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Mac keyboard shortcuts you need to know

Want to copy and paste or type a hashtag, @, euro, pound sign or ampersand on Mac? Our keyboard shortcuts will save your life

Want to copy and paste or type a hashtag, @, euro, pound sign or ampersand on Mac? Our keyboard shortcuts will save your life

08 Aug 18

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How to move your Photos library to an external drive

Save space by moving your Mac Photos library to an external hard drive - and back up your photo library

Save space by moving your Mac Photos library to an external hard drive - and back up your photo library

07 Aug 18

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How to reset a Mac without the password

Get an old Mac up and running by performing a factory reset without the password

Get an old Mac up and running by performing a factory reset without the password

13 Jul 18

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How to Save As on Mac

We show how to get rid of the Duplicate mode on macOS apps and reinstate the Save As option

We show how to get rid of the Duplicate mode on macOS apps and reinstate the Save As option

13 Jul 18

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How to Ping on a Mac

Use Ping to measure your internet speed and find out why video streaming is slow and online games are stuttering

Use Ping to measure your internet speed and find out why video streaming is slow and online games are stuttering

10 Jul 18

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How to reinstall macOS using Recovery Mode

Here's how to use Apple's built-in Recovery mode to reinstall macOS over the internet, with or without wiping you Mac

Here's how to use Apple's built-in Recovery mode to reinstall macOS over the internet, with or without wiping you Mac

09 Jul 18

 
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How to get a Mac repaired

We show how to repair any damage or problems with your Mac by using a warranty, AppleCare, or authorised service providers

We show how to repair any damage or problems with your Mac by using a warranty, AppleCare, or authorised service providers

03 May 18

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How to reset the SMC on a Mac

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

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

02 May 18

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How to create a Mac recovery partition

It's easy to create a Mac recovery partition in every version of macOS, from Mavericks (and earlier) to High Sierra

It's easy to create a Mac recovery partition in every version of macOS, from Mavericks (and earlier) to High Sierra

30 Apr 18

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How to change default apps on Mac

Don't want web links to open in Safari? We'll show you how change the apps your Mac automatically uses to open files and links

Don't want web links to open in Safari? We'll show you how change the apps your Mac automatically uses to open files and links

26 Apr 18

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How to improve WiFi signal

Advice for improving your WiFi range and wireless internet speed

Advice for improving your WiFi range and wireless internet speed

13 Apr 18

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How to open a .docx Word file on Mac, iPad or iPhone

Want to collaborate with PC-based colleagues? Here's how to open, edit, save and export .docx Word files on Mac, iPad or iPhone

Want to collaborate with PC-based colleagues? Here's how to open, edit, save and export .docx Word files on Mac, iPad or iPhone

11 Apr 18

 
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How to block websites on a Mac

Make sure the kids aren't looking at porn, and your employees aren't reading Facebook: block unwanted sites on a Mac

Make sure the kids aren't looking at porn, and your employees aren't reading Facebook: block unwanted sites on a Mac

27 Mar 18

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How to fix AirPlay problems

Here's what to do if AirPlay stops working - leaving you unable to stream music to your speakers, or video to your Apple TV

Here's what to do if AirPlay stops working - leaving you unable to stream music to your speakers, or video to your Apple TV

19 Mar 18

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How to stop Mac startup sounds

Here's how to stop your Mac making a sound when you turn it on

Here's how to stop your Mac making a sound when you turn it on

13 Mar 18

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How to customise a Mac desktop

Take control of your Mac's look and feel with these tips to customise the macOS desktop, windows and interface

Take control of your Mac's look and feel with these tips to customise the macOS desktop, windows and interface

09 Mar 18

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How to set up 2FA (two-factor authentication) on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Two-factor authentication adds another security layer that your Apple ID and password alone can't match. Here's how to set up 2FA

Two-factor authentication adds another security layer that your Apple ID and password alone can't match. Here's how to set up 2FA

23 Feb 18

 
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How to use Safari on a Mac

We've packed this article full of tips for using Safari on the Mac, read on to learn how to use Safari like a pro

We've packed this article full of tips for using Safari on the Mac, read on to learn how to use Safari like a pro

01 Feb 18

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