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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.
Do you like the chime your iPhone or iPad makes when you plug it in? You can add that same sound to your MacBook Air or Pro.
If you need access to programming tools on your Mac, there are several ways to go about installing them.
While rarely needed, the root user can be enabled to give full and unrestricted access to an OS X system for troubleshooting purposes.
Readers ask about the OS X quarantine system, hot-corner triggers, and file locks in iWork.
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 are unable to successfully install the update or are experiencing problems after doing so, here are a couple of steps you can try.
If you need to prevent a specific file type in OS X from opening a handling application, you can do so through several means.
OS X does not provide a way to monitor XProtect updates, but you can set up a custom script to do so.
If you would like to send a Valentine's message, OS X offers some nice images you can add to it.