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How to organize photos on Mac: Smart Albums and other tricks With cameras so readily available, it’s easy to accumulate more photos than you know what to do with. You probably take dozens of pictures when you go out, meet up with friends, or go on vacation. And while taking photos is fun, organizing them is work. But it doesn't have… Read more... How to use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone We live in a visual era. Why take one picture when you can take five, or ten, or a dozen? Sooner or later, no matter how much space your iPhone comes with, you are going to run out. Once you start struggling for space, you start looking to iCloud for… Read more... macOS High Sierra: The New Features That Matter The September 2017 keynote has been a huge success and brought us some juicy novelties and features. So what did we get? A lot of fine tuning in terms of web browsing, graphics and file management and a bunch of other goodies. Everything you must know about the macOS High… Read more... How to speed up macOS Mojave macOS Mojave is a brilliant upgrade to the Mac operating system, bringing lots of great new features like Dark Mode and the new App Store and News apps. However, it’s not without its problems. In the weeks since its release, early adopters have reported numerous teething issues, many of them… Read more... How fast does your PC need to be? If you’re planning on buying a new PC or upgrading your existing computer, the first question you’ll probably ask yourself is ‘how fast does it need to be?’ If you believe the hype, only the fastest, most powerful model, loaded with RAM and a ton of storage space will do.… Read more... 5 reasons why you need a PC cleaning software You may have read about PC cleaners or even seen them recommended on websites and in magazines. And you’ve probably asked yourself: do I really need a PC cleaner? The short answer is ‘yes’. You don't think if you need a washing machine or vacuum cleaner, because you don't want… Read more... How to edit photos with Mac's native image editors Many people assume they need an Adobe subscription to edit photos even semi-professionally, but that's not true. Photos for Mac is the answer for anyone who wonders, “Does Mac come with a photo editor?” Moreover, the good old Preview you use to open PDFs and images has enough tools for… Read more... 10 best photo apps for iPhone One of the selling points of iPhone has always been the camera, its quality improving with every new model. In 2018, you can produce near-professional shots with just your phone — provided you’ve got the right apps for every step of the process. Here’s our roundup of top iPhone photography… Read more... The beginner's guide to iCloud Photo Sharing With iCloud Photo Library, you can access all of your images, videos, GIFs, and screenshots on all your devices. But that’s not the only way you can share photos using iCloud and what’s more, you don't have to share your whole library. Even better: if you want to share photos… Read more... Ways to clean up your digital clutter effectively If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a downloads folder full of files that you don’t even remember downloading, PDFs of old bank and credit card statements, and caches of cookies and browser history files cluttering up your hard drive. These are all a risk to your security and make… Read more...

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