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How to Check If Your Macbook Fan Is Working Properly

The fans installed in your Macbook help to cool down your laptop and bring it back to the optimal temperature so that the internal hardware components will not get damaged from overheating. Often times, you’ll notice that your Macbook becomes hot especially when you’re performing heavy tasks or the processor is under high load. Under such circumstances, it’s important to let your Macbook...

How to Locate Your Macbook’s Battery Cycle Count and What it Means

We all desire for a long lasting battery life but unfortunately that is not the case. Recently I have been having issues with my late Macbook Pro 2012 because my battery drains much faster than before. After snooping around the system’s preferences and Apple Support website, I came across the term “Battery Cycle Count”. The cycle count shows how long your macbook’s battery will last before...

How to Downgrade OS X El Capitan to Yosemite or Older Version

The latest Mac OS X released was in September last year, under the name “El Capitan”. This firmware came with performance and stock app improvements, better windows management, improved search and many more. Overall, it provides a better performance than OS X Yosemite. However, there have been many users who were left unsatisfied with OS X El Capitan firmware, due to many reasons such as experiencing...

Apple refreshes 12-inch MacBook with faster processors, longer battery life, Rose Gold option & more

Today, Apple updated its line of 12-inch MacBook with Intel’s latest sixth generation SkyLake processors, faster flash storage, better performance, longer battery life and a new Rose Gold color option. It also comes with Intel HD Graphics 515 that is capable of providing better graphics performance. Additionally, Apple has made 8 GB RAM the standard memory across all configurations of the 13-inch Macbook...

How to rename multiple files at once on Mac OS X

Renaming a bunch of files on your Mac can be a difficult task as it requires you to rename each file individually. However, the Finder in Mac OS X makes this task much easier by allowing you to simultaneously rename the selected files. Instead of relying on third-party apps to do this, you can use the Finder to rename multiple files at once. Read on to find out how you can do this. Rename multiple files at...

How to Set Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS X

Many applications take advantage of keyboard shortcuts to allow users to perform common tasks more efficiently. Mac OS X also comes with a set of general shortcuts which you can use to quickly access specific features and functionality such as taking screenshots, viewing the emoji keyboard and much more. To provide more flexibility to users, OS X also allows you to set custom keyboard shortcuts for your favorite...

How to play Playstation 4 games on Mac or Windows with Remote Play

With the recent firmware update rolled out to Playstation 4 by Sony, one of the higlighting new features is Remote Play, which allows you to stream any Playstation 4 game to your Mac or Windows PC over a WiFi or ethernet connection and let you control your Playstation remotely from the computer. If you happen to own a Playstation 4 console and a Mac or Windows computer then you have a chance to check out...

How to update Adobe Flash Player to prevent Ransomware attacks

On Thursday, researchers discovered a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that could allow a “potential attacker to take control of an affected system” by way of ransomware. Adobe issued an emergency security update for Flash Player and recommended that all users on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome install the update to prevent from ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a malware that encrypts...

How to hide or unhide the Dock on your Macbook

The Dock on Macbook is an essential feature that houses your frequently used apps and acts like a launchpad allowing you to run any application simply by clicking on it. Additionally, it allows you to perform multiple action on your desktop. However, the dock can sometimes be annoying as it can take up some space at the bottom of your screen which could otherwise be allocated to your open app windows. Fortunately,...