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Born Apple: Six famous Windows apps that debuted on the Mac

Benj Edwards takes a look at some of the most famous applications in the world that were first developed for the Mac.

Advice from an Apple tech: When your Mac gets too toasty

What are the long-term effects of overheating on a Mac? Beyond warmer temperatures and additional noise from the fan working overtime to cool its operating environment, you can expect to see slower performance.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Speak up!

We've got speakers. We've got protective cases. We've got carry-on bags. We've got cords and cables. If you're looking for Mac accessories, we've got them here.

Switch to Mac: Transfer your files from a PC to a Mac

You've bought a Mac! Now, how exactly are you going to get all your files off your PC? Joe Kissell lays out your options.

WWDC 2013 sells out in three minutes

Tickets to Apple's annual conference for developers sold out in less time than it took to write this article.

Type special characters in OS X

Your Mac’s keyboard makes it easy to type any of the standard characters—the ones used most frequently in everyday typing. But OS X lets you use hundreds of special characters that don’t appear on your keyboard’s keys. This video explains three ways to access special characters in OS X.

Ten improvements we'd like to see in OS X

Apple has promised yearly updates to Mac OS X, and with WWDC approaching, it's time to think about what we'd like to see in the next version of the venerable desktop operating system.

All about calendar sharing

Professor Breen returns with another Calendar lesson. This week, the intimate details on sharing and subscribing to calendars. Save the date!

Type special characters in OS X

Your Mac’s keyboard makes it easy to type any of the standard characters—the ones used most frequently in everyday typing. But OS X lets you use hundreds of special characters that don’t appear on your keyboard’s keys. This video explains three ways to access special characters in OS X.

The mysterious address-less Address Panel

You'd love to use Calendar's Address Panel to add invitees to your event but strangely, it bears no addresses. Chris Breen provides the low-down.

Fact or fiction: Eight Mac energy-saving techniques tested

You've heard lots of conventional wisdom about how to save energy (and battery life) with your Mac, but how much of it is true? We went to the lab to find out.