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How to Downgrade from macOS Sierra Just like most of us, you’ve probably jumped on the Sierra bandwagon and upgraded expecting cool features and a boost in performance. But the new macOS has it’s bugs and troubles: some apps and hardware pieces are incompatible with it just yet, and some features are off-putting rather than appealing.… Read more... macOS Sierra Details & Hidden Features No more OS X 10.12, meet macOS Sierra This fall 2016, the latest OS X, or rather macOS Sierra 10.12 approaches to take El Capitan’s place. Apple sticks to California natural sites for naming, so no surprises here. Also, as you might have noticed, they dropped the usual “OS X”… Read more... What is iCloud Drive on macOS Sierra and how it works? What is iCloud drive? Well, it is what it sounds like: iCloud drive is storage for Apple devices that is based in the cloud. And what is a cloud storage? Simply put, it’s a remote server that keeps your data and lets you access it via the internet. iCloud has… Read more... Duplicate Music Remover: You Only Need One Copy of Each Song If you’re reading this, you’re probably pretty addicted to music. And it feels amazing, doesn’t it? More tracks means more moods, more emotions, and even more you. But while there’s never enough music, one copy of each piece is pretty much enough even for the craziest music lovers. I mean,… Read more... How to Choose a Photo Manager for Mac Managing a huge gallery and organizing photos is a tricky business, even if you’re generally tidy, so it’s always a good idea to use some help. Especially, when there’s software out there designed specifically to deal with an overload of pictures. The only trouble with most photo managing software is… Read more... How to Sort Your Holiday Photo Gallery on Mac Here’s a little advice on the best way to sort photos from your vacations on Mac. Even the best of us are guilty of taking loads of pictures while touristing around or chilling with our dearest. So you might know the pain of digging through the messy gallery afterwards. What… Read more... How to Remove Bloatware from your Mac What is bloatware? Long story short, bloatware is any piece of software that weights a lot and eats up too much RAM. Certainly, there is software like video editors or stuff for 3D-modelling that is supposed to weight a ton and hog all the RAM you’ve got, but bloatware is… Read more... Your Mac Is Overheating? Chill Out, We’ve Got This. Have you ever experienced a Mac so hot to the touch that you could probably fry an egg (iEgg?) on it? Or how about a Mac that has fans that are so noisy that it feels like you’re about to take flight? Well, the good news is that you’re not… Read more... Duplicate Photo Finder for Mac: Sorting Out Your Gallery in Minutes If you shoot as much as the next photographer, most of your hard drive is taken over by pictures. Now, try to imagine how many of them are duplicate photographs or just visually really-really similar? Chances are, the answer is a lot. If you have a digital camera (not a film one) you… Read more... El Capitan Slow: 5 tips on How to Speed Up OS X 10.11 You probably noticed that after you upgraded to OS X El Capitan, slow Mac started to become a trouble. Why does this happen? Well, we found out that El Capitan needs a lot more disk space and RAM to run quickly. The good news is, it's not just possible to… Read more...

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