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Macworld Video: Organize your iPhone photos with Image Capture

Want to quickly download or remove random screenshots and pictures from your iPhone's camera roll? It's easy to use Image Capture on the Mac to do so.

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

Bugs & Fixes: The case of the stuck Skype preferences

Why oh why won't a particular Skype preference stick? Ted Landau ferrets out the answer in today's Bugs & Fixes.

Mountain Lion Dictation tricks

Macworld staff writer Lex Friedman shows off some tricks you can use to get the most out of the Dictation voice transcription technology built into Mountain Lion.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Manipulating files

The iTunes Guy answers questions about importing and converting audio.

When the size column matters

Can't your favorite column arrangements to stick in the Finder's List view? Perhaps you need to update your version of Mac OS.

Create reminders when you aren't in Reminders

It's annoying that Mountain Lion has no built-in way to create new reminders without launching the Reminders app. But you can set up that capability yourself, with an Automator workflow and a keyboard shortcut

Bugs & Fixes: Safari Preferences solve two Safari-related glitches

If Safari can't manage the kinds of task that other web browsers cheerfully perform, it's time to delve into the depths of Safari's Preferences window, so says Ted Landau,

Shrink Preview files without ruining image quality

You may know that you can reduce the size of PDFs and JPG files by exporting them in Preview and applying a Quartz filter. But you probably don't know that you can customize those filters to improve image quality while still making smaller files.

How to configure Dropbox's two-step authentication

Two-step authentication is all the rage these days, after high-profile security breaches. File-syncing service Dropbox is offering a preview build that lets users enable the feature, and Dan Moren shows you how to set it up.

Disabling Google auto updates

Did you know that Google applications automatically update themselves? Where some find convenience, others are concerned. Chris Breen shows you how to stop it.

How I organize everything with plain-text notes

We all have lots of little bits of information--notes for projects, shopping lists, our shirt sizes--that we have to keep track of. Some people use elaborate apps for that purpose. But blogger Gabe Weatherhead has worked out a system relying on nothing but plain-text notes that enables him to have all his information available wherever he is.

Find out what's keeping your Mac awake

Sometimes selecting Sleep from the Apple menu doesn't do anything. In that case, there's a Terminal command that'll tell you which processes are keeping your Mac awake.