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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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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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....

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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