The six worst Apple products of all time

Sure, the Mac has been a landmark product. But not everything Apple touches turns to gold. Adam Engst looks back at a few of Cupertino’s less-inspired ideas.

The Mac at 25: Software

What does the future hold for the software that powers the Mac? For the 25th anniversary of the Mac, Adam C. Engst considers the future of OS X, the possibility of an App Store for Mac software, and the potential of cloud computing.

Excerpt: Take Control of Buying a Mac

You're ready to buy a Mac, and you've decided whether to go with a laptop or a desktop. But how much RAM should you get? And should you get it from Apple? What about the optical drive -- which option is right for you? Adam C. Engst walks you through all the choices you have to make in this excerpt from Take Control of Buying a Mac.

Rule the office

15 ways to impress your colleagues

Your Mac's secrets revealed

59 ways to use your applications better, smarter, and faster

Surf smarter

Web browsing these days is more than just point-and-click. Tabs, shortcuts, passwords, PDFs and other productivity tools can help you find what you’re looking for. But getting a grip on it all can be a daunting task. Our team of experts offer these 15 ways to quickly find what you want online.

One iPhoto, many users

iPhoto has many options for sharing images with other people. What the program doesn't offer is an easy way to give multiple users or multiple Macs full access to an entire iPhoto library. Here are three options to do just that, without any extra software or Unix commands.

Which Mac is right for you?

The cost of a Mac system hasn’t changed much over the years. Of course, you get a lot more for your money now than you did in the past, but one way or another you’ll probably spend somewhere between $1,000 and $3,000 on a new Mac. That makes a Mac one of the most expensive items you’re likely to buy in an average year, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the right model. Here’s how to make that choice.

Software we can’t work without

Do you have an app that makes your Mac experience unbelievably better? Here’s the lineup of programs that the panel of experts from our “Secrets of Mac Superheroes” series fires up every day on their own machines.

Secrets of Mac superheroes

We asked some of the most knowledgeable users we know to let us in on a few of the secrets that help them make the most of their time and get the most from their Macs. Here are their tips for better browsing, mailbox management, and other ways to boost your productivity.

Hit the road, Mac

Whether you travel all the time or only occasionally, and whether you travel for business, pleasure, or both, chances are you bring a little tech with you. But if you ask 20 different Mac users what they take on the road, you’ll get at least 21 different answers. Our experts weigh in on the essentials for a mobile Mac.

Instant Collaboration

SubEthaEdit can shave hours off projects—from building outlines and conducting group meetings to revising articles.

Cool Geek Tricks

Add to your geek wizardry with three tricks—resurrecting lost print jobs, preventing server-log wipeout, and creating an iChat autoreplier—guaranteed to impress your friends and get you out of sticky situations.