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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.

Apple to increase Bluetooth integration in iOS 7, OS X Mavericks

The next major version of iOS will allow Bluetooth accessories to use Notification Center and make it easier to run Bluetooth-enabled apps in the background.

Review: Latest Intel chip boosts speed and endurance in new MacBook Air

Apple new ultraportable laptop sports a few under-the-hood changes that make it even better than before.