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How to make a bootable install drive for Macs that shipped with Mavericks

If your Mac was released after Mavericks debuted, it's not quite as easy to make a bootable Mavericks install drive, but it's still quite doable. We've got the complete instructions.

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Slim down your SSD with symbolic links

Why junk up your SSD's limited storage capacity with files that can easily be packed onto another hard drive? Chris Breen shows you how.

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Four reasons you should use OS X's System Information utility

When it comes to troubleshooting hardware and software problems on your Mac, the utility formerly known as System Profiler can be a lifesaver.

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Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

Create a reminder on your Mac in an instant

With the help of Automator you can create a reminder on your Mac without ever launching the Reminders app.

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How to dismiss Mac App Store notifications

If you find yourself a little over-nudged by Mac App Store notifications Mavericks offers a few ways to deal with them.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs, revisited

In the wake of a previous article that focused on the use of BitTorrent to acquire older OS X installation disc images when the required OS X installation disc was unavailable, some points of clarification need to be made.

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How to set up keyboard shortcuts in OS X

Keyboard shortcuts can save you tons of time, but take no time at all to set up.

How to create keyboard shortcuts in OS X

Keyboard shortcuts can save you tons of time, and they take no time at all to set up.

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Change your short username in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

If you need to change your account's short username, Mavericks, like its OS X predecessors, offers a few options for doing so. However, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We show you the why and how for each method.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs

If you're stuck in a jam and needed that old installation disc yesterday, you could turn to the Internet, if you're willing to accept the risks.

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Bugs & Fixes: OS X 10.9.2 and the disappearing camera

Bug-tracker Ted Landau returns to explore the case of the missing camera.

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The secrets of OS X's text tools

Hidden away in a contextual menu are a bunch of handy text-manipulation tools that far too many Mac users overlook.

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Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.

Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.