In Pictures: 10 things every new Mac user should know

Your guide to a short and painless learning curve.

Try time travel Although not everyone uses this feature, it is definitely one of the most important. You don’t want to lose your data, and with Time Machine, Apple makes backing up your computer easy (instructions here). A helpful tip: Your external hard drive should be twice the size of your computer’s hard drive so that you have ample space.

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