Beware Third-Party Adapters for Your iPhone 8

Apple’s Getting Better at Preventing Third-Party Hardware Remember that sad day back in 2016 when Apple killed the headphone jack? I felt pretty broken up about it. And I still am, even though I now own the iPhone 8. I like having headphones that I use for a variety of...

Prevent Mac Spinning Rainbow Wheel

When You’re Ready to Prevent that Spinning Rainbow Wheel Once and For All If you’re in the midst of a spinning rainbow and you need immediate, sweet relief from that pesky wheel, then first read our cornerstone posts on How to Fix and Prevent Mac’s Spinning Rainbow...

How to Fix and Prevent Mac’s Spinning Rainbow Wheel

What to do When You Get Mac’s Spinning Rainbow Wheel Editors note: this post was originally published in April 2016 and was updated in 2017 to reflect new reviews and experiences. The Problem I often have 10+ tabs open on my browser and three to four programs that I am...

How to Fix a MacBook Air Running Slow: a Step-by-Step Tutorial

Is Your MacBook Air running slow? Try these steps to speed it back up. Editors note: this post was originally published in August 2015 and was updated in 2017 to reflect new reviews and experiences. We get it: you expect your MacBook Air is to boot and operate quickly so you can...

iMac Running Slow? Easy, Common Fixes

iMac Running Slow? Here’s Your Checklist to Fix It! Editors note: this post was originally published in August 2015 and was updated in 2017 to reflect new reviews and experiences. Look no further if you’re living through the frustrating experience of operating an iMac...

Is Your MacBook Pro Retina Overheating? Fix It Now!

Simple Changes to Prevent Your MacBook Pro Retina Overheating Is your Macbook Pro retina overheating to the point where you can’t even hold it in your lap? The issues go beyond your discomfort—computers operating at higher temperatures won’t last very long, as the...

Macbook Pro Running Slow? Here’s How To Fix Your Mac Now!

Is your Macbook Pro running slow? Here are some things to try. Editors note: this post was originally published in July 2015 and was updated in 2017 to reflect new reviews and experiences. Any Apple computer will start to slow down over time, but there are steps you can take to...

iMac Running Slow? Speed Up iMac Now

Make Your iMac Run Like Lightning Again As a photographer, I know how important it is to have my iMac running fast. I need to move seamlessly from my SD card to Lightroom to Photoshop and back again. After months and years of hard use, though, your iMac will inevitably feel...

4 Must-Dos Before You Install macOS High Sierra

Get Your Computer Ready to Install macOS High Sierra 01. Confirm Your Computer’s Compatibility for macOS High Sierra If you have a Mac purchased in 2011 of after, you’re likely good to go. Still, we recommend you check your macOS Sierra compatibility before installing...

When Your Mac is Running Slow Download CleanMyMac 3

How to Speed Up Your Mac When Your Mac is Running Slow I switched from a PC to a Mac about six years ago now. You know how they say, “Once you go Mac you never go back.” Yep. That’s true for me. One of the most attractive aspects of the switch was that I...