Roland Wadddilove

Roland WaddiloveRoland Waddilove is a freelance writer for print and the web covering Apple Mac, Windows PC, iOS and Android phones and tablets. He writes reviews, how-to guides, solutions to problems and features.

See more of his articles at: RAW Computing and RAW Apps.


Continuity and Bluetooth problems on the Apple Mac, iPhone and iPad

Continuity is the name Apple gives to a whole bunch of useful features that are used by Macs, iPhones and iPads. When it works, the features are brilliant, but the trouble is it sometimes doesn’t.

What happens to your files if you turn off iCloud Drive on macOS?

iCloud Drive on the Apple Mac stores all the files in the Desktop and Documents folders | rawinfopages.com

There is a brand new feature in macOS Sierra that stores all your files on iCloud. At first it seems great, but is it really a good idea? What happens if you turn off this feature? You may be surprised!

Be careful what files you store in your Documents folder in macOS

Configure cloud storage in macOS on the Apple Mac

One of the many new features in macOS Sierra is Optimised Storage and the ability to access files from any computer, phone or tablet through iCloud. Here’s how to avoid a potential problem.

How to find and delete duplicate files on the Mac’s disk

Find duplicate files on the disk and then erase them to reclaim the space

Duplicate files are a waste of space. They use megabytes or even gigabytes of disk space and serve no purpose, so why not hunt them down and delete them? It will free up space for other things.

Back up your iPhone and iPad to your Mac for before updating iOS

Back up your iPhone before you upgrade it to the next version of iOS

Your Mac is the best backup device for your iPhone and iPad, but how many people bother to use it? It is essential to have a backup whenever a major iOS update is available, so get it done today!

Speak your Calendar appointments to save typing them on the Mac

Speak to your Apple Mac and create Calendar events using voice recognition and dictation | rawinfopages.com

Siri in macOS enables you to perform all manner of tasks just by speaking to your Apple Mac, but did you know that you can speak your Calendar appointments in any version of OS X without Siri?

How to customise folder icons in Finder and on the desktop

Customise folders on the Apple Mac by replacing the default icon

Folders in macOS/OS X are not very exciting. In fact, they are quite dull. However, it is possible to replace the default icon for a folder with one that is much more exciting. Here’s how.

Know your options when deleting user accounts on the Mac

Remove user accounts that are no longer required on the Apple Mac - rawinfopages.com

Additional user accounts can be created when other people want to use your Mac and when they no longer need their account, it can be deleted. What are your options when deleting users? There are several choices.

How to uninstall Mac software properly and remove all traces

How to uninstall software properly on the Apple Mac and remove all traces leaving nothing behind - rawinfopages.com

The standard advice to someone wanting to uninstall an app on the Apple Mac is to drag it to the Trash and the job’s done. I will show six different cases where that is bad advice.

Set a password hint in OS X so you’ll never forget it again

Having trouble with your Apple Mac's password? Here's how to solve your password problems

Passwords are a pain and no-one likes them, but we are stuck with them. Here we show how you can make sure you never forget your Apple Mac’s password and what you can do if the worst happens.

Take control of OS X updates - stop, hide, show, install them

Keep your Apple Mac up to date, but take control of updates and only download that are useful and safe

You can let OS X (soon to be macOS) handle all updates automatically or you can choose to take control what is installed, when it is installed, and hide updates you don’t want. Here’s how to do it.

Fix your Apple Mac's disk with a secret power tool

Fix disk errors on the Apple Mac and get your computer working again | rawinfopages.com

The disk in an Apple Mac is probably the one component that is most likely to fail. Perhaps that is because it is neither designed nor built by Apple. There is a geeky secret tool that can be used to repair faults and here's how to use it.

Make superb photo collages on your Mac with CollageFactory Free

CollageFactory is a free app for the Apple Mac that enables you to create collages like this

What do you do with the photos you take on your phone or digital camera? Are they forgotten about? Never viewed? Turn them into exciting collages for free with this great Mac app.

How to access files on Android devices from your Mac

Apple MacBook and Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone

Not every Apple Mac user has an iPhone or iPad and some people have an Android phone or tablet. How can you browse the folders and files on an Android device and copy them to your Mac’s disk?

Automatically deal with the trash and junk in Mac Mail

Automatically deal with junk email and deleted email in Mail on the Apple Mac

For some people, 90% of the email messages they receive are trash and junk. How do you deal with them using Mail on the Apple Mac? Learn the useful settings that make life easier.

Have fun with your folders and customise them in Finder in OS X

Customise folders in Finder and on the desktop on the Apple Mac

Open a Finder window and open a folder on your Apple Mac. In front of you is a plain white window with icons and text. It doesn’t have to be boring and you can customise it like crazy!

XnConvert is the best image converter for the Mac by far

Batch convert and process images on the Apple Mac

When you need to convert images from one format to another, what’s your favourite software? XnConvert for the Apple Mac is one of the most powerful you’ll find. What’s more, it’s free!

Finder secrets you probably don’t know about on the Apple Mac

Hidden secrets of Finder in OS X on the Apple Mac

How well do you know your Mac? Are you familiar with Finder? Here is a little trick that you might not be aware of and it can provide access to some useful functions. It takes seconds to learn.

Check files on your Mac for malware with VirusTotal

Malware on the Mac is rare, but it exists and it can infect your computer. Take care!

Viruses, Trojans, spyware and other types of malware are to be found on the internet, but the internet also provides means to protect your Mac. Use VirusTotal to stay safe.

Why I use a Chromecast with my Mac instead of an Apple TV

Use a Chromecast with your Apple Mac

If you want to mirror your Apple Mac’s screen on the big screen TV in your lounge, you can use an Apple TV. However, a Google Chromecast is one quarter of the price can can do the job.

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