How to check the battery in your Mac, iPhone, iPad

Battery warningUse coconutBattery on your Apple MacBook to view the status of the battery and its health. This free app also tells you the status and health of the battery in your iPhone and iPad too.

Recover deleted files on the Mac after emptying the Trash

Trash iconHave you ever emptied the Trash only to discover some time later that you needed a deleted file that was in there? There is a way to recover files that have been deleted, even after emptying the Trash.

Two top Command key tricks for the Apple Mac you should know

The Command key on the Apple Mac keyboard has useful functions you may not have discovered - learn all the tricks and shortcuts | rawinfopages.com

There are four special keys on the Apple Mac keyboard - Shift, Ctrl, Option and Command - and they modify certain actions and menus. Do you know how the Command key changes the way files are opened? Here are two quick tips you will find useful when trying to locate files.

How to access your iCloud photos on the web

iCloud is built into OS X Yosemite and it is just part of the system. So is the new Photos app for managing your photo collection. Did you know that all your photos are on the web? Here’s how to access them.

Listen to Google Play Music on the Apple Mac

It may be heresy to suggest using another music service on the Apple Mac, but I have tried a few and Google Play Music is the one I am currently using. Here’s how to use it as your music player.

Stop spies and enhance Mac security with a free VPN

With the right tools it is possible to spy on your internet activities. Who is watching you right now and what do they know about you? Block them by installing a VPN on in OS X on your Apple mac.

PhoneClean aims to clear junk from your iPhone or iPad

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PhoneClean is a Mac app that is designed to track down the junk files on your iPhone or iPad and clear them out, leaving more space for important things, like apps, photos and music.

The ultimate Mac speedup guide to boost performance

Time, speed and performance are all related - the faster you go the less time it takes!

New Apple Macs are great and they offer excellent performance. After a while and after numerous OS X updates, apps, games and so on, they slow down. Here’s how to speed up up your Mac and recover that lost performance.

Is Flickr better than iCloud Photos on the Apple Mac?

Whether you take photographs with a top end digital camera or just with your phone, you will soon amass a large quantity of snapshots. Where do you store them? Flickr and iCloud are two options, but which is best?

FonePaw helps recover lost data and files from an iPhone

Disasters sometimes strike no matter how careful you are and you could find yourself in a situation where your iOS device is lost or broken. FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can help.

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?

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