1. Help
    February 6th, 2015 by Lesa Snider
    How to assess photos quickly with a star rating system

    Assessing photos isn’t the most titillating task on the planet, but it’s mission critical if you ever want to find certain photos in your expanding...

  2. Help
    February 5th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to deal with two Apple IDs, well, kind of

    Reader Dave Smith, a newish Apple user, is confounded by Apple ID. He writes: Not being an Apple person I didn’t understand the whys and wherefores...

  3. Help
    February 4th, 2015 by Lou Hattersley
    How to use one Mac as the monitor for another

    If you have an old Mac, typically an unused iMac with its large built-in monitor, you might be wondering if you can use it as a display for a newer...

  4. Help
    February 3rd, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    When you turn an iPhone into an iPod touch

    Reader Robert Williams would like some clarification about the relationship between his iOS devices and Apple ID. He writes: My iTunes ID and password...

  5. Help
    February 2nd, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to trim a bloated Keynote presentation

    Reader Eric Cantrell suffers from overstuffed Keynote presentations. He writes: I routinely create Keynote presentations for work and when I insert...

  6. Help
    February 2nd, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Naming live sets, syncing old-style iPods with iTunes Match

    Apple may have sold gazillions of iPhones in the latest quarter, but the questions about iTunes are still coming strong. This week, I look at three...

  7. Help
    January 29th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to easily print mail merged Pages documents

    I’m not saying that reader Charlie Brown is unhappy (but honestly, isn’t Charlie Brown always unhappy?), but he would like a bit more from a...

  8. Help
    January 28th, 2015 by Karen Haslam
    34 Mac keyboard shortcuts you need to know

    Wondering where the Option key is? Baffled by the Control and Apple key? Confused by the switch from PC to Mac? Or just looking for some ways to speed...

  9. Help
    January 28th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to verify a Time Machine backup

    We recently put out a call for topics you‘d like to learn more about and one of the most popular suggestions was how to verify a Time Machine backup....

  10. Help
    January 27th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to cull your iPhoto library of duplicates and bad photos

    Reader Phil Rogers has more images than he cares for. He writes: Because digital photos are so easy to save, my wife and I developed the bad habit...

  11. Help
    January 27th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    What’s the best media for long-term storage?

    Reader Karen Bauer ponders a question of longevity. She writes: I enjoyed your article about maintaining media throughout the ages but I’d like...

  12. Help
    January 22nd, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to share files between OS X user accounts

    In a recent column about making the most of Migration Assistant I made the off-hand remark that it’s no big deal to move files from one account...

  13. Help
    January 21st, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Video chatting with family: How to use FaceTime, Skype or Google Hangouts to keep in touch

    Travelling can be difficult. Roadways and airports are crowded, the weather can be uncooperative and trucking a family across country may exceed your...

  14. 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;...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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