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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.
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.
A reader seems to be missing his OS X recovery partition after cloning one drive to another. Chris Breen offers a solution.
The venerable Keyboard Maestro can do a lot more than just open an app when you hit a keyboard shortcut: It can launch all sorts of different actions using all kinds of different triggers. Here are eight super-useful (and surprising) examples.
Ridding your Mac of unwanted antivirus utilities isn't always a simple matter. Chris Breen explains how (and when) to remove it.
iCloud is a black-box when it comes to document files: Normally, the only way access them is via the apps that made them. But there are ways to open that box.