1. Help
    February 4th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to batch rename files for free

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous would prefer to forgo some busy work. He writes: “I’ve been working on a project for a couple of months...

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    February 4th, 2014 by Madeleine Swain
    Apple suggests workaround for ongoing Mavericks Mail issues

    Have you upgraded your operating system to Mavericks? Despite a marked slowdown of late, there’s still an over one in three chance that you...

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    February 3rd, 2014 by Nick Mediati
    How to get Justin Bieber out of your Twitter timeline

    A funny thing happened on the internet last week. You see, Justin Bieber got busted for drunk driving, driving without a valid licence, and resisting...

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    February 3rd, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    Simplify your app selection

    Every time I read about a new Mac or iOS app in a category I use, I think to myself, “Oh, cool. That could save me some time and effort.” I download...

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    January 31st, 2014 by Dan Moren
    Clean up your Apple TV’s homescreen

    Apple added yet another channel to the Apple TV this week, meaning there are more than 30 icons on the device’s homescreen. That can be a lot,...

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    January 31st, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    Simplify your email

    If your email is completely under control – your Inbox is normally empty, filing new messages is a breeze and you feel no anxiety at all about the...

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    January 31st, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    GarageBand for guitar players

    It’s a tradition that a true garage band must have at least one guitar (and more if you can rustle up enough outlets, amps and kids who can nail...

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    January 30th, 2014 by Michael Gowan
    Tweak your iOS audio with EQ settings

    Before you drop $300 on the latest high-end headphones to listen to music on your iOS device, check to see whether an equalisation (EQ) app can...

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    January 30th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to print captions with your iPhoto images

    Reader Delores Rice will soon be digging deeper into her Applications folder. She writes: “I need a program that will allow me to import a group...

  10. Help
    January 29th, 2014 by Nick Mediati
    Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

    Most standard remote controls send signals to your home theatre gear using a beam of infrared light, which a sensor on your hardware picks up. You...

  11. Help
    January 29th, 2014 by Dan Moren
    Scheduling recurring events on iOS

    Reader Diane Williams has a recurring question: “I’m trying to schedule a recurring meeting that occurs each month on the first Thursday of...

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    January 28th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Move podcasts and playlists from one Mac to another

    In this week’s column, I examine two related questions about moving podcasts and music from one Mac to another while retaining metadata. I also...

  13. Help
    January 28th, 2014 by Nick Mediati
    Google may be the last calculator you’ll ever need

    Many of us rely on Google to find things on the internet. But what you may not know is that the Google search bar also makes a heck of a calculator...

  14. Help
    January 24th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to ‘play’ GarageBand

    In the past few weeks we’ve covered features of GarageBand that are helpful to non-musicians – GarageBand’s interface, creating ringtones and creating...

  15. Help
    January 23rd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to block the web’s worst clutter

    Reader Andrew Locke has no lack of bad luck with unwanted web content to look at. He’d like to lock out some of it. He writes: “Over the...

  16. Help
    January 23rd, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Tame your Twitter feed

    Are you following too many people on Twitter, or finding your timeline unruly and hard to keep up with? If so, you may have the Twitter overload blues....

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    January 22nd, 2014 by Nick Mediati
    Never forget anything ever again with these 11 phone tricks

    I’ll be the first to admit: ‘Use your smartphone to remind yourself of things’ seems like a story that doesn’t need to be written....

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