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Mac 101: Use this tip to easily map a contact's address in OS X Mavericks

Traveling to a friend's new house and not exactly sure how to get there? if their new address is in your Contacts, then you can quickly and easily pull up a map to see where they live. Once you have Maps open, driving directions are just few clicks away. To Map a contact's address, just open...

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iPhone 101: Troubleshooting iTunes error codes

Have you ever encountered a weird error code when you connect your iPad or iPhone to your Mac? These may pop up when you are updating your iOS device software or backing up your iPad or iPhone to your Mac. Below you will find a list of these errors, an explanation of what they mean and some...

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iPhone 101: How to use the Wish List in the iOS App Store

Do you find killer apps in the iOS App Store, only to forget them a few minutes later? One handy feature of the iOS App Store on your iPhone or iPad is the ability to save apps to a Wish List that you can view later. Follow these steps below to add items to your Wish List: Tap the App Store...

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Mac 101: A handy list of startup options for Macs running OS X

Need to reboot you Mac to access a new startup disc or launch with safe mode enabled so you can troubleshoot problems with OS X? Then read on for this handy list of startup options for Mac OS X machines. Manually restart: Hold down the power button on your Mac until it shuts off. It takes...

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A roundup of last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: Apps We Actually Use: NotesTab Pro lets me sync notes from Mac to iPad iPhone 101:...

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iPhone 101: Add a useful message or contact information to your lock screen

Unlike OS X which has a native setting for adding a message to your lock screen, iOS lacks this option. You still can add a message to your lock screen -- you just have to be a bit more creative and must spend a little extra time creating a custom wallpaper with this information. The easiest way...

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Mac 101: Add a useful message to your OS X login screen

Did you know that recent versions of OS X (OS X 10.7 Lion or newer) allow you to add a short message to the login window that is displayed when your Mac is locked? The message can be anything -- a note appropriate to users who access the computer, a cheerful line of inspiration for yourself or...

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iPhone 101: Improve the App Store search experience with this easy trick

Searching through apps in the App Store on your iPhone can be a rabbit hole -- you search for a term and then scroll endlessly through the results to find just the right app that you need. When you want to return to the beginning of your search results, most people just scroll backwards, tediously...

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A roundup of last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: My grandmother's iPad Ming-Chi Kuo and The Legend of the $3,000 iWatch iPhone...

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iPhone 101: Change this one setting to get your iPhone battery to last overnight

This happens to me all the time. I get snuggled up under the blanket and am ready to check my Twitter feed and Facebook posts one last time before calling it a night. It's always then and there that I realize my iPhone battery is at less than 10 percent, and all the charging cables are more than...

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Manage your passwords and protect yourself from Heartbleed

You've probably seen the news about Heartbleed, the nickname for an OpenSSL bug that exposes random chunks of memory on web servers to snooping by almost anyone, even from transactions supposedly protected in the https:// security mode. In principle, this vulnerability -- which was quietly...

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iPhone 101: How to lock exposure and focus in the Camera app

This feature has been around for a while, but not too many iPhone owners realize the iOS Camera app includes an exposure and focus lock feature that allows you to lock these parameters and then frame your shot. This AE/AF lock is useful when you are taking a photo with variable light conditions or...

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How to bookmark map locations and share them across OS X and iOS

With the debut of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, Apple's Maps app is now on both platforms, allowing you to share location-based information across devices via your iCloud account. One handy feature is the bookmark list, which can save important locations and allow you to view them on both your Mac and...

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iPhone 101: Using Photos app to view photos sorted by location

The Photos app in iOS 7 has a useful feature that allows you to view the location information of all the photos you took during the past year. To make use of this feature, you must have geotagging turned on the settings (Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Toggle on Location Services...

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A roundup of last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature-worthy posts you may have missed: The best apps for Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists for daily spiritual...

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