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Recovery mode and its tools

Next to Safe mode (and normal operating mode, of course), Recovery mode is the most discussed and recommended. Introduced in OS X 10.7 in 2011, it relies on a hidden volume or partition installed on your boot drive, and offers powerful tools which normal OS X cannot match. 992 more words

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Appropriate content warning bypass for Steam apps

Are you a Steam user?  Are you seeing warnings that “Content in this product may not be appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work.” 522 more words

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Adjust the Volume of Your Mac's Startup Chime

by Tom Nelson

Has this ever happened to you? It’s late at night and everyone in your home is fast asleep, except you. With no prospect of sleep in sight, you decide to turn on your Mac, to play a game or check the news. 118 more words

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Spotlight: Using the Finder Search Window

by Tom Nelson

Spotlight, the system-wide search service in Mac OS X, is one of the easiest and quickest search systems available for the Mac. You can access  112 more words

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Playing Safe: what does Safe mode do?

One of the most common recommendations when trying to solve Mac problems is to restart in Safe mode and see if that resolves them. But why should it? 663 more words

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Set Up Your Mac's File Sharing Options, Including Sharing With Windows

by Tom Nelson

Sharing files on a Mac seems to me to be one of the easiest file sharing systems available on any computer platform. Of course, that may just be because I’m very used to how the Mac and its operating system work. 131 more words

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New Mac malware: Mac File Opener, or OSX.FakeFileOpener

Thomas Reed, of Malwarebytes Labs, has recently announced detection of new malware which runs on OS X, including El Capitan with Gatekeeper turned on. Although currently its behaviour doesn’t appear particularly malicious, at the very least it is unwanted software, and has the potential to do nastier things. 260 more words

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