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Use Shazam for Mac to recognize background music from TV shows

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MacStories's Federico Viticci has a great Shazam tip for anyone who runs their Mac in the same room as their television.

Shell tricks: the OS X open command

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Nice little bit of command-line nerdery from Brett Terpstra, showing you all the cool/handy stuff you can do with the open command in OS X's Unix shell. If you don't use Terminal once in a while, you're missing out.

How to export PDFs with Word for iPad and send them to Google Drive

Office for iPad's PDF export feature has a big problem. Here's how fix it with IFTTT

The latest Office for iPad update gives you PDF export—but only as an email attachment. Get around this frustrating limitation by using IFTTT to store those PDFs to the cloud with just a few taps.

Improve your presentation skills: the emergency road-show toolkit

When you hit the road to deliver important presentations, things are bound to go wrong eventually. But when they do, you can still wow the crowd if you've brought the right stuff. Here's what Joe Kissell packs in his emergency tool-kit.

Improve your presentation skills: how to make smoother slide transitions in Keynote

Too often, we still think of presentations as one-slide-after-another. But Joe Kissell has some tips for making them practically seamless and cinematic.

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Keep it Reel: Record, mix, and release a professional recording on your iPad

Here's how Berklee College of Music professor Andrea Pejrolo turned his iPad into a portable, professional recording studio. Part two: Record, mix, and releasing a project from the iPad.

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Message to IT from Mac users: Tread lightly

Chris Breen offers some advice to IT departments intending to inherit a group of Mac users.

Which Mac should I buy?

Which Mac should I buy?

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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How to troubleshoot Mac Wi-Fi problems

It happens to all of us: Suddenly, the wireless connection to your Mac slows down or disappears completely. When that happens, here's what to do.

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Keep it Reel: Make your iPad into a professional recording studio

Here's how Berklee College of Music professor Andrea Pejrolo turned his iPad into a portable, professional recording studio. Part one: Get your hardware and software in order.

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Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

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How to burn movies to disc in an iDVD-less world

iDVD is dead and gone. So how do you burn your movies to disc? Chris Breen reveals all.

The secret to great presentations: it's not about the software

A lot of presenters spend all their time focusing on blends, transitions, and animations. They should spend more time on what they're saying, instead.