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How to become an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician

To become Apple certified, you have to jump through some hoops. Chris Barylick talks about the steps you need to take.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Feeling Blu

This week's roundup of Mac accessories includes a Blu-ray player for your Mac and several items to protect your laptop from dirt, grime, and drops.

Switch to Mac: Buying your first Mac

You’ve decided to buy your first Mac. Now what? Chris Breen shows you how to be a smart shopper.

The best and worst Macs for upgrades and repairs

Believe it or not, upgradeability, durability, and repairability are parts of Apple’s DNA. Over the years, most Macs have lived up to that legacy, while others have fallen a little—or a lot—short. Here's a look at the best and worst Macs ever when it comes to repairability and upgradeability.

Ten years in the shadow of the Power Mac G5

The Power Mac G5 is a workstation with a design that lasted in the Apple's product line for over a decade

Slideshow: Apple hardware design mistakes

Apple designs some of the best computers on Earth, but the company does slip up every once in a while.

iOS 7 proves once again that change is the way Apple does business

Change can be hard for Apple, its developers, and its users, but John Moltz thinks that 'change' is just another word for 'opportunity.'

Mac Gems: OneSafe gives 1Password some password-saving competition

There's no shortage of password managers for OS X, but Lunabee's OneSafe, like the popular 1Password, sets itself apart with a smart feature set and impressive usability.

Review: Hard as it tries, Chatology can't overcome Messages flakiness

Flexibits's newest Mac app is Chatology, which attempts to improve on searching your Messages logs. Unfortunately, the app seems to have contracted some of Messages's own flakiness.

Advice from an Apple Tech: Your first time under the hood

Thinking about performing that hardware repair yourself instead of going to a shop? Chris Barylick has some advice for potential amateur technicians.