The MacPaw How-Tos

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

What to do if your MacBook is not charging A beauty of a MacBook or any other laptop is its portability. You can unplug it and use whenever and wherever you want. Of course, it only makes sense if it holds the charge. That’s why it can be a nightmare when your laptop is not charging hence killing its… Read more... Download and install older versions of OS X on a Mac So, you’ve decided to download an older version of Mac OS X. There are many reasons that could point you to this radical decision. To begin with, some of your apps may not be working properly (or simply crash) on newer operating systems. Also, you may have noticed your Mac’s… Read more... CleanMyPC vs Windows Add or Remove Programs tool: choose your way to uninstall Each time you install a program on Windows, it goes with several files and sometimes registry entries. That’s why, when you want to uninstall the program you need to remove these files and entries too, otherwise they are piled up on your hard drive. Windows OS has a "native" uninstallation… Read more... How to uninstall Windows Store apps efficiently Windows (especially Windows 10) comes with many built-in programs like Groove Music, Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Weather. However, not all of these apps are really helpful. For example, what’s the last time you’ve launched the Groove Music app? Or checked the MSN Weather? Or used native Microsoft mail and messaging programs?… Read more... How to get Windows on Mac Mac vs Windows. Windows vs Mac. Why choose if you can get the best of both worlds by dual booting? Install Windows on Mac so you can jump back and forth from one operating system to another on the same computer. By now, the practice is well-established and Windows can… Read more... How to delete useless burst photos on your Mac Burst mode does us all a big favor by taking a bunch of pictures with a single (long) click. However, a burst photo only serves the short-term purpose of capturing every split second so you can pick the best shot later. Once you’ve done that, you’re better off without a… Read more... How to defrag a Mac? — Do Macs need defragmentation? You might be experiencing some performance issues with your Mac and you knew from your PC days about defragging computers. Well, you won’t find any command or utility to do that on Mac. The point is that the Mac File System is designed differently than Microsoft's, and it defragments files… Read more... How to Speed up Mac? — 15 Steps to Improve MacBook Performance Remember the feeling of a brand new Mac? A Mac without rainbow wheels. A Mac that didn’t cause headaches or frustration. Everything was just perfect! However, with all apps, documents, photos and a full iTunes library, your Mac starts to act as if it’s hiking 20 miles uphill in the… Read more... How to Clean Up Mac? — 10 Steps to Clean MacBook So you’ve had your Mac for a while and things don’t feel as fresh and clean as they used to? Like a car, phone, or watch, anything regularly taken care of will greatly extend the lifetime of it by years. Don’t worry; there are many things you can do to… Read more... 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...

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