Is Your MacBook Pro 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. Keeping your computer...
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MacBook Pro Running Slow? Here’s How To Fix it

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...
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An Updated Look at Clean My Mac 3

Take Another Look at One of Our Favorite Mac Products Full disclosure: we are affiliates for MacPaw’s Clean My Mac 3. However, I’ve used Clean My Mac 3 consistently for two years (since I started writing for MachMachines) and I love it and would never recommend it if...
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Mac Won’t Turn On? Take These Steps Now!

​​When You Have a Black Screen and Your Mac Won't Turn On: Step Through These TipsIf you've tried booting up your Mac recently and you aren't getting any response from the machine, we know you're ready to freak out! Don't fret just yet. Try these next steps:Check your charger’s...
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The Ultimate Guide to Fixing Your Mac Spinning Rainbow

​​Get Rid of You Mac Spinning Rainbow Wheel Once and For AllThe Mac spinning rainbow is annoying. The spinning rainbow is a sign that you’re not getting work done and sometimes it means you lose unsaved work. If you’re seeing the Mac spinning rainbow wheel you need to understand...
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How to Use Apple’s Optimized Storage

​ ​Your Built-in Mac Optimized Storage is a Great Tool to Know AboutFind Optimized StorageGo to the Apple () menuSelect About This MacSelect the Storage tabHere we find a high level view of your used and free storage space; and your Mac breaks out used space by...
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iMac Running Slow? 5 Fixes to Speed it Back Up

​​When Your iMac is Dragging, Walk Through These 5 Steps1. Your hard drive is too fullStorage (hard drive disk) is long-term parking for your work product. When you finish with your Photoshop file, to continue the example, you need somewhere to save it for later. You need...
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MacBook Air Slow? Speed It Up in 2018.

​​If Your MacBook Air is Running Slow, Make 2018 Your Speediest Year YetWe've been known for years now as the "speed up Mac" blog. We keep on top of the latest adjustments to Mac software and hardware and deliver them straight to you. Our goal is always to prevent your MacBook...
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How to Speed Up Your Mac at Startup

​​Startup is slowing you down? Take these quick steps.When you start your Mac, you are also starting up many of its applications. Even if you don't see applications running when you hit the power button, many items begin to run in the background. These running items at start up...
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macOS High Sierra Slow WiFi

​ ​If You Properly Installed macOS High Sierra and Still Have Slow WiFi Try These FixesDid we get you excited about High Sierra?High Sierra ditches Apple’s historic file system and uses a new system creatively known as the Apple File System (APFS). The are also small updates...
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