How to Search Smarter with Spotlight in Yosemite

Spotlight has always been a useful tool on the Mac to quickly find applications, contacts, emails and documents. But it was always tucked away in the top right of the menu bar, underused by many Mac users who weren’t really aware of what it could do. Thankfully in OS X Yosemite, it has been brought to the fore and also gained […]

Setup Instant Hotspots the Easy Way with iOS 8

What is an Instant Hotspot? Sometimes when you’re on the road, you need to access the Internet on your Mac but only have your iPhone with you to connect. There aren’t always Wi-Fi hotspots around, and those “free” ones sometimes require you to register or create an account. I am actually writing some of this article […]

Best Mac VPNs Compared and Reviewed

For anyone concerned about security on the Internet, a VPN can ensure your browsing, emails, web banking and app usage stays private. Simply put, a VPN acts like a secure private network that encrypts your Internet traffic and makes it extremely hard for anyone (even your Internet Service Provider) to snoop on your online habits. And […]

How to Setup a VPN on the Mac for Anonymous Browsing

In this day and age, Internet security is more important than ever. Additionally, many people that travel abroad are frustrated to find that they can’t access their favourite websites and video services (such as the BBC iPlayer or 4oD), due to restrictions based on the user’s location imposed by the content owners or government regulations. In these situations, […]

Navigating Dialog Boxes With Your Keyboard

Using the mouse to click save or select text fields or choose options isn’t a very efficient use of your time, even worse, if you are performing repetitive tasks it can be really frustrating. Well you will be glad to hear that you can navigate all dialog boxes without your fingers ever leaving the keyboard. […]

Things you can do with an old iPhone

I have a drawer full of old iPhones in various states of disrepair. In the past I have given a couple away to members of my family and often considered selling the rest. But I would rather keep them, I can still vividly remember unpacking each one, even the smell of the expertly crafted packaging.

10 Tips to Free Up Hard Drive Space in Mac OS X

Hard disks inevitably fill up over time, and a higher capacity drive just means that you’ll find more ways to fill it. These days it’s possible to buy a MacBook Pro with a 750 GB hard disk, but even that can fill quickly if you have lots of media such as movies, music and photos. As […]

17 Reasons Why Your Mac Runs Slower Than it Should

Day by day, bit by bit your Mac has got slower and slower. You don’t really notice because it has happened so gradually.

Until one day you have a chance to use another machine, that’s when you realize what your beloved Mac has become, as slow as an asthmatic ant carrying some heavy shopping.

Well all is not lost, while this list is unlikely to make you mac into a speed demon overnight, one of the following suggestions may just help.