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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.

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.

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How to fill your home with Beats music

Now that Apple has acquired Beats Music, how do you set about filling your home with its music? Chris Breen explains.

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How to capture movies of your iOS device's screen

Taking a single screenshot of your iPhone or iPad's screen is a cinch. Capturing a movie of everything it does is trickier. Chris Breen shows you how.

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Outgrowing the garage: Moving from GarageBand to Logic Pro X

GarageBand is a terrific (and cheap!) music tool, but when you've reached its limits, take a look at what Logic Pro X adds to the mix.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to replace the glass on an old iPad

Got a first- or second-generation iPad that's out of warranty and has cracked front glass? You can replace the glass yourself.

How to work at home with kids

Working at home is one thing. Working at home with kids in the house is something else entirely. Here's how freelancer Joe Kissell gets it done.