Having a bootable hard drive or USB flash drive is a handy troubleshooting tool.
Ever since Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has hidden your personal Library folder (~/Library) by default. In Lion and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8), you could make the folder visible, but it required some work. In Mavericks (OS X 10.9) and Yosemite (OS X 10.10), it's a simple, easily accessible setting.
Creating a bootable installer disk lets you install Yosemite on multiple Macs and also makes a handy emergency drive. Here's how to set one up.
To use OS X's handy OS X Recovery feature, or to enable FileVault on an external drive, you need a special recovery partition on your drive. This utility can add it if the OS X installer didn't.
OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.
If you do the same things over and over, day after day, why not automate them using tools like Keyboard Maestro and TextExpander? Here are ten fast solutions for ten common tasks.
If you're looking for a way to raise your iMac or Apple Display to a more-ergnomic height, the HiRise for iMac does just that while giving you some extra gadget-hiding space.
Dealing with your inbox is one of those numbingly repetitive chores that cries out for automation. Here are 10 smart tricks that'll save you time managing your mail.
Rickshaw Bagworks takes what's good about messenger-style bags and makes them great for those of us who don't deliver by cycle.
Chris Breen is joined by two-Dans Frakes and Moren to discuss the news of the week including iPhone 5 batteries, Gruber's numbers, Facebook and clickbait, Surface 2 under water, and TiVo for cable cutters.
These days, kids need headphones, too. We looked at a slew of cans designed to fit your child's head while protecting their hearing.
This sturdy, compact power adapter handles up to four devices at a time, charges iOS and Android devices at full speed, and is surprisingly inexpensive. What's not to love?
Folderol colorizes the folder icons on your Mac.
Serenity Caldwell and special guest star Dan Frakes review the news of the week including OS X Yosemite, Apple's Beats music integration, and more.
Mountek's mounts are sturdy and convenient, and they make clever use of the long-neglected CD player in your car's dash.
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