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How to set up keyboard shortcuts in OS X

Keyboard shortcuts can save you tons of time, but take no time at all to set up.

How to create keyboard shortcuts in OS X

Keyboard shortcuts can save you tons of time, and they take no time at all to set up.

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Change your short username in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

If you need to change your account's short username, Mavericks, like its OS X predecessors, offers a few options for doing so. However, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We show you the why and how for each method.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs

If you're stuck in a jam and needed that old installation disc yesterday, you could turn to the Internet, if you're willing to accept the risks.

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Bugs & Fixes: OS X 10.9.2 and the disappearing camera

Bug-tracker Ted Landau returns to explore the case of the missing camera.

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The secrets of OS X's text tools

Hidden away in a contextual menu are a bunch of handy text-manipulation tools that far too many Mac users overlook.

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Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.

Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to get old Mac OS X install discs

Need to do a installation of an older Mac operating system, but you can't find the discs? You can find them if you do a little bit of searching.