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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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How to format a drive on a Mac

Here's how to format a drive using a Mac - including how to format a drive for Windows and Mac

Here's how to format a drive using a Mac - including how to format a drive for Windows and Mac

26 Jan 18

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How to use System Preferences settings on a Mac

Learn how to control and adjust your Mac's settings in every version of macOS up to High Sierra, with our guide to System Preferences

Learn how to control and adjust your Mac's settings in every version of macOS up to High Sierra, with our guide to System Preferences

22 Jan 18

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How to use Disk Utility on a Mac

Disk Utility and its First Aid feature can check if a disk is damaged and repair it, create a disk image, partition a disk, and more...

Disk Utility and its First Aid feature can check if a disk is damaged and repair it, create a disk image, partition a disk, and more...

28 Nov 17

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How to fix autocorrect errors on iPhone, iPad & Mac

Our guide to text replacement and spelling correction on Mac and iOS will speed up your typing with built-in tools and utilities

Our guide to text replacement and spelling correction on Mac and iOS will speed up your typing with built-in tools and utilities

28 Nov 17

 
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How to use emoji on Mac

Jazz up your articles, social posts and messages by using emoji on your Mac

Jazz up your articles, social posts and messages by using emoji on your Mac

25 Oct 17

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How to surf the web on Apple TV

Here is how to browse the internet and watch web services on your Apple TV

Here is how to browse the internet and watch web services on your Apple TV

25 Oct 17

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How to use the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro

Find out what you can do with the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, including how to use and customise it to speed up and simplify common tasks

Find out what you can do with the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, including how to use and customise it to speed up and simplify common tasks

03 Oct 17

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How to stop autoplay video in Safari & Chrome on Mac

Annoyed by autoplaying videos online? Here's how to block them in Safari and Chrome on your Mac, and on Facebook

Annoyed by autoplaying videos online? Here's how to block them in Safari and Chrome on your Mac, and on Facebook

21 Sep 17

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How to use MacBook trackpad gestures

It's far easier to use a MacBook productively if you take the time to learn a few trackpad gestures. Here are the essentials

It's far easier to use a MacBook productively if you take the time to learn a few trackpad gestures. Here are the essentials

31 Aug 17

 
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