April 20, 2018

6 Simple Guides to Optimizing Slow Startup on MacBook Pro

In general, it takes about 30 seconds for a Mac machine to fully start up, depending on the hardware configuration though. For example, Macs with flash storage (solid state drive) load much faster than those with HDDs (hard disk drive). Years back, ZolloTech did a comparison test on the startup time between an SSD-based MacBook Pro and a […]

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March 18, 2018

How to Speed up MacBook Pro: A Quick Checklist in 2018

This list was last updated on March 18, 2018. Every time my Mac runs slowly, I typically find myself doing the same things over and over again, all to get the speed to a point that I am satisfied with. So, I figured it would be a good idea to write a checklist on how to speed up a MacBook […]

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March 14, 2018

What to Do When Mail App is Slow on Mac (3 Ways to Fix It)

Nothing much besides bills and magazines comes by snail mail these days, unlike your ever-overflowing email inbox. But sometimes the world of electronic mail isn’t nearly as swift as we’ve come to expect it to be — and that creates problems when all you want to do is send that last email to your boss […]

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March 10, 2018

How to Quickly Test a MacBook’s Hard Drive Speed (Step by Step)

All the data your MacBook uses to operate is stored in a single location: the drive. For most users, this specifically means a hard drive (HDD), which is a physical disk the spins at very high speeds in order to access chunks of data. If you’re using a newer Mac, you probably have an SSD, […]

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March 6, 2018

8 Steps to Take Before Selling an Old MacBook (for More Money)

It can be tempting to get distracted by the excitement of the newest MacBook (with Touch Bar and SSD), hey who don’t? But…have you ever thought about how to properly deal with your old MacBook? Whether you’ve decided to resell it on eBay, kindly donate it to a charity, or simply give it away as a […]

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March 5, 2018

Why is Chrome so Slow on Mac? (How to Actually Speed It up)

Chrome is the preferred web browser for thousands of users as it seamlessly syncs across devices and effectively integrates with all of Google’s products. But this makes it especially annoying when the usually speedy web browser slows to a snail’s pace. Luckily, we’ve got a couple of ways that should help Chrome get back to […]

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January 23, 2018

How do I Use Windows 10 on My MacBook Pro?

Sometimes the lines between Mac and Windows seem like a war zone of proponents from either side arguing about graphics, user interface, and program availability. But what if you just want the best of both worlds? As many of us know, it’s the little things that make us wish we could switch back and forth […]

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January 9, 2018

Why is MacBook Pro Fan Loud? 4 Possible Causes & How to Fix!

White noise doesn’t usually bother us… until it comes to the whirring of MacBook fans while you’re trying to work. It frequently seems like these turn on for no reason and they can become annoying very quickly. So how do you determine what’s kicking your fans into action? In this guide, we’ll show you how […]

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December 19, 2017

How to Fix MacBook Pro When Screen Goes Black & Unresponsive

Even if you’ve never been a Windows user, you should have heard the phrase “black screen of death” (BSOD) or something similar. You also may have thought Mac had nothing similar… until now. The black screen some MacBook Pro users may experience is hardly a death sentence, but it is fairly annoying and ruins whatever […]

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December 7, 2017

3 Ways to Stop Apps from Auto Opening on Startup (macOS)

Apple packs their MacBooks full of features to help you be more productive at every turn. Between gestures, the launchpad, and so much more, there are hundreds of ways to personalize your workflow. Unfortunately, sometimes these features can get in your way when they aren’t properly set up. The “Open at Login” feature is one […]

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