Tips

There’s no clickbait here! Our thoroughly-tested tips and tricks are a great way to boost your knowledge, your productivity, and even the fun you have with your devices. Whether you want to sharpen your Windows skills, become a Mac genius, or get smarter than your smartphone, these tips can help turn you into your own personal IT department.

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10 Best Free RAR Extractors for Mac

You tried to open a rar file on Mac but got a weird error saying the file couldn’t be opened? See how to fix it with an unarchiver app.

Why is My Virtual Machine so Slow?

While virtual machines have a multitude of benefits and are very versatile tools, they’re not if they run so slow you can’t use them.

How to Save One Page of a PDF

When you need to save one page or even multiple pages from a PDF file into a new file, there are many ways to get it done.

Can You Unsend an Email?

Sending a regrettable email can be embarrassing. In some cases, it can cost you a job, client, or friend.

How to Boost Wi-Fi Signal

If your wifi network suffers from a weak signal, dead spots, or instability, there’s a solution.

How to Black Out Text in PDF

The first requires that you have a paid version of Adobe Acrobat. It’s the easiest, though there’s a fee attached.

What is Dual Band WiFi

Let’s take a closer look at what it is, how and why it’s used, and why it’s vital.

How to Speed up iCloud Backup

The first time you back up, all of your data and settings are transferred to iCloud. That part can be time-consuming.

What Does a VPN Hide?

By masking your IP address, a VPN can keep you safe and anonymous, while encryption can keep your sensitive data from getting into the wrong hands.

How to Open MSG Files on Mac

It’s a little ridiculous that Outlook for Mac can’t open files created by Outlook for Windows (it uses EML files instead).

How to DM on Instagram on Mac

There is an Instagram app for Windows 10 users, but not for Mac yet. We show you two methods for Instagram DM on your Mac.

What is HDR on iPhone Camera?

HDR is a setting within the iPhone camera that automatically blends the best parts of three photos taken quickly at different exposures.

What is an Email Client?

Whether you use email every day or periodically, I’m sure you have heard the term “email client.” So, what exactly does it mean?