Mac Tips Tricks

15 Tips to Speed up a Slow Mac

15 Tips to Speed up a Slow Mac

Macs are usually reliable when it comes to a consistent level of performance. But there are exceptions to everything. If your Mac is old or filled with junk, there will be consequences. If you’ve been feeling that your Mac is getting slower – do the following things and all that frustration might just stop.

How to Mirror Your iPhone or iPad’s Display to Your Mac for Free

How to Mirror Your iPhone or iPad’s Display to Your Mac for Free

If you search online to find a way to mirror your iPhone or iPad on your Mac, you’ll get several different results. Most are expensive, bloated software that you don’t need. Everyone seems to be quite hushed about a hidden feature built right into macOS that lets you mirror your iOS device. That’s right, you can do this already without any additional software and it’s totally free.

How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Your Mac

How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Your Mac

The way that we use our Macs for work, duplicates files are just a part of our life. You add something to iTunes and it gets copied over to iTunes directly (not moved). You want to sync something to your iPhone and you copy it over to Dropbox. You create a quick copy of something on the desktop only to forget about it a week later.

Your Mac’s Storage Almost Full? 3 Ways to Free up Disk Space on Your Mac

Your Mac’s Storage Almost Full? 3 Ways to Free up Disk Space on Your Mac

Every MacBook that Apple sells comes with an SSD. While SSDs are crazy fast, they don’t offer that much storage space. If you’ve been using a Mac for a while, chances are you’re still rocking that 128 GB drive. And that’s just not enough.

How to Bring Back macOS Sierra’s Battery Time Remaining Indicator

How to Bring Back macOS Sierra’s Battery Time Remaining Indicator

The side effect of the new MacBook Pro battery life fracas was the loss of the battery time remaining indicator. Apple removed in the macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update because it just wasn’t providing sane, real world numbers for the newer devices. Now, you’re only left with the percentage stat, just like iOS.

How to Change DNS Servers on Your Mac

How to Change DNS Servers on Your Mac

DNS servers, or Domain Name System servers, essentially allow you to browse the Internet in a user friendly manner. They provide your computer with the capability to recognize the web addresses you type in and connect to their places on the web. With Internet service, your computer automatically gets assigned a DNS server to use. Most users don’t ever have to think about DNS servers or changing them. Still, there are potential benefits to swapping out your assigned server for a new one, even on an iPhone or iPad.

How to Automatically Set Bing’s Daily Photo as Your Mac Wallpaper

How to Automatically Set Bing’s Daily Photo as Your Mac Wallpaper

If you’ve ever searched with Bing you probably know that the website features a gorgeous new background photo daily. The photos day after day are just absolutely breathtaking and Bing even includes a snippet on the bottom right describing the scene.

How to Monitor and Improve Your MacBook’s Battery Health

How to Monitor and Improve Your MacBook’s Battery Health

While your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air itself can last you several years before it’s time to get a new one, the battery might not make it the entire way through. I bought my current MacBook Air five years ago and already replaced the battery once at the Apple Store. It didn’t die on me, but the health got so poor that I thought it was time for a fresh one.

All the USB-C Dongles You’ll Need to Connect Your Accessories to the new MacBook Pro

All the USB-C Dongles You’ll Need to Connect Your Accessories to the new MacBook Pro

With the new Late 2016 MacBook Pros with USB-C ports, we’re officially in the Apple Transition Phase. The new MacBooks are thinner and lighter. And USB-C is a versatile port. The future where all of our accessories use USB-C is going to be great. But we’re not there yet. To make it through this tough year or two, through the transition period, we’ll need the help of the unsung heroes – dongles and cables (or as Apple calls them – adaptors).

How to Try the New Touch Bar on Any Mac and iPad

How to Try the New Touch Bar on Any Mac and iPad

It’s not every day that Apple invents a whole new interaction model. The last big one was of course the multi touch iPhone screen. Now, Apple’s added a thin striped OLED display on the top of the keyboard on the new MacBook Pros, called the Touch Bar. But it’s glorified shortcuts bar. It could just be the next big thing. It’s a shame you can’t try it without spending $1799.