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How to use the Adjust tools in Photos for OS X

The new Photos app has easy-to-learn photo editing tools that can make a big difference in making a blah photo great.

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How to create good queries in Yosemite's Spotlight

By mastering a few simple tricks you can use OS X's Spotlight to locate exactly what you need.

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How to whiten teeth in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

Brightening pearly whites in a photo is really quite easy.

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Mac 911: You are not an Apple ID! You are a Free Person!

Apple doesn't exactly believe in different people using the same resources or the same person needing multiple identities, but it's working on it.

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10 tips for using Notification Center on the Mac

Make Notifications Center do what you want it to do with our tips and tricks.

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How to use Spotlight in Yosemite to search for files, apps, web info, and more

Apple added new features to Spotlight when the company released Yosemite. Here's how you use those features to your advantage.

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Mac 911: The Bluetooth truth and more Wi-Fi troubleshooting

Bluetooth has become a requirement in Apple's networked devices, even when it doesn't seem to be in use.

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8 'side doors' for importing images into Photos for OS X and iOS

You don't even need to open the Photos app on your Mac to add new photos to your library.

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More Photos Q&A: Finding your photos on a map, and dealing with metadata

Photos for Mac continues to perplex and annoy many users between learning new features, bugs, and discovering missing ones. We handle more questions this week.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Manage your iTunes music library

Ways to handle linear notes in iTunes. Plus: album artwork in WAV files, song title capitalization, playlist management, and shopping the iTunes Store on an old Mac.

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7 reasons to love QuickTime Player

Apple's free, light video player has some capabilities Photos and iPhoto lack: recording videos, making simple edits, even recording your iPhone or iPad's screen.

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The ins and outs of an OS X Permissions fix

The term "permissions fix" gets thrown around as a solution to all sorts of problems, like when your Mac slows down or experiences random crashes. Here's a guide to permissions, and various ways to run permissions fixes.

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More help for Photos: Metadata, the Places map, and syncing without iCloud

The introduction of Photos OS X brought a flurry of problems and questions, some more of which we answer this week.