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 Choose Applications We all love apps. But there are applications that work incorrectly, cause instability and generally should not be promoted in any way. We know that, because users often report our Customer Support about such apps and we are interested in making CleanMyMac safer and more cautious in cleaning third-party programs.… Read more... How to delete photos from an iPhone: The complete guide iPhone is the perfect tool for taking spontaneous, memorable photos: it’s always there, you don’t need anything else to take a shot, and you don’t even have to be a pro to make it good. Because of that it’s easy to get carried away and pack your phone full of… Read more... Intel chip security flaw: Will your Mac be affected? macOS security update: What are Meltdown and Spectre The beginning of 2018 has had the technology world in frenzy. Two major processor vulnerabilities, namely Spectre and Meltdown have been discovered. Experts claim this current bug is unlike any security breach we’ve seen in the past because it affects hardware. This… Read more... How to clear cache and Other data to clean up your iPhone As you use your iPhone, it gets filled up with all sorts of things: apps, photos, videos, messages. And that’s fine, but it also gets filled up with stuff you have little control over and don’t necessarily need. If you ever checked your storage, you know there’s a vaguely named… Read more... How to back up your iPhone Picture this: it’s the last day of your trip to Barcelona, and you decide to take a farewell selfie on the beach, and... there goes your iPhone with all your vacation photos, straight into the warm blue wave. Shock. Despair. Chaos. Unless, of course, you have a backup. Backing up… Read more...

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