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Dear Aunt TUAW: Why don't my searches work in Safari anymore?

Dear Aunt TUAW, Safari search is broken as anything. I use Safari, what, once a month, and it can't even work right? I have a page that has at least 20 times my search phrase. And it can't find it. I do CMD + F and then I type my term and then return. It's all keyboard. Help. Your nephew, M. ...

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Dear Uncle TUAW: What's the best way to blog while backpacking?

Dear Uncle TUAW: Over the next two years my husband and I plan to hike El Camino de Santiago in Spain. I'd love to keep family and friends up to date on our trek by blogging on the trip, but since we want to keep our backpacks at less than 14 lbs. total weight, I'm not sure I want to carry an iPa...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Buy an iPad mini now or wait?

Dear Aunt TUAW, Would you suggest this generation of the iPad mini is worth getting, or waiting for the next-generation, which may have Retina display is a better option? Your loving niece, Stephanie S Dear Stephanie, The best time to buy hardware is when you need it. If you can use ...

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iTunes 11 for old fogies: goin' back to the way it was

So you just downloaded and installed iTunes 11. Now you're scratching your head and going, um...where did my iTunes go? This is the post for you. Here are a few things for you to do to get back to your normal iTunes setup before you branch out and explore new features. Do this: 1. Click S...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: I made the switch. What do I do with my old system?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I did it. I made the switch. Mountain Lion and those hot Retina display MacBook Pros finally brought me to the Mac Side. So, what do I do with my old Windows system? It runs Win 7, is reasonably functional, and in need of a task. What do you suggest? Your loving (new) nephew...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help! I bought my dad an iPad!

Dear Aunt TUAW, I wish I had never given my Dad that iPad. When he and my Mom were going on a driving trip, I asked if he wanted 3G service. He says "Sure", so I set it up. Now he's complaining about shelling out $30 a month to AT&T, so I'm telling him to cancel the service. Except he doe...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me customize notifications

Dear Aunt TUAW, I have several Mail accounts. One for work, one personal, and one that gets a lot of junk. I like all of them to come into my Mail app, but I don't need a notification in Mountain Lion every time a piece of junk mail comes through. Is there a way to only enable notifications f...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Will my brand new refurb Mac come with Mountain Lion?

Dear Favourite Aunt TUAW, I'm using British spelling in honor of the Olympics. I know that I haven't called lately but I've been very busy waiting for my new Refurb Mac mini. It's going to replace my trusty but aging 2007 edition. I've fetched my Firewire cord and have the step by step method...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Disappointed over AirPlay Mirroring hardware cutoff

Dear Aunt TUAW, With the new launch of Mountain Lion and its new features, I have somehow started looking at my old mid-2009 MacBook Pro with disdain. One of the features I looked forward to was AirPlay Mirroring which unfortunately my older model can't support due to hardware limitations. [T...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me find Mountain Lion posts

Dear Aunt TUAW, Hello, can you provide me with a link to access all the Mountain Lion 101 articles instead of having to bookmark each individually? Your loving nephew, Graig Dear Graig, This is probably something that should be in TUAW's site operations manual. (We don't actually hav...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: My Lion-only MacBook just died. Help! (Updated)

Dear Aunt TUAW, The hard drive in my late 2006 black MacBook died this week. I purchased a new hard drive for it, used my OS X 10.6 install CD and then updated. I then went to the Mac App Store and found I can no longer download Lion, even with trying to hold the Option key down. What can I...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Let me help people fix their notes on Mountain Lion

Dear Aunt TUAW, I am writing you because I think you may want to publish this on your column, as a tip to your trillions of readers. On Leopard, Apple included Notes within Mail, an app I use exclusively. I wrote many notes on Mail, including to-do reminders and background notes. Enter M...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me get my iPhoto library under control

Dear Aunt TUAW, Do you have any good ideas for cleaning out a 165GB iPhoto library and getting it down to a manageable size? Your loving nephew, Mike Dear Mike, Back in the days of film, each shot had a real cost. People realized, "If I snap this, it will cost $ for film and $ for pr...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Which iPad should I buy?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I decided to sell my iPad 1 and pick up an iPad 2 or 3. not sure which one yet. I will see what the [next iPhone] launch brings. Also, in your opinion will the iPad 2 be supported longer than the iPad 1 was? Just trying to decide what to buy next. Your loving nephew, Blake ...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I buy lots of iPad 1 apps now?

Dear Aunt TUAW, As an iPad 1 owner, would now be the best time to make sure I load up on apps -- as the iPad 1 won't be supported in iOS 6? I assume that my purchases will be in the cloud for a bit but what happens when a new version is released? Will I still be able to download the version t...

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