Should I Upgrade to El Capitan?

Reasons to Upgrade to El Capitan and How to Prepare Are you still running your Mac on Yosemite? Or even Maverick? I’ll admit, I’m slow to upgrade my OSX — I have a bit of a don’t fix what isn’t broken philosophy about it. But with the announcement of...

Quick and Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Mac

At MachMachines we are known for pumping out ideas to ensure your Mac is running fast and efficiently. Here’s a round up of recent posts that include quick and easy ways to speed up your Mac: 1. Re-install Your Operating System The quickest and easiest way to fix Mac...

MacPaw Gemini 2 Review: Remove Duplicate Files and Improve Mac Speed

A Two-Step Solution for Finding and Removing Duplicate Files and Similar Files Last week MacPaw announced the release of Gemini 2, it’s duplicate file finder, and I was geared up to try it after a successful run with CleanMyMac 3, another of MacPaw’s products, earlier...

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...

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...

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...