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Get past the 384 tile in Threes, whatever it takes

Having trouble getting past the 384 tile in Threes? Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell has a few tips up her sleeve that might just increase your score and have you meeting 1536 and beyond.

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Change your short username in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

If you need to change your account's short username, Mavericks, like its OS X predecessors, offers a few options for doing so. However, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We show you the why and how for each method.

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Interview: How Rich Stevens built a 3300-page iBooks Author ebook

Macworld's Serenity Caldwell chats with cartoonist, tech geek, and coffee addict Rich Stevens about his foray into ebooks and his 3300-page free comic collection.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs

If you're stuck in a jam and needed that old installation disc yesterday, you could turn to the Internet, if you're willing to accept the risks.

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Food on the Table makes meal-planning and grocery shopping a piece of cake

If the three little words you most dread to hear are, "What's for dinner?" you need this free app on your iOS or Android phone.

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EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs

The attackers sought credentials and other personal information through a phishing scheme, researchers said

Healthbook, Android Wear, and a haunted empire

The rise of health-related apps and devices, questions of the relevance of App.net, the new book "Haunted Empire" about Apple after Steve Jobs, and an avalanche of smartwatches spurred on by Android Wear announcements. With guests Christopher Breen and Philip Michaels.

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Making an iOS app about Steve Jobs? Think different, Apple says

Apple reportedly won't OK Steve Jobs-themed offerings for its App Store, and the mobile world is a gloomier place because of that.

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Podcast: A bit of the old UltraViolet

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including talk of Mars mishaps, a low-capacity iPhone, no Apple TV (we told you so), and our Macworld/iWorld plans.

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Patterns review: Utility makes quick work of regular expressions

If you work with text, you owe it to yourself to learn regular expressions, and Patterns can help you do that--as well as figure out exactly what your search patterns are capturing.

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Checkmark 2 reminds you to do that thing at the place

Reminder apps are everywhere, but Snowman's Checkmark 2 one ups Apple's own reminder system with powerful location-based reminders and more. It's Senior Editor Dan Moren's staff pick of the week.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Pictures, perfect

This week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes several new options for the photographer, as well as new ways to hear and see the media on your iPhone or iPad.

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Two backup options for three computers

You have one Mac mini, two laptops, and an AirPort Extreme base station. What backup options do you have? Chris Breen suggests two.

CEO Tim Cook dismisses Apple book as 'nonsense'

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The Apple head honcho said 'Haunted Empire,' by former Wall Street Journal writer Yukari Iwatani Kane, 'fails to capture' anything about Steve Jobs or the company he co-founded.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Eureka

One of the apps in this week's Mac roundup may not let you discover a killer gamma ray, but it will certainly help you explain how it works if you do.