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Mac 911: Smile, you're on candid photos answers

The Photos for OS X questions keep pouring in and they're all pretty as a picture—an out-of-focus one.

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How to run advanced Spotlight searches in the Finder

Spotlight searches in OS X Yosemite's Finder comes with tools to hone your searches and help you find what you need.

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Mac 911: Using old versions of iWork alongside the new Pages, Keynote, and Numbers

While iWork's latest versions has come a long way, looking back to previous versions has its advantages.

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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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Save your bandwidth by using a caching server

If you have a multi-Mac setup, a caching server can help save time and money by taking a load off your Internet connection.

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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.