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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

iMac Running Slow? Speed Up iMac Now

Make Your iMac Run Like Lightning Again As a photographer, I know how important it is to have my iMac running fast. I need to move seamlessly from my SD card to Lightroom to Photoshop and back again. After months and years of hard use, though, your iMac will inevitably feel...

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