1. Help
    Connecting two Macs using Thunderbolt

    I think all Mac users can agree: Thunderbolt is both fast and flexible. Not only is it capable of 10 Gbps of bi-directional throughput on each of...

  2. Help
    GarageBand for guitar players

    It’s a tradition that a true garage band must have at least one guitar (and more if you can rustle up enough outlets, amps and kids who can nail...

  3. Help
    Backing up and restoring musical instruments

    A musician who wishes to remain anonymous finds his instrument suddenly silent. He writes: Chris, this is a pretty obscure question, but your blog indicates...

  4. Help
    The iTunes Guy: of cross-fades and combined tracks

    In this week’s column, I look at a few very different topics. One common question I get is about the iTunes Store and sending gifts to other countries;...

  5. Help 1
    Twenty computer terms every Mac user should know

    Throughout the life of Mac 101, we’ve talked a lot about Apple technologies and terms. But with the gentle persuasion of this column’s readers, I’ve...

  6. Help
    What to do about a failing hard drive

    Reader Kjeld Sorenson had a nasty shock and doesn’t care to be surprised again. He writes: “I happened to have Disk Utility open the other...

  7. Help
    Switch to Mac: bring your hardware with you

    When switching to a Mac, you’ll likely worry most about software compatibility, but don’t forget all your hardware – the PC accessories and...

  8. Reviews
    OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini

    With two hard drives under the bonnet, the OWC Elite Pro Dual mini is more about security than speed. The OWC is the odd one out here in that it takes...

  9. Features
    Untangling the Cables

    Science fiction has a lot to answer for. For decades, it has promised us the utopian future of ubiquitous wireless data, without a cable to be found...

  10. Gadget Guide
    AKiTiO SK-2500

    This slim and portable aluminium hard drive enclosure features USB 2.0 and FireWire 400/800 connectivity and an extra-large heatsink for cooler operation....

  11. App Guide
    Micromat TechTool ProToGo

    Lion includes a recovery partition that can be used to sort out problems with your Mac’s hard disk or operating system, while earlier versions of...

  12. News
    Thunderbolt dramatically faster than FireWire

    The wait for Thunderbolt-ready peripherals is over. Four months after the debut of Thunderbolt in Apple’s revamped MacBook Pro lineup, storage devices...

  13. Reviews
    Other World Computing Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini 640GB

    The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini, Other World Computing’s newest portable storage device, is a RAID array that zoomed through our Photoshop test...

  14. Gadget Guide 1
    iLynx 800

    Moshi’s iLynx 800 – the speedy upgrade to its predecessor iLynx FireWire/USB hub – has just hit Australian shores. When plugged into your Mac,...

  15. Blogs
    My backup plan: Kirk McElhearn

    I’m a belt-and-suspenders guy when it comes to backups. All this began one day in the mid-1990s, when I lost a day’s work on my PowerBook 100....

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    FireWire saves an iMac from a failed 10.5.7 upgrade

    When a new OS X update is released, I’m often the one who digs into it for Macworld, attempting to see what’s new and different. Such was the...

  17. Blogs
    FireWire target disk mode to the rescue

    FireWire target disk mode has saved my bacon countless times. If you’re not familiar with FireWire target disk mode it transforms a Mac equipped...

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