The really simple guide to Automator in OS X on the Mac

Automator is a sort of programming tool that enables you to create utility apps on the Apple Mac, but it does not require any programming knowledge. This guide takes you step by step through your first app.

Top Safari tips for better browsing in OS X El Capitan

You might not think that Safari has changed much over the years, but there have been many small tweaks here and there, and there may be some that you have not yet discovered, such as these.

Show Instagram photos on new Safari tabs on your Mac

Web browser extensions are sometimes useful, but sometimes they are just for fun and one entertaining extension for Safari on the Apple Mac is Flume. It is free and takes seconds to install into the browser.

Stop Gmail downloading thousands of emails to Mac Mail

Do you access Google Mail using the Mail app on your Apple Mac? It could be downloading tens of thousands of email messages that take forever to sync. There is a way to stop it doing this.

Create Mail rules to flag or colour email on the Mac

When your inbox is full of messages each morning and it looks like a big chaotic mess, it is disheartening. What can you do? Create rules to flag and colour important emails.

Get a free Mac clipboard manager and view your history

What is the most used feature on your Apple Mac? Could it be the clipboard? Power up the OS X clipboard with a utility to manage it and view clipboard history.

Remove Apple Mac malware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

At one time the Apple Mac never used to become infected with adware or malware, but times have changed. It still isn’t time to panic, but it is still good to have tools like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed.

Monitor internet usage with Bandwidth+ on the Apple Mac

How many megabytes or gigabytes of internet data have you uploaded and downloaded today? Do you need to keep an eye on the total usage? Bandwidth+ is a free app that can do that.

Transfer files between a Mac and Samsung Galaxy S6

Sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where you need to transfer a file from an Apple Mac to an Android phone, or transfer one from an Android phone to a Mac. Bluetooth is the answer.

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.

Get to know the new Disk Utility in OS X El Capitan

Disk Utility has been in OS X on the Apple Mac for years and it has not changed much, until now. The new Disk Utility in El Capitan is completely different to the previous version. Use it to fix problems on the Mac’s disk drive.

Boost productivity in El Capitan with a split screen

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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?

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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.

5 things you must do before upgrading to El Capitan

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Do you plan to upgrade OS X on your Apple Mac to El Capitan? Of course you do, but is your Mac prepared? Have you taken the right precautions? Here are the things you must do.

Track favourite sites with Shared Links in Safari

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Do you use Shared Links in Safari on your Apple Mac? Why not? Is it because you aren’t sure what they are or how useful they can be? Fear not, here’s how to use them to track websites and see what’s new.

What type of RAM does my Apple Mac need?

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Operating systems and applications are getting bigger every year and sooner or later your Apple Mac will become short of memory. You want to upgrade it, but what type should you buy? Finding out is easier than you might think.

Are cookies dangerous? Should they be blocked?

Cookies have a bad reputation and some people regard them as evil and to be avoided at all costs. It is said that they are malware, spyware and evil. Are they really? Should Safari be set to block them?

Find and delete photo duplicates on your Apple Mac

It is all too easy to get into a situation where you have duplicate photos on the disk drive. You might even have several gigabytes worth clogging up the system. Here is a utility that will find them and delete them.

Check your website for bad links with this free Mac app

Websites come and go, web pages move or are deleted and as a result of this, links on your website stop working. Integrity is a free Apple Mac app that checks your website for these dead links and shows where they are.

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