1. Help
    December 8th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Ripping CDs in 2014, streaming music from Mac to stereo

    I’ve received lots of interesting questions in the last couple of weeks, and here are four of them. I address the increasingly common problem of...

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    December 8th, 2014 by Chuck La Tournous
    How to speed up your network without replacing your AirPort Extreme Base Station

    Apple’s AirPort Extreme Base Stations (AEBS) have never been a bargain, but they’ve always offered good speed and range. What’s really set them...

  3. Help
    December 5th, 2014 by Topher Kessler
    How to mount and manage non-native file systems in OS X with FUSE

    Mac OS X supports a handful of common file systems – HFS+, FAT32 and exFAT, with read-only support for NTFS. It can do this because the file systems...

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    December 4th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Photo Stream how-to: Delete once, remove all copies

    Reader Bengt Hamsten needs a little extra help understanding the whys and wherefores of Photo Stream. He writes: When I take a picture with my new...

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    December 4th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to recover passwords with Keychain Access

    If you’re the kind of upstanding person I believe you to be, over the coming holidays you’re going to spend some time with family and friends....

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    December 4th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    How to make beautiful calendars with iPhoto

    For an incredibly meaningful gift, look no further than a wall calendar hand-crafted in iPhoto. Apple’s calendars are nice and big (33 x 25cm),...

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    December 3rd, 2014 by Lou Hattersley
    How to set up Family Sharing on an iPad, iPhone or Mac

    Family Sharing is a new feature introduced alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. With Family Sharing you can share apps, music, movies, books and more...

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    December 2nd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    ‘IT’s locked me out!’ Dealing with mandated password change

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous has a bone to pick with corporate IT. He writes: My company forces us to change our email password every three...

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    November 28th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

    You can’t always judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a social media profile by its cover image. In this column, you’ll learn...

  10. Help
    November 27th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to protect your Mac’s most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

    Given the countless reports of our data being exploited, many of us are increasingly concerned about protecting that data. In the movie below I’m...

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    November 27th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to deal with obnoxious ads on your iOS device

    Reader Al Young has had it with the cruft that appears on his iPad. He writes: I spend a lot of time surfing the web on my iPad. In the last couple...

  12. Help
    November 25th, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    How to create a personal cloud with BitTorrent Sync

    BitTorrent Sync is free software, available for all major platforms, that keeps folders in sync across your devices and enables you to share them...

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    November 25th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

    Reader Daniel Conlan is overwhelmed with calendars and would like to do something about it. He writes: Last year, some people at my work set up a...

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    November 24th, 2014 by Ted Landau
    What’s with Yosemite renaming shared computers?

    There’s a mysterious network bug in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The symptom is that the shared name (as viewed in the Sharing System Preferences pane)...

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    November 24th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Missing artwork, shuffling iTunes 12 and gifting movies

    It’s time for a grab-bag column. Some of this week’s questions deal with iTunes 12: What do you do when album art disappears? How do you mark...

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    November 20th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Mac won’t boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

    Reader Richard Spitzer is concerned about using a third-party SSD drive with his Mac running Yosemite. He writes: I just read an article that Apple...

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    November 20th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    Three easy ways to fix a subpar photo

    When you think about all the variables involved in producing a well exposed photo, it’s a wonder any photo turns out halfway decent. If you’ve...

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