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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to get old Mac OS X install discs

Need to do a installation of an older Mac operating system, but you can't find the discs? You can find them if you do a little bit of searching.

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Bugs & Fixes: DiskWarrior to the rescue

Ted Landau returns to laud DiskWarrior--a tool many Mac troubleshooters have as a vital tool in their arsenal.

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Adventures in troubleshooting: Replacing a MacBook Air's faulty SSD

When something dies on our Mac, we take it to the Genius Bar. But what if you feel like getting your hands a little dirty?

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5 resolutions for a better digital life

This year, resolve to keep these five key resolutions. Do so and your data is safer, creeps won't use your credit cards, and you won't be a jerk.

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Giving the gift of yourself

Mac 911 is back with its 2013 list of ways to use your technical gifts to enhance the lives of others.

Bugs & Fixes: Dealing with iPhone flash, low-quality Netflix, and Outlook junk issues

Ted Landau returns to discuss three issues he's deal with lately--pictures washed out by his iPhone flash, low-quality Netflix streams, and junk mail filters that seemingly don't work.

Cures for a panicking mid-2010 MacBook Pro

The mid-2010 15-inch MacBook Pro was a lovely machine--unless you had one with a defective video card. Chris Breen offers workarounds and a link to the Big Fix.

Bugs & Fixes: A roundup of Mavericks troubleshooting tips

Ted Landau has been here, there, and everywhere tracking down bugs and unexpected behaviors in Apple's latest release of the Mac OS. Solutions and workarounds abound!

Apple promises fix for keyboard, trackpad woes on 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

There's a slight problem with the keyboard and trackpad on the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, that problem being sometimes they stop working. Apple's promised an upcoming fix, but here's the workaround for the meantime.