Don't-Miss OS X Stories

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Pages of questions and answers about Apple's word processor

How to sort tables directly in Pages, open ancient documents, cope with insufficient EPUB support, and solve an issue with disappearing text replacements in this week's column.

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OS X El Capitan beta: What you need to know

The El Capitan public beta lets you use the major new version of OS X before it’s formally released. We've got answers to your questions about the beta program.

Solving OS X problems: Finding old utilities, removing a partition, and migrating data

This week, Glenn answers questions about deauthorizing software, reinstalling AirPort Utility, managing a Fusion drive, and Migration Assistant.

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Mac 911: A potpourri of OS X questions

This week, we answer questions about bookmark sync failure, managing Top Sites in Safari, dysfunction keys, and ransomware.

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Fire up your Mac's firewall

OS X has a built-in firewall. Here's how to use it.

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More Photos Q&A: Imports hanging, what is safe to delete, and sharing to Facebook

Photos is the app that won't stop until it drops. More answers to your questions about working through missing features and potential bugs.

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How to create shared albums in Photos for Mac and iOS

iCloud Photo Sharing is the perfect way to share photos among friends—without the use of social media.

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When iWork doesn't: Troubleshooting mail merge, copying data, sharing, and printing

We're back to work on iWork apps, old and new, to answer your questions about merging and selectively copying and printing in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

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How to create a simple collage in Photoshop, Elements, and Pixelmator

By combining a few photos and giving them a lovely soft oval vignette, you'll wind up with a totally new work of art.

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This way to the party: How to make a map to include on invitations

Guide your guests with a customized, annotated map you can easily email or drop into an event invitation.

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Change your DNS to avoid or bypass broadband 'outages' like Comcast's

A recent massive Comcast 'outage' was caused by the failure of a piece of Internet infrastructure that's absolutely necessary, but you can change out on your own.