Don't-Miss OS X Stories

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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.

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How to better manage passwords with Keychain Access

OS X's Keychain Access provides the avenue for managing and retrieving your passwords. Topher Kessler dives deeper into its password powers.

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How to remove MacKeeper Part II (the pop-up edition)

Removing the MacKeeper app is one thing, getting rid of annoying pop-up ads for it is quite another. Chris Breen offers advice.

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How to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac

Some people regret installing MacKeeper but can't figure out how to remove it. Chris Breen provides instructions.

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The four Mac security options everyone should know

By default, the Mac is pretty secure. But with the help of a couple of built-in options, you can make it even more so. Topher Kessler explains.

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How to restore a missing recovery partition

A reader seems to be missing his OS X recovery partition after cloning one drive to another. Chris Breen offers a solution.

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How to annotate your documents with Mail's Markup feature

Yosemite includes a new feature for annotating images and PDFs you send to others. Chris Breen shows you how it works.

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The paranoid person's guide to a complete Mac backup

You think you have a complete data backup plan? Then you haven't seen the lengths Rob Griffiths goes to to secure his data.

How to annotate your documents with Mail's Markup feature

Yosemite includes a new feature for annotating images and PDFs you send to others. Chris Breen shows you how it works.

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Top five tips for this year's tech Santa

You have the power and knowledge to help your less tech-savvy family and friends this holiday season. Be sure to put these five tips to good use.

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Finder labels too subtle? Create garish folder icons instead

If you can no longer easily spot items with OS X's subtle dotted labels applied to them, here's a technique for making your folders far more noticeable.