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How to delete apps on your Mac

New to the Mac? Removing an app from your computer is easier than you think.

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How to edit PDFs when switching from Windows

A reader switching to OS X wants advice on working with PDFs.

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How to change your Mac's default Web browser and email app

Sick of Safari and Mail? Changing your default browser and email client on OS X is easy.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Turn on Profile Manager

How to set up and manage devices using OS X Server’s Profile Manager service.

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Is it sensible to combine backup types on a single drive?

A reader wants to add clones to his Time Machine backup drive.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Set up Open Directory

The last major step before turning on Profile Manager is turning on Server's Open Directory service so that you can centrally manage network user accounts.

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What to do when Firefox won't quit, and does Apple read crash feedback?

A reader wonders if it's worth informing Apple about application crashes after Firefox repeatedly fails him.

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Why can't file names be longer than 30 characters?

A reader is told his long filenames are unacceptable, despite OS X's support for them.

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What to do when OS X says Wi-Fi hardware isn't installed

You know you've got Wi-Fi in your Mac, so why is OS X claiming it's not there? A reset is required.

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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.

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Use an external SSD to make an old Mac feel new (without cracking it open)

When internal surgery of a Mac isn't in the cards, an external SSD can rejuvenate a slow machine.

Power tips for managing files in Apple’s Finder

You're already doing most of your file management in the Finder--now add some hotkeys and modifiers to make it even easier.

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How to view the ~/Library folder in Mavericks and Yosemite

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.