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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.

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?

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.

Too many Wi-Fi networks? Bad connections? Fix it!

If you travel with a MacBook you will probably have connected to many different Wi-Fi networks. OS X remembers each one and the list grows and grows. Is it too long? What are the implications?

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.

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?

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?

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