Like any computer, a Mac is prone to serious problems over the course of its life. A wide variety of things can go horribly, horribly wrong. From a complete failure to start, to that terrifying kernel panic screen, here's how to troubleshoot (and hopefully fix) what's plaguing your Mac.
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Apple updated OS X to version 10.7.3 today, which fixed a number of minor issues -- but caused many big ones with some users. If you're finding that apps are crashing as soon as you launch them, here's how to fix it.
If you've read our guide to building a Hackintosh you know that installing Mac OS X Lion requires a bit of work. You have install Snow Leopard, then go through a fairly tedious upgrade process rather than just installing from scratch. Fortunately, thanks to a new utility called UniBeast (from tonymacx86, of course), that's no longer a problem.
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If you purchased one of Apple's MacBook Air laptops back when it came with a flash drive for restoration purposes, that drive is now a little obsolete with the release of Lion (should you decide to upgrade). Fortunately there's a method to turn it into a standard flash drive, or even a Lion install disk. Here's how.
We've shown you how to manually create a bootable Mac OS X Lion DVD or thumb drive, but now an app called Lion DiskMaker can automate the process for you. You just download it, insert the media you want to use to create your install, and let it take care of the rest.
OS X Lion has been out for over a week now, and now that you've had a chance to try Lifehacker's 10 favourite secret features of the new operating system, here's five more to test out.
Among Mac OS X Lion's other fun/annoying iOS-like features is that when you hold down down a key, you're presented with alternatives. For example, holding down n will present you with ñ and ń — handy if you need to type in accents, annoying if you want it to send several keystrokes with a long press. You may really like this feature, but if you don't here's how you can turn it off.
Mac: Since Mac OS X Lion hit the streets last week, some Telstra mobile broadband users have reported driver issues that render their devices inoperable. Here's how to keep your connection going.