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Useful tools in the OS X CoreServices folder

OS X contains a number of hidden utilities that are generally accessed via System Preferences, but which can also be launched and used independently.

By February 18, 2014

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Install command line developer tools in OS X

If you need access to programming tools on your Mac, there are several ways to go about installing them.

By February 20, 2014

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Readers ask about the OS X quarantine system, hot-corner triggers, and file locks in iWork.

By June 21, 2013

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Two ways to enable the root user in OS X

While rarely needed, the root user can be enabled to give full and unrestricted access to an OS X system for troubleshooting purposes.

By January 16, 2014

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Don't like Mountain Lion's Notification Center? Quit it

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.

By August 8, 2012

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How to monitor XProtect updates in OS X

OS X does not provide a way to monitor XProtect updates, but you can set up a custom script to do so.

By March 14, 2013

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How to handle OS X firmware updates that won't install

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.

By May 17, 2013

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Where to find hearts in OS X

If you would like to send a Valentine's message, OS X offers some nice images you can add to it.

By February 14, 2013

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How to create a hot key to switch users in OS X

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.

By January 28, 2013

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Tackle OS X Thunderbolt firmware update woes

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.

By May 13, 2013