Apple's new hybrid drive offers great benefits, but a few drawbacks for some setups.
On call to mum and dad? First point of contact whenever a friend's PC dies? Here are some things that you should always have strapped to your utility belt.
Missing Windows? You can run OS X and Windows on the same system, thanks to a little something called Boot Camp Assistant.
CNET's How To expert Sharon Vaknin explains how to transfer the music on your iPod to your computer.
CNET's Josh Lowensohn is with us today answering tech questions about iPhones, iPads, iMacs, iEtc. Also covered: Which Apple products are worth buying today and which aren't.
Despite the advancements in virtualization technologies, Boot Camp is still the best option for compatibility and overall speed when you want to run Windows programs on your Apple hardware. This will arguably always be the case, but while speed is a perk, native support for NTFS in OS X and HFS in Windows prevents quick file transfer both to and from the partitions.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by readers. This week, we have questions on an old PC hard drive not being writable on a new Mac, how to tell if Software Update is working properly, and OS X installation hanging with fans blowing.
Sometimes you may have an old Mac lying around that you would like to retrieve files from. Thinking it's an easy task, you grab your nearest USB stick only to find the computer does not have any USB ports, or for that matter, any FireWire ports. As such the majority of transfer devices, including flash drives, CD/DVD drives, and external hard drives, will not work the the older machine.
Mac OS X has several bootup symbols, including a universal "prohibitory" sign that indicates critical files are missing from the boot volume.
Snow Leopard seems to have a bug in the Finder where copying between FAT32 partitions may result in a "file exists" error.