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How to make a bootable install drive for Macs that shipped with Mavericks

If your Mac was released after Mavericks debuted, it's not quite as easy to make a bootable Mavericks install drive, but it's still quite doable. We've got the complete instructions.

5 tips for avoiding Internet dopiness

No one's prefect, but there's no reason to advertise your imperfections by doing dopey things on the Internet.

Importing Windows Outlook messages into Apple's Mail

You have a fat .pst email archive in hand from a Windows PC and would like to move those messages to your Mac. Chris Breen explains how.

Solving the mysteries of the Mail Downloads folder

When you double-click on an attachment in Mail, what happens to that original attached file? What happens if you then edit it? The answer: It depends.

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How to save big bucks on Office 365

Think you have to pay $100 a year to get the full benefits of Office 365? If you play your cards right and know a few savvy tricks, you could get it for almost half that.

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How to share iWork '13 files with iOS devices

Sharing iWork '13 files over cloud services is harder than it needs to be. Chris Breen covers your options.

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Make Mail messages look the way you want

For some people, plain text email is fine. Others like fancy fonts, graphics, and signatures. Whichever way you swing, here's how to make Mail use the formatting you want, when you want it to.

How to use pinned tabs to keep your browser organized

Keep your favorite web apps organized by using pinned tabs. We'll show you how to use the tab management tool in this video tip.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Locating unique playlist tracks and the perils of the 25K track limit

In this edition of Ask the iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn teaches you how to find unique tracks within two playlists, eyeballs the downside of a too-large music library, and puts the kibosh on cross-border gifting.

The easy, DIY system for group-editing big documents

Need to keep track of who's doing what while collaborating on big documents? You could use a fancy version-control system. Or you could adopt the simple process that Joe Kissell and his colleagues came up with.

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Photo editing 101: Master the layer mask

Layer masks are a great tool for hiding parts of images, adding color to black and white photos, and creating fun vignettes. Here's a quick primer on how to use this great tool in your digital image editing program of choice.

Add time and location-based notifications to reminders

The Reminders app makes it simple to keep track of your tasks. You can make these lists even more powerful, however, thanks to time and location-based reminders.

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How (and why) you should clean up your iTunes tags

In the second part of his guide to tagging tracks in iTunes, Kirk McElhearn shows you how to clean and correct the tags you already have.

Add time and location-based notifications to reminders

The Reminders app makes it simple to keep track of your tasks. But you can make its lists even more powerful, thanks to time and location-based reminders.

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How to gain easy access to your iPhone's most important mail

If you're running iOS 7 there's very little reason to dig down through mailboxes to locate the email most important to you.

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The right way to tag everything in iTunes

Properly tagging your iTunes media isn't just about being a control freak: It's the best way to keep your media in order and to find the stuff you want to play.