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Forum member DeathRobot (who is probably nicer than his or her name implies) is interested in FTP and Automator. It writes: I’ve created a folder action in Automator, where any files I drop onto it upload to a favorites folder on my FTP server via Panic’s Transmit. I would like to change the workflow so …

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Keeping up with just one social media account is tough enough. But if you personally hang out on even one or two more services, or are in charge of socializing with your business’s customers online, juggling it all starts to feel a lot more like work, and not the fun kind. Here are a few …

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Reader Patricia Whitney has done the Bad Thing to her iPad and wonders if there’s a way to make it Good. She writes: I dropped my first-generation iPad and now the screen’s colors are all wrong. Blacks are green and there’s a lot of “static” in all the images the iPad displays. Is there anything …

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When you’re working in a deeply nested folder (a folder within a folder within…), the Finder provides several options for moving back up through the hierarchy. But only one option provides both at-a-glance info and powerful shortcuts for working with files: the Path Bar. Reveal the Path Bar in the Finder by opening a window …

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Sometimes you want to listen to a specific episode of a podcast without subscribing to it. Sometimes you’ve been pointed to an audio file out on the Internet and, while you can’t listen to it immediately, want to save it for later. And sometimes a mean ol’ podcast producer will do what I did recently …

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My favorite TextExpander snippets If you asked Macworld editors to name their favorite utilities, many of us would mention TextExpander. If you type for a living, as we do, TextExpander—or a similar app such as TypeIt4Me or QuicKeys—quickly becomes indispensable. As you probably know, TextExpander and utilities like it enable you to insert fixed bits …

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Creating playlists in iTunes can be as simple as dragging a few songs, or as complex as creating smart playlists that refer to other playlists and use nested conditions to pick songs that meet specific criteria. In this week’s column, I answer three questions to show just how complex smart playlists can be. While perhaps …

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In weeks past we’ve talked about configuring the Mail and Calendar applications. Without the third leg of this personal information trio—Contacts—using the first two could be a lonely proposition. In this lesson we’ll look at the cans and can’ts of Contacts. Contacts was called Address Book in previous versions of the Mac OS, and that’s …

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Ever hear a Mac’s desktop fans go into overdrive under normal operating conditions? Or felt a Mac laptop go from a normal temperature to a more-than-toasty lap roaster in under a minute? Those are times when a Mac was running hotter than it should have been. What are the long-term effects of overheating on a …