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What to do when iCloud Keychain fails to sync

A reader has updated to Yosemite but his iCloud Keychain passwords are missing from Safari. Chris Breen provides a solution.

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Capture the action on your iOS device with Yosemite

iOS 8 and Yosemite's QuickTime Player work hand in hand to let you capture you device's screen as a movie. Chris Breen shows you how.

Capture the action on your iOS device with Yosemite

iOS 8 and Yosemite's QuickTime Player work hand in hand to let you capture you device's screen as a movie. Chris Breen shows you how.

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What to do when you're about to run out of broadband data

A meticulous backup strategy actually backfired on Joe Kissell recently, eating up half of his family's monthly bandwidth in just a week. Here's how he coped—brother, can you spare a byte?

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How to transfer data from your old computer to a new Yosemite Mac

A friend of a friend attempted to pull the hard drive from an old Mac and connect it to a new one with poor results. Chris Breen suggests a tried and true method.

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How to use iCloud Drive

With Yosemite and iOS 8 Apple has loosened the shackles on iCloud storage. Here's how to put it to use on your Yosemite-running Mac, iOS 8 device, and the web.

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Away from home? Here's how to access your Mac remotely

Topher Kessler details the many ways you can access the data on a remote Mac from across the street or across the globe.

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Bugs & Fixes: Solving a Yosemite post-install disaster

Ted Landau details the detective work he undertook to ferret out a single item that caused havoc with Yosemite on his older Mac Pro.

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How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

Creating a bootable installer disk lets you install Yosemite on multiple Macs and also makes a handy emergency drive. Here's how to set one up.

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How to make and receive iPhone calls with your Mac

Among the Continuity features launching with Yosemite is the ability to answer phone calls ringing on your iPhone with your Mac. Your computer is now a speakerphone!

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'OK, Mac': Using Automator’s Dictation Commands, new in Yosemite

Yosemite adds a new Dictation Commands feature to Automator that allows you to control you Mac with a couple of well-spoken words.

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How to use Handoff with iOS 8 and Yosemite

With Handoff you can more often use the right device for the right job. Chris Breen explains how it works in Apple's two new operating systems.

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How to install Mac OS X Yosemite

Yosemite is finally live! Here's how to get it, how to install it, and what you should do first, just in case.

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Advice from an Apple tech: How to recover a mangled Windows drive with OS X

Chris Barylick had a problem: He'd inadvertently dropped his sister's PC laptop on the floor, munging its hard drive. Turns out his Mac was the best tool for fixing it.