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OS X contains a number of hidden utilities that are generally accessed via System Preferences, but which can also be launched and used independently.
If you need access to programming tools on your Mac, there are several ways to go about installing them.
Readers ask about the OS X quarantine system, hot-corner triggers, and file locks in iWork.
While rarely needed, the root user can be enabled to give full and unrestricted access to an OS X system for troubleshooting purposes.
While Apple's new Notification Center has its conveniences, some may prefer not to use it, but there's no direct way to turn it off.
OS X does not provide a way to monitor XProtect updates, but you can set up a custom script to do so.
If you've got an OS X firmware update that just refuses to install properly, there are a few things you can try to remedy the situation.
If you would like to send a Valentine's message, OS X offers some nice images you can add to it.
While OS X supports fast user switching, it does not have a built-in hot key to do so. Here is how to set one up.
If you are unable to successfully install the update or are experiencing problems after doing so, here are a couple of steps you can try.