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How Mac experts organize their files

We asked four experts to share their strategies for organizing files. Here’s a look at the different (and sometimes really geeky) ways they get the job done.

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Exploring iMovie's editing options

Professor Breen returns to dig into iMovie's more intricate editing options--the options that will help you make better-looking movies.

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Maintaining a Boot Camp partition when upgrading the Mac OS

The question arises: Will my Boot Camp partition remain when I upgrade my copy of the Mac OS? Chris Breen suggests that safe is better than sorry.

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How to slim down your inbox

A bloated email inbox is little help to anyone. Chris Breen offers tips for filtering out the cruft.

How to create iMovie 10 trailers

iMovie 10 can help you make your movies short, sweet, and exciting with the trailers feature. Chris Breen explains all.

Save time with OS X's sidebar

OS X Mavericks' sidebar is intended to give you one-click access to the items you use the most. Here's how to make sure it does.

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How secure is iCloud?

Concerned about storing passwords and other personal information in iCloud? Chris Breen suggests that the things we do with our information for the sake of convenience are far riskier.

Automator workflow of the month: An easier way to burn movies to DVD

Ready to make DVDs for the holidays? A little know-how and some help from Automator makes it easier to do with iMovie 10.

How to transfer backups from Time Machine to a new Mac

You say you have the backups from two old MacBooks that you want to put on a single new iMac? Chris Breen shows the way.

Constructing an iMovie project

The holidays are upon us, which means that many of us will be shooting our relatives and friends (with a camera, people, with a camera). Professor Breen shows you how to turn that footage into a respectable iMovie 10 video.

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

The holidays are a time for warm family gatherings. To help prevent them from becoming too heated, take steps to keep your dearest and nearest from rummaging through your Mac's most intimate files.