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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.

Apple issues iTunes update to fix /Users issue

iTunes 11.2, released Thursday, included a bug that hid the /Users directory and made it vulnerable to modification. Late Friday, the company issued an update to fix the issue.

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Troubleshoot Mac network issues with Network Utility

Apple provides a useful suite of tools for troubleshooting and investigating network issues on OS X. Dan Moren gives you a quick overview of the Network Utility app.

Troubleshoot Mac network issues with Network Utility

Apple provides a useful suite of tools for troubleshooting and investigating network issues on OS X. Dan Moren gives you a quick overview of the Network Utility app.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: ClamXav is a valuable troubleshooting tool

ClamXav is a free Mac app that fights viruses, trojans, and other nasties trying to mess with your computer.

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Battery Diag review: Monitor your MacBook's battery health with a click

Battery Diag sits in your menu bar and provides easy, one-click access to battery information.

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How to recover data from an old SCSI drive

It's been a long time since Macs came with SCSI drives. But if (for whatever reason) you need to get something off of an old SCSI drive and onto a modern Mac, it's doable. Here's how.

Macworld/iWorld Highlights: Mac 911 tips and tricks

Get the highlights of Mac 911 maestro Christopher Breen's presentation at Macworld/iWorld 2014.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs, revisited

In the wake of a previous article that focused on the use of BitTorrent to acquire older OS X installation disc images when the required OS X installation disc was unavailable, some points of clarification need to be made.

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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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Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs

If you're stuck in a jam and needed that old installation disc yesterday, you could turn to the Internet, if you're willing to accept the risks.