The term "permissions fix" gets thrown around as a solution to all sorts of problems, like when your Mac slows down or experiences random crashes. Here's a guide to permissions, and various ways to run permissions fixes.
Whether you just bought a brand new MacBook or are tethered to a long-lasting Mac Pro, use these password tips and OS X's security features to keep your data away from prying eyes.
You're already doing most of your file management in the Finder--now add some hotkeys and modifiers to make it even easier.
Disk Utility has a lot of talents, some less well known than others. Topher Kessler explores some of its more esoteric (though useful) features.
Topher Kessler offers tips for dealing with a Mac that won't accept a password.
OS X's Keychain Access provides the avenue for managing and retrieving your passwords. Topher Kessler dives deeper into its password powers.
By default, the Mac is pretty secure. But with the help of a couple of built-in options, you can make it even more so. Topher Kessler explains.
If you've ever dreamed of using Linux's Ext3 file system or writing to NTFS formatted volumes, FUSE is for you.
Topher Kessler details the many ways you can access the data on a remote Mac from across the street or across the globe.
You probably know all about using the little speaker icon in the menubar to control your Mac's volume. But when you need finer control over its audio input and output, here's where to find it and how to use it.
Double-clicking apps and docs to open them isn't exactly hard. But what if you want to open them automatically at a specific time or under specific circumstances? Topher Kessler explains how to use OS X's built-in tools to do just that.
You've spilled your coffee all over your MacBook: Now what do you do?
Think you're pretty savvy about managing files and folders in the Finder? If so, maybe you already know these four tricks. But if you don't, you should.
What, QWERTY not good enough for you? Fortunately, OS X supports all kinds of alternative keyboard layouts and character sets. Topher Kessler shows you how to use them, even from the login screen.
It happens to all of us: Suddenly, the wireless connection to your Mac slows down or disappears completely. When that happens, here's what to do.