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How to install apps on your Mac

We examine the different ways to install Mac apps from the Mac App Store or the internet, and what to do when apps won't install.

We examine the different ways to install Mac apps from the Mac App Store or the internet, and what to do when apps won't install.

25 Mar 21

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Where is the Command key?

The Command key (Apple key or Cmd key) gets a lot of use. Here's where it is on Mac & PC keyboards, and what you can do with it.

The Command key (Apple key or Cmd key) gets a lot of use. Here's where it is on Mac & PC keyboards, and what you can do with it.

17 Mar 21

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How to turn a Mac's screen off

Want to turn off the display but not the Mac while mirroring to a TV or monitor? Don't want your Mac to sleep? Here's what to do:

Want to turn off the display but not the Mac while mirroring to a TV or monitor? Don't want your Mac to sleep? Here's what to do:

11 Mar 21

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How to screenshot on a Mac

This is for you if you are a PC user wanting to print screen on a Mac, or a Mac user looking for the best way to take a screenshot.

This is for you if you are a PC user wanting to print screen on a Mac, or a Mac user looking for the best way to take a screenshot.

11 Mar 21

 
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Can M1 Macs run older versions of macOS?

Need to run Catalina, Mojave or an older version of macOS on an M1 Mac? Here's why you can't - and what your best option is

Need to run Catalina, Mojave or an older version of macOS on an M1 Mac? Here's why you can't - and what your best option is

02 Mar 21

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What is the Option key on a Mac?

You'll often see the Mac Option key referenced, but some keyboards don't have an Option key! Here's which key to use and what Option does

You'll often see the Mac Option key referenced, but some keyboards don't have an Option key! Here's which key to use and what Option does

25 Feb 21

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How to Force Quit on a Mac

If your Mac is frozen and you need to force quit apps here's the Mac shortcut you need (the equivalent of control-alt-delete)

If your Mac is frozen and you need to force quit apps here's the Mac shortcut you need (the equivalent of control-alt-delete)

25 Feb 21

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How to right-click on a Mac

Wondering how do you right click on a Mac? Here's how to right click on a trackpad, Apple mouse, Magic mouse, or any mouse

Wondering how do you right click on a Mac? Here's how to right click on a trackpad, Apple mouse, Magic mouse, or any mouse

25 Feb 21

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How to fix a Mac or MacBook that won't turn on

What to do if your MacBook isn't turning on - including how to force a Mac to start & what to do if it won't start after an update

What to do if your MacBook isn't turning on - including how to force a Mac to start & what to do if it won't start after an update

15 Feb 21

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How to reset NVRAM on an M1 or Intel Mac

Resetting NVRAM can help when something is messing with a Mac, but on Macs with M1 Chip the process is different

Resetting NVRAM can help when something is messing with a Mac, but on Macs with M1 Chip the process is different

04 Feb 21

 
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How to reset the SMC on an M1 or Intel Mac

Here's how to reset your Mac's SMC, which controls power and thermal management that could be causing performance problems

Here's how to reset your Mac's SMC, which controls power and thermal management that could be causing performance problems

04 Feb 21

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All the new ways of doing things on M1 Macs

Accessing Recovery mode, restoring from Time Machine, target disk mode and booting from external drives are different on a M1 Macs

Accessing Recovery mode, restoring from Time Machine, target disk mode and booting from external drives are different on a M1 Macs

29 Jan 21

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How to factory reset a MacBook or Mac - Intel and M1

Need to completely reset a MacBook? Want to wipe a Mac and reinstall macOS before selling? Here's how to erase an Intel or M1 Mac

Need to completely reset a MacBook? Want to wipe a Mac and reinstall macOS before selling? Here's how to erase an Intel or M1 Mac

27 Jan 21

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How to do hashtag on Mac #

Can't find the hashtag key on your Mac keyboard? That's because there isn't one! Here's the solution if you want to type # on a Mac

Can't find the hashtag key on your Mac keyboard? That's because there isn't one! Here's the solution if you want to type # on a Mac

14 Jan 21

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How to use Touch ID on the Mac

Here's how to set up Touch ID on your Mac so you can use it for Apple Pay and log ons, and also how to troubleshoot issues

Here's how to set up Touch ID on your Mac so you can use it for Apple Pay and log ons, and also how to troubleshoot issues

07 Jan 21

 
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Should I shut down my Mac every night?

We show how to create schedules for putting your Mac to sleep or shutting it down

We show how to create schedules for putting your Mac to sleep or shutting it down

18 Dec 20

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How to install macOS Big Sur on an old unsupported Mac

Mac or MacBook too old to run the latest macOS? Maybe not! Here's how to update older Macs to Big Sur using the Big Sur patcher

Mac or MacBook too old to run the latest macOS? Maybe not! Here's how to update older Macs to Big Sur using the Big Sur patcher

10 Dec 20

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