Joe KissellSenior Contributor, Macworld

Joe Kissell is a senior editor of TidBits and the author of numerous ebooks in the Take Control series, including the just-published Take Control of Apple Mail.

How to make two-factor authentication less of a pain

Increasingly, online services are requiring two-factor authentication instead of simple old passwords. Too bad that authentication can be such a hassle. Here's how to make it easier.

How to get the biggest bang for your broadband bucks

Joe Kissell needed broadband service and had a couple of providers to choose from. Here's how he figured out which one was right for him.

Running Windows on a Mac: Why I prefer VMware Fusion

When it comes to virtualization software, Joe Kissell's demands aren't that extreme. VMware Fusion does what he needs it to do without a lot of hassle.

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Four reasons to get a remote control for your iPhone

There are times when it'd be really handy to have a remote control for your iPhone (or iPad). Joe Kissell runs down the scenarios and the best solutions.

How to work at home with kids

Working at home is one thing. Working at home with kids in the house is something else entirely. Here's how freelancer Joe Kissell gets it done.

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Tools of the trade: Why I prefer Nisus Writer

Joe Kissell processes words for a living. But the tool he prefers for that work isn't made by Microsoft or Apple. Here's why he chooses to use Nisus Writer instead.

The easy, DIY system for group-editing big documents

Need to keep track of who's doing what while collaborating on big documents? You could use a fancy version-control system. Or you could adopt the simple process that Joe Kissell and his colleagues came up with.

Replacing Messages Theater: more screen-sharing alternatives

Recently, Chris Breen offered a couple of suggestions for coping with the loss of screen-sharing tools in Mavericks' version of Messages. Joe Kissell has some additional suggestions of his own.

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How to search smarter in Mail

You've likely searched for messages in Mail, but chances are you aren't taking full advantage of all the ways that Mail lets you find exactly what you're looking for.

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How to print Office for iPad documents

You can't print directly from Office for iPad (yet). But, with a couple of extra steps and the right apps, it is possible to print Office documents from your tablet.

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My nine must-have plug-ins for Apple Mail

On its own, Mail is a fair email client. But with some add-on apps, it becomes a much more powerful tool. Here's how Joe Kissell customizes it for maximum email efficiency.

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PowerPoint for iPad review: Close but not quite there

Microsoft's presentation app for the Apple tablet is nicely adapted to the touch interface. But anyone accustomed to the Mac version (or to Keynote) will find some key features missing.

How to simplify your home office

Clutter and chaos are the enemies of efficiency. So they have no place in your office. Here's how Joe Kissell straightened out his workplace to get more work done.

How to simplify your social-media life

Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? Cleaning up your lists of virtual friends can make social media more digestible. Here's how to do it.

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How to simplify your files

Finding your Mac awash in files you may or may not need? Here's some advice for reducing disk clutter to make searching faster, backups easier, and your mind more peaceful.