1. Help
    May 19th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Everything is broken: why you shouldn’t beat yourself up when troubleshooting

    I’ve made a decent to large part of my living for more than 20 years learning about how to fix problems and then trying to tell others how to...

  2. Help
    May 18th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Apple Watch diary – my first weekend

    It’s taken me a couple of weeks but I’ve finally managed to get an Apple Watch strapped to my wrist. As a journalist, Apple has furnished me with...

  3. Help
    May 15th, 2015 by Lesa Snider
    How to whiten teeth in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

    When it comes to retouching portraits, whitening teeth is one of the most common edits you’ll ever make. In this column, you’ll learn how to whiten...

  4. Help
    May 7th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Mac 911: The Bluetooth truth and more Wi-Fi troubleshooting

    Once upon a time, Bluetooth was a quaint low-speed, low-bandwidth networking technology that appeared to be destined for the obsolescence pile. Several...

  5. Help
    May 6th, 2015 by Dan Frakes
    How to view the ~/Library folder in Mavericks and Yosemite

      Inside your home folder is a Library folder – commonly written in Unix syntax as ~/Library, which means “a folder named Library at...

  6. Help
    May 4th, 2015 by Dan Moren
    What can your Apple Watch do without your iPhone?

    Strapped to your wrist, the Apple Watch goes everywhere that you go. Between it and the iPhone, it’s almost possible to leave your wallet at home....

  7. Help
    May 1st, 2015 by Caitlin McGarry
    Apple Watch as fitness tracker: Putting Activity and Workout through their paces

    No one is going to buy an Apple Watch just to replace her (much cheaper) fitness tracker, but if you shell out $350+ for Apple’s latest device,...

  8. Help
    April 30th, 2015 by Lesa Snider
    Five surprising tips for Apple’s new Photos app

    Most of the reporting to date on Apple’s new Photos app logically focuses on getting your pictures into the program, dealing with iCloud Photo...

  9. Help
    April 27th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Getting started with Passbook

    The Passbook application was introduced into iOS a couple of years ago. It’s purpose is to hold and display details relating to cards and paper...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

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