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Upgrading your Mac: Moving hard drives from a Mac Pro to iMac

In your old Mac Pro you have four hard drives that you'd like to use with your new iMac. Chris Breen tells you how to make the move.

Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe

Technology is as much a part of school as it is the business world, and device and data loss can be just as serious. Here's how to protect your student's digital stuff (without getting all up in his or her business).

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How to hide games in your Steam library

After years of begging from PC gamers, you can now hide games from your Steam library—though the secretive feature is hard to find. Here's how to do it.

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When Dvorak dies because of Word bug

The latest update to Microsoft Word makes it difficult to use a Dvorak keyboard layout. Chris Breen offers a workaround.

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Bugs & Fixes: Phony Photozoom malware adds ads

Ted Landau's personal website was showing unwanted ads. Here's how he tracked down and eliminated the culprit.

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Macworld Video: Master the Weather app

Learn the ins and outs of Apple's Weather app with this week's Macworld Video tip.

Macworld Video: Master the Weather app

Learn the ins and outs of Apple's Weather app with this Macworld video tip.

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Workarounds for deleted network aliases

There appears to be a bug in Mavericks that causes network aliases placed in the sidebar to vanish. Chris Breen offers a couple of workarounds.

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Four Finder timesavers every smart Mac user should know

Think you're pretty savvy about managing files and folders in the Finder? If so, maybe you already know these four tricks. But if you don't, you should.

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How to optimize broadband while on vacation

Much as you need some time away from home, you've not willing to let go of the Internet. Chris Breen offers tips for getting the most from broadband on the road.

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Beyond the basics: advanced Mac keyboard tricks

What, QWERTY not good enough for you? Fortunately, OS X supports all kinds of alternative keyboard layouts and character sets. Topher Kessler shows you how to use them, even from the login screen.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving your iTunes library, holiday specials, and WAV vs AIFF

Kirk McElhearn returns to answer your pressing iTunes questions. In this episode he discusses moving iTunes libraries to an external drive, how to tag holiday TV episodes, and why you may prefer AIFF over WAV.

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.