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    March 25th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to dismiss Mac App Store notifications

    Reader David Gilbert, like many of us, is frustrated by Mac App Store update reminders. He writes: “It seems that every time I start up my Mac...

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    March 24th, 2014 by Dan Miller
    How to set up keyboard shortcuts in OS X

    Today I wanted to show you how to create keyboard shortcuts in OS X. First, the why: why would you want to create keyboard shortcuts? The first and...

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    March 24th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Ask the iTunes Guy: chronological podcasts, redownloading media, and surround sound

    One of the best things about iTunes is the ability to make smart playlists to group content according to simple conditions. In this week’s column,...

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    March 24th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs, revisited

    In the wake of my latest Advice from an Apple Tech article that focused on the use of BitTorrent to acquire older OS X installation disc images...

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    March 21st, 2014 by Dan Frakes
    Change your short username in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

    A frequent question we receive about OS X is ‘How do I change my short username?’ While it’s easy to change your full username...

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    March 21st, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs

    If you service Macs on a regular basis, sooner or later, you’ll absolutely need an older Mac OS X installation disc to complete a project that’s...

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    March 20th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Two backup options for three computers

    Reader Pete Barr asks an age-old question. He writes: “My wife and I recently purchased Apple laptops. We use an AirPort Extreme base station...

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    March 18th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to speed up a slow iPhoto library

    Reader Marty Schettler is unimpressed with iPhoto’s speed. He writes: “I am a casual photographer who has amassed about 10,000 pictures in...

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    March 18th, 2014 by Sharon Zardetto, Macworld
    Five quick Mail tricks everyone should know

    Mail might not be a perfect email client, but it’s the one most of us use. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make it work better. Here...

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    March 17th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Ask the iTunes Guy: obtaining old apps, excluding comedy, and making more navigable playlists

    In this column, I look at some interesting questions about getting apps for iOS devices that aren’t using iOS 7, about viewing album art in playlists...

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    March 14th, 2014 by Jason Snell Macworld
    Bad AppleScript: Safari and curling URLs

    I was listening to some podcasters I respect arguing about nuances in software development the other day, and thought to myself: I have no idea...

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    March 14th, 2014 by Tony Bradley
    Evernote power tips for email, Post-its, documents and more

    Evernote is considered the gold standard for note-taking apps, but for all its accolades most people barely tap into its capabilities. Evernote’s...

  13. Help
    March 13th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Mail merge and Office 2011 revisited

    Twitter follower Toby Sax is anxious for me to revisit an old Mac 911 column that lays out the steps for creating mail merged documents in Microsoft...

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    March 12th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    The secrets of OS X’s text tools

    When you write in a word processor or text editor on OS X, you might want the app to do more than record your words as unadorned plain text. In addition...

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    March 12th, 2014 by Serenity Caldwell
    Make iOS 7.1 less nausea-inducing

    This story originally ran in September 2013 with the launch of iOS 7. Now that iOS 7.1 is out, we’ve updated it with some of the new accessibility...

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    March 11th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Filter your email like a pro

    Twitter follower Jason Verly is interested in learning my technique for auto-filtering email. When I mentioned that doing this requires Outlook he...

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    March 7th, 2014 by Dan Moren
    Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

    Though Notification Center’s Do Not Disturb feature first made an appearance in Mountain Lion, it wasn’t until Mavericks that the feature really...

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