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How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files in Dropbox Has an urgent need for Dropbox space ever made you choose between deleting holiday snaps and a work project document that you’re almost certain you have backed up on your device? Do you find that because of storage space constraints, you have to unnecessarily move files back and forth between… Read more... What is Startup Disk Full on Mac OS? A full startup disk is something that every Mac user will experience. And luckily, it’s a problem that has many solutions. In this article, we’ll go over: What is startup disk full?  How to find what's causing startup disk full? How to fix startup disk full? How do I prevent startup disk… Read more... Why is my Mac Running Slow? We’ve got 5 reasons. And 5 fixes. All Macs begin to slow down with age — MacBook Pro, iMac, it doesn’t matter. But don’t worry, there are many performance tips for you to fix it up. We’ve found the 5 best ways on how to make your Mac faster. Some work better… Read more... Clean Up Years of Storage in 3 Easy Steps While most of us are comfortable getting a shiny new laptop to replace the old one, we are not as enthusiastic about letting go of our old data. Our typical data storage includes years of accumulated images, music, documents, eBooks, PDF’s - some of which is still relevant to today,… Read more... How to Manage iCloud on Sierra: Saving and Deleting Files iCloud is gives you instant access to files and apps you need across all your devices. It has 5GB of space that you can use for free and additional storage is relatively inexpensive, so if you have multiple Apple devices, it’s definitely the most convenient way of file management. But… Read more... How to Organize Files and Folders on Mac We are gathered here today to offer a safe space to talk about personal file organization, or the lack thereof. You've probably seen other people navigate through their Mac file structure with ease; everything is where it should be as if the Mac is an extension of their mind. For… Read more... How to Upgrade Your Mac to the macOS Sierra The new OS X 10.12, or rather mac OS upgrade is at the door and it’s full of amazing features you’ll probably want on your Mac right away. And we'll take a quick look at what’s going to be the best among the news in macOS Sierra. (In case you… Read more... How to Run a Clean Install of macOS Sierra macOS Sierra is a fantastic update arriving from Apple to make us love our Macs even more. It has plenty of new features, and also has the same easy clean install and upgrade flow as did the previous OS.  LEARN MORE: How to Clean Install the macOS High Sierra? Note,… Read more... 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...

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