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How to set up and customize your Mac from scratch

The MacBook Pro I'm writing this article on is my first laptop in nine months. Last March, my MacBook Air had an unfortunate drowning incident; in …

How to change your Mac's login password

The login screen is your computer's main door to your precious, sensitive data. Even if you are using an iMac that never leaves your home office, you …

How to Reinstall macOS Sierra

Some Mac users may need to reinstall macOS Sierra system software; typically this is necessary only as a troubleshooting technique, though there may …

Operating Systems

How to Install Mac OS on PC Without Mac (Using VirtualBox)

Mac OS X El Capitan was released last year. The operating system boasts of great features and a streamlined user experience. Fortunately, this …

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How to Install an SSD in an Older 2007-2009 iMac

If you’re still rocking an older iMac but want to breathe some new life into it, replacing the traditional hard drive with a solid-state drive is a …

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Master the art of melting metal with this no-nonsense guide to soldering

Soldering is an important skill for anybody who wants to put together circuit boards, play around with Arduino setups, or work on almost any type of …

Arduino

How to remove sound from a video file with iMovie on Mac

If you’ve ever wanted to remove all sound from a video file, you will be happy to hear that Apple’s iMovie app for the Mac is 100% capable of doing …

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10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

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How-To: Reduce iPhone screen brightness beyond what’s possible in Control Center or Display & Brightness settings

My iPhone 6s is not jailbroken, but there are still a couple of tricks that I employ that make it closer to that of a jailbroken phone. For example, getting rid of animations — a feat normally reserved for users willing to jailbreak — is now available to all iOS 9 users via the handy SpringBoard …

How to arrange and sort files in OS X El Capitan’s Finder

The Finder in OS X El Capitan has four ways to view your files: icon view, list view, column view, and Cover Flow view. But it also gives you many …

Operating Systems

How to Reinstall OS X on a Mac

Though we’d all rather everything works as intended with our Macs, occasionally something goes really haywire and OS X becomes either royally messed …

Operating Systems

10 Tricks to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal at Home

Life without reliable internet access is like a taxi driver without a reliable car. Living in the digital age where information is given and received …

How to move files in Mac without creating duplicates using keyboard shortcut

OS X is a fairly simple to use operating system that lets you conveniently perform your day to day task without much effort. However there are a few …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Create Ad Hoc WiFi Hotspot In Windows 10, Here's How

There are some, albeit rare occasions where you need to connect a wireless device to the Internet but don’t have access to a WiFi access point but …

Turn Your Mac Into A WiFi Hotspot, Here's How [Tutorial]

Have you ever felt the need for a WiFi connection for your mobile devices, but all you have is your Mac and a wired Ethernet connection? Luckily, …

How, why and when to boot your Mac in Safe Mode

Most of the time, your Mac “just works.”<p>But there will be times when a rogue app, a misbehaving service, outdated caches and other issue will cause …

Operating Systems

Install Windows 10 On Mac Using Boot Camp, Here's How [Tutorial]

The following step by step tutorial will help you install Windows 10 on Mac using Boot Camp Assistant software by Apple.<p>Before you begin, make a full …

How to create a partition on your Mac to test High Sierra

If you've always wanted to partition your Mac's hard drive so you can run a separate operating system — including macOS High Sierra — in tandem with …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

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Create a second Apple ID and download apps in other countries

The game you want to play is only available to Canadians? Here's how to trick your iPhone into thinking you're Canadian.<p>Not all apps are created equal. In fact, not all apps are available to you in the US. There are other-country-specific apps, as well as apps that are "soft launching" in smaller …

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How to reset the Mac Dock to default settings

The Dock in Mac OS X is incredibly convenient for keeping your most-used apps and files a single click away. It starts out clean and fairly small, …

Operating Systems

Til Morning's Light: Tips and tricks for navigating the haunted mansion's mazes

The heroine of Til Morning's Light got locked inside a haunted house without any advanced notice, but that doesn't mean you need to go in with her …

How to turn off your iPhone if your On/Off button doesn't work

<b>Updated February 2017:</b> New information on how to power down your iPhone with Assistive Touch.<p>Powering down your iPhone is pretty simple: You hold …

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac

Sometimes, you just need Windows. It’s not something that Apple would like to admit, and for the most part MacOS has done an admirable job of keeping …

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How to create a second iTunes library for Apple Music and iCloud Music

Quit iTunes on your Mac.<p>Re-open iTunes and hold down the option key.<p>In the Choose iTunes Library screen, select <b>Create Library</b>.<p><b>Name your new iTunes</b> …

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The Part of the Plane You Never Get to See: Where the Crew Rests

Rain Noe of Core77 shows us photos, diagrams, and videos of one area of a jetliner that you’re unlikely to see as a passenger: <b>the crew rest</b> …