Install Windows 10 on your Apple Mac in Boot Camp

Windows 10 is hereat last and it is like nothing you have seen before. Will you install it on your Apple Mac? Do you have the disk space? Will it even run? To see what it is like, I tried installing it on a 2012 MacBook Pro.

Hidden features for controlling the audio on your Mac

You might think that adjusting the audio volume on the Mac is straightforward, but there are a couple of hidden features that you might not be aware of and they can make life easier. They take just a few seconds to learn.

Securely email files in an encrypted dmg file on your Mac

Files on the disk drive, on USB disks, on thumb drives and attached to emails are easily accessed. How do you email them, transfer them, store them or carry them securely so no-one else can access them?

Chrome is big and bloated so trim the fat for speed

Chrome used to be a lightweight and fast web browser, but it has grown and is showing middle-aged spread - that extra weight we put on as we get older. Put it on a diet, lose some of the fat and boost performance.

Will Dr. Cleaner make your Mac run like new?

There are many disk cleanup tools and memory optimisation utilities, but there may be room for one more and this one is an interesting app. Dr. Cleaner is from security company Trend Micro and it cleans and optimises.

Add XMenu to the Mac’s menu bar for easy folder access

The Mac has many fantastic features and the ability to customise the menu bar by adding extra items is one of them. XMenu is a useful addition that provides some much needed features.

Tweak the Mac sleep settings to sleep faster or longer

There is more to sleep mode on the Apple Mac than you might think and there are hidden settings, different modes and keyboard shortcuts. Here is everything you need to know.

Mac adware removal explained - here’s how to do it

Are you constantly plagued by ads when you use your Mac and use Safari to browse the web? Do you keep seeing adverts for MacKeeper and other products? Do you want to clean up your Mac and get rid of these ads? Then read on...

Remove adware from your Mac and clean the disk

The Apple Mac has few viruses and serious malware is rarely seen on it, but it does have a problem with adware and many people are affected. If your Mac is infected with adware, what can you do? Use a clean-up tool to erase it with one click.

Configure the Archive function in OS X on the Mac

I recently showed where you can find hidden apps on your Apple Mac’s disk drive and then explored the Network Utility. It is a useful tool. In this article I will look at one of the other hidden apps, the Archive Utility. What is it for and how do you use it?

Discover hidden apps on your Mac’s disk drive

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Most of the apps on the Mac’s disk drive are in the Applications folder. Most people are aware that there is a Utilities subfolder with some additional apps, but few people know of a third folder with even more apps. Do you know where it is?

Why does my iPhone get emails before Mail on my Mac?

Have you ever been sat at your Mac and heard the new mail chime from your phone before you get an email in Mail? Why does this happen and what can you do about it?

Sync folders on your Mac with an external disk

Sync folders on the Apple Mac's disk drive with folders on an external disk drive

If you have an external disk drive such as a USB disk or even a NAS (network attached storage) disk, there are many uses for it and, for example, you could sync folders on the Mac's disk with it. FreeFileSync can do the job.

Get the weather forecast in the Mac’s menu bar

Drizzle is a menu bar app for the Apple Mac that will provide you with a weather forecast for today and the next week ahead. It is free and it makes a useful addition to the desktop.

Protect your Mac with AVG Antivirus before it is too late

There is no doubt about it, Apple Macs are becoming more popular and so to is malware for OS X. It is inevitable really and the more people that buy Macs, the bigger the target for malware authors. You really should consider antivirus software before it is too late.

How do you uninstall apps on the Mac? Here’s the right way

There is more to uninstalling apps on the Apple Mac that dragging them to the Trash. AppCleaner is the uninstaller you need to keep your Mac clean

The Mac is so simple compared to Windows PCs. Take uninstalling apps for example, you just drag them to the Trash, right? Wrong! That leaves junk on the disk drive. Here is the right way to remove apps.

Secret Mac reset options to fix problems that won't go away

There are special keys you can hold down when the Mac starts up to fix a variety of strange problems with Apple's desktop and laptop computers. If you have tried everything else and problems persist, try these tricks. 

Upgrade OS X and the new Photos app will cost you money

iPhoto is officially dead now that OS X 10.10.3 has been released. The operating system update deleted the old iPhoto app on the system, installs Photos and prompts you to pay. Here is a step-by-step guide showing how the update proceeded.

Master album playing in iTunes with these top tips

Playing songs using iTunes on the Apple Mac is straightforward and you can select one and click the play button. Playlists are also easy, but how do you play a complete album with all of its tracks? What if you want to play the tracks in a different order?

Create location-based reminders

The Mac's Reminders app is useful for creating lists of things to do, such as tasks, jobs, projects, even shopping lists. You can easily enter one or more items with tick boxes and then tick them off when they are done. You can go further though, and use Reminders to remind you to do something at a specific location.

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