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How to find a Mac's serial number

How to find a Mac's serial number

We explain how to find a Mac's serial number, even if it's refusing to turn on (and you've lost the packaging)

We explain how to find a Mac's serial number, even if it's refusing to turn on (and you've lost the packaging)

23 Aug 17

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

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

22 Aug 17

How to access an external drive that's not showing up on a Mac

How to access an external drive that's not showing up on a Mac

Here's what to do if you plug a hard drive or flash drive in to your Mac and doesn't see it and won't let you access the data

Here's what to do if you plug a hard drive or flash drive in to your Mac and doesn't see it and won't let you access the data

22 Aug 17

What to do if you spill liquids on your Mac

What to do if you spill liquids on your Mac

There's no point crying over spilled milk, here's what to do to save your drowned Mac

There's no point crying over spilled milk, here's what to do to save your drowned Mac

21 Aug 17

 
How to play Overwatch on Mac

How to play Overwatch on Mac

While there's no official Overwatch client for Mac, where there's a will, there's a way...

While there's no official Overwatch client for Mac, where there's a will, there's a way...

16 Aug 17

How to fix a Mac

How to fix a Mac

The Mac is popular among consumers because ‘it just works’. But what should you do when something on your Mac does go wrong?

The Mac is popular among consumers because ‘it just works’. But what should you do when something on your Mac does go wrong?

15 Aug 17

How to choose the best processor for your Mac

How to choose the best processor for your Mac

Find out the difference between i5 and i7, what's so good about Kaby Lake, and whether Turbo Boost matters in your Mac

Find out the difference between i5 and i7, what's so good about Kaby Lake, and whether Turbo Boost matters in your Mac

10 Aug 17

How to forward-delete on a MacBook

How to forward-delete on a MacBook

MacBooks don't have a forward-delete button. Here's how to replicate that button with a simple keyboard shortcut

MacBooks don't have a forward-delete button. Here's how to replicate that button with a simple keyboard shortcut

09 Aug 17

How to turn on Night Shift on Mac

How to turn on Night Shift on Mac

Night Shift is a colour-altering screen mode designed to help you get a good night's sleep. Here's how to use it on Mac

Night Shift is a colour-altering screen mode designed to help you get a good night's sleep. Here's how to use it on Mac

08 Aug 17

 
How to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark

How to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark

Few things strike as much fear into the hearts of Mac users as the dreaded flashing question mark. Here's how to save the day

Few things strike as much fear into the hearts of Mac users as the dreaded flashing question mark. Here's how to save the day

25 Jul 17

How to create an Apple ID

How to create an Apple ID

Need an Apple ID to use an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or one of Apple's online services? It's easy! Here's how to create an Apple ID

Need an Apple ID to use an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or one of Apple's online services? It's easy! Here's how to create an Apple ID

19 Jul 17

How to use VR on a Mac

How to use VR on a Mac

VR headsets are readily available to buy, but can you play VR games on a Mac? Well...

VR headsets are readily available to buy, but can you play VR games on a Mac? Well...

10 Jul 17

How to upgrade a Mac

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

10 Jul 17

 
How to remove Mac ransomware

How to remove Mac ransomware

Worried about WannaCry or Petya? Don't get caught out by ransomware. Here's how to fight back and avoid such scams

Worried about WannaCry or Petya? Don't get caught out by ransomware. Here's how to fight back and avoid such scams

28 Jun 17

How to solar-charge a MacBook in the UK

How to solar-charge a MacBook in the UK

Is it feasible to use solar energy to charge your Mac if you live in the UK, and what are the best methods and kit to use?

Is it feasible to use solar energy to charge your Mac if you live in the UK, and what are the best methods and kit to use?

20 Jun 17

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