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How to recover deleted files and photos on a Mac

Losing a file in macOS can be a real pain, and doubly so when you’re the one who clicked delete. Fortunately it’s pretty easy to recover deleted files, particularly if you realise your mistake quickly. This guide will show you how to recover deleted items on a Mac. In this …

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How to reset a Mac to factory settings: Wipe your Mac or MacBook

If you’re planning to sell your old Mac, or trying to fix issues with an old Mac by doing a clean install of your software, you’ll first need to reset your Mac to factory settings. What’s the best way to wipe a Mac? Fortunately it’s easy to remove all the …

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How to upgrade RAM in a Mac: Boost performance with extra memory

Upgrading the RAM in your Mac can provide a significant boost to performance, as well as equipping the machine to run demanding software in the future. On older models this is actually a very simple procedure, and if you use third-party RAM from companies such as Crucial you’ll find the …

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Best Mac for video editing 2018: iMac, Mac Pro or MacBook Pro?

Which is the best Mac for video editing? It’s a question many of our readers ask. Apple Macs are particularly capable at editing video, and many video editors choose to invest in the latest Mac hardware. Traditionally a Mac of some kind has been the only choice for video professionals. …

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How to find a stolen Mac and protect data from theives

If your Mac’s been stolen or you’ve left it somewhere there is some pretty nifty technology that can help you find it again. The only proviso it that you need to have set it up first. We explain how to find a stolen Mac. How to set up Find My …

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Where to Buy a Mac 2018: Best Place to Buy an iMac, MacBook, Mac mini

So you’re thinking of buying a Mac? Excellent, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we point you in the right direction for your new Mac, whether that’s Apple’s own store, a third-party seller, or even refurbished or second-hand. If you’ve yet to decide on which Mac to buy, you can …

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Best Gaming Macs (and MacBooks) 2018: Buying Advice

It’s become something of a running joke among Windows users that Macs are rubbish for gaming. From a technical point of view this is nonsense, as Macs and PCs – and even gaming consoles such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – all use very similar components. The Mac …

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How to fix Wi-Fi not working problems on Mac

Welcome to our Mac Wi-Fi troubleshooting guide, which offers fixes for situations where Wi-Fi isn’t working, your Mac refuses to connect to the internet or your wireless signal strength is poor. Most of us take an always-on wireless internet connection for granted: we’re used to it being there when we …

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MacBook Air 2018 release date, UK price, features, specifications

As the MacBook Air reaches it’s tenth anniversary we ask whether there is a future for the no longer most-skinny MacBook. Watch Apple’s Steve Jobs unveil the MacBook Air at Macworld Expo San Francisco on 15 January 2008: Apple last updated the MacBook Air at WWDC in June 2017 (read …

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How to connect a USB-C MacBook or MacBook Pro to VGA projector, TV, display

Apple’s new MacBook laptops – the 12in MacBook and 13in and 15in MacBook Pro – feature just the latest USB-C connectors, rather than standard USB ports or Thunderbolt as found on previous MacBooks, and still found on the MacBook Air. So what if you need to attach a new MacBook …

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