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Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

Saving a destination in Google Maps makes it easier to navigate to and also lessens the chance for error when entering or trying to remember an address.

5 Automator workflows everyone should have

Wrap text in quotation marks, count words in selected text, create new folders, add dates to filenames, and toggle hidden files.

My top five TextExpander snippets

If you work with text, a utility like TextExpander is indispensable. Here are five ways Dan Miller uses it to save time and typing.

Venture beyond the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is great for the majority of simple applications you might want to purchase. But there are plenty of other apps for you to explore and try. Here are some of the ways to find an app, get it onto your computer, and update it.

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

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Transitioning from iMovie '11 to Final Cut Pro X

Just as an amateur photographer can move up from iPhoto to Aperture, or a musician can move from GarageBand to Logic, anyone who edits video can move from iMovie to Final Cut Pro X. Mark Spencer shows us how to get started.

Shrink Preview files without ruining image quality

You may know that you can reduce the size of PDFs and JPG files by exporting them in Preview and applying a Quartz filter. But you probably don't know that you can customize those filters to improve image quality while still making smaller files.

Bugs & Fixes: Default folder changes in Mountain Lion

The Save dialog for apps that support OS X 10.8's Documents in the Cloud feature makes iCloud the default location for saving a new document. And Ted Landau found that you can't change the default folder location.

Bugs & Fixes: Two Mountain Lion bugs that crash apps

Ted Landau follows up his look at Mountain Lion troubleshooting with two more OS X 10.8 bugs that can lead to crashes in the affected applications.

How to achieve Retina display-worthy photos for the new iPad

The new iPad's Retina display is stunning for photo exhibition. Photographer Derrick Story offers some tips to getting your photos ready for viewing.

Ten stellar keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and keep your hands on my keyboard. Here are 10 of Kirk McElhearn's favorite shortcuts for the applications he uses most.

How to change photos from color to black and white in iPhoto for iOS

Classic black and white effect can add a touch of timelessness to your photos, or you can use it to show off dramatic shadows and color contrasts.

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The fine art of computational photography and iOS

As smart phones and advanced processors give photographers new tools, computational photography—the art of combining images to create a single hyperrealistic one—will become easier and more popular.

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