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Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature

One of OS X's most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week's video shows you some nifty ways to get more out of this feature.

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How to drag items to your hard drive without being challenged for a password

If you're tired of your computer demanding a password every time you try to drag a file to it, follow these steps for making your Mac more accommodating.

Apple offers mail retrieval workaround for some providers

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Having trouble with Mail in Mavericks? You're not alone. A new support document from Apple suggests one way you might be able to get the app to retrieve new mail, but your mileage may vary.

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How to simplify your files

Finding your Mac awash in files you may or may not need? Here's some advice for reducing disk clutter to make searching faster, backups easier, and your mind more peaceful.

A tale of two microphones

You want to record a duet or podcast with GarageBand and have two USB microphones on hand. How's it done? Chris Breen reveals all.

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Bugs & Fixes: Stop Adobe Reader from blocking PDFs in Safari

If Adobe Reader is preventing you from opening PDF files in Safari you'll want to check out the latest from Bugs & Fixes fixer, Ted Landau.

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How Mac experts deal with their contacts

We asked five experts to talk about how they handle their contacts. Here’s a look at the many ways they get the job done.

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Turning two partitions into one

You've created two partitions on a drive and now think better of it. What's the best way to turn two to one? Chris Breen offers advice.

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Four fun ways to customize your Mac

Is your relationship with your Mac all work and no play? Try these tips for customizing OS X to add a little whimsy to your day.

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Creating ringtones with GarageBand

Though you may claim to lack the musician gene, you can still use GarageBand for Mac to create dynamic (and free) ringtones. Chris Breen explains how.

When good email disappears: Archiving old messages

A faithful reader has found that his email vanishes shortly after launching Outlook. With a backup and a severed Internet connection, those missives can be kept forever.

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Getting started with GarageBand

GarageBand, the iLife application avoided by the greatest number of people, is actually a perfectly wonderful tool for nonmusicians as well as for the tunefully inclined. Professor Breen explains all.

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Master the command line: Deleting files and folders

The command line is not only powerful, it can also be dangerous. Learn how to use commands for deleting files and folders correctly to make sure your time with Terminal is a productivity godsend instead of a complete disaster.

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Master the command line: Copying and moving files

Wish you could make a bunch of folders all at once or instantly move every file of a certain type into a new folder? The command line may be the answer.

Master the command line: How to use man pages

The key to learning about OS X's command line is manual (or man) pages. Here's an introduction.