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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5

OS X 10.8.5 update squashes bugs ahead of Mavericks launch in the fall.

SwitchUp review: Easily set up separate usage profiles for your apps

When you have different reasons for using the same apps, it helps if each app can have a unique usage profile. SwitchUp can help.

The Bride of Frankenmac

The Macworld Lab gathered together some PC parts and assembled a computer that runs OS X, with a few quirks.

Mac Pro and Bride of Frankenmac

Bride of Frankenmac: The illicit PC that runs OS X faster than a Mac Pro

What happens when Macworld Lab takes some spare PC parts and puts together a computer that runs Mac OS X? The results are impressive, but also illegal.

Week in Mac Apps

The Week in Mac apps: Better, faster, stronger

In this edition of Mac-app updates and releases, we've got solutions for faster typing, quicker finding, better coding, easier listening, and Visio Viewing. And that's just the first five new apps.

Take control of startup and login items

Is your Mac starting up slowly? A mess of startup and login items might be to blame. Learn how to bend these computing curiosities to your will.

Six ways to keep teenagers safe online

In days of yore, parents of teenagers just had to worry about sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Now you can add technology to that list. Here are some ways to deal.

The Macalope: Still mad about something

You'd think the axe of this former Apple employee would already be sharp enough but he just keeps grinding it.

Mac Gems: Give OS X a makeover with Flavours

Apple themes to OS X that reflect your personality.

My office is not a starship, or why speech recognition is not for me

Speech recognition may be the technology of the future, but Joe Kissell finally realized it was not the technology for him.

Get Siri-like functionality on your Mac with Speakable Items

Staff writer Lex Friedman walks you through using OS X's built-in functionality for handling Siri-like vocal commands.

Two free and easy ways to share big files

Sending big files can be a big pain, but in this week's video tip you'll learn two free and easy ways to do just that.