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How to back up your Mac using Time Machine

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I recently became a contributing writer for MacRumors, which attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest Apple technologies and products. Aside from covering breaking Apple news, I’ll also be reviewing hardware products and writing tutorials on Apple software. My first guide to go live on the site shows how to back up your Mac using Time Machine.

How to get fit with Apple Watch fitness apps

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Get fit Apple Watch

One of the attractions of the Apple Watch is its built-in activity tracking features. The proprietary Activity app enables you to track your movement, exercise and standing frequency over time, while integrated feedback helps you to improve on long-term activity goals. Apple’s efforts are commendable, but a little basic for the committed fitness freak, which is why there are third-party Apple Watch fitness apps available that specialise in these areas and which may serve your […]

10 of the best iPhone 6S cases

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Optrix Body Glove Pro

Apple iPhone 6S handsets have been flying off the shelves in their millions since September, and there’s every reason to think they’ll continue to be a huge hit right through 2016. Despite that, the iPhone 6S isn’t hugely different from the previous iPhone 6, and looking at the two handsets you’d think they’re identical. But in fact, the 6S is 11 per cent heavier, due to the technical wizardry packed into that 3D Touch display. […]

20 Mac OS X El Capitan tips, tricks and hidden features

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OS X El Capitan

The twelfth major release of OS X is now officially available on the Mac App Store. As usual, Apple’s new version of its operating system is a completely free download and comes with a bunch of new features. El Capitan has benefitted from a public beta testing programme to iron out the vast majority of bugs prior to hitting the mainstream, so as long as your Mac is compatible then there’s no reason not to […]

In defence of the clean install

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I’m a great believer in the clean OS install. I’m not talking about when it comes to installing Windows – a fresh start for any new Microsoft release should really go without saying – I mean installing the latest Mac OS. I know Apple tries to make every new OS update as seamless and simple as possible to make Mac users’ lives easier, and I’m very grateful for its ‘Restore from Time Machine backup’ and ‘Migration […]

20 iOS 9 features, tips and tricks

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iOS 9 tips

Apple has finally released its latest iteration of iOS which boasts a slew of new features that promise a better user experience on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. New additions in iOS 9 such as the News app and Multi-tasking capabilities have been making the headlines, but there’s a whole lot else going on that you might not know about, which is why I wrote up these 20 iOS 9 tips for Lifehacker readers.