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How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10? — CleanMyPC Uninstaller Keeping your computer clean and tidy is important for two reasons: your PC’s health and your own. A bunch of programs could make your computer sluggish, and a cluttered desktop will do the same to your mind. That’s why you have to uninstall apps you no longer use or need.… Read more... How to Disable Startup Programs on Windows 10? — Change or Turn Off Autorun Apps Computers may sometimes behave like cats. They totally ignore you as if they have plans of their own. You will see apps popping up and mysterious processes starting in the background. Now your PC takes 5 minutes to load, what’s happening? Your computer probably has too many apps sitting in… Read more... Remove Apps Properly with Improved Uninstaller Quite a common situation: you want to remove some apps because they are unnecessary, unusable, or outdated. What happens then? You decide to get rid of the clutter and probably use the default Windows uninstaller to remove these apps. But did you know that most default uninstallers don’t delete the entire program, leaving… Read more... Wi-Fi won't turn on — How to fix Wi-Fi connection on Mac? Wi-Fi problems on macOS Sierra/High Sierra Wi-Fi connection — it is central to intelligent life on Earth. But there could be numerous reasons your Mac won’t connect to Wi-Fi: a new software update, broken Wi-Fi preferences, or several networks conflicting with each other. Below we’ll explain what to do when… Read more... Tame the Autorun with CleanMyPC Many people complain about their PC booting slow. Yet they’ve never heard of Autorun and what a powerful functionality is concealed in their Windows OS. Take a minute to learn more about it. You’ll become a better PC user, less annoyed with stacks of pervasive apps. What is Autorun? Autorun… Read more... 5 Ways to Force Quit Mac Applications Do you encounter a frozen app on your Mac and can’t quit it normally? That spinning beach ball makes you crazy? Instead of just sitting and getting more frustrated, force quit an app that’s not responding. Thankfully, you’ve got options to close the unresponsive apps. We’ve prepared five Mac force… Read more... How to Use the Mac Task Manager We never like to have problems with our computers, right? However, some of them are inevitable. Sometimes your apps don’t work, your Mac gets slow, you see a spinning wheel of death, and more. Understanding the root of some problems can be difficult; fortunately, there are some troubleshooting tools to… Read more... 10 Ways to Speed Up Slow Internet Connection on Mac Find yourself waiting forever for websites to load? Have problems with video calls, playing games or working online? Probably your internet needs a speed boost. But what can you do to ensure the best online experience? Don’t worry, in this article we’ll go over all tested troubleshooting steps to resolve… Read more... 5 Great Apps to Measure Your Mac’s Performance How to monitor your Mac’s performance? How to tell that your computer works at its full? How to compare it to other machines with similar specifications? The answer: Mac benchmark tools. Benchmarking can help you understand the performance of your Mac’s software and hardware, including the disk speed, memory, and… Read more... Simple Ways to Reduce Memory Usage on Mac (MacBook Pro, Air, iMac) “No matter what I do, my Mac is still slow”, an average tech consultant hears this phrase multiple times a day. Give a person even the most powerful computer, and pretty soon it will be cluttered with apps, extensions and things that are too much for it to handle. To… Read more...

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