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Mac Gems: Speedy Net is a simple tool for testing your network performance

If you've ever wondered about the performance of your local network, Speedy Net is an easy-to-use solution.

Do you need a third-party disk utility?

Used to be you needed a copy of Disk Warrior, TechTool Pro, or Drive Genius (or maybe all three) in addition to Disk Utility to keep your hard drive happy. But is that still true? Joe Kissell spells out the pros and cons.

Configuring Parental Controls

In this week's Mac 101, Dr. Breen details the workings of Mountain Lion's Parental Controls.

When applications consume too much RAM

Your Mac throws up an error that you've run out of application memory. Chris Breen shows you how to troubleshoot this issue.

Mac Gems Promising Prospect: Notifi extends Notification Center

Notifi watches your Mac for particular events and then uses Notification Center to alert you to those events.

Review: Snapz Pro X 2.5.1 screen capture program is past its prime

Snapz certainly gets the job done, but there are alternate choices that are both better and less expensive.

Mac Gems: Shush gives you a systemwide mic mute

If you use a variety of audio and video apps, you'll likely find Shush to be a nifty app. It gives you a systemwide mute control, making it quick and easy to mute your microphone, no matter which app you're currently using.

Expo Notes: MacKeeper takes a more subtle approach this year

Compared to last year's Macworld/iWorld, Mac utility developer ZeoBit is taking a much different approach to its presence on the show floor.

Favorite Mac Gems from 2012

Podcast host Chris Breen is joined by Macworld's Gem Meister Dan Frakes to discuss Dan's favorite inexpensive Mac applications of 2012.

Syncing books to Kindle devices and apps

Ebooks you obtain from sources other than Amazon don't sync between Amazon devices unless you know the trick Chris Breen offers in this video.