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macOS Mojave vs macOS High Sierra Review macOS Mojave was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2018 and was officially released on the 24th of September. This is the first recent macOS update not to be named after a mountain or mountain range; instead, taking its name from the California desert. Here are a few… Read more... Get the most from screenshots on your Mac There are a whole host of reasons you might want to take a screenshot on your Mac, from grabbing an image of an error message to send to tech support, to proving you paid for an online order in case the confirmation email doesn’t come through. Whatever the reason, it’s… Read more... How to make a recording of your Mac’s screen There are lots of reasons you might want to record the screen on your Mac. You might want to make a tutorial video to show a friend or colleague how to complete a task. Or you may want to make a video to share on social media that includes doing… Read more... The best paid for and free video editing software for Mac The Mac is hugely popular among creative professionals, so it’s no great surprise that there are lots of video editing tools available for it. Whether you just want to add titles, transitions and a soundtrack, or you want to add Hollywood-style effects and access to professional color correction there’s a… Read more... How to choose the best processor for your MacBook, iMac or Mac mini Buying a new Mac is exciting, but it can also be very confusing. For most of the Macs it sells, Apple offers a number of different configuration options, including different RAM capacities, storage sizes and disk types, and processors. For many people, it’s the last of those that’s most important.… Read more... How to uninstall any browser from your PC There are so many different web browsers available for Windows that most of us like to try a few out before we decide which one we like best. Some prefer Edge, while others like Chrome, for example. However, trying out multiple browsers means you end up with lots of browsers… Read more... Ways to free up hard disk space on Windows For years, hard disks got bigger and bigger, and operating systems and applications grew larger, taking advantage of the increased disk space by adding new features. Then, hard disks were replaced by SSDs with much lower capacities and suddenly space became an issue again. If you have an SSD that’s… Read more... Switching between Windows PC and Mac: tips and tricks If you use both a Mac and a PC, perhaps Windows at work and a Mac at home, you’ll know that while they do similar things and in many cases run the same applications, there are lots of differences between the two. Switching between Mac and PC can be frustrating,… Read more... Photo software for Mac: 7 apps for your photographer’s toolkit Whether you make a living as a photographer or just capture moments as a hobby, you know photography gear is to be taken seriously. And by gear we mean not only lenses and tripods, but also software tools. Editing, watermarking, resizing, organizing — this toolkit of photography software for Mac… Read more... How to fix Windows 10 slow boot When you buy a brand new Windows 10 PC, it starts up smoothly and quickly, allowing you to get on and do what you need to do. However, over time it takes longer and longer to boot until eventually the frustration waiting for it to be ready to use drives… Read more...

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