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Taming Apple's new Fusion Drive technology

Apple's new hybrid drive offers great benefits, but a few drawbacks for some setups.

By November 14, 2012


The best ways to format an external drive for Windows and Mac

Compare the different options for formatting an external hard drive to work with Windows and Mac. And, no: the answer isn't always FAT32.

By March 22, 2012


Building a computer disaster recovery toolkit

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.

By May 27, 2012


Making the switch: a Windows user's first MacBook (part 3)

Missing Windows? You can run OS X and Windows on the same system, thanks to a little something called Boot Camp Assistant.

By January 17, 2012


How to transfer music from an iPod to your computer

CNET's How To expert Sharon Vaknin explains how to transfer the music on your iPod to your computer.

By May 4, 2011


CNET to the Rescue: Apple questions answered

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.

By March 9, 2011


Options for Reading Mac drives in Boot Camp

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.

By June 11, 2010


MacFixIt Answers

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.

By May 13, 2010


How to network between the classic Mac OS and OS X for file transfer

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.

By April 26, 2010


Resolve boot issues showing 'prohibitory' sign

Mac OS X has several bootup symbols, including a universal "prohibitory" sign that indicates critical files are missing from the boot volume.

By January 29, 2010