Speedup your Mac

Quit wait­ing for the beach ball to stop spin­ning and do some­thing about it. Nik Rawl­in­son shows how you can help your Mac run faster…

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We’ve all done it: watched some­one open Word, browse the web or just start up their brand-new Mac and found our­selves

as­tounded at how fast it runs. We’ll let you into a se­cret: it’s prob­a­bly not just more me­mory and a faster pro­ces­sor en­abling their Mac to out­pace your own, but also be­cause it’s un­clut­tered and fac­tory-fresh.

There are all sorts of rea­sons why a Mac slows down over time. Some blame can be laid at Ap­ple’s door for mak­ing OS X more de­mand­ing over time, but a large part’s due to our own poor house­keep­ing, lead­ing to clut­tered drives and frag­mented free space.

We’ll show you how to make your Mac run faster. A lot of what fol­lows can be done for free, but we’ll also point out the prac­ti­cal up­grades that make a big dif­fer­ence, but it’ll cost you less than a whole new Mac – and it’s more en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble, too.

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