Nobody likes to wait. Waiting for your Mac to complete a task is especially galling. Whether you’re applying a complex special effect in Adobe Photoshop, loading a particularly elaborate Website, or simply waiting for the thing to boot, if your Mac slows down or becomes unresponsive, it can produce the computer equivalent of road rage.
But you don’t have to sit around tapping your fingers (or beating your fists); you can speed up your Mac. Four of the best ways to do that are adding more RAM (one of the easiest, yet most effective, of all upgrades ); installing a new solid-state hard drive; reducing interference on your Wi-Fi network; and knowing what to do when the spinning beach ball pops up to tell you that your Mac has run out of computing resources. All our tips can make your Mac faster, and you calmer. So what are you waiting for?