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3 ways to download Torrents on your Mac

Looking for a particular movie or show you can't find anywhere else? Often times torrenting it will be your best or only option. Fortunately there are many different ways you can download torrents on your Mac - in this article ...
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3 ways to prevent your Mac from sleeping

Welcome to Macsx, in this article we will discuss 3 free and easy ways to prevent your Mac from sleeping temporarily or permanently. First method: Set your Mac to never sleep in the System Preferences The most straightforward and obvious ...
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How to locate Minecraft Worlds on your Mac

Want to find the Minecraft World files on your Mac so you can move them to another computer and share them with others? There are a few extra steps compared to locating them on Windows computers, however it is still ...
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How to clear space on your Mac

Are you getting a message on your Mac advising the startup disk is almost full, but can't figure out what is taking up all the space? In this article we will examine how to find out and reclaim the space, ...
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How to “unlock” your Mac’s volume

If you have owned a Mac for a length of time you would have likely come across the "volume lock" issue, where the volume will "lock", coming up with a cross symbol when you try and change it up or ...
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How to type French accents on a MacBook

In the days before computers, typing French accents may have required the user to purchase a typewriter with the AZERTY layout rather than the QWERTY layout used throughtout the English speaking world. And if you'd like to use a keyboard ...
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How to change your MacBook’s keyboard layout to AZERTY

Suppose you have purchased a MacBook with a U.S. keyboard layout, but are used to typing with AZERTY rather than QWERTY? Fortunately it is very easy to change your MacBook's input so that the keyboard will be mapped to AZERTY ...
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How to access the Deep Web on a Mac

In it's broadest sense, the Deep Web is simply any part of the Internet not indexed by search engines. This includes anything that requires an account to access, such as webmail, online banking, subscription services etc. However what is meant ...
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How to hide your real IP address on a Mac

If you're looking to hide your real IP address on the Internet, there are several ways this can be done from your Mac -- which option you'll want to use depends on your needs and preference in terms of price, ...
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How to read an external hard drive on a Mac

In order to access/read an external hard drive on your Mac, all you should need to do is plug it in and open it from the Finder sidebar. However if it is not showing up, then most likely the external ...
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How to stop your MacBook from overheating

As computers have become more compact and powerful simultaneously, dissipating all the heat generated by the processor and graphics chipset is a major challenge. Desktops generally have enough room for robust cooling systems which can stop the computer getting too ...
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How to Paint on a Mac

We've come a long way since MacPaint and ClarisWorks were included with every Mac, and Apple has no equivalent to the Paint program which comes with Windows. So how do you paint on a Mac? It depends on what exactly ...
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How to run MacOS on Virtualbox in Windows

In this article we will go through setting up a Virtualbox VM from scratch running MacOS. But first, it's important to understand this: MacOS is not designed to be virtualised, because Apple does not want it running on anything other ...
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How to access Office 365 shared calendars in the default iOS Calendar app

By default the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad will show calendars from the accounts you have added in the Accounts & Passwords section of the Settings app. However what if you want to add a shared calendar to ...
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What to do when your MacBook has 100GB+ used by “System”

In modern versions of macOS Apple includes a bar chart inside the "About this Mac" menu which shows you how much space is used on your Mac's drive. It even shows which categories of data are using the space, such ...
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How to type Spanish accents on a Mac

Compared to Windows operating systems modern versions of macOS provide a very easy and convenient way to type Spanish accents without having to change any settings or remember key combinations. In order to type a Spanish accent in macOS, simply ...
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How to type Japanese characters on a Mac

The Japanese language has three different character sets, which require two input methods to type: Hiragana and Katakana. macOS makes it easy to get started typing Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji on your Mac with these character sets. Go to the ...
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How to type Chinese characters on a Mac

macOS makes it nice and easy to input many languages on your Mac, and the Chinese language is no exception. To get started open System Preferences and navigate to the Keyboard section: When choosing to add a new input source ...
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How to create a Microsoft account without a phone number

If you go to login.microsoftonline.com to create a Microsoft account you might not have to enter a phone number, however other times you will have to enter and verify a phone number in order to create the account. Why is ...
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How to type Portuguese accents on a Mac

Diacritics (accents) are very useful when it comes to pronouncing words correctly, and although they have largely fallen out of use in the English language they are still used in many other major languages, including Portuguese. Thus if you are ...
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How to access The Pirate Bay in Australia

Since 2016 The Pirate Bay has been blocked in Australia by law, with the federal government compelling the country's ISPs to deny their customers access to website. Fortunately however most of the ISPs have taken the easiest and least effective ...
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How to access 4chan in Australia/NZ

Since the Christchurch terrorist attack some ISPs in Australia and New Zealand have blocked access to 4chan and other websites including Voat, 8chan and Zerohedge. In this article we will go through some different methods that can be used to ...
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The death of Internet Advertising (as we know it)?

For almost two decades now automated ad exchanges have been the staple source of revenue for online services. It's taken for granted that so long as you can get people to view your "content" ad networks will pay for the ...
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Who wants Facebook to decide what’s “true” and what’s “false” on their behalf?

If you live in a city you may have seen Facebook’s offline ad campaign reassuring the public they are clamping down on “fake news”. This is part of a wider effort to try to repair the company’s battered reputation due ...
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The absolute state of YouTube

YouTube is in an interesting and precarious place at the moment. The platform has been incredibly successful, but is not under a lot of pressure to make money (at least directly in the here and now), belonging to Alphabet/Google with ...
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