The MacPaw How-Tos

Learn about the inner workings of your Mac and how to make it run better!

macOS High Sierra: The New Features That Matter The September 2017 keynote has been a huge success and and brought us some juicy novelties and features. So what did we get? A lot of fine tuning in terms of web browsing, graphics and file management and a bunch of other goodies. Everything you must know about the macOS… Read more... How, when and why to reset your Mac’s PRAM and SMC Macs are reliable machines but on the rare occasions, they may start acting strangely for no obvious reason. Your Mac’s entering sleep unexpectedly, the battery doesn’t charge properly, your keyboard isn’t responding normally, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth refuse to work — these symptoms might mean that PRAM and SMC reset is… Read more... Mac won't turn on: What to do? When your Mac won't load it's probably less usable than ever (excuse the joke). But yet it’s too early to play the worst-case scenarios in your mind. Before you read next, check if your Mac is plugged in. Your first guess should be your Mac has run out of battery.… Read more... Little-known tools for Mac malware removal According to Malwarebytes, 2017 saw a 230% spike in malware activity within Mac ecosystem. The notable examples include Proton Remote Access Trojan and KeRanger virus. But whatever is that ends with “-ware” on your Mac — ransomware, adware, malware, or scareware — we’ll share a couple of methods to delete it. So,… Read more... The best way to run a Flash update on your Mac Got a message that says you have to update Flash Player on Mac? Don’t promptly click the update button. If you are not careful, you can accidentally install adware or malware instead of Flash Player. And that’s not what you need, right? In this article we’ll show you the best… Read more... How to benchmark your Mac How to tell that your Mac works at its full? How to find out how fast your solid state drives (SSD) or hard drive really is? How to get a good insight into any possible failures? The answer: Mac benchmark software. What’s benchmarking? Benchmarking is a way to test out… Read more... How to fix my MacBook Pro Booting to a Black Screen So you are trying to wake your Mac from sleep and it just wouldn’t. All you see is black screen on your MacBook Pro no matter what keys you are pressing. Below you’ll find a couple of solutions (mostly based on users’ cases) to bring you Mac back to the… Read more... Best ways to fix a white screen on Mac Your Mac stuck on white screen and you desperately grab your phone to google solutions? As it mostly happens abruptly, you need to find the fast way to bring your Mac back to life. So, let’s get down to work right away! Why my Mac stuck on white screen? Macs… Read more... The ultimate list of Mac keyboard shortcuts Humanity should be grateful for the invention of Mac hotkeys. They probably saved us thousand years of time if put together. There is something addictive in using shortcuts - the quickness, the feeling of a keyboard, the geeky confidence in your fingers when you realize “hurray it works!” Once you… Read more... How to clear storage on iPhone without deleting apps In today’s world of high-end cameras, advanced applications and console-quality games, it’s so easy for your iPhone to fill up storage very quickly. Even users with massive 64 GB storage models can find things get out of hands fast. So, if you’re using the 8 GB or 16 GB model,… Read more...

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