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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 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.

It's quick, free and easy to add text, signatures and annotations to PDFs on your Mac.

05 Jun 17

How to clean install macOS

How to clean install macOS

Want to clean install macOS on your Mac? Here's how to download and install a fresh copy

Want to clean install macOS on your Mac? Here's how to download and install a fresh copy

30 May 17

How to transfer Gmail to iCloud

How to transfer Gmail to iCloud

Copy your Google emails to your iCloud Mail and direct Gmail to divert any future emails to your Apple email address

Copy your Google emails to your iCloud Mail and direct Gmail to divert any future emails to your Apple email address

23 May 17

How to set up email on a Mac, iPhone or iPad

How to set up email on a Mac, iPhone or iPad

Here's how to sync your emails with Apple's Mail app so that you can access them on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

Here's how to sync your emails with Apple's Mail app so that you can access them on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

23 May 17

How to defrag a Mac (and why you don't need to)

How to defrag a Mac (and why you don't need to)

Defragging a Mac isn't as necessary as everyone thinks. We show how to defrag a Mac, but explain why you probably don't need to

Defragging a Mac isn't as necessary as everyone thinks. We show how to defrag a Mac, but explain why you probably don't need to

18 May 17

 
How to use Apple Maps on a Mac

How to use Apple Maps on a Mac

Use Apple Maps on a Mac to send directions to an iPhone and view traffic jams

Use Apple Maps on a Mac to send directions to an iPhone and view traffic jams

17 May 17

How to back up your iPhone photos

How to back up your iPhone photos

We investigate the best solution for keeping backups of all your photos

We investigate the best solution for keeping backups of all your photos

17 May 17

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