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How to manage media when migrating to a Mac with a smaller drive

Can you selectively restore files, use cloud services, and an external drive? Yes, you can!

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Reasons to love TextEdit, a secret powerhouse of rich text

A utility that dates back before OS X to Next operating systems still delivers a punch for handling text formats and converting one to another.

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How to back up your contacts on your iPhone and Mac

When it comes to backing up your address book data, you have a few options.

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A primer in Profile Manager: OS X and iOS payloads for devices

How to set up and manage devices using Server’s Profile Manager service

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Two issues with iCloud Photo Sharing

A reader wonders where comments go when they remove items from shared albums. Plus downloading shared items.

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When iTunes accounts intermingle: How to separate the data

A reader wants to help her loss-prone boss keep his data backed up for restoring to his string of new phones.

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How to eject a disk properly on OS X

New to the Mac? Don't just yank that flash drive out! Here's how to eject a disk the right way.

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How to disable mouse and keyboard low-battery warnings (you can’t)

The eternal verities: death, taxes, and OS X's low-battery warning for Bluetooth mouses and keyboards.

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How to get a Mac laptop's headphone jack to work reliably

A reader writes in with a common problem with MacBooks of all vintages related to audio output.

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When AirPort base stations don't appear over Ethernet

A reader can't configure his network with an Ethernet-only connection.

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How to adjust your Mac display’s resolution settings

The lowdown on how resolution settings work on the Mac.

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How can you exit a group Messages chat?

What happens when you're roped into a group chat that you want to exit? You've got a couple of options.

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How to delete apps on your Mac

New to the Mac? Removing an app from your computer is easier than you think.

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How to edit PDFs when switching from Windows

A reader switching to OS X wants advice on working with PDFs.