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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.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving from Windows to Mac, downloading a playlist, and more

When it comes to your iTunes questions, Kirk McElhearn has the answers.

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Understanding basic image file formats

What's the difference between a JPEG, PNG, and TIFF? Which file format should you use and when?

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How to master Do Not Disturb on iOS

iOS's Do Not Disturb feature can do more than merely silence incoming calls while you sleep. Here's what else it can do for you.

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How to separate iPhone pictures in Photos for OS X

A reader wants to be able to keep lower-resolution iPhone images separate from her other photos.

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The secret to producing subtle photographic color effects in Photoshop

The trick to using Photoshop's toning presets is knowing where to find them.

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How to solve a com.apple.AOSAccounts error 4 message

It seems related to iCloud Photo Library, but the cause is apparently an outdated credit card and the iTunes Store.

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Get the most out of Finder views

Always use the same view to look at your files in the Finder? You can save time by learning when to use Icon, List, Column, or Cover Flow view.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Payloads for iOS devices part 2

Episode 14 in our series on setting up and managing devices using Server’s Profile Manager service.

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What happens when your Time Machine drive icon changes

A reader wonders why the color changes between yellow and green on his Time Machine backup volume.

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How to calculate print size for your photos

A little bit of easy math is all it takes to make sure your prints look their best.