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A tale of two microphones

You want to record a duet or podcast with GarageBand and have two USB microphones on hand. How's it done? Chris Breen reveals all.

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Bugs & Fixes: Stop Adobe Reader from blocking PDFs in Safari

If Adobe Reader is preventing you from opening PDF files in Safari you'll want to check out the latest from Bugs & Fixes fixer, Ted Landau.

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How to use Wi-Fi for an expert photo workflow

The best of hardware and software combinations provide an integrated environment for more efficient field work.

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Get your groove on with GarageBand loops

Maestro Breen returns with another Mac 101 lesson. This time: Creating musical grooves by layering together GarageBand loops.

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How Mac experts deal with their contacts

We asked five experts to talk about how they handle their contacts. Here’s a look at the many ways they get the job done.

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Turning two partitions into one

You've created two partitions on a drive and now think better of it. What's the best way to turn two to one? Chris Breen offers advice.

How to (and why not to) combine external drives into a RAID

A reader wonders if he'd see a great benefit from combining two external USB drives into a single RAID set. Chris Breen replies with a firm "Nah."

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Four fun ways to customize your Mac

Is your relationship with your Mac all work and no play? Try these tips for customizing OS X to add a little whimsy to your day.

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How to prevent strangers on Google+ from flooding your Gmail inbox

A recent Google change lets any Google+ user contact you via Gmail. Here's how to stop that potential spam flood before it starts.

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Portrait retouching in five easy steps

How to use Aperture to create alluring photos of friends and family.

Print an app list and control iTunes from the menu bar

In his first column of 2014, the iTunes Guy addresses how to get a list of apps on an iOS device, shows some tagging tricks for multidisc sets, and offers suggestions for iTunes controllers.

How to shoot and share slo-mo video on your iPhone 5s

If you haven’t yet played around with Apple’s slo-mo feature on the iPhone 5s, now’s a perfect time to start. Here’s how to shoot slo-mo video, preview it on your own device, and share it with others.

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Creating ringtones with GarageBand

Though you may claim to lack the musician gene, you can still use GarageBand for Mac to create dynamic (and free) ringtones. Chris Breen explains how.

When good email disappears: Archiving old messages

A faithful reader has found that his email vanishes shortly after launching Outlook. With a backup and a severed Internet connection, those missives can be kept forever.

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Fix a plug-in-related PDF printing issue in Safari

Having trouble printing to PDFs from Safari since installing Mavericks? Dan Moren has a potential workaround for plug-in woes.