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How to clean install macOS Catalina and older versions

A clean installation of macOS can speed up your Mac and rid it of problems. Here's how to download and install a copy on a reformatted Mac

A clean installation of macOS can speed up your Mac and rid it of problems. Here's how to download and install a copy on a reformatted Mac

09 Jan 20

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How to right-click on a Mac

Enter new contextual menus on your Mac with a trackpad, magic mouse, or any mouse for that matter

Enter new contextual menus on your Mac with a trackpad, magic mouse, or any mouse for that matter

08 Jan 20

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How to use a second screen with a Mac

It's possible to connect an additional display to your Mac, but finding the right adapter can be tricky. Here's our advice

It's possible to connect an additional display to your Mac, but finding the right adapter can be tricky. Here's our advice

07 Jan 20

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How to edit a PDF on Mac

It's quick and easy to add text, signatures and annotations to PDFs on your Mac. And it needn't cost a penny.

It's quick and easy to add text, signatures and annotations to PDFs on your Mac. And it needn't cost a penny.

07 Jan 20

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How to get text messages on your Mac

It's easy to send and receive text messages on your Mac - including texts from friends who don't have iPhones

It's easy to send and receive text messages on your Mac - including texts from friends who don't have iPhones

06 Jan 20

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How to fix a frozen Mac

Macs are usually reliable, but occasionally something happens that causes your Mac to freeze. Here's how to unfreeze a frozen Mac

Macs are usually reliable, but occasionally something happens that causes your Mac to freeze. Here's how to unfreeze a frozen Mac

20 Dec 19

 
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How to adblock Safari and Chrome on a Mac

Irritated by online advertising? We show how to easily block adverts, popups, trackers, autoplay videos and more on your Mac

Irritated by online advertising? We show how to easily block adverts, popups, trackers, autoplay videos and more on your Mac

20 Dec 19

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How to download Netflix on a Mac

Want to watch your favourite movies offline? Our guide shows how to download Netflix videos on a Mac

Want to watch your favourite movies offline? Our guide shows how to download Netflix videos on a Mac

18 Dec 19

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How to set up a new Mac or MacBook

Here's how to get started with your new Mac: the right way to set up and start using your new computer

Here's how to get started with your new Mac: the right way to set up and start using your new computer

17 Dec 19

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How to use iCloud

What is iCloud, and what does it do? We explain how to set up, use and get the most out of Apple's iCloud services

What is iCloud, and what does it do? We explain how to set up, use and get the most out of Apple's iCloud services

10 Dec 19

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How to set up iCloud

Looking to get started with iCloud? We explain how to set up iCloud on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and even Windows PC

Looking to get started with iCloud? We explain how to set up iCloud on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and even Windows PC

10 Dec 19

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How to benchmark and speed-test a Mac

Benchmarking the performance of your Mac's CPU, GPU and hard drive is easier than you might think. Here's how to speed-test a Mac

Benchmarking the performance of your Mac's CPU, GPU and hard drive is easier than you might think. Here's how to speed-test a Mac

03 Dec 19

 
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How to use Sign in with Apple

A more secure and privacy minded way to sign into apps

A more secure and privacy minded way to sign into apps

28 Nov 19

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How to watch Apple TV on a Mac

Wondering how to watch Apple TV on your Mac now that Apple's new shows are here? We'll explain

Wondering how to watch Apple TV on your Mac now that Apple's new shows are here? We'll explain

01 Nov 19

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How to connect a Mac to a TV

It's possible to connect your Mac or MacBook to your TV, we show you how and recomend the best adaptors

It's possible to connect your Mac or MacBook to your TV, we show you how and recomend the best adaptors

31 Oct 19

 
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New iPhone 12 release date, price & specs rumours

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