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DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better

Those frustrated with DiskWarrior's inability to deal with large volumes can now rejoice. DiskWarrior 5 goes 64-bit and adds new (and welcome) features.

MacBook Air

Advice from an Apple Tech: Why it's essential to build a referral network

You can't do every job yourself, and it doesn't help your clients to pretend that you can.

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help. Joe Kissell explains when and how to zap your NVRAM.

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Bugs and Fixes: What's with Yosemite renaming shared computers?

Ted Landau describes an issue that has re-emerged in Yosemite: Your Mac mysteriously renames shared devices.

Handoff and Continuity: What if they don't 'just work'?

When gee-whiz features don't work, it's an exercise in frustration, and Apple should do more to help users troubleshoot their issues.

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Bugs & Fixes: Solving a Yosemite post-install disaster

Ted Landau details the detective work he undertook to ferret out a single item that caused havoc with Yosemite on his older Mac Pro.

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Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive

To use OS X's handy OS X Recovery feature, or to enable FileVault on an external drive, you need a special recovery partition on your drive. This utility can add it if the OS X installer didn't.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: The Great Upgrade Freakout (and how to deal with it)

Client freaking out because you're going to upgrade their computer and disrupt the way things are done? Here's how to talk your client off the ledge.

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Life after death: Resuscitating a drowned iPhone 5

Rob Griffiths's iPhone took a trip to Davy Jones's locker and lived to tell the tale. Witness the miraculous story of a resurrected iPhone.

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Memory Diag review: Keep an eye on your Mac's RAM

In your Mac's menu bar, Memory Diag puts vital information about memory usage.