MacVoices #15160: Joe Kissell Helps You Maintain Your Mac

Joe Kissell helps you make your Mac run smoother in his new book, Maintaining Your Mac: A Joe On Tech Guide. Joe covers Apple utilities, third-party utilities and good computing practices in his bid to keep your computer running smoothly. Some traditional wisdom holds true, some gets a surprising update as Joe discusses housekeeping utilities, disk utilities, maintenance tasks and more.

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Joe Kissell is the author of over two dozen Take Control ebooks, as well as a host of print books. He is a senior editor for TidBITS, and a Senior Contributor to Macworld. Keep up with him if you can on his personal blog,, and on Twitter.




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