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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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Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

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How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

If you've installed the OS X Yosemite public beta and now wish to revert to Mavericks we show you the steps for doing it.

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OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

The Yosemite public beta marks the first time a major new version of OS X has been available to users before it’s formally released. We've got answers to your questions about the beta program.

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Bugs & Fixes: Saving your Notes from disaster

Lost deleted (and now, regretted) Notes entries because of iCloud syncing? Ted Landau offers solutions for bringing them back.

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Three smart tricks for managing printers in OS X

OS X has some lesser known tools for managing printers and print jobs. Dan Miller shows you three of them.

Video tip: three tricks for printer management

OS X has some lesser known tools for managing printers and print jobs. Dan Miller shows you three of them.

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Beyond the basics: OS X's advanced printer tools

You probably know how to set up a printer in System Preferences. But did you know about OS X's other powerful options for configuring and managing printers?

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Finding yourself when your Mac can't

The issue: Your Mac lacks Wi-Fi circuitry and Maps relies on such circuitry to report its location. Chris Breen explains your options.