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How to set a custom order in an album in Photos for OS X

My 9-year-old came to me with a question about arranging photos in an album in OS X.

Windows pro tip: Finding the hidden Applications view

Take a break from Live Tiles! Launch programs or create shortcuts from this simple, minimalist view.

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How to exclude your iCloud Photo Library from an iTunes backup

A few readers find even with iCloud Photo Library enabled, an iTunes backup of an iPhone or iPad still includes all locally stored photos.

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Mastering the NetInstall Service: Network and system requirements

Before you can begin using the NetInstall service you need to make sure you have a few basics in place.

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Use keyboard shortcuts to better navigate iTunes 12.4

It's quicker and easier to get around the app and control it from the keyboard.

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How to export a Live Photos movie into OS X

Apple leaves it opaque how to extract the movie version of an iOS Live Photos.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4

When iTunes is giving you grief, turn to Kirk McElhearn.

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How to easily assess, cull, and organize photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Use Lightroom's Pick and Reject flags to find the best pictures and get rid of the worst ones from a photo shoot.

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How to master the NetInstall service

Get a leg up on imaging and make it easier for you to deploy Macs in your environment.

Windows 10 tutorial: How to reset your PC and remove everything

Windows 10 makes it easy to start fresh by letting you reset the operating system and remove everything. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.

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How to trip out with the iTunes visualizer

iTunes includes a great way to have some captivating visuals when you're just hanging out with friends listening to your favorite music.

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Should two-factor authentication let me verify via a single device?

A reader wonders if something's wrong, because Apple's second-factor system lets him approve a connection from a seemingly odd place.

Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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How to copy your Photos Library and keep its organization

A reader wants to have a copy of his Photos Library on an external drive that looks like what he sees in the app.

Windows 10 tutorial: How to uninstall apps and programs

You have two new ways to uninstall programs in Windows 10. We’ll show you how it works.

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How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

Dealing with a data cap? Tired of getting dinged for busting through it? Learn how to identify the hogs on your network and how to make sure your ISP is delivering everything you’re paying for.

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How to add music to a Google Slides presentation

Google Slides doesn't officially support audio tracks, but we have a couple of workarounds.

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Can an iPad connect to a 30-inch Apple Cinema Display?

You can connect an iOS device to some of Apple’s older displays, but only at 1080p.

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What to do when your photos won’t print properly

A reader is dizzy with printing orientation problems.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Issues with managing iTunes files

Got questions about iTunes? Kirk McElhearn has answers.