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Britain's 40 cosiest hotels for winter

As the snowclouds roll in, the wind begins to howl, and ice takes its steely grip, our thoughts turn to warmth and shelter: log fires and hearty food served in cosy, characterful, atmospheric surroundings. We dream of squashy sofas and oak beams, home-baked cakes and crumpets for tea; and warm, …

What You Need to Know Before Buying an HDR TV

In the world of new TVs, the goalposts are always moving. As soon as you feel safe splurging on a new set, another reason to hold out comes along. …

A Cold Case Expert Thinks ‘Making A Murderer’ May Be Tied To One Of The Most Prolific Serial Killers Ever

One of the most frustrating questions regarding the death of Teresa Halbach in Netflix’s crime documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i> is “If Steven Avery didn’t kill her, who did?” We’ve heard a couple of theories offered up by internet sleuths and Steven Avery himself, but there’s been nothing very …

New Apple TV: Tips, Tricks, Siri Remote Shortcuts and Useful Settings

The new Apple TV launched on Friday in several countries around the world, giving early adopters a chance to try out the fourth-generation device for a few days now. The consensus opinion is that the new Apple TV is a worthwhile upgrade, particularly because of new features such as the App Store, …

How to adjust Siri Remote's Touch surface sensitivity

The new Apple TV ships with Apple’s dramatically enhanced Siri Remote with a dedicated trackpad-like area, officially referred to as the Touch …

Smart TV

10 great apps to download for your new Apple TV

After a long wait, the heavily revamped fourth-generation Apple TV has finally arrived to buyers starting today. A 32GB edition is $149 while the …

How to rearrange, force quit, and delete apps on the Apple TV

The fourth-generation Apple TV supports third-party apps, allowing you to watch movies, play games, browse recipes, and a lot more. But with all …

The best apps and games for new Apple TV

The fourth generation Apple TV has started making its way to customers who pre-ordered it from today. It is also available for in-store purchase …

How to rearrange apps on the Apple TV

Rearranging apps on the Apple TV works much like it does on iOS. First you enter into “wiggle mode” and then you move the user-installed apps to your …

Smart TV

How to delete apps on the Apple TV

Along with rearranging apps in a similar manner to how it’s done on iOS, deleting apps on the Apple TV is a familiar exercise as well. Like iOS, …

How to control your TV volume with the new Apple TV Siri Remote

Tips<p>The vastly improved Siri Remote that ships with the fourth-generation Apple TV includes dedicated volume buttons, which can be programmed to …

The 10 best Apple TV apps to grab on day one (and honorable mentions)

After years of waiting, the Apple TV finally has its own App Store, and it’s already populated with a surprisingly large number of worthwhile apps and games. We’ve been testing them and looking to see what’s hot and not for day one Apple TV buyers, including some titles compatible with third-party …

How-To: Quickly transfer your old iPhone’s files to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus

Transferring files from your old iPhone to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus isn’t difficult, but after a reader emailed about the many, many hours he expected to wait for the old-to-new iPhone transfer process to complete, I realized that his experience has become more common — even though it’s …

This incredibly useful app can help your old Mac run like new again

Does your MacBook start sounding like a rocket ship that’s about to take off if you have more than four browser tabs open at once? If so then you may …

Best Mac apps for tweaking system settings: TinkerTool, Onyx, Cocktail, MacPilot

Should you have to resort to the command line to change hidden preferences on OS X? No.On the weekends, I bring you OS X Power Tips, which usually …

How-To: Benchmark your Mac with these three free downloads

Over the course of writing guides to boosting Mac and hard drive speeds, I’ve discussed the incredible performance improvements Macs can get from simple upgrades — adding RAM, choosing a fast solid state drive (SSD) as an internal or external drive, and even running a simple disk optimizer tool. …

Mac Backup Software | Carbon Copy Cloner

I’ve tested nearly 100 Mac backup apps, and my favorite tool by far for making bootable duplicates is Carbon Copy Cloner. I’ve used it daily for …

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011 Hard Drive Replacement

Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent.<p>Remove the lower case.<p>Use the edge of a spudger to pry the …

How-To: Update your old MacBook, Mac mini, or Mac Pro hard drive with a fast SSD

My Mac is now silent. After installing a solid state drive (SSD) with no moving parts, the drone of my iMac’s hard drive and fans has given way to such an absence of sound that I only hear the high-pitched squeal of my office lights.<p>My Mac is now fast. Even with 400GB of available space, OS X …

How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. Today’s guide looks at the <b>easiest SSD</b> …

MacBook Air

How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170

MacBook Pros are great computers but they can always benefit from getting a nice hardware upgrade. A Redditor at r/apple who goes by the name of …

How to install Windows on your Mac for free

2015 is going to be a big year for Microsoft with the forthcoming release of Windows 10 — you can read all about Microsoft's big January event right …

How to run Windows on a Mac with Boot Camp

Changing operating systems is a painful process: leaving what you know behind for a new and potentially fruitful land, sacrificing some things for …