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20 secret OS X keyboard shortcuts to turn you into a power user

While there are plenty of great tips out there detailing how to get the most out of your iPhone, there aren’t many primers on how to make the OS X …

Operating Systems

How-To: Setup Photos and iCloud Photo Library with external storage + Time Machine backups

Over the weekend a good friend of mine shared a screenshot of a really scary error message from Photos for Mac. Every photo and video taken over the last two weeks failed to open, saying instead that ‘An error occurred while downloading a larger version of this video for editing.’ The solution? …

How To Capture Your Screen In Mac OS X In Simple Steps

Mac OS X has always made it easy to capture a screenshot. A screen shot is an image of your computer desktop or an active window.<p>Many users are …

How to delete a hard-drive partition on a Mac

It's time to remove the partition you created for the public beta of OS X El Capitan.<p>If you got a head start with OS X 10.11 El Capitan this summer and followed my advice to install the public beta on a partition, then it's time to reclaim some hard-drive space by getting rid of that partition now …

Operating Systems

How to Get a New Finder Window the Size You Want

Glenn Fleishman, writing last month for Macworld:<p>In Yosemite, I tested one suggestion after I was unable to set a window’s default opening behavior. …

How to add recently used apps, docs, and more to your Mac's Dock

If you've never used Terminal before, you'll find it in the Applications > Utilities folder on your Mac. As OS X is a Unix-based operating system, …

Download and convert YouTube videos for free with MacX Video Converter Pro

<i>This post is brought to you by Digiarty, creator of MacX Video Converter Pro.</i><p>Sometimes you see a great video online and you’ve just got to have your very own copy. MacX YouTube Downloader, a free tool from Digiarty, can make that happen. And if you want to take things a little further, companion …

How to right click on your mouse or trackpad on Mac

If you've just switched to the Mac, you may find yourself a bit confused by how the Mac's mice and trackpad work.<p>The Mac famously doesn't come with a …

Best password manager apps for iPhone

How do you keep all your logins and credit cards safe without forgetting them all? With a password manager!Chances are, you have dozens of online …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

How to customize how Spotlight works for you

How to find stuff fast with Spotlight<p>Hold down the <b>command</b> key and the <b>space</b> bar. That brings up the Spotlight search field, which looks like it …

How to use travel times with Calendar for iPhone and iPad

• Launch the <b>Calendar app</b> on your iPhone or iPad.<br>• Tap on the event you'd like to calculate a travel time for or create a new one.<br>• Tap on <b>Edit</b> at the top …

iCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream & how to make sense of your photos

Tips<p>Taking the place of Photo Stream next year, Apple's iCloud Photo Library will consist of a brand new photo app for Mac and a new way to sync …

Pension Payout: Should I Take The Lump Sum?

Amid all those holiday cards rolling into your mailbox at the end of the year, you may find an unexpected letter from a former employer: an invitation to an early pension payout.<p>Occasionally companies will offer vested former employees and those on the verge of retirement an incredible offer: cold, …

Saving for college: 529 plans

What is a 529 college savings plan?<p>A 529 college savings plan is a type of investment account that allows you to set aside money for your child's …

Retirement

How to view websites on your Mac that require Internet Explorer (or a PC)

Need to open up a website that requires Windows or Internet Explorer? Try this Safari tip instead!Once upon a time, the Mac and the Internet did not …

Everything you need to know about Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing

Apple's Photo Stream service is split into two parts. The first part conveniently saves your personal photos to iCloud and wirelessly syncs them …

How to use My Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad

With Photo Stream, you can take a series of pictures with your iPhone while on a day trip and view them on your iPad, Mac or Apple TV automatically …

Photos app: The ultimate guide

The Photos app is a repository for all the pictures and videos you shoot or save with your iPhone or iPad. Not only can you use the Photos app to …

How to use archive and trash simultaneously in the iOS 8 Mail app

One of the main reasons I've used third party mail apps such as Mailbox for such a long time is because the stock iOS Mail app has never made it easy …

How-to: Use Spotlight and Smart Folders to search for anything on your Mac

In OS X, Spotlight is an effective way to search your entire hard drive for a file or folder, email, or any other file. There are many other things Spotlight can do, and searching for files is just one of them. Spotlight is also capable of looking up dictionary definitions, launching apps, …

Like the MacBook Air stickers in Apple's new ad? Here's where you can get them!

Not every sticker Apple shown is actually available for purchase... anywhere. Others are clearly inspired by decals you can buy, but they're not …

10 hidden Mac features you didn’t know existed until now

Our computers are packed to the brim with features we never use, but some of them might be more useful than you think. <i>Business Insider</i> has put …

Apple TV: The ultimate guide

Welcome to your new set-top box.The fourth-generation Apple TV is here. It brings Siri, third-party apps and game controllers, a new Home screen, …