1. Help
    February 25th, 2015 by Lewis Painter
    How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone

    You’ve got a new iPhone – great! Now all you need to do is transfer all your old contacts to your new iPhone, but how do you do that? There are...

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    February 24th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    Five Safari plug-ins for a better browsing experience

    One thing I hate when I’m browsing the web is being distracted. I hate those blinking, moving ads, auto-play videos and all the other cruft that...

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    February 23rd, 2015 by Ben Patterson
    Six time-saving Safari gestures for iPhone and iPad

    Safari is likely one of the most-used apps on your iPhone or iPad. But even if you are an experienced Safari surfer, it’s possible you aren’t...

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    February 19th, 2015 by Ben Patterson
    Four tricks for Messages in iOS 8

    The standard iOS Messages app – you know, the app you use daily for trading all those text messages, photos and videos – can do much more than...

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    February 18th, 2015 by Chuck La Tournous
    20 keyboard shortcuts that can make you a more powerful Mac user

    If you’ve used a Mac longer than the span of a typical Hollywood awards show, you probably know that Command-P means print, Command-C means copy...

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    February 18th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    Everything you need to know about ripping DVDs with subtitles

    If you like watching foreign movies, you may find that, when seeking out new films, you can only get the movie you want in a version without subtitles....

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    February 16th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Deleting iTunes Radio, death of the old Info window

    iTunes, like most software, requires that you do things in a certain way. It isn’t very flexible for users who think differently. For example, why...

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    February 16th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to share your location with iOS 8 (without creeping yourself out)

    I don’t consider myself an excessively private person nor think I’m a superspy in civilian clothes. But there’s something about sharing my location...

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    February 12th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Even more Photos for OS X questions, answered

    It seems that even after you offer a first look at Photos, suggestions for ways to prepare your iPhoto library for Photos and field a number of...

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    February 10th, 2015 by Ben Patterson
    Nine typing tips every iPhone and iPad user should know

    Wish it were a little easier to type in ALL CAPS on your iPhone, or ever get stumped while looking for the em dash? What about typing letters with...

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    February 10th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Your Photos for OS X questions answered

    Last week I offered a first look at the developer’s beta of the Photos app, which is included in the just-as-beta OS X 10.10.3 developer’s release....

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    February 9th, 2015 by Joe Kissell
    How to reset your Mac’s NVRAM, PRAM and SMC

    When your Mac starts acting up, you’ll probably run through some common troubleshooting procedures, such as restarting it, running Disk Utility and...

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    February 9th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    How to prepare your iPhoto library for Photos for OS X

    Reader Dave Inglis has The Question about the upcoming Photos for OS X app. He writes: I read your article about Photos for OS X and the app looks...

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    February 6th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to encrypt your Mac with FileVault 2, and why you absolutely should

    Apple’s first pass at built-in encryption was, frankly, terrible. The original FileVault, introduced with 10.3 Panther in 2003, only encrypted a...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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