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    December 2nd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    ‘IT’s locked me out!’ Dealing with mandated password change

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous has a bone to pick with corporate IT. He writes: My company forces us to change our email password every three...

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    November 28th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

    You can’t always judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a social media profile by its cover image. In this column, you’ll learn...

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    November 27th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to protect your Mac’s most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

    Given the countless reports of our data being exploited, many of us are increasingly concerned about protecting that data. In the movie below I’m...

  4. Help
    November 27th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to deal with obnoxious ads on your iOS device

    Reader Al Young has had it with the cruft that appears on his iPad. He writes: I spend a lot of time surfing the web on my iPad. In the last couple...

  5. Help
    November 25th, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    How to create a personal cloud with BitTorrent Sync

    BitTorrent Sync is free software, available for all major platforms, that keeps folders in sync across your devices and enables you to share them...

  6. Help
    November 25th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

    Reader Daniel Conlan is overwhelmed with calendars and would like to do something about it. He writes: Last year, some people at my work set up a...

  7. Help
    November 24th, 2014 by Ted Landau
    What’s with Yosemite renaming shared computers?

    There’s a mysterious network bug in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The symptom is that the shared name (as viewed in the Sharing System Preferences pane)...

  8. Help
    November 24th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Missing artwork, shuffling iTunes 12 and gifting movies

    It’s time for a grab-bag column. Some of this week’s questions deal with iTunes 12: What do you do when album art disappears? How do you mark...

  9. Help
    November 20th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Mac won’t boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

    Reader Richard Spitzer is concerned about using a third-party SSD drive with his Mac running Yosemite. He writes: I just read an article that Apple...

  10. Help
    November 20th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    Three easy ways to fix a subpar photo

    When you think about all the variables involved in producing a well exposed photo, it’s a wonder any photo turns out halfway decent. If you’ve...

  11. Help
    November 19th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

    Today I’d like to show you how to quickly turn a bunch of colour images into black and white. And not just once, but any time you like simply by...

  12. Help
    November 18th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Caps Lock driving you nuts? Here’s how to disable it in a hurry

    Reader Kent Schrader has a love/hate relationship with his third-party keyboard. He writes: I used Logitech’s diNovo keyboard for Mac for years...

  13. Help
    November 17th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to make sense of Safari’s new Favorites bookmarks

    Reader John Toman is a bit at sea in regard to Yosemite’s version of Safari. He writes, simply: How do you edit and arrange bookmarks in Safari...

  14. Help
    November 13th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to copy items between your Mac and iPad using AirDrop

    With OS X Yosemite, Apple has tried to make it easier for you to move files between devices. This is something we’ve been able to do with File Sharing...

  15. Help
    November 13th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    The ultimate guide to better selfies

    Thanks to smartphones and social media, snapping self portraits has become a global obsession. While it’s easier than ever to take good pictures...

  16. Help
    November 12th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Handoff and Continuity: What if they don’t ‘just work’?

    Handoff and Continuity are the biggest gee-whiz features in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The ability to start composing an email, view a web page,...

  17. Help
    November 11th, 2014 by Joe Kisell
    How to simplify overlapping cloud storage services

    There’s no shortage of choices for cloud storage, but that leads to another problem: how do you decide which services you truly need, and which...

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