1. Help
    May 15th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to extract audio from a Blu-ray disc

    Reader Derrick Crandall has one chunk of media that he’d like to turn into more. He writes: “I have a concert recording on a Blu-ray disc....

  2. Help
    May 14th, 2014 by Caitlin McGarry
    How to mute annoying Twitter users, and why you’d want to

    Twitter is often a lovely place, where people share ideas and have interesting discussions about all kinds of topics. But like any public forum, Twitter...

  3. Help
    May 13th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Copying address lists from Excel into Apple’s Mail

    Reader Benjamin Peacock confronts an issue regarding the intersection of Excel and Mail. He writes: “I have an Excel spreadsheet that contains...

  4. Help
    May 12th, 2014 by Dan Frakes
    Create a bootable Mavericks install drive for newer Macs

    Note: This article is for people who have Mavericks only because it came preinstalled on their Mac. If you purchased Mavericks from the Mac App Store,...

  5. Help
    May 10th, 2014 by Ben Waldie
    Power tools: make events on your Mac trigger iOS notifications

    Let’s say you’ve got a really cool Automator workflow that saves you tons of time but takes a while to run. Do you really have to sit around,...

  6. Help
    May 9th, 2014 by Mary Gordon
    How to shoot HDR photos on your iPhone

    Your iPhone’s Camera app offers all sorts of neat tricks for taking photos in any environment. For most images, you can adjust the lighting and...

  7. Help
    May 9th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Five tips for avoiding internet dopiness

    I don’t know a single person incapable of making mistakes. We are, after all, human. However, I know just as few people who like to broadcast those...

  8. Help
    May 8th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Importing Windows Outlook messages into Apple’s Mail

    Reader Lowell Brown contacted me on Twitter with the idea of helping a kinsperson with their email. He tweets: “I’m going to help a family...

  9. Help
    May 7th, 2014 by Sharon Zardetto, Macworld
    Solving the mysteries of the Mail Downloads folder

    The scenario is straighforward: you receive a message with an attachment in Mail and double-click the attached file to open it in the appropriate...

  10. Mac-in-Business
    May 6th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to share iWork ’13 files with iOS devices

    Reader Nathan Bach is confounded by Keynote. He writes: “I use Google Drive to share files with friends and colleagues. I recently started using...

  11. Help
    May 6th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    Photo editing 101: master the layer mask

    Remember the last time you gave your walls a fresh coat of paint? You probably used a roll of blue or beige masking tape to cover the baseboards and...

  12. Help
    May 6th, 2014 by Sharon Zardetto, Macworld
    Make Mail messages look the way you want

    There are two extremes when it comes to email formatting: some people prefer strictly plain text, while others like fancy fonts, background graphics...

  13. Help
    May 6th, 2014 by Jonathan Seff, Macworld
    How to save big bucks on Office 365

    Maybe it’s the recent release of Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPad. Maybe you want to make sure you have access to the latest version...

  14. Help
    May 5th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Ask the iTunes Guy: locating unique playlist tracks and the perils of the 25,000-track limit

    iTunes is, in part, a database, and its smart playlists are just like database queries. In this week’s column, I look at an interesting question,...

  15. Help
    May 2nd, 2014 by Serenity Caldwell
    Add time and location-based notifications to reminders

    The Reminders app makes it simple to keep track of tasks, grocery lists and even daily exercises with multilayered lists and checkboxes. You can make...

  16. Workflow
    May 1st, 2014 by Al Sacco
    Seven iPhone battery tips for advanced users

    Battery life has never really been the iPhone’s strength, though it has improved since 2007, the year the first iPhone was released. The original...

  17. Help
    May 1st, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to gain easy access to your iPhone’s most important mail

    Reader Catherine Yee would like easier access to her email. She writes: “Is there a way to make an alias of a mailbox on my iPhone and put it...

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