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Ask the iTunes Guy: Re-download audiobooks, watch Netflix offline, and more

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss matters of prohibited audiobook re-downloading, lossless audio file conversion, what's not in your playlists, and inability to download Netflix and Hulu content.

Mac 911 grab-bag: Phone-less two-factor authentication, iTunes and "Other"

In this collection of Mac 911 quick hits Chris Breen addresses issues of two-factor authentication without a mobile phone, a too-bright HipChat client, iTunes' "Other" entry, and iPhoto metadata.

Everything you ever needed to know about the Terminal

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Even if the command-line freaks you out, you should check out Craig Hockenberry's awesome survey of the most important and most useful Terminal techniques and commands.

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Enable OS X's Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.

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Automate your Mac: 10 ways to speed up iTunes, Safari, and more

If you do the same things over and over, day after day, why not automate them using tools like Keyboard Maestro and TextExpander? Here are ten fast solutions for ten common tasks.

Enable Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.

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What exactly is "Other" hard drive storage?

About This Mac tells you that your hard drive is packed with "other" files. Chris Breen explains exactly what they're made of.

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Automate your Mac: three hacks for managing apps

How three smart Mac users make the process of opening, hiding, and closing their apps a whole lot easier.

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Automate your Mac: The smart way to handle repetitive Mac chores

Managing files, dealing with email, working with iTunes, and more: All can be made a lot easier with automation tools like Hazel, Keyboard Maestro, and TextExpander (plus old standbys like AppleScript, Automator).

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Automate your Mac: 10 ways to make managing email easier

Dealing with your inbox is one of those numbingly repetitive chores that cries out for automation. Here are 10 smart tricks that'll save you time managing your mail.

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How to prevent your naughty pictures from appearing on the Internet

A reader has found images she thought safely locked up in her iCloud account slathered all over the Web. Here are the steps she should have taken to avoid this mess.

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Automate your Mac: three smart hacks for managing files

If you're tired of manually managing files and folders yourself, why not teach your Mac to do it for you? Here's how three smart Mac users have automated their file-management chores.

When search fails in Outlook

If Outlook throws up its virtual hands when you search for a name or word, corruption may be to blame. Chris Breen offers advice for overcoming it.

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The Apple customer-support site that's built just for you

Apple's Support Profile page lists all the Apple devices you've bought and gives you quick access to all sorts of support services for them. Here's how to take advantage.