All posts tagged: tutorial

The Ultimate Apple Watch Handbook

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Apple Watch Handbook

I contributed two how-to articles to this one-off bookazine, which takes new Apple Watch owners step by step through key Apple Watch features including Activity, Apple Pay and Apple Music, as well as Siri, Messages and Maps. The Ultimate Apple Watch Handbook also helps owners discover and use the best free and paid-for Apple Watch apps. Click here to order a copy online.

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 […]

How to swap your old MacBook Pro DVD drive for an SSD

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Now that the majority of premium computers pack solid-stage storage it’s abundantly clear that the hardware components we had previously come to rely on as factors guiding performance – CPU, bus chipset, RAM and so on – were held back for years by underwhelming storage, or traditional hard disk drives. While memory, central processors and graphics cores stayed true to Moore’s Law by getting faster year on year without an equivalent cost increase, hard disks perennially lagged behind. […]

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 […]