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Creaticity: The trick to adding text to a print layout in Lightroom

It can be done, but it's a little tricky. Lesa Snider has two methods to share.

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Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping

A reader is concerned about the security of his laptop on a public Wi-Fi network. We offer tips for keeping the bad guys out.

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How to create an iPhoto holiday slideshow

Chris Breen walks you through the steps for creating a holiday slideshow with iPhoto.

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Stop that ringing! How to prevent the iPhone from forwarding calls

The ability to pass calls from an iPhone to another iOS device or Mac is great, unless dozens of devices start ringing. Chris Breen explains how to be choosier.

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How to help a Good Samaritan return your lost iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Put your contact info on your lock screen and hope someone decent finds it.

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The case of the mysteriously sleeping MacBook

A reader has an interesting issue. His MacBook Air goes to sleep whenever he places it in a particular spot--and won't awaken until he moves it.

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How to choose the best video calling method

Much can be said over the phone or in email, but sometimes a face-to-face interaction is best. Joe Kissell outlines the best ways to do that with your Mac.

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How to restore a missing recovery partition

A reader seems to be missing his OS X recovery partition after cloning one drive to another. Chris Breen offers a solution.

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How to annotate your documents with Mail's Markup feature

Yosemite includes a new feature for annotating images and PDFs you send to others. Chris Breen shows you how it works.

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The paranoid person's guide to a complete Mac backup

You think you have a complete data backup plan? Then you haven't seen the lengths Rob Griffiths goes to to secure his data.

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Top five tips for this year's tech Santa

You have the power and knowledge to help your less tech-savvy family and friends this holiday season. Be sure to put these five tips to good use.

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Finder labels too subtle? Create garish folder icons instead

If you can no longer easily spot items with OS X's subtle dotted labels applied to them, here's a technique for making your folders far more noticeable.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Ripping CDs in 2014, streaming music from Mac to stereo

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss all things iTunes including ripping CDs when you Mac doesn't have a CD player, syncing both iTunes Match and local music, and TV show playback options.