1. Help
    June 13th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to rip a Blu-ray disc

      Transcript Over the years we’ve talked about creating backups and portable copies of the DVD media you own. But the world of disc-based media...

  2. Help
    June 12th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Mavericks and the ancient AirPort base station

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous has a simple question about Mavericks and an older version of Apple’s AirPort Utility. That question reads:...

  3. Help
    June 12th, 2014 by Topher Kessler
    How to troubleshoot a frozen Mac menu bar

    The system menu bar in OS X is usually fully accessible, either by moving your mouse to the top of the screen and clicking on it or by using hotkeys....

  4. Help
    June 11th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Four ways to control your media

    iTunes lets you control your music playback from its window, but if you don’t want the full interface visible while you listen to music, there are...

  5. Help
    June 10th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Revealing Mavericks’ hidden screensaver images

    Reader Anna Howarth seeks to beautify her desktop. She writes: I love some of the images that appear in Apple’s Aerial screensaver collection. Some...

  6. Help
    June 5th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    How to access iCloud files from your Mac

    [Editor's Note: This story was written prior to the WWDC keynote, at which Apple execs outlined some upcoming changes to the way iCloud files are...

  7. Help
    June 5th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to share iTunes content with your family right now

    Reader Frank Stillman has a question related to a feature recently announced by Apple. He writes: “I’m interested in Apple’s announcement...

  8. Help
    June 4th, 2014 by Christopher Breen and Dan Frakes
    Getting familiar with Family Sharing

    Family Sharing, a feature due to debut with Mac OS X Yosemite, should bring a measure of sanity to households full of Apple devices. The idea behind...

  9. Help
    June 3rd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to identify VPN protocols in OS X

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous requires more information about a VPN connection than OS X is willing to provide. The reader writes: “I’m...

  10. Help
    June 2nd, 2014 by Serenity Caldwell
    Lock your iPhone’s camera into black and white

    I enjoy browsing Instagram and shooting photos for my account far more than any sane person reasonably should. No, its filters don’t make a bad...

  11. Help
    May 29th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to capture movies of your iOS device’s screen

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous has a question about capturing an iOS screen for broadcast. This person writes: I’m creating a website of...

  12. Productivity
    May 28th, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    How to work at home with kids

    My wife and I recently welcomed our second child, and our older son has just turned four. When we tell other parents that we both work from home,...

  13. Help
    May 28th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Apple Tech advice: How to replace the glass on an old iPad

    I’ve been both curious and terrified about the process of replacing damaged front glass on a first-or second-generation iPad, but this was the last...

  14. Help
    May 27th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to set a default To address in Mavericks’ Mail

    Reader Fran Drakes has an issue with autofill and Mavericks’ Mail app. She writes: “My husband has three email addresses. I almost always...

  15. Help
    May 23rd, 2014 by Lauren Crabbe
    How to adjust your iPhone camera’s settings

    Unlike a compact camera or a DSLR, your iPhone doesn’t let you adjust the most popular settings: aperture, lens length, shutter speed and white...

  16. Help
    May 20th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to combine two DVDs into a single movie

    Macworld commenter Lisban Osorio has a multimedia problem that faces a few of us. He writes: “My copy of the Godfather II comes on two DVD discs....

  17. Help
    May 20th, 2014 by Lauren Crabbe
    How to shoot anything on your iPhone

    Here are a few common situations and some tips on how to photograph them successfully. We emphasise basic approaches, but don’t be afraid to get...

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