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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.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to get old Mac OS X install discs

Need to do a installation of an older Mac operating system, but you can't find the discs? You can find them if you do a little bit of searching.

Control access to your network

Is your iPod touch-toting child spending too much time on the Internet? Christopher Breen shows you how to carefully control the hours they're able to access your Wi-Fi network.

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How to play .avi movies in Mavericks

With Mavericks Apple changed QuickTime so that it no longer supports some third-party video plugins. However, as Chris Breen explains, there are still ways to play your old QuickTime-unfriendly movies.

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Bugs & Fixes: DiskWarrior to the rescue

Ted Landau returns to laud DiskWarrior--a tool many Mac troubleshooters have as a vital tool in their arsenal.

Mac 101 wrap-up: Panic optional

After some 68 lessons, Professor Breen closes the book on Mac 101 and issues this, his commencement address.

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Resetting Safari with a keyboard shortcut

A reader suggests that there's a keyboard shortcut for resetting Safari. Chris Breen isn't so sure but shows you how to make one.

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Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature

One of OS X's most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week's video shows you some nifty ways to get more out of this feature.

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How to drag items to your hard drive without being challenged for a password

If you're tired of your computer demanding a password every time you try to drag a file to it, follow these steps for making your Mac more accommodating.

Apple offers mail retrieval workaround for some providers

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Having trouble with Mail in Mavericks? You're not alone. A new support document from Apple suggests one way you might be able to get the app to retrieve new mail, but your mileage may vary.

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How to simplify your files

Finding your Mac awash in files you may or may not need? Here's some advice for reducing disk clutter to make searching faster, backups easier, and your mind more peaceful.