Two free and easy ways to share big files

Scholle Sawyer McFarland Senior Editor, Macworld

Sending big files can be a big pain, but in this week’s video tip you’ll learn two simple ways to do the job at no cost.

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Most of us are used to emailing files back and forth with friends and colleagues. But when it comes to big files, you might end up feeling like you’re trying to stuff a package through a mail slot. If your attachment is too big—Gmail’s limit, for example, is 25MB—you’ll receive errors and alerts, saying that your message exceeds the mail server’s limits. So what then?

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Be More Productive with LaunchBar: Snippets

Dan Frakes Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst.
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In this video, our third on getting more out of Objective Development’s excellent LaunchBar utility, we show you how to take advantage of LaunchBar’s new snippets feature to paste frequently used bits of text.

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Here at Macworld, we’re big fans of LaunchBar, a utility that works a lot like OS X’s Spotlight, but does much, much more. I recently reviewed the latest version, LaunchBar 5.5, and in this video, my third on getting more out of LaunchBar (see Be More Productive With LaunchBar Part 1 and Part 2), I’m going to show you how to take advantage of one of my favorite new features, text snippets.

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Enable parental restrictions on your iOS device

Dan Moren Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.
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For parents and others handing iOS devices over to kids, it might be wisest to lock down certain features so that children don’t stumble across things they shouldn’t, or accidentally wreak havoc upon your own device. Here’s how.

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This is Dan Moren and I’m here with this week’s video tip.

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Back up your iPhone and iPad

Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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If you use your iPhone or iPad a lot, it likely has a host of vital information stored on it—information that you probably don’t want to lose. That’s why backing up your iPhone and iPad is so important. We’re going to go through two quick ways you can make a backup on your device and through your computer.

To make a wireless backup directly from your device, you’ll need an iCloud account. Once you’re logged in to iCloud, make sure your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network—you can’t make a backup over 3G. After you’ve done so, just tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, turn on the iCloud Backup toggle, and press Back Up Now.

This creates a manual backup of your device at any time. In addition, when iCloud Backup is turned on, your device automatically backs up any time it is plugged in, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi.

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How to capture your Mac's audio for free

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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You’ve likely found yourself in this position more than once: Your Mac is playing audio that you’d love a permanent copy of, but the application you’re using doesn’t provide a way to do that. While you could turn to one of the few commercial Mac applications that perform this task, there’s a way to go about it that won’t cost you a nickel. In this Macworld Video I show you how.

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Today I’m going to show you how to capture sound produced by your Mac for free.

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Get started with AirPlay

Dan Frakes Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst.
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AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming audio or video over a local network. This week’s Macworld video gives you a quick look at the most common AirPlay setups and how to configure and use them.

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I’m Macworld Senior Editor Dan Frakes. AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming media over a local network. Specifically, it lets you stream audio from any Mac or iOS device to any AirPlay-enabled audio system, or video from an iOS device or recent Mac to an Apple TV. AirPlay works over any modern ethernet or Wi-Fi network—The sending and receiving devices just need to be compatible with AirPlay.

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Email overload? Check out SaneBox

Dan Miller Editor, Macworld

Dan is Editor of Macworld.
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Today I wanted to give you a brief tour of a tool I’ve been relying on for a while to keep my email inbox under control.

A couple of months ago, I was moderating a panel where I interviewed some smart/savvy Mac users about their various workflows. In the course of that conversation, I found that every single one of them was using a service called SaneBox to keep their email in check. I hadn't heard of it before, so I decided to try it out.

Wheat, chaff

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