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How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even LinkedIn let you express your personality with a cover image as well as your profile pic. Lesa Snider explains how to make yours great.

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The holiday shopping guide for people who hate to shop

If you're like many of us, the idea of holiday shopping gives you the willies. Chris Breen offers some tips for giving of your best without needless suffering.

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How to protect your Mac's most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

Chris Breen shows you how to stow your most sensitive data in a protected archive.

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How to deal with obnoxious ads on your iOS device

If the world's worst ad is interfering with your iOS web browsing there are ways to deal with it. Chris Breen explains how.

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Borrow free e-books from your library with OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library

Consider this a manifesto: Buying e-books is for suckers.

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How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

A reader's lost his coworkers and now would like to lose the calendars they created. Chris Breen shows him how.

How to create a personal cloud with BitTorrent Sync

You don't have to keep your files in the cloud to get Dropbox-like syncing and sharing. Joe Kissell explains how to get started with BitTorrent Sync.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing artwork, shuffling iTunes 12, and gifting movies

Kirk McElhearn returns to answer your burning iTunes questions.

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3 easy ways to fix a subpar photo

Try experimenting with color to improve so-so images. Lesa Snider has instructions for using iPhoto, Pixelmator, Photoshop Elements, and more.

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Mac won't boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

With Yosemite Apple has implemented a security measure that may prevent your Mac from booting from a third-party SSD. Chris Breen explains.

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How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

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Caps Lock driving you nuts? Here's how to disable it in a hurry

Some third-party keyboards (ahem, Logitech) don't sport Caps Lock lights or respect OS X's ability to disable the key. Chris Breen offers workarounds.

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How to make sense of Safari's new Favorites bookmarks

Safari's new Favorites view takes some getting used to. Chris Breen shows you how to manage your bookmarks with it.