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Rockin' the living room: Beats Music arrives on Apple TV

In the latest Apple TV update Beats Music graced the home screen. Chris Breen takes you on a tour.

Rockin' the living room: Beats Music arrives on Apple TV

In the latest Apple TV update Beats Music graced the home screen. Chris Breen takes you on a tour.

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Too much unwanted email? Use these tricks for identifying and unsubscribing

Chris Breen explains how you can identify and eliminate that bombardment of unsolicited email.

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Turn it up to 11: How and when to use OS X's advanced audio controls

You probably know all about using the little speaker icon in the menubar to control your Mac's volume. But when you need finer control over its audio input and output, here's where to find it and how to use it.

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The pros and cons of adding a 4K display to your Mac

Monitors that stretch the width of your desk are so last year. Rob Griffiths decided he wanted to try something new: a 4K high-density screen.

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Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

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How to create multi-destination map routes on your iPhone

Apple and Google's Map apps are incapable of displaying routes with multiple destinations. Thankfully, other apps are more flexible.

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Internet sharing: The secret weapon in troubleshooting someone else's Mac

It's not the flashiest feature in OS X, but sharing your MacBook's Internet connection can be a life-saver when you're trying to fix a machine that can't get online by itself.

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Get to know iOS 8: Mail lets you process your inbox fast and write better drafts

These five new abilities in Mail will make a big difference to people who get way too much email.

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Makin' copies: How to preserve automatically deleted iOS installers

In the bad old days, Apple allowed iOS installer files to pile up. That's no longer the case but some people still want them. Chris Breen provides a way to automatically create them.

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How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 8 to iOS 7

iOS 8 has a lot of great features, but if your device doesn't behave well with it, you may wish to revert to iOS 7 (while you still can).

How to revert your iOS device from iOS 8 to iOS 7

iOS 8 has a lot of great features, but if your device doesn't behave well with it, you may wish to revert to iOS 7 (while you still can).

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Keyboard Maestro: 8 unexpected uses for the old-school Mac-hacking tool

The venerable Keyboard Maestro can do a lot more than just open an app when you hit a keyboard shortcut: It can launch all sorts of different actions using all kinds of different triggers. Here are eight super-useful (and surprising) examples.

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Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X

Double-clicking apps and docs to open them isn't exactly hard. But what if you want to open them automatically at a specific time or under specific circumstances? Topher Kessler explains how to use OS X's built-in tools to do just that.

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How iOS 8 and Yosemite got me to stop jailbreaking my iPhone

Chris Breen has been a dedicated jailbreaker since the iPhone's earliest days. With iOS 8 he believes he's headed down the path of the straight and narrow.