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GarageBand: The finer (and final) points

Maestro Breen reaches the double-bar in his look at GarageBand.

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Fact or fiction: What does (and doesn't) actually speed up your Mac

You hear about ways you can make your Mac faster, but do they really work? Macworld Lab puts these to the test.

How to simplify your social-media life

Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? Cleaning up your lists of virtual friends can make social media more digestible. Here's how to do it.

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How to drag items to your hard drive without being challenged for a password

If you're tired of your computer demanding a password every time you try to drag a file to it, follow these steps for making your Mac more accommodating.

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How I manage spam on my mobile devices

Taking care of spam wasn't a problem on his home Mac. But Rob Griffiths wanted a way to deal with it from his iPhone or laptop, too. Here's the system he devised.

Apple offers mail retrieval workaround for some providers

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Having trouble with Mail in Mavericks? You're not alone. A new support document from Apple suggests one way you might be able to get the app to retrieve new mail, but your mileage may vary.

How to batch rename files for free

You've created hundreds of files using one naming convention only to discover that a different convention is required. Don't sweat it. With Automator you can batch rename them with ease.

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How to simplify your files

Finding your Mac awash in files you may or may not need? Here's some advice for reducing disk clutter to make searching faster, backups easier, and your mind more peaceful.

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Simplify your app selection

Is your hard drive cluttered with multiple apps that do the same thing? Streamline your day by choosing fewer, better tools, learning them well, and deleting the rest.

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GarageBand for guitar players

In this week's music lesson, bandleader Breen shows you how to make the most of your guitar or bass with GarageBand 10.

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Clean up your Apple TV's homescreen

The Apple TV has oh-so-many icons on its screen these days. Dan Moren shows you how to rearrange them and hide the ones you don't want to see.

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Simplify your email

Overwhelmed by an overflowing Inbox? Take these steps to simplify your email today.

Organize your Apple TV's home screen

Don't be overwhelmed by all those icons the next time you fire up your Apple TV. We've got some quick tips to re-order everything to your liking.

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How to print captions with your iPhoto images

Care to import, caption, and print your pictures with those same captions? iPhoto provides a way to do just that.