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How to upgrade a Mac

Want to upgrade the components in an older Mac and get it running like a dream? Our Mac upgrades megaguide shows you how

Want to upgrade the components in an older Mac and get it running like a dream? Our Mac upgrades megaguide shows you how

08 Aug 19

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How to set up Family Sharing on iPad, iPhone & Mac

We show how to set up Family Sharing on iPad, iPhone or Mac and share apps, music, films and location data with family and friends

We show how to set up Family Sharing on iPad, iPhone or Mac and share apps, music, films and location data with family and friends

05 Aug 19

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How to rip a DVD or Blu-ray Disc to Mac

Here's how to rip films and TV shows on DVD or Blu-ray Disc on to your Mac

Here's how to rip films and TV shows on DVD or Blu-ray Disc on to your Mac

01 Aug 19

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How to use your iPad for work

We explain how to effectively use your iPad to get work done - and it doesn't even need to be a Pro model

We explain how to effectively use your iPad to get work done - and it doesn't even need to be a Pro model

24 Jul 19

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How to play high-res audio on iPhone

Looking for the best sound quality on your iDevice? Here's how to play high-res audio on your iPhone

Looking for the best sound quality on your iDevice? Here's how to play high-res audio on your iPhone

23 Jul 19

 
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How to download audio on a Mac

How to download audio or music from a webpage, YouTube, PowerPoint or another source via your Mac

How to download audio or music from a webpage, YouTube, PowerPoint or another source via your Mac

22 Jul 19

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How to connect iPhone to Mac

Here's how to connect an iPhone to a Mac, including MacBooks with USB-C ports

Here's how to connect an iPhone to a Mac, including MacBooks with USB-C ports

16 Jul 19

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How to Force Quit, or Control Alt Delete on a Mac

Here's how to close programs that are frozen on your Mac using the macOS equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Here's how to close programs that are frozen on your Mac using the macOS equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Delete

16 Jul 19

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How to share screens on Mac, iPad & iPhone

Want to screen share on Mac, iPad & iPhone? Here's how to remotely access a friend or colleague's Mac screen on your own device

Want to screen share on Mac, iPad & iPhone? Here's how to remotely access a friend or colleague's Mac screen on your own device

02 Jul 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 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 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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HP's ZBook Firefly is a genuine MacBook Pro rival

HP's ZBook Firefly is a genuine MacBook Pro rival

Megan Thee Stallion's Aeon Flux-inspired music video is the perfect lockdown tonic

Megan Thee Stallion's Aeon Flux-inspired music video is the perfect lockdown tonic

iPhone hackers have had access to iOS 14 'since February'

iPhone hackers have had access to iOS 14 'since February'

French Days 2020 : dates, sites participants & bons plans

French Days 2020 : dates, sites participants & bons plans