1. Help
    April 24th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Apple Watch user guide online

    Apple has put the user guide for the Apple Watch online. The guide covers all of the essential functions and apps so that you can quickly learn how...

  2. Help
    April 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Travel Tip: Reducing costs for mobile comms

    This week, your intrepid editor has been working from a security event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. One of the hassles of our highly connected...

  3. News
    April 21st, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Got a new MacBook? USB Target Disk Mode works with the right cable (which Apple doesn’t sell)

    On Friday, you might have read my and executive editor Susie Ochs’s experiences with our out-of-the-box, retail purchased MacBooks. We had a lot...

  4. Help
    April 16th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Managing libraries in Photos

    Photos for Yosemite is finally out! And that’s a real “finally” given how long we’ve all been wrestling with the limitations of iPhoto in...

  5. Help
    April 13th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Use an external SSD to make an old Mac feel new

    My mid-2011 Mac mini had slowed down. Way down. Starting with Mavericks, the mini would eventually bog down after a number of days between restarts,...

  6. Help
    April 2nd, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    A wild Wi-Fi ride to hunt a pesky set of problems

    There’s no technology simultaneously more useful and frustrating than Wi-Fi. Wireless local area networking shouldn’t be rocket science at this...

  7. Help
    April 1st, 2015 by Kenny Hemphill
    Batch resize images with Automator

    Automator is a tool included with OS X which allows you to build custom workflows to perform both simple and complex tasks, such as renaming files...

  8. Help
    April 1st, 2015 by Lou Hattersley
    How to change icons in Mac OS X

    Icons represent all kinds of things and items in Mac OS X. Your Mac uses icons to represent apps, utilities, folders and files. Generally speaking,...

  9. Help
    March 31st, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Good backup habits making migrating to a new Mac easier

    To go forward, you must back up. This is an old rubric and bad joke about the importance of keeping regularly updated copies on hand of your personal...

  10. Help
    March 30th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to consolidate files and remove duplicates

    This week we tackle some of your storage questions, including consolidating, de-duplication and management. Too many drives Reader Jon writes that...

  11. Help
    March 25th, 2015 by Keir Thomas
    How to switch between your iPhone, iPad and Mac using Handoff

    Handoff is the future, as far as Apple is concerned. It’s a way of linking apps across all your Apple hardware in order to quickly and easily share...

  12. Help
    March 25th, 2015 by Martyn Casserly
    How to use Find My iPhone in iOS 8

    The Find my iPhone service is free, easy to set up, and could be the most valuable app on your iPhone. It also works on your iPad and Mac, so you...

  13. Help
    March 25th, 2015 by Keir Thomas
    How to use iCloud Drive for Mac, iPhone and iPad

    Introduced with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, iCloud Drive is like having a personal hard disk on the internet. Files placed in iCloud Drive are automatically...

  14. Help
    March 23rd, 2015 by Jon L Jacobi
    Outlook 2011 to Mail migration: When mbox goes bad

    There I was, ready to impress my new IT clients with how easy Outlook 2011 makes it to create mbox folders to import into Mail. Simply drag a folder...

  15. Help
    March 18th, 2015 by Lesa Snider
    How to add motion blur in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

    To add extra visual interest to a photo, try using a blur filter to simulate motion. Even though your subject is stationary in the picture, the viewer’s...

  16. Help
    March 17th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Making DVDs from old iMovie projects and slideshows

    I still remember the glorious day when I first encountered writable CDs. It was in the early 1990s in a $100,000 system designed by Kodak to produce...

  17. Help
    March 16th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    Cleaning up your iTunes library

    Like children, or weeds, an iTunes library has the tendency to grow and grow. Your Mac’s internal storage does not. iTunes 12 segments your media...

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