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​How to upgrade the aluminum Mac Mini

Apple has made it easier than ever to upgrade the hard drive and memory in the Mac Mini. Here’s what you need to know to get the job done.

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Upgrading the hard drive and memory in an aluminum Mac Mini (pictures)

Interested in adding more storage or memory to your Mac Mini? Here's what you need to know.

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Quick Mac prank for April Fools' Day

Looking to prank a friend today? Here is a quick and easy trick to throw their way.

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Free up Mac memory with Memory Clean

Free app Memory Clean lets you monitor your Mac’s memory usage and will clean it automatically or when asked.

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​Tackle 'you need to free up space' warning on your Mac

If your Mac gives you warnings that you are out of space, then you can

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Use your iMac as an external monitor

If you have an iMac made in mid-2011 or later, here is how you can use it as an external monitor.

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Add useful features to the Windows 8 Start Screen

A Windows 8 program called Start Screen Unlimited adds some useful features to the Windows 8 Start Screen.

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Turn audio on your Mac into ringtones with Terminal

If you want to use an audio file as a ringtone in iOS, you can use Terminal and iTunes to convert and import tones to your device.

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View your iPhone on your Mac

Using a few third-party utilities, you can quickly turn your Mac into a display for your iPhone or iPad.

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How to run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu on a Chromebook

Google's low-cost computers are capable of doing more than you think. Here's how you can transform a Chromebook into a full-blown Linux laptop.

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How to save to hidden directories in OS X

Accessing a hidden folder from within an application may be tricky, but can be overcome using a simple Finder trick.

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How to switch your Windows 8.1 log-in to a local account

Using a Microsoft account to log in to Windows 8.1 offers some advantages over using local accounts. If those advantages don't appeal to you, you can switch back to a local account.

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