What Does My Mac Spinning Rainbow Mean?

  How to Decide Your Next Step After You See the Mac Spinning Rainbow Well, at least you’re not seeing the Macbook screen of death. But if you’re seeing the Mac spinning rainbow regularly, I know you’re not happy. The spinning rainbow is a sign that...
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Uninstall Apps on Your Mac

How to Safely Uninstall Apps From Your Mac (and Be Sure They’re Gone!) When you purchase a new Mac, it comes preloaded with a number of applications. Moreover, as you put your Mac through the daily grind of life and work, you are likely to download many more applications....
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Should I Upgrade to macOS High Sierra?

The Details to Know Before You Download and Install Your High Sierra Upgrade After months in beta, macOS High Sierra released to a wider audience at the end of September. Almost two months later, your MacBook is likely reminding you to upgrade fairly often. Should you upgrade to...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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MacKeeper: Is it worth buying?

Editors note: this post was originally published in May 2015 and was updated in 2017 to reflect new reviews and experiences. We now recommend purchasing MacPaw’s Clean My Mac 3 instead of MacKeeper. Mackeeper is a software suite from Kromtech that claims the ability to...
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Quick Fix for Your MacBook Pro Overheating

Quick, Simple Fixes When You Have A MacBook Pro Overheating We know a lot about speeding up your MacBook. It’s what we do. Basically, it’s all we do. And we can get wordy. If you want to read A LOT of words about speeding up your MacBook, here are our favorites:...
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