Don't-Miss Utility Software Stories
If you don't want to or can't upgrade to El Capitan, there's still a way to get some of its features, thanks to third-party apps.
Firewalls are good for blocking inbound network traffic, but what about your Mac's outbound traffic? Little Snitch keeps an eye out for you.
The term "permissions fix" gets thrown around as a solution to all sorts of problems, like when your Mac slows down or experiences random crashes. Here's a guide to permissions, and various ways to run permissions fixes.
If all you're doing is stashing logins and passwords in 1Password, you're not coming close to using all its abilities.
This week we tackle some of your storage questions, including consolidating, de-duplication, and management.
You don't have to keep your files in the cloud to get Dropbox-like syncing and sharing. Joe Kissell explains how to get started with BitTorrent Sync.
Glenn Fleishman distills everything you need to know about encrypting files, disk images, or your Mac's entire hard drive.
Disk Utility has a lot of talents, some less well known than others. Topher Kessler explores some of its more esoteric (though useful) features.
Perhaps it's been ages since you've used Migration Assistant to move data from one Mac to another. Or maybe it's new to you. Either way, Chris Breen offers helpful tips for its use.
If you haven't opened Image Capture, now's the time. Chris Breen presents six cool uses for this under-appreciated utility.
Preview has some surprisingly robust abilities for working with photos.
Does deleting large files or defragmenting your drive really make a difference? Run some tests and find out.
Some people regret installing MacKeeper but can't figure out how to remove it. Chris Breen provides instructions.