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How to make a bootable install drive for Macs that shipped with Mavericks

If your Mac was released after Mavericks debuted, it's not quite as easy to make a bootable Mavericks install drive, but it's still quite doable. We've got the complete instructions.

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Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users

Access to pre-release versions of OS X no longer requires a developer account. On Tuesday, Apple announced a public beta program available to interested users.

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Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

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Oh, good, another Windows user is here to explain Mac security to us!

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Change your short username in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

If you need to change your account's short username, Mavericks, like its OS X predecessors, offers a few options for doing so. However, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We show you the why and how for each method.

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Bugs & Fixes: OS X 10.9.2 and the disappearing camera

Bug-tracker Ted Landau returns to explore the case of the missing camera.

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Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.

Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.

The Macalope Weekly: Unresolved issues

Any time Apple makes a mistake you know it's time to bring out the kitchen sink.

OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks fixes long-standing Gmail, Exchange bugs

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Our long national nightmare of buggy email is (hopefully) over. Over at Tidbits, Joe Kissell details what the OS X Mail fixes mean for you and your messages.

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Podcast: Bugs! (squashed and otherwise)

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk over the Apple news of the week including SSL bug slain, other Apple "oops," Comcast cares, Threes strategy, and apps we like.