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Mac

Macs can get viruses, just like PCs. Learn how to protect your Mac and macOS devices from digital threats, keep your personal data private, and boost performance.

Cleaning

11 Simple Ways to Stop Your MacBook From Overheating

Does your MacBook sound like an airplane taking off as soon as you boot it up? Does it feel like you could fry an egg on it? We’ll ...

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Cleaning

11 Simple Ways to Stop Your MacBook From Overheating

Does your MacBook sound like an airplane taking off as soon as you boot it up? Does it feel ...

Hardware

How to Upgrade Your Mac With an SSD Drive

Upgrading your Mac to an SSD (solid state drive) is not easy, but it may help keep your Mac running at its maximum speed and performance. Read on to learn how to upgrade your Mac with an SSD drive. Then, keep your drive running at its best with ...

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Hardware

How to Upgrade Your Mac With an SSD Drive

Upgrading your Mac to an SSD (solid state drive) is not easy, but it may help keep your Mac ...

Cleaning

How to Check Storage on Mac

Want to get the best out of your Mac? Start with checking your storage. Unnecessary files, apps, and programs slow down your Mac, but with sufficient disk space, your machine will run faster and more efficiently. Keep reading to learn how to check ...

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How to Check Storage on Mac

Want to get the best out of your Mac? Start with checking your storage. Unnecessary files, ...

Hardware

How to Check if Your Hard Drive Is Failing

Hard drive failure can have catastrophic consequences, but monitoring your hard drive’s health can help you avoid critical data loss. ...

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Hardware

How to Check if Your Hard Drive Is Failing

Hard drive failure can have catastrophic consequences, but monitoring your hard drive’s health ...

Browser

How to Allow and Block Pop-Ups in Safari

Sick of pop-up ads? Pop-up ads generate revenue for websites and annoyance for many Mac users. But certain pop-ups are helpful or even necessary. How do you tell the difference and know when to allow pop-ups or block them? Learn how the pop-up ...

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Browser

How to Allow and Block Pop-Ups in Safari

Sick of pop-up ads? Pop-up ads generate revenue for websites and annoyance for many Mac users. ...

Cleaning

What Is Other Storage on a Mac and How to Delete It

Wondering what that Other storage category is on your Mac and why it takes up so much space? Managing storage on any Mac or MacBook ...

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Cleaning

What Is Other Storage on a Mac and How to Delete It

Wondering what that Other storage category is on your Mac and why it takes up so much space? ...

Browser

How to Remove Extensions From Chrome

Extensions are small pieces of software used to customize your web browser. But too many extensions clog up your browser and cause poor performance. Learn how to uninstall Chrome extensions right here. Or, switch to Avast Secure Browser to use the ...

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Browser

How to Remove Extensions From Chrome

Extensions are small pieces of software used to customize your web browser. But too many ...

Cleaning

The Best Mac Cleaner Software

As junk data, duplicate files, and other unwanted data build up, your sleek computer may suddenly need a proper cleanup. We've rounded up the best Mac cleaning software to free up space and speed up your computer. Get a cleaner and faster Mac with ...

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Cleaning

The Best Mac Cleaner Software

As junk data, duplicate files, and other unwanted data build up, your sleek computer may ...

Cleaning

How to Free Up Disk Space

Insufficient disk space can stop you from saving files, slow down your device, and prevent you from installing updates essential to your security. Here, we’ll show you how to find out what’s taking up space on your hard drive, how to free up disk ...

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How to Free Up Disk Space

Insufficient disk space can stop you from saving files, slow down your device, and prevent you ...

Cleaning

How to Defrag Your Mac Hard Drive

The spinning wheel of death on your Mac is never a welcome sight. But can you defrag a Mac to fix performance issues? Not necessarily. Keep reading to learn why defragging a MacBook isn’t common practice, why it nevertheless can still make a ...

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Cleaning

How to Defrag Your Mac Hard Drive

The spinning wheel of death on your Mac is never a welcome sight. But can you defrag a Mac to ...