How-Tos

Equip your Mac Pro with four drives for speed and safety.

Podcast Like a Pro

1. PODCAST TRACK: Manage an enhanced podcast's artwork and Web links here.2. LOOP LIBRARY: Click the eye icon to load your loops.3. TRACK EDITOR: Flips into Chapter Manager mode when the Podcast Track is present.4. ART-ANNOTATED CHAPTER MARKERS: Spice up your audio podcast.5. MUSICAL TYPING: Play your Mac's keyboard like a piano.6. MEDIA BROWSER: All of your other iLife stuff is right here.7. DUCKING CONTROLS: Twiddle the arrows to set which tracks cause others to duck in volume. 

Build Killer Charts

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Revive Dull Photos in iPhoto

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Back That Mac Up

Backup software that's user-friendly and useful? Must be Apple's.We're relentless about telling you to back up your files and Mac OS X settings - and now that Apple's released Backup 3 (free with .Mac account or free 60-day trial, www.mac.com), you've got no excuse not to. Here's how to back up smartly - just be aware that Backup doesn't make bootable backups.

Change Unchangeable System Settings

You have a lot more control over your Mac's default system settings than you might think.

Baby Your Battery

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Hack Your Toys

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Tap Into Your Home Network Remotely

Accessing Your Home Network from Afar Can Be Tricky - but Not if You Follow Our Advice