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How to password-protect your Mac--and keep other people from using it

Whether you just bought a brand new MacBook or are tethered to a long-lasting Mac Pro, use these password tips and OS X's security features to keep your data away from prying eyes.

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How to import, merge, and consolidate your libraries in Photos for OS X

Get the skinny on importing, merging, and consolidating photo libraries with the new OS X photo-management app, Photos.

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8 reasons to use 1Password that don't involve storing passwords

If all you're doing is stashing logins and passwords in 1Password, you're not coming close to using all its abilities.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Help for old-school iPod problems

iPods are still rocking in the free world, and Kirk McElhearn has advice for keeping them from burning out or fading away.

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Use an external SSD to make an old Mac feel new (without cracking it open)

When internal surgery of a Mac isn't in the cards, an external SSD can rejuvenate a slow machine.

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How to move your website to a new host

If you run a website, there may come a time when you want to move it to a different host. Here’s how to pull it off without a hitch, and move your personal email too.

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3 ways a $70 scanner can change your life

A portable, USB-powered scanner doesn't take up a lot of room, but can make a huge difference for all kinds of projects.

Power tips for managing files in Apple’s Finder

You're already doing most of your file management in the Finder--now add some hotkeys and modifiers to make it even easier.

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Mac 911: A wild Wi-Fi ride to hunt a pesky set of problems

A gigabit broadband user finds his local network streaming stutters because of mysterious Wi-Fi problems.

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How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

Major League Baseball has an impressive streaming package, but make sure you're aware of its pesky blackout rules.

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Mac 911: Good backup habits making migrating to a new Mac easier

When setting up a new Mac with the contents of an old one, you have several strategies to consider.

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How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up

Lightroom doesn't move your photos, only storing information about them and your edits to them. Here's how to be sure you're backing up the right files, including the catalog and your presets.

Spring cleaning for your Mac: How to consolidate files and remove duplicates

This week we tackle some of your storage questions, including consolidating, de-duplication, and management.