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    Ten simple iOS tips and tricks for iPhone/iPad newbies

    Just a week after Apple released its brand new iPhone lineup, comprising the high-end iPhone 5s and the mid-range iPhone 5c, the company said it...

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    How to restore your old iWork documents

    A concerned reader writes: The other day you said that once you open and edit a Pages ‘09 file (or another kind of iWork ‘09 document) that file...

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    Save your internet bacon with two-factor authentication

    Anyone who’s paid attention to computer security over the past few years will probably tell you that your password isn’t enough. Passwords...

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    Dealing with Pages’ file-conversion and email-attachment problems

    Reader Chris Watkins, like some other people, has a couple of bones to pick with Pages. He writes: I downloaded the new version of Pages and I discovered...

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    Why Mavericks’ movies may not preview properly

    Reader Arlen Andrews has a concern about his movie files. He writes: I recently upgraded to Mavericks and now when I attempt to preview a movie file...

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    How to use iCloud Keychain

    Apple’s new iCloud Keychain aims to solve an irritating problem: even if you’ve entered usernames and passwords on your Mac, you still have...

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    How to view the ~/Library folder in Mavericks

    Inside your home folder is a Library folder – commonly written in Unix syntax as ~/Library, which means “a folder named Library at the root...

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    Protect your Google account with two-factor authentication

    If you’re a heavy Google user, your Google account is kind of a big deal. It’s the gatekeeper to your email and your Google+ account,...

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    Hands-on with iPhoto for iOS and OS X

    New versions of Apple’s signature consumer photo editing and management software – iPhoto for Mac and iPhoto for iOS on both the iPhone...

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    What you need to know about Apple’s free apps policy

    Apple made waves during Tuesday’s media event when the company announced that its iLife and iWork suite would be free for customers who buy a new...

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    How to install Mavericks over Leopard

    As I explained in my guide to installing Mavericks, one of the requirements for installing OS X 10.9 is that you already have at least Snow Leopard...

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    How to make a bootable Mavericks install drive

    Like Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) and Lion (OS X 10.7), Mavericks (OS X 10.9) doesn’t ship on a disc – it’s available only as an installer app...

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    Should you do a ‘clean install’ of Mavericks?

    It used to be that when upgrading to a major new version of OS X, installing over an existing OS X installation for example, installing 10.3 over...

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    Installing Mavericks: what you need to know

    Before Lion (OS X 10.7) debuted in 2011, installing the latest major version of Mac OS X meant buying a disc and slipping it into your Mac’s optical...

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    Advice from an Apple tech: got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

    If there’s one certainty about digging around inside computers, it’s that you’re going to make mistakes. And, at times, those mistakes may be...

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    Deal with WAV files and combine random tracks into albums

    In a grab-bag column this week, I answer some questions about tagging a bunch of singles as an album, and I discuss tagging WAV files in iTunes. I...

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    Easily add movies from one Mac to another Mac’s iTunes library

    Reader James Edlund is a movie maven with a mission. He writes: “I’d like to convert my DVD movies to digital form and then play them from...

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