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How to Upgrade your Mac to macOS 10.13 High Sierra Say hello to macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the new operating system for Mac desktops and notebooks that brings some impressive under-the-hood refinements.  If you were expecting some big overhauls, chances are you’ll be disappointed at a first view. But look closer and you’ll discover the fine details that amount to… Read more... macOS High Sierra vs macOS Sierra Comparison Review Each time a new operating system arrives, there comes an ubiquitous head-to-head battle: is the new one any better than previous one? Is upgrading worth the effort? Today we’re going to answer these questions (and a few more) in regards to the new macOS 10.13 High Sierra and its older… Read more... How to Downgrade from macOS High Sierra to Sierra You got really excited about the new operating system from Apple and installed macOS 10.13 High Sierra right away. However, what you initially thought to be a great idea, turned out to be overkill. Now you wish things could go back to the way they used to be, and you… Read more... A quick guide to APFS in macOS High Sierra Apple has become synonymous with innovation and forward-thinking hardware and software solutions. How come that until recently it had been using the same file system for almost 20 years? While the mystery remains, at least now there’s a new kid in town. With the launch of iOS 10.3 and macOS… Read more... How to dual boot macOS — Sierra & High Sierra Beta Do you want to run two operating systems on the same hard drive? Here’s a step-by-step guide to dual boot macOS. The new macOS 10.13 High Sierra is here and the fresh features it brings are more than promising. However, if you’re not ready yet to give up on macOS… Read more... How to Reinstall macOS High Sierra Your Mac doesn’t work well after you’ve installed macOS High Sierra? Or something went wrong during the installation? One of the easiest ways to fix such issues is reinstalling the operating system. Don’t worry, it won’t affect your files, data, apps, user settings, etc. Only a fresh copy of macOS… Read more... What is a Kernel Panic on Mac and How to Fix it? How to solve Kernel Panic error What is Kernel Panic? Kernel Panic, though sounding scary, is simply an occurrence when your Mac keeps restarting for no obvious reason. Your Mac’s screen goes black giving you various warning messages like “You need to restart your computer.” Note that the presence of… Read more... Why Is Safari Slow on Mac? Gone are the days when you could make yourself a sandwich while a web page was loading. The Internet is lightning fast now, so when things get slow as you browse the web it feels... unnatural. But oftentimes it’s not the Internet speed or the Wi-Fi connection that’s testing your… Read more... How to Speed Up Slow macOS Sierra Everyone seems to love Sierra, but if your experience is like dragging your Mac through a swamp then it’s time to do something about it. Let’s fix slow macOS Sierra In this guide we’re going to highlight the most common problems that cause a slow Sierra and the solutions to… Read more... How to Clear Document Version History and Autosave Cache Mac storage space is important to us. And it should be important to you too. The performance of our Macs is tied to our available storage space. A Mac with a full hard disk is going to be very slow and make it harder for apps and the OS to… Read more...

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