The MacPaw How-Tos

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How to benchmark your Mac How to tell that your Mac works at its full? How to find out how fast your solid state drives (SSD) or hard drive really is? How to get a good insight into any possible failures? The answer: Mac benchmark software. What’s benchmarking? Benchmarking is a way to test out… Read more... How to fix my MacBook Pro Booting to a Black Screen So you are trying to wake your Mac from sleep and it just wouldn’t. All you see is black screen on your MacBook Pro no matter what keys you are pressing. Below you’ll find a couple of solutions (mostly based on users’ cases) to bring you Mac back to the… Read more... Best ways to fix a white screen on Mac Your Mac stuck on white screen and you desperately grab your phone to google solutions? As it mostly happens abruptly, you need to find the fast way to bring your Mac back to life. So, let’s get down to work right away! Why my Mac stuck on white screen? Macs… Read more... The ultimate list of Mac keyboard shortcuts Humanity should be grateful for the invention of Mac hotkeys. They probably saved us thousand years of time if put together. There is something addictive in using shortcuts - the quickness, the feeling of a keyboard, the geeky confidence in your fingers when you realize “hurray it works!” Once you… Read more... How to clear space on iPhone when your storage is full With high-def photos, advanced apps, and console-quality games, your iPhone's memory is full in no time. Even users with massive 64 GB models can find things get out of hands fast. And if you’re using an 8 GB or 16 GB iPhone, chances are you’ll see that pesky “Storage Almost… Read more... 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...

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