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How to clean up your Mac

Upgrade your operating system<p>These instructions assume you have the latest Mac operating system, macOS Sierra. If you don't, we recommend upgrading. …

19 ways to make your Mac run faster right now

There's also nothing like saving money when you can.<p>Macs are great computers, but they're also expensive, so you want to make sure you get your money's worth before buying a new one.<p>Here are a few suggestions to make sure you get more life out of your computer and keep it running in tip-top shape.

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T-Mobile is giving Pokemon Go players free, unlimited data (and a free Wendy’s Frosty)

T-Mobile has announced today that for its next T-Mobile Tuesday promotion, Pokemon Go players — in the wake of what has been no less than an explosive launch — will receive free, unlimited data for the mobile game. Set to take effect July 19th, the Un-carrier will give its customers a full year’s …

How to write a prize-winning crime novel

<b>Abir Mukherjee’s fledgling thriller won him a Telegraph competition and an agent. He tells Jake Kerridge how the story continued</b><p>The accountant Abir Mukherjee – or, as he can be officially described as of this week, the accountant and novelist Abir Mukherjee – is telling me about the genesis of his …

Books

The Five Stages of Writing a Novel

Few things in life are more daunting than attempting to write a novel. Leaving aside the amount of words you have to write (novels are usually around …

Creative Writing

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

4 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iPhone Keyboard

As an iPhone power user, you probably take pride in knowing all the hacks to make your smartphone best friend more efficient. You know all of Siri’s tips and tricks, how to cool down your overheated iPhone like a pro and save your battery life in a snap. While all those steps are crucial to …

Text Messaging

This Brilliant Tip Will Make Any iPhone Run 10 Times Faster

And it only takes 10 seconds.<p>Say "goodbye" to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Whether you’re new to iPhone or have been using your device for a while—there are plenty of Siri tips and tricks you may have never tried. We know Siri has opinions on the meaning of life but what other things can you ask Siri to do? There are plenty of lists on the cool and funny things to ask …

Tech Trends

Worried about Wi-Fi assist using too much cellular data? Here's how to turn it off!

Wi-Fi Assist is great for maintaining connections on shaky Wi-Fi. But it can also quickly eat up your data plan.One of iOS 9's new features, Wi-Fi …

Cult of Mac will pay top dollar for your used iPhone 

I’m super-excited to announce that <i>Cult of Mac</i> is launching a gadget buyback program that promises to pay more for used and broken Apple devices than Gazelle, Walmart and even Apple itself.<p>As we enter the annual upgrade season, we’ve teamed up with a U.S. recycling company to offer what we believe …

How to use content blockers in iOS 9 (and whitelist Cult of Mac!)

iOS 9 includes a new feature that desktop users have had for a while: content blocking. More conventionally known as ad blockers, this software cuts out all the advertisements and other cruft from web pages, allowing faster load times and a more streamlined experience.<p>Of course, most websites you …

Never write the same way again with the updated iA Writer

The iA Writer app has been a favorite of many writers, students, and business people for writing documents their mobile devices. Yesterday, Sept. 10, …

Apps

4 Apps That Can Make You a Better Writer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it: Writing doesn’t come easy for everyone.<p>If you need a little extra help in the writing department, there are some fantastic (free) writing apps that can improve your abilities instantly.<p>Grammarly<p>This writing tool can be used …

Apps

Our List of the Essential Chrome Extensions

Google’s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It’s tough to sift through the …

Apps

Weebly is the easiest way to create a website, store or blog

Create a<p>Website<p>Bring your ideas to life with our easy drag and drop website builder.<p>Get Started<p>Create an<p>Online Store<p>Build an online store with …

Web Design

Disconnect from Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X Without Turning Off Wireless

Mac users can quickly disconnect from a wi-fi network by using the wireless menu in OS X. This simple task is incredibly useful for managing and …

Operating Systems

How to create entirely separate photo libraries in Photos

One of the cooler hidden features of Photos (and iPhoto before it) is the ability to create more than one photo library. You can make one for your home photos, work photos, photos from a different camera, or those racy photos you don’t want the kids tripping over.<p>It’s pretty simple, but not totally …

Libraries

How to set up and start using Photos on your Mac

Apple announced in 2014 that it would no longer continue developing for iPhoto or Aperture, its older photo storage and editing programs for the Mac. …

How to use Optimized Storage on the Mac

As we use desktop and laptop computers, we tend to fill up our hard drives with stuff we've collected over the years. It's like an attic, basement, …

Photos for OS X FAQ: What you need to know!

Our long national iCloud photo-syncing nightmare is over: Photos for OS X, Yosemite's official successor to iPhoto, is now available with OS X …

How to use albums and libraries in Photos for Mac

From here, you'll be able to edit conditions using your original conditions screen.<p>Smart albums and iCloud Photo Library<p>Smart albums are a wonderful …

iCloud Photo Library: The ultimate guide

To accomplish this, iCloud Photo Library works with Photos for iOS and Photos for Mac, as well as iCloud.com, as the glue that holds everything …

How do I get rid of "xfinitywifi?"

There are a <i>lot</i> of Comcast cable modems leased by residential and business customers. Millions, in fact. In 2014 Comcast created a public network on …

Family Search Applications — FamilySearch.org

<b>Attention</b>: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend …

Genealogy

CDock Customises The Background And Colour Of Your Mac's Dock

Mac: Apple doesn't give you many options for customising your dock from the System Preferences. Free app cDock lets you customise the colours and …

Git

18 Awkward Moments Every Recently Returned Missionary Experiences

For everyone out there that wished there was an RMTC (Return Missionary Training Center) to phase back into day-to-day life so they could avoid these …

"The Higher 5" 5 Critical Things My Mission President Taught Me.

5 Critical Things My Mission President Taught Me To Always Stay on the Straight and Narrow. He called these "The Higher 5"<p>When I was preparing to go …