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...

Understand Mac RAM and Storage

  What’s the difference between Mac RAM and storage? (And understand how to speed up your Mac.) Is your Mac running slow? And have you heard you need to free up your Mac RAM and/or storage? And are you wondering what those things are? You’re in luck. RAM RAM...

Why is my Mac overheating?

Identify Possible Causes for MacBook and MacBook Pro Overheating I mentioned in my post on how to speed up your Mac, that my current MacBook is four years old. Practically ancient! In recent weeks I noticed my Mac overheating and found myself wondering what causes Mac...

Clean Your Mac to Sell: Find and Delete Duplicate Files

Free Up Disk Space and Move Forward With Confidence Ready to upgrade to a new Mac? Awesome. There are some great options out there right now. First things first, let’s clean your current Mac so you can sell it or give it away. Prepare Your Mac Files for Transfer: Find and...

Computer Data Storage Terms Defined

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep your kilobytes separate from your gigabytes– but really it’s all fairly simple! Here’s a quick guide to differentiating between computer storage units. Data  Capacities A bit is the smallest possible unit of data measur...

External Hard Drives: A Buying Guide

External hard drives can extend your computer’s storage space and store valuable backups. There’s a lot to consider when shopping around for a new drive, so we wanted to make everything simple and easy to understand. Here is a shopping guide on what to look out for...

Best Solid State Drives: March 2015

Solid State Drives continue to dip in price as time goes forward.  SSD’s provide incredibly fast data transfer, and upgrading to one of these drives could breathe life into an aging system. This upgrade will make your computer boot quicker and feel faster overall....

Samsung 850 Evo SSD Review

The Samsung 840 Evo ruled the roost as the best SSD in the market for almost a year. Then, Samsung put out the 850 Pro. Now, Samsung have put out the 850 Evo, a model that is more attractively priced than the 850 Pro, but offering almost similar benefits. Here’s a quick...

7 Benefits of Upgrading to SSD

Solid-state drives (SSD) use integrated circuits to store data. As compared to the traditional mechanical disks, the SSD does not require any moving parts. Hence, wear and tear is minimal. SSD delivers incredible performance, its main selling point. The new technology renders...

10 Ways to Prevent Hard Disk Failure

Almost everyone who has owned a computer has at some point been devastated by a complete hard disk failure. When your hard disk fails, your OS doesn’t load, you can’t access your files, programs and apps and basically everything comes to a grinding halt, with your...
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