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What (and where) is the Option key on Mac? | What is the Apple key?

Our simple guide to lesser-known keys on the Mac keyboard explains the Option key, Alt key, Apple key and Command key, and where to find them

Our simple guide to lesser-known keys on the Mac keyboard explains the Option key, Alt key, Apple key and Command key, and where to find them

27 Jan 17

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How to improve MacBook battery life

Get better battery life from your MacBook with these 17 macOS Sierra (and Mac OS X) power-saving tricks for Apple laptops

Get better battery life from your MacBook with these 17 macOS Sierra (and Mac OS X) power-saving tricks for Apple laptops

25 Jan 17

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How to cancel, create, and change subscriptions on iPhone

Digital subscriptions can get confusing - and expensive. Here's how to manage subscriptions on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV

Digital subscriptions can get confusing - and expensive. Here's how to manage subscriptions on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV

10 Jan 17

 
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How to disable a MacBook webcam

Protect yourself from digital peeping Toms by securing your Mac's webcam and microphone

Protect yourself from digital peeping Toms by securing your Mac's webcam and microphone

05 Jan 17

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How to use Apple Pay on your Mac

Apple Pay can now be used on Macs, and not just the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Apple Pay can now be used on Macs, and not just the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

25 Dec 16

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How to get MacBook Pro Touch Bar on any iMac or MacBook

No need to fork out for Apple's new MacBook Pro - here's two ways to get the all-new Touch Bar on any Mac.

No need to fork out for Apple's new MacBook Pro - here's two ways to get the all-new Touch Bar on any Mac.

17 Nov 16

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How to get Escape key on new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The Touch Bar is a nice addition to the MacBook Pro, but we want a physical Escape key. Here's how to get one.

The Touch Bar is a nice addition to the MacBook Pro, but we want a physical Escape key. Here's how to get one.

08 Nov 16

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How to restore startup chime on MacBook Pro

The 2016 MacBook Pro auto-boots when its lid is opened or when it is powered; it also has no startup chime - here's the remedy

The 2016 MacBook Pro auto-boots when its lid is opened or when it is powered; it also has no startup chime - here's the remedy

08 Nov 16

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How to make retro games on a Mac using Pico-8 Fantasy Console

Pico-8 Fantasy Console turns your Mac into the console you wish you'd had as a kid. Here's how to set up and use Pico-8 Fantasy Console to make retro games on a Mac

Pico-8 Fantasy Console turns your Mac into the console you wish you'd had as a kid. Here's how to set up and use Pico-8 Fantasy Console to make retro games on a Mac

26 Oct 16

 
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How to change aspect ratio on Mac screen

Learn how to change your aspect ratio and screen resolution settings in macOS Sierra Settings

Learn how to change your aspect ratio and screen resolution settings in macOS Sierra Settings

04 Oct 16

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How to use iCloud Drive in macOS Sierra

Saving files to Apple's iCloud became very simple with macOS Sierra. Read our guide to find out how

Saving files to Apple's iCloud became very simple with macOS Sierra. Read our guide to find out how

22 Sep 16

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How to play Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Mac

While there’s no official news on a Mac variant of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we can show you how to play the game on your Mac

While there’s no official news on a Mac variant of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we can show you how to play the game on your Mac

16 Sep 16

 
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