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How to access secret menus and functions in Safari on the Apple Mac

There are hidden menus in Safari that you cannot normally access. They enable Safari to emulate iPhones and iPads and block video ads.

Safari has two menus that contain main useful functions, but they are hidden by default. Here’s how to make them visible and use them to emulate devices, stop video ads playing and more.

Why you need to create a new user account on your Mac today!

Create multiple user accounts on the Apple Mac for extra security and for backup purposes in case there is a problem.

How many user accounts do you have on your Apple Mac? Just one? This is risky and there are potential pitfalls to beware of when there is just one user. Here’s how many you should have.

Access hidden Disk Utility commands using Terminal in macOS

How to use the diskutil command from the Terminal in macOS on the Apple Mac. Use it to format disks, mount and unmount them, erase them and more.

Disk Utility on the Apple Mac is a useful tool for formatting disks, partitioning them, and so on. However, there are many more features available from the command line. Learn the secrets!

Monitor the battery in your iPhone and iPad remotely on your Mac

iBetterCharge app for the Apple Mac monitors the battery level in your iPhone and iPad remotely over the Wi-Fi network. See when they need charging.

Do you often find the battery in your iPhone or iPad really low just when you need it most? Add a free menu bar widget to your Mac to alert you whenever they need charging. It works wirelessly.

7 tips to keep your Apple MacBook or iMac on top of its form

Keeping your Apple Mac running smoothly is easy, but only if you know the right maintenance tricks. Here are top tips that will keep your Mac in peak form.

As a Mac devotee, I must say that usually these beautiful machines take care of themselves quite efficiently and there is no need to interfere. All you have to do is take them out of the box and enjoy the experience.

How to tune in to internet radio on your Mac with iTunes and VLC

How to listen to streaming internet radio stations using iTunes and VLC media player on the Apple Mac. Listen to talk shows, sport, news and music.

Streaming video services on the internet seem to get the most attention these days, but video never killed radio and there are some great stations. Tune in and listen on your Apple Mac.

Upgrade Google Drive to Google Backup and Sync on Apple Mac

Google Drive was great, but its replacement, Google Backup adn Sync is even better. Here is how to install it on the Apple Mac

If you use Google Drive on a Mac, here’s how to upgrade it to Google Backup and Sync. There are new features in the updated app that make the online storage even more useful than before.

How to install macOS High Sierra on an external USB drive

A stop-by-step guide to installing macOS High Sierra, the next operating system from Apple for Mac owners. Download it and install it.

The public beta of macOS High Sierra is available for download and you can test the new and exciting OS update on your Mac. Install it on a USB drive to leave your Mac running macOS Sierra.

How to hide files and folders from Finder on the Apple Mac

Hide files and folders on your Apple Mac that you do not want others to see. Make then private so only you can see them and access them.

Security is a constant worry and we often hear about this or that that was hacked, files stolen and private files made public. Stop worrying and hide files and folders to make them more private.

How to download Microsoft Office for the Apple Mac for free

Step by step guide to building an app that runs Microsoft Office web apps in a window on the desktop, just like real apps.

Microsoft Office has some excellent applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and several more. But why pay for them when you can get them for free? Here’s what you need to do.

How to create a Google Play Music desktop app for Mac in 5 mins!

Create a Google Play Music desktop app using Automator on the Apple Mac. It takes two minutes to create a brilliant streaming music player app for macOS.

Although many Apple Mac owners get their music from iTunes, some people prefer Google Play Music. However, there isn’t a desktop player app. Here is how to create one in 5 minutes. Easy!

What to do if you cannot access the internet on your Apple Mac

Fix internet access problems on the Apple Mac with these top tips. Step by step to fixing a broken internet connection or solving slow internet connections.

There are times when the web fails and it is impossible to get a site to display. You might not even be able to get your email or anything else on the internet. Try these solutions.

How to reset Safari on the Apple Mac and restore default settings

Problems with Safari on the Apple Mac can often be fixed by deep cleaning Safari - delete caches, plug-ins, extensions so on.

When you have problems with Safari on your Apple Mac, what can you do? If the browser is not working properly then resetting it might solve your problems. A fresh start can make a big difference.

QuickTime editing functions you probably didn't know it could do

Top editing tricks for QuickTime on the Apple Mac. This app has more video editing functions than you may have realised.

QuickTime Player on the Apple Mac is a useful tool for viewing video clips, but it can do a lot more. For some tasks you might prefer it to iMovie. Take a look at these editing functions.

How to create custom Finder views in macOS on the Apple Mac

Finder on the Apple Mac hides information from you and by customising the view for a folder, this information can be made visible. show it and rearrange it as it suits you.

Finder on the Apple Mac is more customisable than you might think and the information that is displayed by default is not the only information available. Create your own custom Finder views.

Essential tasks when you have bought a second-hand Apple Mac

How to use recovery mode on the Apple Mac to erase the disk and reinstall macOS. Use it when you buy a second-hand Mac to start with a clean install

If you have just received or purchased a pre-loved Apple MacBook or iMac, what should you do? Before you begin using it there are some essential tasks to perform to ensure it runs perfectly.

Stop hackers, enable LastPass two factor authentication

Add two factor authentication to the LastPass password manager to increase the security and prevent unauthorised access by hackers and thieves.

Online security is a constant worry, but adding two factor authentication to your LastPass password manager increases security and keeps out hackers. Use this step by step setup guide.

How Mac Mail chooses which account you mail from and how to change it

Top tips for Apple Mac Mail - how to choose which email account messages are sent from. How Mail decides which From address to use

When you have several email accounts set up in the Mail app on the Apple Mac, there are several shortcuts for choosing which account email is sent from. Do you know them all?

Take control of your passwords and login details with KeePassXC

An online password manager is at risk of being hacked. Take control of your site logins by storing them in and encrypted database using KeePassXC on the Mac

A password manager is an essential tool because it is impossible to remember all your login details. Instead of online or paid tools, KeePassXC is free and offers security benefits.

How to install and uninstall Java on macOS and why you need it

How to install Java on the Apple Mac running macOS and how to uninstall it. Java is needed for free apps that analyse your website or blog for SEO and help you optimise it for Google and Bing

Java is a modern programming language that is needed to to run certain programs on the Apple Mac. Here’s how to install and uninstall Java, and essential apps for bloggers and website owners.

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