1. Help
    January 20th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Joining tracks, iOS and Apple Lossless

    For the first column of 2015, I look at a few interesting questions. I show a couple of ways to have two songs always play together in shuffle mode;...

  2. Help
    January 20th, 2015 by Topher Kessler
    Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets

    One of OS X’s most versatile utilities is Disk Utility – a tool not only used for formatting and managing a variety of storage devices, but also...

  3. Help
    January 20th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Tips for maintaining your media for eternity and beyond

    Reader Kirk Edgar has a question for the ages. He writes: I’m in the process of cleaning out my iMac – removing data that’s not current and...

  4. Help
    January 16th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Making more of Migration Assistant

    Bob White (not the bird) needs just a little bit more help with transferring his data from an old Mac to a new one. He writes: Can I use Migration...

  5. Help
    January 15th, 2015 by Lesa Snider
    How to convert a photo to a coloured pencil sketch with Photoshop

    One of the most frequently asked questions posed to seasoned Photoshop pros is how to turn a photo into a pencil sketch. While there are many ways...

  6. Help
    January 14th, 2015 by Topher Kessler
    What to do if your Mac refuses to accept your password

    Even though you can set up your Mac to automatically log into your user account without a password, your computer is going to be more secure if you...

  7. Help
    January 13th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to easily switch between startup volumes

    Reader Robert Kapp would like a shortcut for a tedious task. He writes: I haven’t fully committed to running OS X Yosemite on my Mac, but I do it...

  8. Help
    January 12th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Exploring the many miracles of Image Capture

    Reader Colin Pritchard would like more information about an app I mentioned recently. He writes: When you talked about how to delete images from...

  9. Help
    January 12th, 2015 by Topher Kessler
    How to better manage passwords with Keychain Access

    If you’ve ever encountered a dialogue box that, upon asking for a password, offers to store it, you’ve had a brush with OS X’s keychain. And...

  10. Help
    January 8th, 2015 by Lesa Snider
    The many superpowers of Apple’s Preview app: Part 2

    In this second installment, you’ll discover Preview 8’s new annotation tools, how to add your signature to documents, password-protect files and...

  11. Help
    January 8th, 2015 by Lesa Snider
    The many superpowers of Apple’s Preview app: Part 1

    Apple’s Preview app, preinstalled on every Mac for years, is one of the most underused programs ever. Far from being an image preview app, as its...

  12. Help
    January 8th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to bulk delete images from your iPhone

    Reader Melissa Mead has a bad case of the overloaded iPhone. She writes: My iPhone is running out of storage space and I think it’s because I have...

  13. Help
    January 7th, 2015 by Joe Kissell
    How to use benchmarks to cut through marketing hype

    It’s not your imagination: your Mac’s overall performance can slow down over time. Most often this happens because we gradually add more apps...

  14. Help
    January 7th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Top tips for working with the Mac’s menu bar

    To start out your new year I thought I’d remind you of (or, possible reveal, if this is new to you) a handful of menu bar tricks that you’ll...

  15. Help
    January 6th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to create mail merge documents with Pages and Numbers

    Reader Ann Grace wishes to send form letters to her clients. She writes: I’ve recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite as well as to the latest versions...

  16. Help
    January 5th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Of missing genres and artist sorting

    In this column, I examine a host of iTunes questions. I look at a bug in iTunes 12, where deleting the genre tag creates a blank genre. I discuss...

  17. Help
    December 18th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping

    Reader H. Thomas Staton would like his laptop to be as secure as possible while he’s on the road. He writes: What is the best way to secure my MacBook...

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