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Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga

Give your older Mac a rebirth as a hobby machine

Create a test partition for the OS X Yosemite beta

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Whether you're a curious developer or a user waiting to get their hands on the Yosemite public beta, check out Ars Technica's guide on creating a hard drive partition. Keep your main computer usable and test all the things.

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MacBook in the cloud: Work with the same files on multiple Macs

It's hard to keep your files in sync when you're working with multiple computers. Here's how associate editor Serenity Caldwell juggles three Macs but just one file system.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: The right tools for the job

When you want to perform your own Mac hardware repairs, it helps to have the proper tools. Here's what you should have in your toolbox.

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Fact or fiction: What does (and doesn't) actually speed up your Mac

You hear about ways you can make your Mac faster, but do they really work? Macworld Lab puts these to the test.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to replace the optical drive in a Unibody MacBook Pro with a second hard drive

Don't use the optical drive in your Unibody MacBook Pro anymore? Put that space in your laptop to better use by replacing the optical drive with a hard drive or SSD.

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5 resolutions for a better digital life

This year, resolve to keep these five key resolutions. Do so and your data is safer, creeps won't use your credit cards, and you won't be a jerk.

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Mac buying guide: How to pick the right computer

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.

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How to set up port forwarding

Port forwarding is one of those arcane processes that make so many people throw up their hands in frustration. Here's how to navigate the treacherous waters.

Advice from an Apple tech: Got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

Does your computer toolkit include a Dremel? It may seem extreme, but a Dremel tool can be handy in a dire situation.

Advice from an Apple tech: Battle the dust bunnies

Excessive dust inside your Mac can cause performance problems.

Connect your PC to your HDTV, and control it from across the room

Peter asked me for the best way to connect a PC to an HDTV, and, once connected, how best to use it

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Friday the 13th: International Verify-Your-Backup Day

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When was the last time you checked to be sure that you really could restore your Mac's data from your backup drive? Adam Engst at TidBITS says today is the day to check.