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Top 10 lessons for the new Mac user

Has someone saddled—er...generously bestowed upon you—a new Mac computer? If you need a little help getting started, Mac 101 can provide the assistance you need.

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Get started with the iPad and iPad mini

Just purchased a new iPad? Check out our guide to transferring your information, getting it set up, and some basic starting steps.

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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.

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Mac buying guide: How to pick the right computer

Heading back to school and you're trying to decide which Mac to buy? Our guide has the lowdown on every Mac that Apple has to offer. Find out which Mac is best for you.

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Get started with the iPhone 5c and 5s

Congratulations, you've just gotten an iPhone 5c or 5s. Let us help you set it up, transfer data from your old phone, and get you playing with all its new features.

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Create a digital Yule log on your HDTV

The weather outside may be frightful, but a fire is so delightful, especially when it's a Yule log. We'll show you how to get one streaming on your HD television set.

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Giving the gift of yourself

Mac 911 is back with its 2013 list of ways to use your technical gifts to enhance the lives of others.

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Automator workflow of the month: DIY security cam

Care to check in on the area in front of your computer while you're away from home? With Automator and a properly configured Mac, you can.

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How to set up port forwarding

Port forwarding is one of those arcane processes that make so many people throw up their hands in frustration. Here's how to navigate the treacherous waters.

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How to turn old photos into new holiday calendars

Digitizing film-printed images and gathering them into a calendar is a great way to make a gift and give these old photos some new life. We take you step-by-step from start to finish.

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Making the most of iMovie's lesser-known features

Professor Breen wraps up his 'Getting Started With iMovie 10' series by examining a handful of features you may never have touched (but should).

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How to find free books in the iBooks Store

The winter holidays are upon us. Here's our guide to picking up some great free reading before you hop a plane, train, or automobile.

Set up port forwarding with an AirPort base station

We show you how to navigate the treacherous networking waters by setting up port forwarding.

Giving the gift of speed: The SSD upgrade

Not everyone can afford to replace an old slow Mac with a speedy new one. Consider an upgrade that makes a big difference--a solid state drive.