All posts tagged: mac

Tardisk: Boost internal MacBook storage – externally

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Tardisk Boosting internal MacBook storage – externally   Apple’s habit of making its Macs ever more impervious to upgrading has become a topic of widespread scorn in recent years, with the company’s use of proprietary ‘pentalope’ screws, superglued-in batteries and soldered-down RAM chips coming in for a lot of criticism from veteran tinkerers. One component that has so far escaped Apple’s anti-upgrade sealant treatment however is the solid-state storage of Retina MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros […]

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 […]

MacFormat mayhem

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As expected, it’s been a hectic month of tech writing with all manner of digital and print shenanigans to attend to. Probably the best example of my busyness can be found in the latest issue of MacFormat, which I reviewed a bunch of stuff for…

20 OS X Yosemite tips

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There’s nothing like a new operating system to disrupt/improve your computing experience. Fortunately for Mac users, Yosemite is quickly proving its worth probably due to Apple’s decision to run a public beta development program for the OS. The Golden Master version is finally here, however, so you should read my 20 Lifehacker tips for getting the best out of Yosemite.

Surprising ways to free up Mac storage space

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I appreciate the performance of solid-state storage, what I don’t like is its price and capacity compared to traditional platter hard disk drives. Any method for freeing up space on an SSD is more than welcome in my book. That goes for just about any type of drive these days as media file sizes expand and the bytes get tight. And that’s why my latest Lifehacker how-to guide explores the least-known ways you can claw […]