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How to breathe life into an old Mac

Your old Mac might be a bit creaky but there’s plenty you can do to restore its youthful vigour—and much of it doesn’t cost a dime.


How to use a VPN to keep your network data safe

If you're using a public wi-Fi hotspot, it's a good idea to protect yourself by using a virtual private network.

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Little Snitch keeps an eye on your Mac's Internet connections

Firewalls are good for blocking inbound network traffic, but what about your Mac's outbound traffic? Little Snitch keeps an eye out for you.

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Which Mac should you buy?

Trying to decide which Mac to buy? Our guide has the lowdown on every Mac that Apple has to offer. Find out which Mac is best for you.

How to share a printer using an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule

It only takes a few minutes to make your printer available on your network.

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Mac 911: The Bluetooth truth and more Wi-Fi troubleshooting

Bluetooth has become a requirement in Apple's networked devices, even when it doesn't seem to be in use.

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Mac 911: A wild Wi-Fi ride to hunt a pesky set of problems

A gigabit broadband user finds his local network streaming stutters because of mysterious Wi-Fi problems.


How to speed up your network without replacing your AirPort Extreme Base Station

With the addition of a faster (and less expensive) wireless router, you can speed up your existing network.