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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.

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Mac 911: How to erase your Mac's hard drive the right way

Erasing a drive, how FileVault 2 encryption can play into it, and out-of-date Recovery Drive partitions.


Choosing the right launcher for your Mac

Keyboard-based launching utilities can be a real time saver, once you get the hang of them. Here's how four popular options (Launchbar, Alfred, Butler, and Quicksilver) stack up.

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BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features

No longer in beta, your own private cloud stays free for all but adds extra conveniences if you're willing to pay.