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Tech 101: How to Quickly Free Up Mac Storage Space

Owning a new Mac is a great feeling -- it's the fastest it's ever going to be, there are no scratches or dings on the computer, and you have what seems like an unlimited amount of storage space. Fast forward...

Tech 101: How to Customize Folder Views in macOS Finder

Early in the evolution of the Macintosh, folders became a way to logically organize documents. In the early 2000s with the release of Mac OS X, folders gained a number of different views that made it possible for Mac users...

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Tech 101: How to Mirror More Than One iOS Device to a Mac or PC

(Mirroring an iOS device. Image via AirSquirrels.com.) When teaching other people about iOS, demonstrating usage of various iOS devices, screencasting, or podcasting, it's often useful to be able to mirror iOS devices to a Mac or PC so that the...

Tech 101: How to Schedule Time Machine Backups

Time Machine is the built-in application in macOS that automates the process of backing up your data to an external drive. It's easy to use, and it makes recovering from a drive failure or a macOS update gone awry as...

Tech 101: How to View ‘Hidden’ Files on a Mac

When you look inside a folder on a Mac, you see a collection of files and folders that can be acted upon --  you can open files and folders, delete them, move them, and so on. But did you realize that...

Tech 101: Spoofing a MAC Address in macOS High Sierra

In this article, we’ll show you how to spoof a MAC address on a macOS computer running High Sierra. This is a technique for changing the factory-assigned physical Media Access Control (MAC) address of a network interface on a networked...

Tech 101: Tips to Extend the Life of Your Mac

Do you keep your Macs for longer periods of time than do most of your friends? I've been accused of hoarding my old Macs; for example, keeping an original 2006 Mac Pro running long after it should have been retired....

Tech 101: Checking Battery Health on a MacBook

Does the battery on your old MacBook seem to be unable to hold a charge anymore? Is that used MacBook Pro you're buying from a friend any good? Batteries are the lifeblood of our Mac notebooks, and fortunately it's quite...

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