The MacPaw How-Tos

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

iTunes is not recognizing your iPhone, iPod or iPad? Here's what to do When it comes to iTunes, your Mac and iOS devices work in sync. Your Mac is home to your all of your media, and your iPhone, iPod or iPad is where all of it's played when you're on the move. But what happens if you connect your device to your… Read more... MacBook buying guide Selecting the right Mac laptop isn’t easy, with three core models and four versions of the MacBook Pro - Apple’s most powerful and versatile laptop - to choose from. How you select the best Mac to buy depends on several factors, including what you need it for and of course,… Read more... Burst photos on iPhone: What they are and how to delete them Burst mode does us all a big favor by taking a bunch of pictures with a single (long) click. However, a burst photo only serves the short-term purpose of capturing every split second so you can pick the best shot later. Once you’ve done that, you’re better off without a… Read more... How to defrag a Mac? — Do Macs need defragmentation? You might be experiencing some performance issues with your Mac and you knew from your PC days about defragging computers. Well, you won’t find any command or utility to do that on Mac. The point is that the Mac File System is designed differently than Microsoft's, and it defragments files… Read more... How to Speed up Mac? — 15 Steps to Improve MacBook Performance Remember the feeling of a brand new Mac? A Mac without rainbow wheels. A Mac that didn’t cause headaches or frustration. Everything was just perfect! However, with all apps, documents, photos, and a full iTunes library, your Mac starts to act as if it’s hiking 20 miles uphill in the… Read more... How to Clean Up Mac? — 10 Steps to Clean MacBook So you’ve had your Mac for a while and things don’t feel as fresh and clean as they used to? Like a car, phone, or watch, anything regularly taken care of will greatly extend the lifetime of it by years. Don’t worry; there are many things you can do to… Read more... How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10? — CleanMyPC Uninstaller Keeping your computer clean and tidy is important for two reasons: your PC’s health and your own. A bunch of programs could make your computer sluggish, and a cluttered desktop will do the same to your mind. That’s why you have to uninstall apps you no longer use or need.… Read more... How to Disable Startup Programs on Windows 10? — Change or Turn Off Autorun Apps Computers may sometimes behave like cats. They totally ignore you as if they have plans of their own. You will see apps popping up and mysterious processes starting in the background. Now your PC takes 5 minutes to load, what’s happening? Your computer probably has too many apps sitting in… Read more... Remove Apps Properly with Improved Uninstaller Quite a common situation: you want to remove some apps because they are unnecessary, unusable, or outdated. What happens then? You decide to get rid of the clutter and probably use the default Windows uninstaller to remove these apps. But did you know that most default uninstallers don’t delete the entire program, leaving… Read more... Wi-Fi won't turn on — How to fix Wi-Fi connection on Mac? Wi-Fi problems on macOS Sierra/High Sierra Wi-Fi connection — it is central to intelligent life on Earth. But there could be numerous reasons your Mac won’t connect to Wi-Fi: a new software update, broken Wi-Fi preferences, or several networks conflicting with each other. Below we’ll explain what to do when… Read more...

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