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How to Enable Dark Mode Nearly Everywhere It’s Available Right Now

Dark mode can make software easier on the eye, give you a refreshing change from the norm, and even save on battery life if you’re using an OLED display – here are all the apps and platforms offering the option of a dark mode right now, and how to enable it in each case. Read More >>

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Google’s Project Zero Team Releases Details on ‘High-Severity’ macOS Bug

Google’s bug-zapping Project Zero team has uncovered what it said was a “high-severity” flaw in the macOS kernel, Wired reported on Monday, and revealed the details on March 1st following the expiration of a 90-day period for Apple to patch the exploit. Read More >>

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How to Use Your Gaming Controllers With Your Computer

You may think that your Xbox One or PS4 controller will always stay faithful to the console it’s paired with, but that’s not always the case. Thanks to the wonders of Bluetooth and other wireless technologies, you can actually use these input devices with Windows and macOS as well—and the setup isn’t too difficult either. Read More >>

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This Apple Rumour That Refuses to Die Is a Very Good Idea

Yesterday Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reported that sources tell him Apple is planning to create a unified app architecture that works across macOS and iOS, and that it ties into a bid to develop an Apple computer with an Apple-designed CPU inside. Your Apple apps will be cross-platform, and the line between iOS and macOS could blur to the point that it will be difficult to distinguish between the two. You’ve heard this rumour before. And you’re going to keep hearing it, both filtering out of Cupertino, and from Apple fans—because it’s a damn good idea. Read More >>

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How to Get the Most From Your macOS Dock

If you’re serious about using macOS to its full potential, then you need to be serious about making the most of the Dock – and that means tweaking and customising it to suit your workflow, the apps you need, and the way you use your Mac. Here’s how to get the macOS Dock set up the right way for you. Read More >>

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Why Choosing Between Windows and macOS Still Matters

Sometimes it feels like the operating system doesn’t matter. Sure, the fans will always be there ready and willing for a debate, but for most of us, there’s little difference between using Windows or macOS. Most of our day-to-day computing is happening in a web browser—and those are pretty universal at this point. The really popular apps we might use, like Spotify, Slack, or Photoshop, are cross-platform too. But it really does matter which OS you use, and not just because there might be a learning curve if you make a switch. Here are some of the key reasons why your choice still counts. Read More >>

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How to Partition Your Hard Drive and Why You Would Want To

Partitioning your hard drive sounds like a technically involved task that most people don’t need to bother with – but it’s actually relatively simple to do, doesn’t have to cost you any money, and can make your computing life easier and more productive. Here are the advantages of a partitioned hard drive, and why you might want to do it. Read More >>

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The Best macOS Apps That Actually Make Good Use of the Touch Bar

It’s fair to say that the Touch Bar—that little display strip above the keyboard on newer MacBook Pro laptops—hasn’t been the most successful of Apple’s recent attempts at innovation. It mostly sits unloved and unneeded, sacrificing keys that were useful for not much benefit. There are apps that try to make the most of the Touch Bar though, and we’ve found them. Read More >>

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How to Run a Different OS Without Buying a New Computer

Maybe you’ve grown tired of your current laptop or desktop operating system and you just want to try something different. Or maybe you need to use multiple OSes for work. Either way, the need for a new operating system doesn’t mean you need a whole new computer. There are numerous ways to run other operating systems without going out and buying a new machine. We’ve gathered your options, with the pros and cons for each, below. Read More >>

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The Best Free Software to Install on Your New Laptop

You’ve unboxed yourself a brand new laptop, logged in, changed the wallpaper to something more your taste, and... now what? Let us direct to you a collection of the best free software you need to install straight away, whether your new machine is running Windows or macOS. Read More >>

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How to Get Your Console Games Streaming to Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS

In a perfect world, you would always be able to sit down in front of your console and living room television when you had some gaming to do, but other members of the household will sometimes get in the way. When that happens, you can stream games to another computer or mobile device — and it’s easier to do than you might think. Read More >>

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Oh Come On, Apple Could Have Made the ‘New’ MacBook Air Years Ago

There’s this weird sort of fervour that surrounds the MacBook Air that I’ve never fully understood. Sure, when Steve Jobs pulled the first one out of a manilla envelope in 2008, it was cool as hell. But in the 10 years since then, Apple’s once industry-leading laptop was neglected and abandoned to the point that it became a running joke. Read More >>

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11 Free Apps for Fixing Annoying Problems on Windows 10 and macOS

No matter how careful you are, problems tend to crop up on Windows and macOS anyway—from little annoyances you can’t get rid of to full-blown system-wide issues that make it hard to use your computer normally. We’ve got some good news for you though: You can find plenty of free apps to help at least ameliorate some of the problems, if not outright fix them. Read More >>

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14 Things You Can Do in macOS 10.14 Mojave That You Couldn’t Do Before

The new and improved macOS 10.14 Mojave rolled out to compatible Macs everywhere yesterday. Here’s all the cool new stuff you can get busy with once you’ve installed the upgrade on your laptop or desktop. Read More >>

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Code Discovered in iOS 12.1 Beta Suggests Apple’s iPad Event Is Coming Very Soon

As exciting as three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch with a built-in ECG may (or may not) have been for you, there were a lot of updates for other Apple products that we expected to see last week, but didn’t get. Read More >>