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How to become an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician

To become Apple certified, you have to jump through some hoops. Chris Barylick talks about the steps you need to take.

Switch to Mac: Buying your first Mac

You’ve decided to buy your first Mac. Now what? Chris Breen shows you how to be a smart shopper.

Advice from an Apple Tech: Your first time under the hood

Thinking about performing that hardware repair yourself instead of going to a shop? Chris Barylick has some advice for potential amateur technicians.

Advice from an Apple Tech: When your Mac takes a fall

When your Mac laptop slips out of your hands, or your Mac desktop falls off your desk as you're shuffling things around, here's what to do once the feeling of dread dissipates.

How to install Linux on a vintage 68K Mac

Benj Edwards has instructions on installing Debian 4 on a Mac with a 68K processor.

Discussing the Mac mini media server

Host Philip Michaels speaks with Chris Breen about the Mac mini he's set up as a media server.

Advice from an Apple tech: When your Mac gets too toasty

What are the long-term effects of overheating on a Mac? Beyond warmer temperatures and additional noise from the fan working overtime to cool its operating environment, you can expect to see slower performance.

Switch to Mac: Transfer your files from a PC to a Mac

You've bought a Mac! Now, how exactly are you going to get all your files off your PC? Joe Kissell lays out your options.

Recycle your old tech gear

What to do with your old tech gear when it no longer works? Recycle it. We show you how and where to be responsible with outdated stuff.

How to track a lost computer with Find My Mac

Misplaced your Mac? If you've enabled the free Find My Mac feature of iCloud, you may be able to track it down.

Repairing the mysteriously muted Mac

All of a sudden your Mac won't play sound from its internal speakers. The headphone port may have everything to do with the issue says Chris Breen.

Intel X25 SSD requires firmware update before installing OS X 10.8.3

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CNet reports that a Mac with an Intel X25 series SSD may not be able to boot after installing OS X 10.8.3. However, updating the drive's firmware should help.

Advice from an Apple Tech: Three common Mac fixes

While working in tech repair, Chris Barylick helped dozens and dozens of people. Here's his advice on the most common problems people had with their Macs.