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Is Parallels Still the Best Way to Run Windows on a Mac in 2019?

A new version of Windows virtualisation tool Parallels is out, bringing with it support for upcoming macOS Catalina features, amongst other improvements. Is it still the best way to run the Windows OS on an Apple computer? We’ve been taking the latest Parallels 15 out for a test drive to find out. Read More >>

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How to Find Spyware Your Employer Installed on Your Computer and What to Do About It

There are employers and IT departments out there that take an extreme approach to monitoring what the staff gets up to on company-owned equipment. You may not be able to change the policies of the firm that you work for, but you can at least check if and how you’re being watched. Read More >>

laptops
Should You Get a Laptop With a 16×9 or a 3×2 Display?

There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a laptop (how much power it offers, how big it is, whether or not the keyboard detaches) but what you might not consider is the aspect ratio of the display. You’re faced with a choice between 16x9 and 3x2 screens, and your pick makes more of a difference than you might think. Read More >>

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7 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of a Multi-Monitor Setup

If you’ve never tried running two screens from one computer then it might seem like an unnecessary luxury—but setting up a second display can make a huge difference to your productivity and entire user experience. Once you’ve taken the plunge with another screen, here are nine ways to make the most of it. Read More >>

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11 Things Your Laptop Can Do That You Might Not Know About

Sure, you may have had your Windows or macOS laptop for years and years, but have you actually explored every utility and feature it’s got to offer? Take a trip off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known features and options available to you—from expanding your screen space, to improving system security. Read More >>

apple
It Looks Like Apple Is Finally Killing the Dashboard in macOS Catalina

It had a long run, but it seems in the next major release of macOS—macOS Catalina—Apple is finally killing off its Dashboard feature once and for all. Read More >>

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Your iPad Can be Used as Your Mac’s Second Display

There's a lot you can do with a tablet, but not enough that it's worth using instead of the laptop or desktop that's sitting in front of you. So why couldn't you use that big-ass device as an extra display? Third party apps have supported it for a while, but now Apple's doing it officially. Read More >>

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The New Updated 8-Core MacBook Pro is Apple’s Fastest Laptop Yet

When Intel announced a new line of 9th-gen CPUs a few weeks ago, it was sort of expected that those processors would find their way into a wide range of new and refreshed laptops like those from Asus and Razer. However, since Apple sometimes skips over entire generations of silicon, being able to get those chips in a new MacBook wasn’t exactly a sure thing. Read More >>

apps
The Best Free Apps and Software You’re Not Already Using

There’s a wealth of free software and apps available to help you get the most out of your computer or smartphone (or both)—so much, in fact, that it’s hard to get around to trying most of them. That’s where this list comes in. It’s freshly curated to highlight the top tools and applications you’re (probably) not already using. Read More >>

consumer tech
How to Tidy Up Your Laptop So It’s Actually a Pleasure to Use Again

If your heart sinks every time you open up your laptop – at the thought of sluggish performance, broken shortcuts and a mess of files and folders – this is the guide for you. We’ll talk you through some of the ways you can tidy up your Windows or macOS laptop, and reduce those feelings of frustration. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Web Browser for Macs Has Leaked Online

Mac users who are tired of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari just got a new (if not totally official) way to browse the web. Monday evening, a Twitter user named h0x0d posted download links for developer builds of the macOS version of Microsoft’s Edge browser, The Verge reports. Read More >>

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The Incredible Old-School iTunes Feature I Hope Apple Doesn’t Kill

Time is moving on, as it tends to do, and iTunes—a media suite that made its debut in 2001, almost two decades ago—is potentially on Apple’s chopping block. This year’s macOS refresh has been being tipped to feature separate apps for TV, music, podcasts, and ebooks, with iTunes maybe hanging around, Internet Explorer-style, for legacy purposes. It feels like the right move, but there’s one iTunes feature worth saving. Read More >>

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Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?

People have been complaining about iTunes for ages. The bloated and confusingly arcane piece of software has been updated and repurposed and jury-rigged to handle new tasks for the past 18 years, and one developer says it won’t live to see its 19th birthday. It looks like Apple is finally about to kill iTunes and release separate apps for music, podcasts, and books. Rest in peace, iTunes, you digital dinosaur. Read More >>

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How to Leave No Trace on a Borrowed Computer

Say you need to borrow someone else’s laptop or desktop, but you don’t want to leave a digital trail of breadcrumbs behind you when you’ve gone. Maybe you’re using a public computer, or maybe you’re just borrowing a friend’s and don’t want to mess up all their own settings and preferences too much — how do you make sure you don’t leave any tracks? Commit these tips to memory and use them whenever the situation arises. Read More >>

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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 >>