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Mac 911: Making DVDs from old iMovie projects and slideshows

Can you update old iMovie projects; and is sensible to still create DVDs?

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Think fast: How to add motion blur in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Don't just stand there. Simulate some motion blur to make your photos more visually interesting.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Cleaning up your iTunes library

How to slim down your library by offloading files, to save space on your Mac or keep Genius Mixes from finding them.

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How to view the ~/Library folder in Mavericks and Yosemite

Ever since Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has hidden your personal Library folder (~/Library) by default. In Lion and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8), you could make the folder visible, but it required some work. In Mavericks (OS X 10.9) and Yosemite (OS X 10.10), it's a simple, easily accessible setting.

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Find your missing Wi-Fi adapter and free up that 'Other' storage space

Glenn Fleishman takes over Macworld's helpline and finds that sometimes you need a solid SMC reset.

How to create a personal cloud with BitTorrent Sync 2.0

You don't have to keep your files in the cloud to get Dropbox-like syncing and sharing. Joe Kissell explains how to get started with BitTorrent Sync.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Solving all your playlist problems in iTunes 12

How to combine playlists, fix album art, and make smart playlists that do exactly what you want.

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How to keep your email private with PGP encryption on your Mac

GPGTools works with Mail.app and Thunderbird, and Keybase helps you publish your public key and verify other people's.

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Design a sharp typographic logo, even if all you have is TextEdit

Yes, Illustrator is better for this job. But Word, Pages, and even TextEdit will let you design an all-text logo just fine.

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How to identify a font, any font, anywhere you find it

See a great font in a logo, on a sign, on the Web, in a book? Finding its name is easier than you might think.

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Troubleshooting your Apple products: The last word

Chris Breen takes the long view on troubleshooting Apple's gear and operating systems.

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FileVault 2 encrypts your whole Mac, and Disk Utility can encrypt parts

Glenn Fleishman distills everything you need to know about encrypting files, disk images, or your Mac's entire hard drive.

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20 keyboard shortcuts that can make you a more powerful Mac user

Handy as a mouse or trackpad can be, you often work faster with the press of a key or two. Chuck La Tournous presents the keyboard shortcuts you should know.