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Use About This Mac and Sys­tem In­for­ma­tion to dis­cover more about your Mac

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Macs are so sim­ple that it’s easy to for­get the tech­nol­ogy sit­ting un­der the hood. And Ap­ple likes it this way. In­stead of wor­ry­ing about what ver­sion of Blue­tooth they have, or what firmware re­vi­sion the graph­ics card is us­ing, peo­ple can en­joy OS X and get on with things.

But there are still many peo­ple who are in awe of Ap­ple and OS X tech­nol­ogy and are keen to know what power is un­der the hood. Ap­ple has two su­perb ser­vices in OS X that pro­vide ex­actly the sort of in­for­ma­tion ‘power users’ would be after: About This Mac and an app called Sys­tem In­for­ma­tion.

Sys­tem In­for­ma­tion en­ables you to drill down into ev­ery as­pect of the hard­ware inside your Mac. With Sys­tem In­for­ma­tion you get a de­tailed re­port on the ex­act type, ver­sion and firmware re­vi­sion of ev­ery piece of hard­ware that makes up your Ap­ple Mac. Both About This Mac and Sys­tem In­for­ma­tion are in­valu­able when it comes to trou­bleshoot­ing prob­lems.

In this tu­to­rial we’ll look at the in­for­ma­tion avail­able in About This Mac and how to ac­cess the more de­tailed data in Sys­tem In­for­ma­tion, as well as a few tips and tricks for fea­tures you may not have no­ticed. Lou Hat­ter­s­ley

Sys­tem In­for­ma­tion en­ables you to drill down into ev­ery as­pect of your Mac’s hard­ware

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