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The Awesome Automation Guide for Macs

The Awesome Automation Guide for Macs

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Work smart, not hard. That's the idea behind Mac Automation, a technology built into Apple's OS X but frequently underutilized. Whether its sorting your email, searching your documents or building a playlist, you'd be amazed how many tasks can be done automatic instead of manually--if only you knew how to get started.

Lucky for you, MakeUseOf is offering a free ebook covering just that: The Awesome Automation Guide for Macs. This guide explains everything you need to stop clicking your mouse so often and start letting your computer do the boring stuff for you, no programming skills required. Take full advantage of the most powerful operating system on the planet and save yourself from time.
Work smart, not hard. That's the idea behind Mac Automation, a technology built into Apple's OS X but frequently underutilized. Whether its sorting your email, searching your documents or building a playlist, you'd be amazed how many tasks can be done automatic instead of manually--if only you knew how to get started.

Lucky for you, MakeUseOf is offering a free ebook covering just that: The Awesome Automation Guide for Macs. This guide explains everything you need to stop clicking your mouse so often and start letting your computer do the boring stuff for you, no programming skills required. Take full advantage of the most powerful operating system on the planet and save yourself from time.

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Say you have been playing a set of recently purchased R&B songs and you want to
play them again, without having to search through your iTunes library. You might
even want to copy this Smart Playlist to your iPhone or iPod touch so you can play it
on the go.

The Awesome Automation Guide for Macs

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Create a new Smart Playlist or edit the one you just created. To edit an existing Smart
Playlist, select the list in the iTunes sidebar and go to File>Edit Smart Playlist. You can
also right- or Control-click on Smart Playlist and select from the pop-up menu, Edit
Smart Playlist.

1. Use the criteria in the first Smart Playlist we did above, then click the +

button.

2. In the second set of criteria, choose the following attributes: Last
Played>in in the last> 2 weeks.

3. Optional: check the Limit to "25 items box", and choose selected by
"most recently played" in the pop-up menu.

4. Optional: Check the "Match only checked items box" if you want this
Smart Playlist to play only songs that you have checked to be
automatically played.

5. Optional: Click the "Live updating"box if you want the playlist to
automatically update.

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