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How to install OS X El Capitan

Your guide to installing Apple new operating system for Macs.

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How to make a bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer drive

Having a bootable hard drive or USB flash drive is a handy troubleshooting tool.

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Hands-on with Spaces, Mission Control, and Split View in El Capitan

Learn how to use these features in El Capitan to make your desktop more manageable.

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Get your Mac ready for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Preparation is everything, and these tips will help make for a smooth upgrade to El Capitan.

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How to turn off (or turn on) landscape mode on the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus home screen

With a big display comes a home screen that can switch modes.

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How to adjust 3D Touch pressure sensitivity on the iPhone 6s

You can adjust how hard or how light you need to press on the iPhone's screen to use this feature.

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How to upgrade to iOS 9 (and, if you need to, reinstall iOS 8)

Step-by-step instructions for installing the latest version of iOS—and how to reinstall iOS 8, just in case.

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How to start fresh with a new user account

Remove the cruft of years with a clean install of OS X.

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How to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a Mac

Get Microsoft's beta operating system on a virtual drive or right on your hard drive.