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Automate your Mac: 10 ways to speed up iTunes, Safari, and more

If you do the same things over and over, day after day, why not automate them using tools like Keyboard Maestro and TextExpander? Here are ten fast solutions for ten common tasks.

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Automate your Mac: three hacks for managing apps

How three smart Mac users make the process of opening, hiding, and closing their apps a whole lot easier.

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Automate your Mac: three smart hacks for managing files

If you're tired of manually managing files and folders yourself, why not teach your Mac to do it for you? Here's how three smart Mac users have automated their file-management chores.

Shell tricks: the OS X open command

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Nice little bit of command-line nerdery from Brett Terpstra, showing you all the cool/handy stuff you can do with the open command in OS X's Unix shell. If you don't use Terminal once in a while, you're missing out.

Brett Terpstra: OS X Mavericks and tagging

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The improved support for file-tagging in OS X Mavericks is Apple's latest attempt to wean us from the traditional system of storing our files in a bunch of deeply nested folders. Brett Terpstra applauds that effort.

Wrangling email: How I keep my inbox under control

Every person's system for dealing with the flood of incoming email messages evolves over time. Here's how one particularly savvy Mac and iPhone user does it.