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How to Share Files Between OS X Leopard and...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

File sharing between a Mac running OS X 10.5 Leopard and Windows XP is fairly easy. This step-by-step guide will take you through the process.



Get Acquainted With Siri on the Mac

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Siri for the desktop brings Apple's personal digital assistant to the Mac. Find out how to enable, configure, and use Siri on your Mac.



What to Do When Your Magic Mouse and Your Mac...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Is your Magic Mouse dropping its Bluetooth connection? I my experience, the most common reason is a loose battery terminal contact in the Magic Mouse.



Fix Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad Tracking Errors

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Magic Mouse tracking errors can cause jumpy and jittery pointer movements. Cleaning the sensor or resetting the preference files can fix things right up.



Want to Move Your Mac's Home Folder to a New...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Your home folder is always located on the startup drive, the same one that houses the OS. Storing the home folder on another drive may be a much better choice, especially if you want to increase the performance of your Mac by installing an SSD.



How to Use the Mac's Hidden Archive Utility

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

The Archive Utility is a hidden app built-in to your Mac. It supports many file types for expansion and three very popular file types for compression.



How to Zip and Unzip Files and Folders on Your...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

The Mac has a built-in archiving utility that you can use to zip (compress) or unzip files and folders. This FAQ will show you how to use the Archive Utility included in OS X.



Starting Up in Safe Mode Can Fix Things that...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Safe Boot can fix Mac problems caused by corrupt apps, data, fonts, preference files, even fix basic disk issues on your Mac's startup drive.



How to Fix Mac Startup Problem - Blue Screen

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

When your Mac gets stuck at the blue screen, chances are you're having a startup drive problem. Luckily, these problems are usually easy to fix.



How to Move Your Safari Bookmarks to Another Mac

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Safari's import and export bookmarks options are limited at best, but thankfully there are other options for backing up, moving and syncing your bookmarks.



Some of Safari's Best Features Are Hidden Away

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Enabling the Safari Develop menu brings a wealth of tools to web developers. The Develop menu also has some helpful features for casual users.



Stuck With a Spinning Pinwheel of Death? Here's...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Use Terminal to fix a Spinning Pinwheel of Death (SPOD), the multicolored pinwheel cursor indicating your Mac is waiting for a process to finish.



What To Do If Your Mac Stalls on the Gray...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

If your Mac stalls at the gray screen during startup, it can indicate a number of different problems. This troubleshooting guide can get your Mac running.



Customize How Spotlight Works

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

Spotlight's preference pane is where you control how search results are displayed, protect files and volumes from being searched, and set up keyboard shortcuts for quick access to Spotlight.



Time Machine Stuck Preparing a Backup? Give it...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

If Time Machine becomes stuck on preparing a backup, you can fix the problem by turning Time Machine off and following the tips in this guide.



10 Ways to Fix Mac Startup Issues

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

10 troubleshooting tips for your Mac including blue or gray screen, safe boot, resetting the PRAM/NVRAM, question mark at boot, and other startup issues.



Make Your Own Bootable USB Flash Drive for...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

The macOS Sierra installer has a hidden command that can create a bootable USB flash drive to simplify installing macOS Sierra.



Perform a Clean Install of macOS Sierra on Your...

2016-10-25T11:05:51Z

macOS Sierra supports two clean install options that allow you to place a fresh copy of macOS on your Mac's startup drive or on a non-startup drive.