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How to send group emails to the best address

It's generally not a great idea to send email messages to the work addresses of those in your Naughty Joke group. Chris Breen shows you how to avoid doing so.

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How to deal with two Apple IDs, well, kind of

You've unwittingly created two Apple IDs and you'd like to merge their associated media and data. Doing so is not as easy as you'd imagine.

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How to easily print mail merged Pages documents

Chris Breen has shown you how to create mail merge documents in Pages and Numbers. He now goes on to explain how to print them in one go.

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How to verify a Time Machine backup

You've gone to all the trouble to create a Time Machine backup. Maybe you should make sure it works.

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How to share files between OS X user accounts

If you have more than one account on your Mac you may occasionally need to share files between them. Here's how.

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Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets

Disk Utility has a lot of talents, some less well known than others. Topher Kessler explores some of its more esoteric (though useful) features.

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Making more of Migration Assistant

Perhaps it's been ages since you've used Migration Assistant to move data from one Mac to another. Or maybe it's new to you. Either way, Chris Breen offers helpful tips for its use.

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What to do if your Mac refuses to accept your password

Topher Kessler offers tips for dealing with a Mac that won't accept a password.

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How to easily switch between startup volumes

If you routinely switch startup volumes you may find trips to System Preferences tedious. Chris Breen offers an AppleScript to simplify the task.

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Exploring the many miracles of Image Capture

If you haven't opened Image Capture, now's the time. Chris Breen presents six cool uses for this under-appreciated utility.

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The many superpowers of Apple's Preview app, part 2

Lesa Snider drops the other shoe and reveals even more of Preview's powers.

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Top tips for working with the Mac's menu bar

The Mac's menu bar isn't as static as you might believe. With the help of the Mac's modifier keys you can make your menus more functional.

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How to create mail merge documents with Pages and Numbers

Thanks to a handy AppleScript app you can create mail merge documents with the latest versions of Pages and Numbers.