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Photo Stream how-to: Delete once, remove all copies

A reader wonders why you have to delete the same image on five separate devices. The short answer: You don't. Chris Breen explains.

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'IT's locked me out!' Dealing with mandated password change

Effective or not, many IT departments insist that you change your password every 90 days. Here's how to do it as painlessly as possible.

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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.

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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Bugs and Fixes: What's with Yosemite renaming shared computers?

Ted Landau describes an issue that has re-emerged in Yosemite: Your Mac mysteriously renames shared devices.

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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.