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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.

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Automate your Mac: 10 ways to speed up iTunes, Safari, and more

If you do the same things over and over, day after day, why not automate them using tools like Keyboard Maestro and TextExpander? Here are ten fast solutions for ten common tasks.

Enable 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.

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What exactly is "Other" hard drive storage?

About This Mac tells you that your hard drive is packed with "other" files. Chris Breen explains exactly what they're made of.

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Automate your Mac: three hacks for managing apps

How three smart Mac users make the process of opening, hiding, and closing their apps a whole lot easier.

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Automate your Mac: The smart way to handle repetitive Mac chores

Managing files, dealing with email, working with iTunes, and more: All can be made a lot easier with automation tools like Hazel, Keyboard Maestro, and TextExpander (plus old standbys like AppleScript, Automator).

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Automate your Mac: three smart hacks for managing files

If you're tired of manually managing files and folders yourself, why not teach your Mac to do it for you? Here's how three smart Mac users have automated their file-management chores.

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Four Finder timesavers every smart Mac user should know

Think you're pretty savvy about managing files and folders in the Finder? If so, maybe you already know these four tricks. But if you don't, you should.

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Beyond the basics: advanced Mac keyboard tricks

What, QWERTY not good enough for you? Fortunately, OS X supports all kinds of alternative keyboard layouts and character sets. Topher Kessler shows you how to use them, even from the login screen.

Shell tricks: the OS X open command

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Nice little bit of command-line nerdery from Brett Terpstra, showing you all the cool/handy stuff you can do with the open command in OS X's Unix shell. If you don't use Terminal once in a while, you're missing out.

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How to troubleshoot Mac Wi-Fi problems

It happens to all of us: Suddenly, the wireless connection to your Mac slows down or disappears completely. When that happens, here's what to do.