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Boost your Mac’s performance with BuhoCleaner (50% off promo)


The BuhoCleaner app from Dr.Buho is a breeze to use. It'll speed up your Mac.
The BuhoCleaner app from Dr.Buho is a breeze to use. It'll speed up your Mac.
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Seeing the spinning “beach ball” a little too often as your Mac struggles to complete a task? If your machine is a little sluggish, it’s time to do some cleaning. A highly useful and intuitive tool for that is the BuhoCleaner app from Dr.Buho.

This post is brought to you by Dr.Buho.

I tried it out and found it sped up my 2021 M1 Pro MacBook Pro noticeably after just a few simple scans. The machine was a touch more responsive when opening apps and files.

How a $40 Mac utility kept my digital marketing startup afloat


My business would've died year one without this Mac app.
This Mac app saved my digital marketing startup from failure.
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By Adam Weinstein

I’m not a digitally savvy person, which is why people I’ve known and loved looked at me like I was crazy when I said I wanted to start a digital marketing agency. But truthfully, I didn’t think I would ever need to get into the weeds in terms of the technical stuff. That mindset almost killed my chances from the get-go, but luckily I found MacPilot — a $40 app that unlocks the power of your Mac — instead.

This Mac utility is an extra 15% off with this pre-Black Friday code


Hack your Mac with this app, now 15% off for Pre-Black Friday.
This best-selling Mac app is a steal with this deep pre-Black Friday discount.
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If you’re starting to struggle to find your most important files and favorite apps on your Mac, this MacPilot Lifetime License is your ticket to supercharge your workflow.

MacPilot will help you unlock more than 1,200 advanced features and access them all with the intuitive and familiar Mac user interface. And ahead of Black Friday, you can get it for just $33.99 with code SAVE15NOV.

This could be the best Mac cleaner for your money


Dr. Cleaner Mac cleaner will get the cruft out of your Mac.
Dr. Cleaner will get the cruft out of your Mac.
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This post is presented by Trendmicro, maker of Dr. Cleaner.

Spring is coming, and the urge to tidy up follows close behind. Of course, our computers can get just as cluttered as our homes. We use all kinds of cleaning supplies for tidying up our homes easily and effectively. It’s also a good idea to get the right tools for cleaning your Mac.

There’s more than one way to open Mac archives


Take control or your RAR, ZIP and other archives on your Mac with Dr. Unarchiver.
Take control or your RAR, ZIP and other archives on your Mac.
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This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Unarchiver.

Archives are a great way to compress and bundle all sorts of files. Whether massive applications or complex media projects, to get at the contents of an archive you typically must unarchive the whole thing. Depending on the type of archive, you might need special software. And depending on who sent it, you might not trust the files in the archive. Like a vampire, some malware requires you invite it into your machine.

Every Mac could use a deep-cleaning kit like this


Dr. Cleaner Mac optimization app
Keep your Mac optimized by deleting junk files with Dr. Cleaner.
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This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Cleaner.

Your Mac is a complex machine. That means there are a lot of ways it can get clogged up. Whether it’s junk files or overused application memory, keeping a clean Mac is a lot like keeping a clean house. A little bit of regular tidying goes a long way.

That’s what Dr. Cleaner is. A little cleaning kit stored away for when you need it.

Your drive crashed before you backed it up. Now what?


There's never a good time for a hard drive failure.
There's never a good time for a hard drive failure.
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This post is presented by Prosoft Engineering, maker of Data Rescue 5.

There’s nothing good about a hard drive going bad. Or any drive, for that matter. It’s just as inconvenient to the photographer or videographer to have a corrupted SD card or cartridge as it is for a writer or graphic designer to lose their local drive. At least with computers, many people are in some habit of regularly backing up. But if your bad drive also happens to host your operating system, this headache becomes a migraine.

Sometimes there’s no way around it: Without help, your important data could be lost. A utility like Data Rescue, though, gives you a number of ways to recover.

MacFly Pro’s suite of apps keeps your Mac decluttered


Clean up your Mac the easy way with MacFly Pro.
Clean up your Mac the easy way.
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This post is presented by MacFly Pro.

Despite the clean lines and sleek exteriors of our Macs, the insides often look like a real mess. Cluttered photo libraries; old web caches; broken extensions; unused configuration files — the list of data that can gum up our Macs is long. That makes staying on top of it all nearly impossible, unless you’ve got time and energy to spare.

Drive Genius adds Mac antivirus to its arsenal


The latest version of Drive Genius adds virus and malware protection, making it even more useful.
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This post is brought to you by Prosoft Engineering, maker of Drive Genius 5.

If you’re serious about taking care of your Mac, you probably use a variety of third-party applications. From VPNs to defragging, managing backups to scanning for viruses, it takes a village of apps to keep Macs at their best.

Map your Wi-Fi, clean your Mac or fly a drone [Week’s Best Deals]


This week's best deals include powerful Mac maintenance tools, sleek drones, and more.
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With summer coming to a close, the Cult of Mac Store is still bringing in hot new deals. This week, we’ve got a discount on top-shelf Mac maintenance app CleanMyMac 3. Plus, we’ve got half off or more on Final Draft 10, a sleek drone with 4K video, and an app for maximizing Wi-Fi connections. Additionally, for a limited time, you can get an additional 15 percent off each deal by using the coupon code “BYESUMMER” at checkout.