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Save time with OS X's sidebar

OS X Mavericks' sidebar is intended to give you one-click access to the items you use the most. Here's how to make sure it does.

Why you should buy a refurbished iPad from Apple

When it comes to buying fixed-up older iPads, you have a bevy of options. But really, the Apple refurbished store should be your first and only choice.

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How secure is iCloud?

Concerned about storing passwords and other personal information in iCloud? Chris Breen suggests that the things we do with our information for the sake of convenience are far riskier.

Buying Guide: Find the best speakers

Looking for a new set of speakers for your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media player? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our annual guide for picking the right speaker system.

Fill your home with holiday music

With a ho-ho-ho and a modest-to-moderate financial investment, you can blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other.

Automator workflow of the month: An easier way to burn movies to DVD

Ready to make DVDs for the holidays? A little know-how and some help from Automator makes it easier to do with iMovie 10.

How to transfer backups from Time Machine to a new Mac

You say you have the backups from two old MacBooks that you want to put on a single new iMac? Chris Breen shows the way.

Constructing an iMovie project

The holidays are upon us, which means that many of us will be shooting our relatives and friends (with a camera, people, with a camera). Professor Breen shows you how to turn that footage into a respectable iMovie 10 video.

Tote around your iTunes library and more on iBooks

In response to his previous column, Kirk has gotten several more questions about iBooks. He also addresses a tricky question about moving the contents of an iTunes library back and forth between two Macs, and one about making a smart playlist with nested conditions.

Stream your favorite holiday music

Blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other with this helpful advice.

How to add your PDFs to iBooks and organize them

OS X Mavericks' new iBooks app lets you store and read ebooks purchased from the iBookstore or elsewhere. But that's not all it can do: you can also keep PDFs in iBooks and organize them to your liking...with some limitations.

iPad stylus buying guide: Find the perfect tablet accessory

We've spent months looking at dozens of styluses with all forms, shapes, and nib tips. Here are our top 2013 picks for a great writing, sketching, drawing, or painting stylus.

How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

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Pick out the right Stylus for your tablet

iPad styluses come in all forms, shapes, and nib tips. We highlight the ones that are best for each task.

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

The holidays are a time for warm family gatherings. To help prevent them from becoming too heated, take steps to keep your dearest and nearest from rummaging through your Mac's most intimate files.