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What exactly is "Other" hard drive storage?

About This Mac tells you that your hard drive is packed with "other" files. Chris Breen explains exactly what they're made of.

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Workarounds for deleted network aliases

There appears to be a bug in Mavericks that causes network aliases placed in the sidebar to vanish. Chris Breen offers a couple of workarounds.

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How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

If you've installed the OS X Yosemite public beta and now wish to revert to Mavericks we show you the steps for doing it.

OS X 10.9.4 update fixes Wi-Fi network issue, includes Safari 7.0.5

The latest revision of Mavericks patches a number of bugs, including one that could prevent Macs from not joining a known Wi-Fi network.

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Mavericks and the ancient AirPort base station

What do you do when you have an old AirPort base station and the version of AirPort Utility that ships with Mavericks doesn't support it? Chris Breen has the answer.

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Revealing Mavericks' hidden screensaver images

Mavericks' screen savers have some beautiful images and some are available as Desktop backgrounds--but not all. Here's how to find and use the remainders.

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How to set a default To address in Mavericks' Mail

If Mavericks' Mail isn't making your preferred choice when you enter a loved one's email address, there's a way to force it to.

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Use the Finder's tags feature from the keyboard

The Finder's new tags feature in Mavericks (OS X 10.9) can be useful. Here's how to take full advantage of it without lifting your fingers from the keyboard.

Use the Finder's tags feature from the keyboard

The Finder's tags feature, new in Mavericks (OS X 10.9), can be useful. Here's how to take full advantage of it without lifting your fingers from the keyboard.

OS X 10.9.3: Unhiding the Users folder

Mac OS X 10.9.3 hides the Users folder at the root level of your startup volume. To put things back the way they once were, follow Chris Breen's advice.

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Hands-on: Improved 4K display support in OS X 10.9.3

Apple revamped the Display system preferences so that there are more resolution options for 4k displays.