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How to protect your Mac's most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

Chris Breen shows you how to stow your most sensitive data in a protected archive.

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How to deal with obnoxious ads on your iOS device

If the world's worst ad is interfering with your iOS web browsing there are ways to deal with it. Chris Breen explains how.

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Borrow free e-books from your library with OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library

Consider this a manifesto: Buying e-books is for suckers.

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How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

A reader's lost his coworkers and now would like to lose the calendars they created. Chris Breen shows him how.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing artwork, shuffling iTunes 12, and gifting movies

Kirk McElhearn returns to answer your burning iTunes questions.

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Bugs and Fixes: What's with Yosemite renaming shared computers?

Ted Landau describes an issue that has re-emerged in Yosemite: Your Mac mysteriously renames shared devices.

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3 easy ways to fix a subpar photo

Try experimenting with color to improve so-so images. Lesa Snider has instructions for using iPhoto, Pixelmator, Photoshop Elements, and more.

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Mac won't boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

With Yosemite Apple has implemented a security measure that may prevent your Mac from booting from a third-party SSD. Chris Breen explains.

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How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

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Caps Lock driving you nuts? Here's how to disable it in a hurry

Some third-party keyboards (ahem, Logitech) don't sport Caps Lock lights or respect OS X's ability to disable the key. Chris Breen offers workarounds.

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How to make sense of Safari's new Favorites bookmarks

Safari's new Favorites view takes some getting used to. Chris Breen shows you how to manage your bookmarks with it.

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Creaticity: The ultimate guide to better selfies

Yes, the selfie can be art. But not if it's a duckface mirror shot.

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How to send limited email blasts on the cheap

Email services limit the number of recipients you can send a single message to so how do you offer your club newsletter to 800 members? Chris Breen offers advice.