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How to simplify your home office

Clutter and chaos are the enemies of efficiency. So they have no place in your office. Here's how Joe Kissell straightened out his workplace to get more work done.

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How to prevent your iOS device from listening in

Increasingly, apps are seeking ways to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch's microphone. If you're running iOS 7, you can limit their ability to do that.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Of track lengths, genre sorting, and remote storage

The iTunes Guy returns with answers to confounding questions of editing track lengths for iPad playback, sorting tracks with multiple assigned genres, and moving iTunes libraries to other volumes.

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How to process raw images in Photoshop Elements

How to make editing raw images part of your natural workflow with Photoshop Elements.

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Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature

One of OS X's most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week's video shows you some nifty ways to get more out of this feature.

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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.