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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

on pcworld.com

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Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga

Give your older Mac a rebirth as a hobby machine

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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to replace the glass on an iPad mini

Cracked the glass on an iPad mini? You can replace it yourself if you have a delicate hand and some patience.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to replace the glass on an old iPad

Got a first- or second-generation iPad that's out of warranty and has cracked front glass? You can replace the glass yourself.

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How to recover data from an old SCSI drive

It's been a long time since Macs came with SCSI drives. But if (for whatever reason) you need to get something off of an old SCSI drive and onto a modern Mac, it's doable. Here's how.

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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.