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How to tweak your sound in iTunes and on iOS devices

Make your music sound better.

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How to set a custom order in an album in Photos for OS X

My 9-year-old came to me with a question about arranging photos in an album in OS X.

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Mastering the NetInstall Service: Network and system requirements

Before you can begin using the NetInstall service you need to make sure you have a few basics in place.

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Use keyboard shortcuts to better navigate iTunes 12.4

It's quicker and easier to get around the app and control it from the keyboard.

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How to easily assess, cull, and organize photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Use Lightroom's Pick and Reject flags to find the best pictures and get rid of the worst ones from a photo shoot.

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How to master the NetInstall service

Get a leg up on imaging and make it easier for you to deploy Macs in your environment.

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How to trip out with the iTunes visualizer

iTunes includes a great way to have some captivating visuals when you're just hanging out with friends listening to your favorite music.

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Should two-factor authentication let me verify via a single device?

A reader wonders if something's wrong, because Apple's second-factor system lets him approve a connection from a seemingly odd place.

Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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Eye in the sky asset management using Watchman Monitoring

Watchman Monitoring offers excellent options for consultants, enterprise and education IT managers to track and proactively monitor the computer assets they’re responsible for.

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How to use one Mac in multiple rooms

A reader wants to have a single machine available with a monitor and keyboard in multiple, adjacent rooms.

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How to upload a photo from Photos for OS X to a website

A reader wonders how to find images in Photos to upload via a selection dialog.

The power of OS X’s menu bar

It’s always there and it’s often overlooked, but the menu bar is a very useful part of the Mac operating system.

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What to do when a hard drive won’t unmount in OS X El Capitan

When OS X won't let you unmount a flash drive or external hard drive, here’s what you can do.

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What to do when OS X asks for an old Apple ID

A reader wants to stop prompts on his hand-me-down computers from asking for his Apple ID instead of that of the current family member using it.

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Why does Apple’s App Store use ‘Get’ for free apps?

A reader wonders about the different labels in the App Store for download, notably ‘Get’ versus ‘Open’.