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How to cull your iPhoto library of duplicates and bad photos

Many of us have huge iPhoto libraries packed with duplicates and poor images. Follow these steps to weed the keepers from the clunkers.

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How to verify a Time Machine backup

You've gone to all the trouble to create a Time Machine backup. Maybe you should make sure it works.

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How to share files between OS X user accounts

If you have more than one account on your Mac you may occasionally need to share files between them. Here's how.

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How to fix pet pupils in Photoshop, Elements, and Pixelmator

Doggies and kitties get red-eye too. (And green, and blue, and even white.)

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Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets

Disk Utility has a lot of talents, some less well known than others. Topher Kessler explores some of its more esoteric (though useful) features.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Joining tracks, iOS and Apple Lossless

Kirk McElhearn returns as The iTunes Guy to address questions of joined tracks, high-resolution Apple Lossless files and iOS devices, and the workings of lyrics in iTunes.

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Tips for maintaining your media for eternity and beyond

Wouldn't it be great to pass down the movie you made of your child's first birthday to her great-great-grandchildren? These tips may make that possible.

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Making more of Migration Assistant

Perhaps it's been ages since you've used Migration Assistant to move data from one Mac to another. Or maybe it's new to you. Either way, Chris Breen offers helpful tips for its use.

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How to navigate iTunes 12 more efficiently

iTunes 12 can be frustrating, particularly if you don't understand the contextual nature of its interface. Chris Breen offers tips for easier navigation.

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How to convert a photo to a colored pencil sketch with Photoshop

Give your photos the pencil treatment for a bold, interesting look. It's easier than it looks, and Lesa Snider can show you how.

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What to do if your Mac refuses to accept your password

Topher Kessler offers tips for dealing with a Mac that won't accept a password.

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How to easily switch between startup volumes

If you routinely switch startup volumes you may find trips to System Preferences tedious. Chris Breen offers an AppleScript to simplify the task.

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Exploring the many miracles of Image Capture

If you haven't opened Image Capture, now's the time. Chris Breen presents six cool uses for this under-appreciated utility.