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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me sort iTunes Music by Apple ID

Dear Aunt TUAW, Ah, the problems of modern romance. Since I broke up with "her" (and yes, I know you were saying she wasn't right for me) getting rid of all the remants of the relationship has not been easy, especially "her" digital footprint. She loved her music. So she would bring her iPod ...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Can I turn off Messages logging?

Dear Aunt TUAW, Ever since I started using Messages, it appears to be logging everything it does. Can this be disabled, or can the log file be moved to somewhere out of the ~/Documents folder? Your darling nephew Tommy Dear Tommy, Auntie's tending to the spring turnover of the vegetable ...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help us put Grandma in touch with her grandbaby

Dear Aunt TUAW, My siblings and I will make the plunge and get our mom an iPad 2 for Christmas. The thing is, my sister is in Texas expecting our family's first grandchild, and mom is out in California. Is there an app/website/solution that would let my sister publish photos of the new baby...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Can I use a third-party SSD with Lion?

Dear Aunt TUAW, Is there any (un)official word from Apple regarding the support for 3rd party SSD HDDs with Lion? I desire to tweak my MBP but do not wish to be without garbage collection and TRIM. What advice have you? Should I hold off on acquiring an SSD? Warm regards, Need4Speed De...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me watch Amazon videos on my TV

Dear Aunt TUAW, Checking out your apps, you have some major talent, thanks for sharing. I know you probably get a gazillion requests, but one feature that would be incredible that I can't find anywhere is the ability to 'stream' Amazon Instant Videos to the AppleTV. I have these free movies sin...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me get a MobileMe refund

Dear Aunt TUAW, I renewed MobileMe in April for $99. It appears there will be no refund. Where's the loud and insistent outcry? Your rather ticked-off nephew, Z Dear Z, Auntie totally gets where you are coming from (although as far as she's concerned, MobileMe is something that always...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me stream my music

Dear Aunt TUAW, Do you know an app that streams music from Mac to iOS? I hear that Apple's iCloud is going to do this but I don't want to pay $25 a year. Your loving nephew, Ivo...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me join my life, my heart, my iTunes account

Dear Auntie TUAW, Can you believe my wedding is in a few weeks?! That's got me thinking all of our digital goods that we now will both share. While I would like to know if it is possible to combine 2 iTunes libraries and still keep metadata (like play counts and composers), I am more concern...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me upload my stuff to Amazon Cloud

Dear Auntie TUAW, Amazon gave me a free 10 GB in their cloud to upload my music. It won't all fit since I have about 15 GB of music, so I was wondering if there was a way to upload just certain playlists without have to go to each folder and upload all the songs separately. Perhaps an automator ac...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Will Lion ship on disc?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I keep reading about how Lion is most likely to be distributed through the Mac App Store. I think this is great, and a huge convenience. I see how this would work for upgrading, but what happens if you have to wipe your computer and reinstall it? If you have no disk, how can you...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help find a Dvorak Keyboard for the Mac

Dear Aunt TUAW, A coworker of mine is wondering if Auntie knows of a good Mac-friendly Dvorak keyboard. Do you know of one? Your loving nephew, MJ...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me move my iOS devices to a new computer

Dear Aunt TUAW, I just bought a brand spanking new iMac. Since I want a clean slate, I am moving everything over manually from my old MacBook. So far so good, except for my iPhone, iPod touch, iPad etc. How do I switch my iOS devices over without the loss of my apps and their saved data. (I h...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me sync the music without the video

Dear Aunt TUAW, I just downloaded Hunter Hayes' Storm Warning and loved it! [Ed: It's free over at iTunes this week.] It's a video, but I want to add it to my iPhone playlist as music, and I don't wanna waste carloads of space syncing the video. Almost 50 MB!!! Is there a way? How do I sync m...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help fix iCal's fonts

Dear Aunt TUAW, Why does Apple make it impossible to adjust the font in iCal? God, I sound like an old person... But seriously, wtf? Frustrated, Your nephew Brian B....

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help fix my failed install

Dear Aunt TUAW, Help! I can't install anything after my Xcode install failed. Every time I try, Installer tells me that it's waiting for other installations to complete and then it just sits there forever. What can I do? I've tried rebooting, I've tried killing the installer daemon. I'm at...

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