Don't-Miss OS X Stories

Five overlooked abilities of the Finder's Path Bar

What's the Path Bar? It's the quickest way to see where a file is in your file hierarchy, and it often provides the quickest way to move the file, too. Here are five tips for taking advantage of this overlooked tool.

AirPort interference? Leave it alone

Is your cordless phone causing interference issues with your AirPort network? Change your phone rather than your AirPort settings.

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.

Type special characters in OS X

Your Mac’s keyboard makes it easy to type any of the standard characters—the ones used most frequently in everyday typing. But OS X lets you use hundreds of special characters that don’t appear on your keyboard’s keys. This video explains three ways to access special characters in OS X.

How to import calendars

No, Mountain Lion's Calendar application doesn't come equipped with a holiday calendar (nor the schedule of your favorite team) but it's easy to add. Chris Breen explains.

Control Time Machine from the command line

Whether you manage remote Macs or just love delving into the nitty-gritty, you need to know about this command-line tool for Time Machine.

The seven best OS X tricks you're not using

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it: find overlooked OS X tricks. Here’s a collection that probably includes items you’ve missed, too.

Ask the Script Doctor: Deduping Contacts and more

Getting rid of duplicates in Contacts, showing the hidden Library folder, and how to get started with AppleScript.

Our favorite Mac cleanup tips

In the spirit of spring cleaning, we rounded up our editors' favorite tips for keeping their Macs tidy and organized.

Mac troubleshooting: dealing with hard drive woes

When you suspect a hard drive problem, it's time to swing into action. Ted Landau shows you what to do.

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.

Why you should use Mountain Lion's Spaces

Mountain Lion's Spaces can make you more productive and efficient. Kirk McElhearn looks at why you should use Spaces, and how it can simplify your computing tasks.

8 ways to hide files and folders in OS X

Maybe you have a laptop want to be extra safe. Maybe you share a computer and want to keep some things private. Whatever your reason for wanting to keep some files or folders hidden, we found eight ways to do it.