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These are the 10 settings I always change on a new Mac

Every Mac has a bunch of settings you can change to radically improve how it works. Here’s what I adjust on each Mac I buy to get even more from my computer.
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This simple app changed how I use my Mac forever

Copying and pasting in macOS seems pretty basic, but there’s one Mac app that gives it such a huge boost that Apple should really sit up and take notice.
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How to uninstall McAfee

Preinstalled antivirus software got you down? Never fear. With a few clicks, we can help you get rid of McAfee for good, so you can install something better.
A MacBook Pro running macOS Sonoma at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023.

7 key settings in macOS Sonoma you should change right now

Many of the best new features in macOS Sonoma are not enabled by default, meaning you miss out on them if you don’t turn them on. Here’s how to do it.
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One of my favorite Mac apps is driving me nuts

Apple’s Shortcuts app is incredibly advanced, yet there’s almost no official help on how to use it properly. Apple needs to fix this -- here’s what it can do.
A Safari window and the Maps app open in macOS Sonoma.

All the best macOS Sonoma tips and tricks you need to know

Find out how to get more from macOS Sonoma and uncover some of its most useful features with these clever tips and tricks for Apple’s operating system.
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How to add and use desktop widgets in macOS Sonoma

With macOS Sonoma, Apple has brought interactive widgets to your Mac’s desktop. Here, we’ll show you how to add and use them to ramp up your productivity.
Apple's Craig Federighi presents new features in macOS Sonoma at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023.

How to downgrade from macOS Sonoma to an older version

If Apple’s macOS Sonoma operating system isn’t quite to your taste, you can downgrade to an older version. Here, we show you three different ways to do it.
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CyberGhost Free Trial: Protect your browsing for free

A good way to protect your digital excursions is with a VPN, and a good way to explore the best VPN service is with a CyberGhost free trial.
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Norton Antivirus Free Trial: Get a week of protection

Digital security is becoming more and more important, and a Norton Antivirus free trial is a great way to explore one of the best options available.
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IPVanish Free Trial: Try it for a month, no strings attached

A great way to protect your personal information online is by using a VPN, and you can test which service is right for you is with an IPVanish free trial.
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Hackers targeted 1Password after Okta breach, but your logins are safe

Password manager 1Pasword has just disclosed that hackers gained access to its systems. Luckily, nothing of value was taken, but it’s still a worrying incident.
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Here’s how to combine PDF files the easy way

No matter your operating system, knowing how to combine PDF files is a good skill. We'll teach you the best ways to do so for Windows, macOS, or via the web.
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Hackers are using this incredibly sneaky trick to hide malware

Watch out next time you click a Google Ad, as hackers have a new way to make malware sites almost impossible to spot. Now, a password manager has fallen victim.
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I love Macs. But here are 5 reasons I keep coming back to Windows

Windows 11 and macOS are the two dominant operating systems in use today. But Windows holds three times the market share. Here are five reasons why.
Apple's Craig Federighi presents new features in macOS Sonoma at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023.

Common macOS Sonoma problems and how to fix them

Having trouble with Apple’s macOS Sonoma operating system? We’ve got the fixes to the most common problems, helping you get your Mac back up and running again.
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How to use Split View on a Mac

Modern operating systems like macOS have many great functions to improve productivity, and Split View is one of them. Here's how to use Split View on a Mac.
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Bing Chat just beat a security check to stop hackers and spammers

CAPTCHA challenges are designed to thwart hackers and spam bots, but someone has just shown that ChatGPT can beat them. That’s worrying news for cybersecurity.
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Bing Chat’s ads are sending users to dangerous malware sites

The Bing Chat AI chatbot often serves up adverts to its users, but it turns out these ads can be hijacked by malicious websites containing dangerous malware.
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Apple fixed one of my biggest macOS gripes with Sonoma — but I still want more

Continuity Camera is a great tool for video calls, and Apple’s macOS Sonoma fixes some of its worst problems. Despite that, there’s more that could be done.
MacOS Sonoma presented at WWDC 2023.

How to download macOS 14 Sonoma

The latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system, macOS 14 Sonoma, has just been fully released. Here’s how to download and install it on your computer.
The System Settings app in macOS Sonoma, with the Screen Saver sub-menu open, allowing a user to choose a video screen saver.

I review laptops for a living, and these are the settings I change on every device

Windows 11 and MacOS have a seemingly endless array of settings to make for the best possible computing experience. Here are the ones I change first.
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Update your Apple devices now to fix these dangerous exploits

Three actively exploited vulnerabilities have just been discovered in a huge number of Apple devices. Update yours now to ensure it stays safe from hackers.
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Microsoft accidentally released 38TB of private data in a major leak

Microsoft’s own AI researchers accidentally leaked 38TB of highly sensitive data on their own GitHub page, potentially creating a field day for hackers.
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This massive exploit lets hackers breach apps like Chrome, 1Password, and Telegram

Researchers have found a critical security bug that affects a huge range of websites and apps. If left unpatched, it could give hackers free access to your PC.
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This dangerous new Mac malware steals your credit card info

A dangerous new strain of Mac malware has emerged that uses deceptive tactics to steal your passwords, credit card info, and more. Here’s how to stay safe.
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Hackers are sending malware through seemingly innocent Microsoft Teams messages

Microsoft Teams is subject to a new phishing malware that disguises itself as a convincing notice about company vacation time. 
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How to find a Wi-Fi password on Mac

Need to review your Wi-Fi password on a macOS system? Here's how to find it quickly on a Mac so you can make sure it's the right password, update it, and more.
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Chrome is making a key change to protect you from phishing

Google will soon start moving all Chrome users over to its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature, which is designed to quickly root out dangerous phishing websites.
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Security or performance? With this AMD vulnerability, you can’t have both

This AMD Zen 2 vulnerability has the potential to steal your passwords, but if you want a fix, you'll need to make a tough decision.
The Lock Screen in macOS Sonoma, with a video screen saver playing in the background.

How to set up and use video screen savers in macOS Sonoma

Video screen savers are a beautiful way to enjoy your Mac in macOS Sonoma. They transition from wallpaper to screen saver smoothly and are very easy to use.
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Lapsus$ hackers convicted of breaching GTA 6, Nvidia, and more

Two hackers who belonged to the Lapsus$ gang have been convicted of breaching numerous high-profile targets, including Nvidia, Rockstar Games, and Uber.
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How smart light bulbs could steal your password

Smart bulbs make life easier, but researchers found that they're worryingly easy to hack in order to steal your passwords.
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Billions of Intel CPUs are leaking passwords and killing performance

A recently discovered vulnerability that affects lots of Intel CPUs could steal your data, but there's a fix. The downside? It'll cost you performance.