Mac Computers

Mac computers have loyal fans, and some say Macs are better than PCs. Explore the different types of Macs, related software and common myths and questions.

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Don't let the spinning wheel of death win!

By Jeremy Glass

Steve Jobs changed the technology industry and our relationship with computers forever. Take a look at these pictures to learn about the life and success of this eccentric, enigmatic visionary.

By Sara Cheshire

Macs don't have a Print Screen key, but they do have several options for snagging screen captures.

By Stephanie Crawford


Mac fans always talk about how easy and intuitive Apple's OS is to use. Is it really that simple to uninstall programs on a Mac?

By Chris Pollette & John Kelly

Mac users have long lorded their computers’ virus immunity over PC users. So let's set the record straight: Can Macs get viruses, or are they truly impenetrable?

By Craig Haggit

Your Mac might have more germs than you think. Cleaning it is as important as cleaning the rest of your house. Let's review how to clean MacBook computers in five, easy steps!

By Danielle Fisher

Comparing a computer born of a single company to a category of pieced-together machines may not be strictly fair, but both sides in the Mac versus PC debate have valid points.

By Laurie L. Dove


The iMac is often credited with bringing Apple back from the brink of disaster. What is it about this paradigm-shifting computer that intrigues and enchants users?

By Craig Haggit

Without input/output technology like Thunderbolt, you wouldn't be reading this awesome blurb. So, how are Apple and Intel innovating on this integral part of computing systems?

By Jonathan Atteberry

The PowerBook was replaced by the faster MacBook Pro in 2006 but the Pro got an even bigger boost of speed with its new Thunderbolt port. Let's take a look.

By Becky Striepe

Apple's MacBook Air is touted as "the world's thinnest notebook." So how exactly does a laptop that's less than an inch thick compare to other notebooks?

By Caitlin Uttley


Small in size but mighty in capabilities, the Mac Mini was first geared toward PC switchers. What do people say about it now?

By Sarah Winkler

In 2001, Apple released Cheetah, the first version of its new operating system, OS X. Where did OS X come from, and what technologies make it different from other operating systems?

By Jonathan Strickland

There's no question people love their Macs. So what's the deal? And why do these computers really cost more than PCs? Or do they?

By Caitlin Uttley

The Mac App Store puts all Apple-approved Mac-compatible apps in one place for easy purchase and installation. Find out how it works.

By Laurie L. Dove


Software developers, military groups and movie studios alike use code names to keep the lid on upcoming projects -- but what's up with the big cats, Apple?

By Laurie L. Dove