk Utility on a Mac

Disk Utility and its First Aid feature can check if a disk is damaged and repair it, create a disk image, partition a disk, and more...

Disk Utility and its First Aid feature can check if a disk is damaged and repair it, create a disk image, partition a disk, and more...

28 Nov 17

How to play Destiny 2 on Mac

How to play Destiny 2 on Mac

Despite not officially being available for macOS, there's a way for Destiny 2 fans to play the game on Mac. Here's how.

Despite not officially being available for macOS, there's a way for Destiny 2 fans to play the game on Mac. Here's how.

27 Nov 17

 
Which Mac do I have?

Which Mac do I have?

Here's how to tell how old a Mac is, its model number and what type of MacBook or Mac you have

Here's how to tell how old a Mac is, its model number and what type of MacBook or Mac you have

20 Nov 17

How to speed up Safari

How to speed up Safari

Keep your iPhone, iPad and Mac browser fast and fluid with these tips for speeding up Safari

Keep your iPhone, iPad and Mac browser fast and fluid with these tips for speeding up Safari

10 Nov 17

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Best Mac monitors & displays 2018

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