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How to use Spotlight in Yosemite to search for files, apps, web info, and more

Apple added new features to Spotlight when the company released Yosemite. Here's how you use those features to your advantage.

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Mac 911: The Bluetooth truth and more Wi-Fi troubleshooting

Bluetooth has become a requirement in Apple's networked devices, even when it doesn't seem to be in use.

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8 'side doors' for importing images into Photos for OS X and iOS

You don't even need to open the Photos app on your Mac to add new photos to your library.

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Everything you can do with Force Touch on Apple Watch

Apple's new gesture for Apple Watch gives apps more options with less screen real estate.

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The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)

The Pomodoro Technique can help you focus on the task at hand. And there are plenty of Pomodoro timers to choose from.

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Don't fear the water: Clean gunk out of Apple Watch under the faucet

Apple Watch can handle a little running water if your Digital Crown stops turning.

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More Photos Q&A: Finding your photos on a map, and dealing with metadata

Photos for Mac continues to perplex and annoy many users between learning new features, bugs, and discovering missing ones. We handle more questions this week.

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10 killer tips to get your Apple Watch set up just right

The Apple Watch will be more useful when it delivers the right notifications in a font size you can read, with haptic feedback that doesn't make you jump out of your chair.

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Take the hassle out of scanning documents

Need to convert a paper document into a digital format? Here are a few solutions that work well.

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How to use Siri on the Apple Watch

One of the quickest ways to interact with the Apple Watch is by using Siri, Apple's voice activated assistant.

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How to use Maps to navigate from your Apple Watch

Apple Watch boasts a Maps app that you can use to search for a location and get turn-by turn-navigation. The Watch can even tap your wrist to tell you when to turn.

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Apple Watch: How to send and reply to text messages

Got a text message? Need to send one? There's no need to pull out your iPhone when you can handle texts directly on Apple Watch.

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How to make and answer phone calls on Apple Watch

There’s no need to take out your iPhone when it comes to phone calls. Here’s how to use your Apple Watch instead.