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How to set up a redundant backup system

Time Machine, cloning, or the tiger?

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How to use the Finder window toolbar to save time

Tweaking the Finder toolbar can help you become more productive.

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Why your base station and OS X might report different Wi-Fi rates

A reader was concerned about network configuration due to different numbers and settings appearing depending on where he looked.

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Understanding photography-related file formats

The lowdown on file formats used by cameras.

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How to filter email

Get control of your messages in OS X's Mail, iCloud, and Gmail.

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Scrub a dub dub, where's the Podcast app's playback control hub?

It's not gone, it's just hidden.

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11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners

Take a tour of iOS's best camera features, from photo filters and burst mode to panoramic images and slow-motion video.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving from Windows to Mac, downloading a playlist, and more

When it comes to your iTunes questions, Kirk McElhearn has the answers.

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How to pick which email address is used as the reply in iOS

iOS lets you set a default email address, but you can select one per message as well.

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Understanding basic image file formats

What's the difference between a JPEG, PNG, and TIFF? Which file format should you use and when?

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How to master Do Not Disturb on iOS

iOS's Do Not Disturb feature can do more than merely silence incoming calls while you sleep. Here's what else it can do for you.

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How to separate iPhone pictures in Photos for OS X

A reader wants to be able to keep lower-resolution iPhone images separate from her other photos.

How to fix HDCP errors with external monitors in OS X

A reader can't play movies from the Vudu service on an external monitor, but it's not Apple's problem.

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How to arrange and sort files in OS X El Capitan’s Finder

Learn about the different ways the Finder arranges files and when you can access these options.

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The problem with Optimize iPhone Storage and other cloud services

A reader wonders what resolution files upload to Amazon Cloud Drive with optimization turned on with her iPhone.