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Got a new MacBook? USB Target Disk Mode works with the right cable (which Apple doesn't sell)

Now you see it, now you don't. Wait, it's back! Apple introduces first Target Disk Mode for MacBook with lots of qualifications.

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3 easy ways to share a Mac's screen, great for long-distance tech support

Has your family appointed you as dedicated Mac support technician? Of course they have. Use Screen, TeamViewer, or even FaceTime to help them out no matter how far away.

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Automator actions, geotags, and more advanced tricks for Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X is 1.0 software, but you can go from newbie to power user with these helpful tips from Jason Snell.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Core Animator, Graph Builder, Ninox, and more apps for work and study

In this week's roundup of new Mac apps, you'll find animation tools for programmers, software for serious coin collectors, and a little help for kids who are having trouble with fractions.

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Apple announces WWDC 2015 dates: Mark your calendars for June 8-12

Apple invites developers to "learn about the future of iOS and OS X" at annual conference.

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Mac 911: How to erase your Mac's hard drive the right way

Erasing a drive, how FileVault 2 encryption can play into it, and out-of-date Recovery Drive partitions.

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Apple launches OS X 10.10.3, introduces new emojis and Photos app

This major Yosemite update ushers in the highly anticipated Photos app, a new "look up" panel with Spotlight suggestions, more than 300 new emoji, and more.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Logoist 2, Affinity Designer, Mocha Keyboard, and more

This week's roundup of new Mac apps is jam packed with great design tools, music programs, and photo apps—plus a finance app thrown in for good measure.

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The best cross-platform writing apps for Mac and iOS

The best writing apps know what to leave behind when switching from a 21-inch-screen to a 9.7-inch one, and they do it without trampling over any of our individual writing styles and preferences.

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How to solve the five biggest Messages and FaceTime annoyances

Apple’s messaging system works brilliantly—most of the time. Here are some simple fixes for five common problems.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

Big games, small games, and everything in between—a month of Mac gaming to savor.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Fantastical 2, HoudahSpot 4, GoodTask 2, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you'll find a brand new version of Fantastical, a program for plastering your desktop with beautiful photography, and even a way to keep your secrets secure in plain sight.

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Choosing the right launcher for your Mac

Keyboard-based launching utilities can be a real time saver, once you get the hang of them. Here's how four popular options (Launchbar, Alfred, Butler, and Quicksilver) stack up.