1. Help
    October 10th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    How to recover a mangled Windows drive with OS X

    You can learn a lot from your mistakes – especially when they’re big ones involving accidental damage to a family member’s computer. On a recent...

  2. Help
    October 9th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to use Handoff with your iPhone and iPad

    This help video is all about Handoff and how it works on devices running iOS 8. Suppose that I’m working in Notes on my iPhone and after typing...

  3. Help
    October 9th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to transfer camera images to an iPad with an old adapter

    Reader Joan Morton has an old adapter but is considering a new one. She writes: When I purchased my original iPad I also bought Apple’s iPad Camera...

  4. Help
    October 8th, 2014 by Cliff Joseph
    How to create Music playlists on your iPhone or iPad

    Before I went on holiday recently I was planning to prepare a couple of happy holiday playlists using iTunes on my iMac that I would then download...

  5. Help
    October 7th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Two email tips every Mac user should know

    What with a new version of iOS out along with iPhones to accompany it you’d think I’d be flooded with questions of a mobile nature. Nope. Instead,...

  6. Help
    October 7th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to use your iPhone as a removable hard drive

    Reader Dale Caywood seeks something a bit more from his iPhone. He writes: I sometimes need to carry files with me and transfer them from one computer...

  7. Help
    October 6th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: When a large iOS update won’t fit your iPhone

    In these columns I sometimes deal with questions that have complex answers – using AppleScripts or other workarounds to get iTunes to do what you...

  8. Help
    October 2nd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to teach Siri about your relationships

    Twitter follower Tom McM posed an expectedly short question along these lines: How can I teach Siri about my relationships? All my followers are good...

  9. Help
    October 1st, 2014 by Ashleigh Allsopp
    28 iOS tips & tricks: Get to know iOS 8

    Apple has released iOS 8, its new version of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With it comes a slew of new features...

  10. Help
    October 1st, 2014 by Rob Griffiths
    The pros and cons of adding a 4K display to your Mac

    I’ve long believed there’s no such thing as ‘too many pixels.’ My desk setup follows that to a tee: I currently use a 27in iMac and...

  11. Help
    September 30th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Too much unwanted email? Use these tricks for identifying and unsubscribing

    Reader Betina Baylor would like to do something about removing her name from marketing email. She writes: Over the years I’ve purchased items from...

  12. Help
    September 30th, 2014 by Topher Kessler
    How and when to use OS X’s advanced audio controls

    You can use a Mac for a long time without ever adjusting its audio settings. As with so many things in OS X, the default settings often work just...

  13. Help
    September 29th, 2014 by Brad Chacos
    Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

    On the surface, the critical ‘Shellshock’ bug revealed last week sounds devastating. By exploiting a bug in the Bash shell command line...

  14. Help
    September 26th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Internet sharing: The secret weapon in troubleshooting someone else’s Mac

    It’s not perfect, and there will always be things that I’ll grouse about. But there are other things about OS X that I love. Chief among them:...

  15. Help
    September 25th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Makin’ copies: How to preserve automatically deleted iOS installers

    Reader John Allen seeks a way to hang on to files that are at risk of deletion. He writes: In a recent article about upgrading to iOS 8 you mentioned...

  16. Help
    September 24th, 2014 by Anders Lundberg
    Keyboard Maestro: Eight unexpected uses for the old-school Mac-hacking tool

    OS X includes all kinds of tools to help speed up your Mac’s workflow – scripting, keyboard shortcuts and Automator among them. But the venerable...

  17. Help
    September 23rd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How iOS 8 and Yosemite got me to stop jailbreaking my iPhone

    Reader Donald Emerson wonders if I’ve had a change of heart. He writes: I know that, in the past, you were a pretty unrepentant jailbreaker. I was...

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