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Archive your email, contacts, and calendars before it's too late

Changing jobs? Before IT shuts you out, make archives of your important email, contacts, and calendars.

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Even more Photos for OS X questions, answered

Apparently you all have an insatiable curiosity about Apple's Photos app. Chris Breen has more answers.

Work Beyond Mac: 7 IFTTT recipes for on-the-go productivity

If This, Then That is an extremely handy service that can streamline all kinds of tasks. These seven killer recipes can get you started.

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Your Photos for OS X questions answered

Photos is a big change in the way Apple deals with image editing and organization. You have questions, we have answers.

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help. Joe Kissell explains when and how to zap your NVRAM.

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How to prepare your iPhoto library for Photos for OS X

Most of us will be waiting a month or two for the release of Photos for OS X. During that time, why not take steps to prepare your iPhoto library for the move?

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How to assess photos quickly with a star rating system

Keep the keepers, flag the best, and trash the rest with Lesa Snider's simple system for keeping your photo library under control.

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9 typing tips every iPhone and iPad user should know

Oh, the joys of typing on a little touchscreen keyboard! From how to turn on “caps lock” to a simple shortcut to the exclamation mark, these tips will make it easier.

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How to encrypt your Mac with FileVault 2, and why you absolutely should

Apple made whole-disk encryption of your Mac as easy as a few clicks, but there are a few warnings you should heed.

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How to send group emails to the best address

It's generally not a great idea to send email messages to the work addresses of those in your Naughty Joke group. Chris Breen shows you how to avoid doing so.

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How to deal with two Apple IDs, well, kind of

You've unwittingly created two Apple IDs and you'd like to merge their associated media and data. Doing so is not as easy as you'd imagine.

How to play 'Louie Louie' on your iPad

Why should those with Macs have all the fun banging out this three-chord frat anthem? Grab your iPad and get ready to rock.

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When you turn an iPhone into an iPod touch

A reader wonders about the relationship between his new iPhone, his old one, and Apple's stores. Chris Breen sets him straight.