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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.

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EtreCheck review: Get a full status report on your troubled Mac

EtreCheck creates a profile of your computer so you can use it when troubleshooting a problem.

How to work around the current Podcast app crashing bug

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Is Apple's Podcasts app crashing on your iOS device? Rene Ritchie has a suggestion for how to work around the bug until Apple fixes it.

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System Lens review: View app CPU usage with a click

This utility makes it easy to see what apps are taking using up your processor resources.

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How to set up a replacement iPhone

Your old high-capacity iPhone is about to take a trip to the shop. In the meantime, you're given a much lower-capacity loaner. Here's how to set up the replacement.

How to troubleshoot a frozen menu bar

Sometimes items on your menu bar, or even the entire bar itself, can freeze up and become unresponsive. When that happens, here's what to do to get things unstuck.