Working Mac Ever since Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has hidden your personal Library folder (~/Library) by default. In Lion and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8), you could make the folder visible, but it required some work. In Mavericks (OS X 10.9) and Yosemite (OS X 10.10), it's a simple, easily accessible setting.
How-To Creating a bootable installer disk lets you install Yosemite on multiple Macs and also makes a handy emergency drive. Here's how to set one up.
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Macworld Video OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.
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Mac Gems When Time Machine goes awry, OS X's system logs record what went wrong. LogViewer makes it easier to find that info in the log.
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Mac Gems This fantastic utility shows you live previews of your Markdown-, HTML-, and XML-formatted files, helping you improve the readability and appearance of your Web content.
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Updated For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's on-screen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for the best models.