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Ask TUAW: Firewall settings, Snow Leopard faxing, MacBook battery life, and more

Welcome back to Ask TUAW, our weekly troubleshooting Q&A column. This week we've got questions about firewall settings, SSDs, MacBook battery life, faxing in Snow Leopard, and much more. As always, your suggestions and questions are welcome. Leave your questions for next week in the comments ...

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Mac 101: Keep your battery happy and healthy

There's a good tip at CreativeBits today on prolonging your battery's life. Specifically, it's about letting it run through "cycles." When your battery is fully charged, be it in your laptop, iPhone or iPod, and you let it run until the device dies, you've used up one cycle. Over time, it will lose ...

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Battery calibration recommended by Apple, why no utility?

Like virtually all mobile computer manufacturers, Apple recommends that users calibrate their laptop batteries every few months, as Scott pointed out a couple of years ago. Unlike many manufacturers, however, Apple does not include a utility to automatically perform a calibration. Given Apple's unca...

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With all the negative stories in the news as of late regarding the dangers of laptop batteries, its easy to forget a hazard that has plagued batteries of all types since the dawn of the portable computing age; premature discharge. Its an uncomfortable subject, but it affects all batteries regardles...

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