The MacPaw How-Tos

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

How to Uninstall Xcode on macOS Xcode is an Apple-created developer's toolkit for iOS and macOS app development. Xcode is one of the best tools for developers, but projects can take up a lot of space on your Mac hard disk. The app also generates a lot of "temporary" cache files that will grow over time… Read more... iCloud Storage Full: How to Clear iCloud Drive iCloud is a great way to sync your apps and keep the files you need available on any device. But a default account only has 5GB of free storage space and it’s pretty obvious that 5GB is hardly enough even for backups. That’s why you’ve probably encountered “Storage almost full”… Read more... 15 Fixes to Common Windows PC Problems That Anyone Can Do PC problems are frustrating, especially when you aren't an experienced user and deep down you know it would probably be a quick and easy fix if you just had the knowledge. Unfortunately, even a simple PC fix can feel out of reach. Before you bother your family member again, or… Read more... Time to buy a new Mac? Let’s find out! We don’t just love our Macs; we love how reliable they are. If you buy a new Mac, it should give you years and years of enjoyment. But eventually, there comes a day when you notice that something is different. At that point you need to diagnose if your Mac… Read more... How to Use Siri in macOS and What to Ask A quick start guide: How to use Siri on your Mac Through thick and thin, your loyal personal assistant Siri has been there. In between telling you about your bad taste in music, throwing the sass at you (when you deserve it!), and generally tolerating your moods and tantrums, the Siri… Read more... How to Disable Siri on Mac How to use, configure or remove Siri on macOS Sierra What is Siri anyway? In short, it’s an artificial intelligence that uses voice recognition, language processing, and machine learning to help you make dinner plans. It used to be reserved for iOS users, but with the recent macOS Sierra upgrade, it’s now available… Read more... 8 Easy Ways to Speed Up a Slow Computer and Make it Run Like New When working on your PC, is it so slow that you spend half your time looking at your watch or staring at the ceiling instead of at your monitor? This presents lots of time to ask important questions like “why is my computer running so slow?” and “how much would… Read more... How to Hide Videos On a Mac “May I use your laptop for a few minutes?” What is your gut instinct when you hear these words? Uncertainty, because you’re not sure when you last encrypted and sorted your video files? Fear that the person may click on the “wrong” folder? Do you hover around in case you… Read more... Your Guide To The Best Holiday App Deals Love them or hate them, the holidays are upon us. While they’re not for everyone, they are for those of us who are passionate about our Macs and PCs. You see, the holiday season is a shopper’s paradise, as long as you know how to navigate the crowds and find… Read more... Increase Your Computer Performance - Get Your PC Back in Shape Remember the way your PC performed when you booted it up for the first time? It was so fast that if you blinked, you missed the Windows logo. Programs installed in minutes. From hitting the power button to having an open document took mere moments. You could run multiple programs… Read more...

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