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How to active or restore missing press-and-hold diacritical marks in OS X

A reader has a grave complaint about an acute problem adding accents.

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When Gmail messages in OS X’s Mail show the wrong sender

A reader has a mismatch between the body of a message and the ostensible sender.

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How to adjust left/right audio balance in iOS

A reader would like to compensate for hearing loss by rebalancing sound on his iOS device.

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How to set up a redundant backup system

Time Machine, cloning, or the tiger?

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How to use the Finder window toolbar to save time

Tweaking the Finder toolbar can help you become more productive.

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Why your base station and OS X might report different Wi-Fi rates

A reader was concerned about network configuration due to different numbers and settings appearing depending on where he looked.

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Understanding photography-related file formats

The lowdown on file formats used by cameras.

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How to filter email

Get control of your messages in OS X's Mail, iCloud, and Gmail.