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15 Mac hacks everyone should be using

15 Mac hacks everyone should be using

Macs have long been praised for their ability to perform actions outside the remit of Windows computers. Even so, many users still aren't aware of every trick that can be performed on a Mac or every hidden feature that can be accessed.

Whether you have an iMac, a Macbook Pro or a Macbook Air, save time and widen your Mac skills with these simple shortcuts and hacks...

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Software updates… why they're worth the hassle

Software updates… why they're worth the hassle

We know the feeling. They seem to take ages and just as you think you’re up to date, some more come along. Staying up to date in a constantly evolving digital world can sometimes feel like a drag.

Although it can be really tempting to skip software updates, they really are very important. Software developers (like us) don’t release updates to be annoying, we release them because we want our software to perform the best it can for our users.

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5 ways to make your #SpringCCleaner

5 ways to make your #SpringCCleaner

Here in the UK spring has begun, which is the traditional time of the year to give your home its annual deep clean. But have you ever thought about cleaning your devices?

Like your home, you use probably use devices like your computer or phone every day and without regular cleaning, they fill up with junk. Unlike your home, we can do the cleaning bit for you!

But what can a spring MOT using CCleaner do for your devices?

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New Year's tech resolutions

New Year's tech resolutions

Whether you’ve got this year off to a great start by sticking to your resolutions, or whether you’re back to your old habits (and wishing you hadn’t told anyone about your resolutions at all), we all know that fixing the areas of our lives which need improvement makes us happier.

Typical resolutions cover the basics (fitter body, better skills, bigger bank balance) but what about the other, less obvious areas of our lives? We all use computers and phones, right? Well, a little tweaking to the tech we use daily could make our lives feel a bit simpler, safer and more efficient...

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Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Despite the fact that Piriform is now ten years old, and can’t technically be seen as a startup – it has certainly retained that culture. At just over 30 staff (and growing), the office doesn’t feel big enough to introduce formal procedures just yet; anything too rigid would feel excessive considering you can be at someone’s desk in a few seconds or Skype them for a quick catch up in five minutes. This is just one example of a number of differences I’ve noticed as a designer working in a startup style environment vs a large corporate office...

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