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How to troubleshoot a frozen menu bar

Sometimes items on your menu bar, or even the entire bar itself, can freeze up and become unresponsive. When that happens, here's what to do to get things unstuck.

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How to stream the 2014 World Cup

Thirty-two countries are headed to Brazil to find out who is soccer's world champion. We'll show you how to not miss a minute of the action this summer.

on techhive.com

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Four ways to control iTunes

If you think iTunes can be controlled only from its toolbar, you have another think coming, says iTunes maven Kirk McElhearn.

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Revealing Mavericks' hidden screensaver images

Mavericks' screen savers have some beautiful images and some are available as Desktop backgrounds--but not all. Here's how to find and use the remainders.

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

If your gaming rig and home network are up to snuff, you can stream Steam games to another PC (including Macs and Linux machines) or Windows tablet and play in other parts of your abode. Here's how to set it up.

on pcworld.com

Create a test partition for the OS X Yosemite beta

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Whether you're a curious developer or a user waiting to get their hands on the Yosemite public beta, check out Ars Technica's guide on creating a hard drive partition. Keep your main computer usable and test all the things.

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How to share iTunes content with your family right now

The recently announced Family Sharing feature looks great, but if you don't want to wait until autumn to share your purchased media, follow Chris Breen's advice today.

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How to access iCloud files from your Mac

iCloud is a black-box when it comes to document files: Normally, the only way access them is via the apps that made them. But there are ways to open that box.

How to identify VPN protocols in OS X

At first glance it can be difficult to determine exactly which VPN protocol was created in OS X's Network system preference. Ah, but with a second look...

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Four reasons to get a remote control for your iPhone

There are times when it'd be really handy to have a remote control for your iPhone (or iPad). Joe Kissell runs down the scenarios and the best solutions.

How to listen to podcasts on the road

Podcasts can be a great diversion on long summer road trips as well as on the daily commute. If you aren't already a mobile podcast listener, Dan Miller explains how to become one.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Special tagging issue

Kirk McElhearn returns to dive deeper into iTunes tagging including duplicated artist entries, working with the Year tag, and editing genre tags.

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Lock your iPhone's camera into black and white

You don't need a $3 app to shoot beautiful monochrome photos on your iPhone: Here's a tip that will keep you shooting in black and white through the stock Camera app.