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.


Fix flaws in photos with the Mac's best free photo editor

Apple Photos is a useful app for organising your photographs and it has good editing tools too, but there are lots of other great photo editors, like Fotor. Here’s how to fix flaws and share photos.

Who or what has been accessing your iCloud account?

Apple Mac keyboard

Security issues are becoming the norm these days and there seems to be one flaw exposed after another. Has your iCloud account and Apple ID been compromised? Here’s how to find out.

Avast vs Sophos Mac security apps on test

security watch

The recent ransomware attack on Apple Macs has brought security to the forefront of the Mac community and you might be thinking it is time to install Mac security software to keep your computer safe from malicious threats. On test are two free security applications from Avast and Sophos.

Macs under attack from growing malware threat

Apple Mac

Mac users are often told that Macs don’t get viruses and they don’t need antivirus software. That is misleading and unhelpful advice, especially as Macs are once again under threat, this time from ransomware.

Clean your iPhone and iPad with iMyfone Umate

Apple Mac, iPad and iPhone

When you have just 16GB of storage in your iPhone or iPad it is quickly filled. Then what? One option is to free up storage using a utility like iMyfone Umate, which can breathe life into a clogged up iOS device.

How to manage the Trash on your Mac and get more disk space

Trash can

This might seem like a no-brainer and you delete files, they are moved to the Trash. You empty the Trash. What more is there? You might be surprised and there are better ways to manage the Trash.

Create photo collages for sharing using Fotor on the Mac

Foto Photo Editor collage

What photo tools do you use on your Apple Mac? If Fotor Photo Editor is not among them you should grab a copy of this free app and start creating impressive collages to save, print or share on social media.

Fix Hot Corners and access useful functions on your Mac

Hot Corners is a great feature of OS X, but some people have been having problems with it since upgrading to El Capitan. Let’s take a look at it and see how it is configured. It might solve some of those problems.

Improve the battery health of your MacBook

Apple MacBook and coffee

Stop battery drain, get more life from your MacBook and lake it last much longer with this collection of top tips for improving the health of your laptop battery. It’s essential advice.

LastPass Mac app puts a password manager on your desktop

Password

LastPass is a great password manager and the usual way to access it is by using a web browser extension. However, there is also a desktop app that you can run on your Apple Mac. What’s that for?

Get started with Microsoft OneNote on the Apple Mac

Notebook

Apple’s Notes app is a useful tool for storing notes for personal or work projects, but it locks you in to Apple kit. If you don’t want your notes locked into to Apple hardware, Microsoft OneNote is a good alternative.

Create and use libraries with Photos on the Apple Mac

Photos app in OS X

The Photos app replaced the old iPhoto app a long time ago in OS X, but even though you may be using it quite often, there are still new features to discover. Here we take a look at libraries, the place where your photos are stored.

Monitor the memory and battery in the menu bar on your Mac

On test are two menu bar utilities that provide useful system information. One shows the battery status and health and the other shows memory usage. Both are free and provide useful info.

Use Google two-factor authentication on the Apple Mac

Padlocks - handy for locking things!

I hate security. It drives me nuts. But I turned on two-factor authentication on Google just for the extra security. What happened next on my Apple Mac is an interesting story.

How to screenshot anything on the Mac including the Touch Bar

Learn all the keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots on the Mac, even the Touch Bar too. Plus hidden screenshot settigs

To capture the screen as an image on your Mac ad save it to disk, there are several hotkeys you need to remember. There are also some secret settings to make the task of taking screenshots easier.

Monitor the stock market and your investments on your Mac

Use your Apple Mac to track share prices on the stock market using the Today Stocks widget and Stockfolio, an inexpensive app in the Mac App Store

The state of the stock markets around the world affects all of us in one way or another. Stockfolio is a great app for the Apple Mac that enables you to follow the ups and downs of share prices.

El Capitan gets a big upgrade - are you prepared?

OS X El Capitan has been available for just over three weeks and there has already been a major update to the operating system. This is mainly to fix problems that people were having and some security flaws.

Is iPhoto using up gigabytes of disk space on your Mac?

Apple has replaced iPhoto with the new Photos app and this raises a few questions, such as, is the old iPhoto app still worth keeping, and is the old iPhoto library necessary? Both occupy gigabytes of disk space.

Boost productivity in El Capitan with a split screen

MacBook

There is a new feature in El Capitan that could help you get more work done by banishing irritating distractions from the screen. It goes one step better than full screen view.

Are you using the best feature in OS X El Capitan?

OS X El Capitan desktop image

Which feature would you say is the best in OS X El Capitan? There is one that could completely change the way that you work with your Apple Mac and it is unusual and revolutionary.

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