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How to edit video in Photoshop CC

Create a short movie by mixing video, stills, and text.

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How to get the gray out of your window size control buttons

A reader finds his green full-screen button has gone grey. Is there a fix?

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What happens when you can’t control the album sort order in Photos when synced

It's not you; it's Photos for iOS and OS X.

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How to force a full-resolution iCloud Photo Library download

A reader would like to have the benefit of optimized thumbnail storage, but also grab high-res versions when needed.

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How to rediscover music using iTunes Genius Playlists

Learn to create a Genius Playlist and break free from your musical rut.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving playlists, how to join tracks, and more

Also: What to do when songs are ripped at different volumes.

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The complete guide to using iTunes with lossless audio

While you might not notice the difference in sound quality, the lossless format leaves you with an archival file that you can convert at any time in the future. You’ll never need to rip those CDs again.

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How to get rid of an iSpy warning

iSpy with my little eye, software called Espionage. It's not malware.

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How to access advanced OpenType features in a variety of apps

Up your typography game in Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and Quark apps.

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How to use iOS 9.3's best new features, day or night

iOS 9.3 is more featured-packed than previous dot-releases. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Rating songs, music in the cloud, and more

You have questions about iTunes. Kirk McElhearn has answers.

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How to active or restore missing press-and-hold diacritical marks in OS X

A reader has a grave complaint about an acute problem adding accents.

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When Gmail messages in OS X’s Mail show the wrong sender

A reader has a mismatch between the body of a message and the ostensible sender.

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Understanding photography-related file formats

The lowdown on file formats used by cameras.

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How to filter email

Get control of your messages in OS X's Mail, iCloud, and Gmail.