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.


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.

Deal with email faster using smart responses on the Apple Mac

Create keyboard shortcuts to enable email messages to be quickly dealt with on the Apple Mac

Do you spend far too long writing and replying to emails every day? Speed up the task and deal with them much faster by creating smart responses that save time and effort. Step-by-step guide.

Get a new Mac and save hundreds in the Apple Store sale!

Special offers from Apple - save hundreds if you know where to look!

Apple isn’t known for discounting its products. It sells premium products at a premium price, but if you know where to look you can save hundreds on new Macs and other items. Grab a bargain!

See your website on any device with Safari secret feature

Apple MacBook, iPad and iPhone

If you have a website of your own or if you write for another website, or even if you are just curious, you can see how the site looks on any device. It is a secret feature of Safari on the Mac.

Get a handy 3D Weather widget for your Apple Mac desktop

Get a weather forecast for your desktop computer and don't be caught out in a shower

OS X, soon to be called macOS, has some weather forecasting ability, but it is very limited. The Today widget provides some information, but 3D Weather Free is far superior and a great app.

How to clean up Launchpad on the Apple Mac and remove apps

Apple Mac keyboard

Do you use Launchpad on the Apple Mac? How do you delete apps from it? What if you cannot delete an app from it? Top tips for managing and cleaning up Launchpad and restoring its health.

Speed up Google Chrome and your Apple Mac with these tweaks

Tweak Chrome settings to make it faster and use less memory

Google Chrome on the Apple Mac can consume lots of memory and can cause the system to run slowly. A few simple tweaks to the configuration will reduce memory usage and boost the speed.

mdworker and mds OSX problems solved - speed up your Mac

Spotlight on Spotlight problems, especially mdworker and mds process

When your Mac is running very slowly and there is no obvious cause, the problem could be because of mdworker and mds processes in OS X. Here is the solution you need to reclaim your Mac’s speed.

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