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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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What Mac processor? Mac processor comparison: M1 vs Intel

Find out the difference between Apple's M1 and Intel's latest processor, including i5 vs i7, i3 vs i5, and what Turbo Boost is

Find out the difference between Apple's M1 and Intel's latest processor, including i5 vs i7, i3 vs i5, and what Turbo Boost is

13 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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M1 Macs can't be restored after SSD erasure - Apple issues fix

Many users have had problems using the restore feature on an M1 Mac - Apple gives tips on how to recover the new computers

Many users have had problems using the restore feature on an M1 Mac - Apple gives tips on how to recover the new computers

24 Nov 20

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How to update macOS: Update to Big Sur from Catalina

Guide to installing the new macOS Big Sur operating system update on your Mac: get the latest version of macOS on your Mac

Guide to installing the new macOS Big Sur operating system update on your Mac: get the latest version of macOS on your Mac

12 Nov 20

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How to switch to 5GHz on a Mac

Is your Mac competing with lots of other devices on your network? One way to speed things up is to change your Mac to 5GHz

Is your Mac competing with lots of other devices on your network? One way to speed things up is to change your Mac to 5GHz

09 Oct 20

 
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Why is my Mac fan so loud? How to fix an overheating Mac

Here's how to fix a noisy MacBook fan, how to stop the fan kicking in, and how to cool down your Mac and stop it overheating

Here's how to fix a noisy MacBook fan, how to stop the fan kicking in, and how to cool down your Mac and stop it overheating

04 Sep 20

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How much RAM is in my Mac and do I need more?

If your Mac isn't running well you may be wondering if you need more RAM - here's how to find out how much RAM you have & what you need to make it faster

If your Mac isn't running well you may be wondering if you need more RAM - here's how to find out how much RAM you have & what you need to make it faster

10 Aug 20

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How to use an iPhone as a Mac webcam

Don't like the quality of the webcam on your Mac? Use your iPhone's camera instead

Don't like the quality of the webcam on your Mac? Use your iPhone's camera instead

30 Jul 20

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How to check your mouse DPI on Mac

See how sensitive the sensor in your mouse is by checking its DPI

See how sensitive the sensor in your mouse is by checking its DPI

16 Jul 20

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How to translate webpages on Mac, iPhone and iPad

Soon Safari will automatically translate webpages on iPhone, iPad and Mac, but there are various tools to translate websites now

Soon Safari will automatically translate webpages on iPhone, iPad and Mac, but there are various tools to translate websites now

09 Jul 20

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What Mac do I have?

Here's how to tell what kind of Mac or MacBook you have, including how old it is and how to find your Mac's model number

Here's how to tell what kind of Mac or MacBook you have, including how old it is and how to find your Mac's model number

07 Jul 20

 
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Can Macs get ransomware and how to stop a ransomware attack

Worried about Ransomware? We run through examples of Mac Ransomware, what to do if you are affected, and how to protect your Mac

Worried about Ransomware? We run through examples of Mac Ransomware, what to do if you are affected, and how to protect your Mac

23 Jun 20

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How to update the SSD in a Mac Pro

Upgrading the SSD in the new Mac Pro is quite complex, not least because you have to reload the firmware for the T2 chip

Upgrading the SSD in the new Mac Pro is quite complex, not least because you have to reload the firmware for the T2 chip

22 Jun 20

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