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Bugs & Fixes: OS X Recent Items glitch

Ted Landau explores the mystery of recent items as they appear in the Finder's Recent Items list and an application's dock menu.

Search and ye shall find (maybe): Apple's Spotlight needs an overhaul

Everyone needs to search for files on their Mac. Kirk McElhearn thinks it's time for Apple to improve Spotlight so users can easily find the files they want.

Our favorite Mac cleanup tips

In the spirit of spring cleaning, we rounded up our editors' favorite tips for keeping their Macs tidy and organized.

Mac troubleshooting: dealing with hard drive woes

When you suspect a hard drive problem, it's time to swing into action. Ted Landau shows you what to do.

The Macalope: Insecurity complex

Oh, you Mac users and your wacky beliefs!

Why you should use Mountain Lion's Spaces

Mountain Lion's Spaces can make you more productive and efficient. Kirk McElhearn looks at why you should use Spaces, and how it can simplify your computing tasks.

First look: Alfred 2.0 adds Workflows, customizable themes

The first version of Alfred was a launcher application with a lot of powerful capabilities: version 2.0 takes it to the new level with a brand new customization and scripting options.

Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 with Boot Camp additions, bug fixes, and Safari 6.0.3

Apple on Thursday finally released OS X 10.8.3.

Mac troubleshooting: Be prepared for hard-drive failure

When hard-drive disaster strikes, you need to start up your Mac from another drive to repair it. But, which drive? Take a few minutes now to prepare for emergencies.

Dropbox 2.0 revamps menu bar interface

Version 2.0 of Dropbox brings a brand new experience to the app's venerable menu bar interface.