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How to use a second screen with a Mac

It's possible to connect a second (or third) display to your Mac, but finding the right adapter can be tricky. Here's our advice

It's possible to connect a second (or third) display to your Mac, but finding the right adapter can be tricky. Here's our advice

11 Jun 19

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How to lock a Mac

Stop people prying into your data when you leave your Mac unattended. We show you the fastest ways to lock its screen

Stop people prying into your data when you leave your Mac unattended. We show you the fastest ways to lock its screen

07 Jun 19

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Is the App Store down?

Having trouble downloading apps or connecting to the App Store? Here's how to check if there's a problem with the site

Having trouble downloading apps or connecting to the App Store? Here's how to check if there's a problem with the site

04 Jun 19

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How to use a PS4 or Xbox One controller on Mac

Connect a PS4 DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller to your Mac and play games using high-end controllers

Connect a PS4 DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller to your Mac and play games using high-end controllers

04 Jun 19

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How to clean a Mac

Avoid germs and keyboard-killing blockages with these tips on thoroughly and safely cleaning your Mac

Avoid germs and keyboard-killing blockages with these tips on thoroughly and safely cleaning your Mac

31 May 19

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How to clean an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch screen (safely)

Let's clean that screen. Get your Apple device - whether iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch - to sparkle and shine like it's fresh out of the box

Let's clean that screen. Get your Apple device - whether iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch - to sparkle and shine like it's fresh out of the box

29 May 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

29 May 19

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How to burn a CD, DVD or Blu-ray on a Mac

Want to burn a CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc on your Mac? Which external drive is best? Is the drive on your MacBook refusing to work?

Want to burn a CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc on your Mac? Which external drive is best? Is the drive on your MacBook refusing to work?

23 May 19

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How to free space on a Mac

We outline simple ways to free up hard drive space on a Mac instead of buying an external hard drive

We outline simple ways to free up hard drive space on a Mac instead of buying an external hard drive

21 May 19

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How to play a DVD on Mac

Think your Mac can't play DVD movies? Think again. We explain how to connect an external drive, or access a DVD using Remote Disc

Think your Mac can't play DVD movies? Think again. We explain how to connect an external drive, or access a DVD using Remote Disc

20 May 19

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How to install Windows on Mac

We demonstrate four simple methods to install Windows on a Mac, using Boot Camp, VMware, Parallels and VirtualBox

We demonstrate four simple methods to install Windows on a Mac, using Boot Camp, VMware, Parallels and VirtualBox

17 May 19

 
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How to add more ports to a MacBook

We show you how to add more connections to your MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

We show you how to add more connections to your MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

02 May 19

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How to find & delete duplicate files on Mac

We show how to clear valuable space by finding and deleting duplicate files which could be slowing down your Mac

We show how to clear valuable space by finding and deleting duplicate files which could be slowing down your Mac

30 Apr 19

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How to block ads on 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

29 Apr 19

 
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How to get Continuity on an unsupported Mac

Frustrated that your old Mac doesn't support Continuity features like Handoff and Instant Hotspot? There's an app for that

Frustrated that your old Mac doesn't support Continuity features like Handoff and Instant Hotspot? There's an app for that

26 Apr 19

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How to right-click on a Mac

How to set up right-clicking on an Apple trackpad or mouse

How to set up right-clicking on an Apple trackpad or mouse

24 Apr 19

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