Most Popular Mac Posts Of 2013

The defining event of the year for Mac owners was the release of Mavericks, but not every tip on this list falls into that bucket. These are the 10 most popular Mac posts from Lifehacker in 2013.

Ask LH: Should I Upgrade To OS X Mavericks?

Dear Lifehacker, Now that Apple has released OS X Mavericks, I’ve looked over the features and I’m not sure if I should upgrade. I don’t know if any of the changes would really help and I don’t want to introduce new bugs and software incompatibilities. What do you think: should I upgrade now, never, or later on?

The Complete Guide To Building A Hackintosh [OS X 10.8.4]

Building a hackintosh — that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware — used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, this is our complete guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine and installing OS X all on your own.

What Not To Delete When Cleaning Your Mac’s Hard Drive

I only use Macs occasionally, so when it comes to doing upkeep, I’m nowhere near as up-to-date on which file system nooks and crannies to clean out when I need to reclaim drive space. If, like me, you’re prone to doing this sort of surgical space-freeing, it’s good to know what files to delete… as well as those you should keep away from.

Top 10 Underhyped Mac OS X Apps

Some apps are essential and everyone who’s anyone knows to have them on their computer. Some apps, however, are fantastic yet fly under the radar. Today, we look at our top 10 underhyped apps for Mac.

Top 10 Projects, Features And Tips Every Mac User Should Try

Apple gives us a new version of OS X every year nowadays, but a lot of the great stuff you can do with the Mac operating system lies in existing tips and projects. We’ve uncovered many over the years. Here are the 10 things every Mac user should do with their system.

Get iWork For Free On Any OS X Mavericks Machine

Last month, Apple introduced a new version of the iWork suite of office productivity apps and announced that all new Mac and iOS devices will receive it for free. If you’re not purchasing a new Mac but have upgraded to Mavericks, you can still get in on the action with a simple hack.

Lifehacker Pack For Mac 2013: Our List Of The Best Mac Apps

Every day brings new apps to Mac OS X. Few are gems, but some stand out from the crowd and deserve to be on every Mac owner’s machine. In our fifth annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we’re highlighting the best downloads for better productivity, communication, media management and many other tasks.

All The New Features In Mac OS X 10.9 ‘Mavericks’

At WWDC today, Apple announced Mac OS X 10.9, which adds long-awaited features including Finder tabs, tags and multiple display enhancements. Come and check out all the cool new stuff in the next version of the Mac operating system.

Ask LH: Should I Get An Ultrabook Or MacBook?

Dear Lifehacker, I am in the market for a new laptop. I can’t decide between the Macbook Pro, HP Folio 9470m and Dell XPS 14. The OS doesn’t concern me. Factors affecting my judgement include price (upper limit of $1650), weight, battery life and performance (most important).

The Secret Features Of OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks didn’t exactly wow anyone with its advertised feature set, but it does have some cool hidden features. Here are our favourites.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

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