How to Fix and Prevent Mac’s Spinning Rainbow Wheel

What to do When You Get Mac’s Spinning Rainbow Wheel The Problem When I work throughout the day I often have 10+ tabs open on my browser and three to four programs I am actively navigating between. That doesn’t even consider the number of programs I have running in...

Is Your MacBook Pro Retina Overheating? Fix It Now!

Is your Macbook Pro 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 components tend to wear out faster than a computer operating at...

Mac Slow After El Capitan Update? Fix It now!

*Note* Having trouble with the new El Capitan update? Are there any bugs you’ve noticed? Email us at bgalloway@machmachines.com, we’ll look into a fix and then update the page. Is your Mac slow after the El Capitan update? You’ve come to the right place. We...

How to prepare yourself for the OS X El Capitan update

OS X El Capitan is almost ready to be released into the wild– it’s going to be a big upgrade for many people, and Apple claims that there are a lot of performance improvements that will make your computer snappier and more responsive. All of this is great, but you...

iMac Running Slow? Easy, Common Fixes

Look no further if you’re living through the frustrating experience of operating a slow iMac computer– we’ve got you covered. Your slow iMac can come from many different things, and there’s a lot you can do to to try and fix your issues. iMac is Running...

Where should you buy a used Mac?

Your computer finally decided to die on you. There’s a lot you can do to extend the life of your device, but sometimes the hands of time are simply too much for your aging hardware– so you look for a new computer. Apple computers are known for their build quality, but...

Mac Slow After Yosemite Update? Fix It

Is your Mac slow after the Yosemite update? You’ve come to the right place. We think we have the best advice out there to speed up your underperforming Mac running Yosemite.  We’ll make sure to  update this page when we run into new fixes. Mac Running Slow After...

How to extend the life of your Mac

New Apple computers often cost upwards of $1000, which is just too much for many people. Your computer is starting to slow down, but you can’t quite afford a new one– so how can you make your current computer last as long as possible? Perform regular maintenance Just...

How to sell a used Mac

Apple computers hold their value very well over time. Older Macs will still sell on the market, as there are many people who don’t need a fast computer and just want a good price. Higher-end Apple laptops from two or three years ago can still sell for upwards of $1000...

How much RAM do you need for your Mac?

Technology advances at an incredibly rapid pace. Most of today’s computers come with 4-8GB of RAM as standard, with some users requiring 12 or 16GB. According to RelativelyInteresting.com, the “standard” for a computer’s RAM in 1995 was 8MB, meaning...