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    July 31st, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    The secret to great presentations: it’s not about the software

    I’ve sat through countless dull PowerPoint and Keynote presentations. And I’ll admit that some of my own have been snoozers, too. Based on my...

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    July 31st, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to burn movies to disc in an iDVD-less world

    Colleague X has a burning question from a friend: Hey, have you done a piece recently about burning a movie to a DVD? A friend was asking and I realised...

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    July 30th, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    How to prepare for a Mac disaster

    No one likes to think about disasters such as burglary, earthquake, fire, the zombie apocalypse or other catastrophes that could potentially wipe...

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    July 29th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to automatically add movies to your Mac media server

    Reader Jason Enns would like to streamline his media acquisition workflow. He writes: I know you’re a fan of the Mac mini media center and I’ve...

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    July 28th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Ask the iTunes Guy: Should you re-rip your CDs?

    Sometimes, what seems like a good idea turns out to have unexpected consequences. One reader wrote in about album art that wasn’t syncing to his...

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    July 25th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to join together audiobook tracks

    Reader Dave T. seeks to lessen some iTunes tedium. He writes: I listen to audiobooks on my iPhone, ripped from discs I own. But ripping them is inconvenient...

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    July 24th, 2014 by Dan Frakes and Dan Moren
    OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

    Back in June, at WWDC, Apple announced the next major version of its OS for Macs, OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10). Though the official release of Yosemite...

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    July 23rd, 2014 by Franklin N. Tessler
    Seven things everyone should know how to do with a presentation app

    Whether you’re a student preparing a class assignment or a rising executive trying to impress your CEO, you’ll have to go beyond the basics if...

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    July 23rd, 2014 by Marco Tabini
    How iOS 8 will unlock Touch ID’s power

    As iOS 8 – and, presumably, new iPhone and iPad hardware – approaches its release day, big changes are on the horizon for Apple’s Touch ID,...

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    July 23rd, 2014 by Lisa Wood
    RAM up your refurbished MacBook

    Why not boost your refurbished MacBook by upgrading the RAM? Random access memory, or RAM, is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to upgrade your...

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    July 22nd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Transferring Outlook-for-Mac email to Apple’s Mail

    Reader Dan Hawes is considering a move to Mail. He writes: In the past you have described a process for moving a Windows Outlook database into a...

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    July 21st, 2014 by Ted Landau
    Saving your Notes from disaster

    Apple’s Notes (available both for OS X and iOS) has long been one of my most frequently used apps. With its improved cross-platform syncing in recent...

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    July 18th, 2014 by Mary Gordon
    How to take great cropped photos with your iPhone camera

    We’re in a square-photographed world: Square images fill our Twitter streams, Facebook dashboards and just about everywhere else. If you’re a...

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    July 17th, 2014 by Jeffery Battersby
    Ten things everyone should know how to do with a word processor

    Admit it: you probably don’t use half the tools in your word processing app – whether that app happens to be Google Docs, Apple’s own Pages...

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    July 16th, 2014 by Rob Griffiths
    Nine things everyone should know how to do with a spreadsheet

    If your job requires you to do anything substantial with numbers, chances are good that you use a spreadsheet app to do it. For most of us the choice...

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    July 16th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Ask the iTunes Guy: Inconsistent buttons and faulty gapless playback

    iTunes has many quirks and inconstancies. In this week’s column, I look at a few of them. Why do Next and Previous buttons display only sometimes...

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    July 15th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to restore deleted Safari bookmarks

    Reader Aaron Drake did the bad thing with his bookmarks and would like to undo his actions. He writes: “I recently went on a cleaning binge and...

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