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Bugs & Fixes: Solving a Yosemite post-install disaster

Ted Landau details the detective work he undertook to ferret out a single item that caused havoc with Yosemite on his older Mac Pro.

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How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

Creating a bootable installer disk lets you install Yosemite on multiple Macs and also makes a handy emergency drive. Here's how to set one up.

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How to make and receive iPhone calls with your Mac

Among the Continuity features launching with Yosemite is the ability to answer phone calls ringing on your iPhone with your Mac. Your computer is now a speakerphone!

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'OK, Mac': Using Automator’s Dictation Commands, new in Yosemite

Yosemite adds a new Dictation Commands feature to Automator that allows you to control you Mac with a couple of well-spoken words.

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How to use Handoff with iOS 8 and Yosemite

With Handoff you can more often use the right device for the right job. Chris Breen explains how it works in Apple's two new operating systems.

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Advice from an Apple tech: How to recover a mangled Windows drive with OS X

Chris Barylick had a problem: He'd inadvertently dropped his sister's PC laptop on the floor, munging its hard drive. Turns out his Mac was the best tool for fixing it.

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How to use Handoff with your iPhone and iPad

Handoff is a great new iOS 8/Yosemite feature that lets you work with your documents on the best device available to you. Chris Breen shows you how.

How to use Handoff with your iPhone and iPad

Handoff is a great new iOS 8/Yosemite feature that lets you work with your documents on the best device available to you. Chris Breen shows you how.

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Internet sharing: The secret weapon in troubleshooting someone else's Mac

It's not the flashiest feature in OS X, but sharing your MacBook's Internet connection can be a life-saver when you're trying to fix a machine that can't get online by itself.

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Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X

Double-clicking apps and docs to open them isn't exactly hard. But what if you want to open them automatically at a specific time or under specific circumstances? Topher Kessler explains how to use OS X's built-in tools to do just that.

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How iOS 8 and Yosemite got me to stop jailbreaking my iPhone

Chris Breen has been a dedicated jailbreaker since the iPhone's earliest days. With iOS 8 he believes he's headed down the path of the straight and narrow.

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The trick to finding the right printer driver for your Mac

Setting up a printer in OS X is usually pretty simple. But Ted Landau discovered a common situation in which it's anything but.

Everything you ever needed to know about the Terminal

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Even if the command-line freaks you out, you should check out Craig Hockenberry's awesome survey of the most important and most useful Terminal techniques and commands.

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Enable OS X's Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.