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Macintosh's 100-day marketing blitz: After the applause, confusion

Macintosh marketing chief Mike Murray hoped that businesses would abandon their IBM PCs to join the revolution, but it proved to be more difficult than imagined.

By January 23, 2014


The Macintosh turns 30: Going the distance

Apple's Macintosh arrived with great fanfare, but the computer that aimed to show why 1984 wouldn't be like "1984" barely made its debut. Here's the story of how it came to be.

By January 21, 2014


Overcoming missing AppleTalk printer connectivity in Snow Leopard

A number of people who have just updated to Snow Leopard are still running into printing problems now that Apple has dropped AppleTalk support in OS X.

By November 19, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 1264: Das Faceboot (podcast)

Germany says nein! to Facebook spamming non-Facebook users. Also, Amazon gets a patent on the Barnes & Noble Nook dual-screen concept, and Netflix begins closing the window on when new movies are available for streaming.

By July 7, 2010


Core of original Apple tablet lives on in iPhone, iPad

iFixit tears down the Apple Newton: Its DNA is still around.

By April 1, 2010


MacFixIt Readers Report: Early Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard issues

Snow Leopard has only been on the shelves for a few hours, but many MacFixIt readers have written in to express their opinions, issues, and workarounds for Apple's latest operating system update.

By August 28, 2009


MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. This week we have a question about scrambled video playback on an iMac G5 that results in a hard crash of the system, and a question on connec

By August 5, 2009


Apple fixes hole with Mac OS X image viewing

Apple security update fixes problems with image handling and other issues that could allow an attacker to take control of a Mac using remote code execution.

By August 5, 2009


Tutorial: File sharing in OS X

In order to share files on a network in the past "classic" Mac operating system, you had to access and set up items in several locations. First, you needed to enable file sharing in one location, then add users in another location, and finally navigate

By May 20, 2009


Getting to know your Mac: System Profiler

One of the handiest tools in the Mac OS X arsenal is its self-identification tool, System Profiler. Located in the Utilities folder (in the Applications folder), System Profiler provides essential and extended hardware and software information about your

By May 4, 2009