It's easier than ever to install Lion, Apple's newest version of Mac OS X. But just because it's easy to get doesn't mean you should dive in head-first. If you'd like a little extra help, check out Macworld's in-depth guide to the installation process, available on the iBookstore and Amazon Kindle.
For using an external keyboard with your iPad on your desk or at a counter, the KiiPad stands out for its solid-steel construction, super-stable cradle, and stow-the-keyboard design. Provided you aren't bothered by its low-to-the-desk viewing position, it's a nice option for those who frequently use an external keyboard with an iPad.
Think you're using all the shortcuts your Mac has to offer? How about text-expansion? Dan Frakes and Kirk McElhearn share their favorite ways to use text-expansion utilities to save both typing and time.
Launchpad-Control doesn't solve all of Launchpad's problems, but by letting you exclude apps you never want to see in Launchpad, it at least makes Launchpad a bit more usable.
Scroll Reverser lets you reverse Lion's scrolling by the type of device (trackpad, mouse, or tablet), as well as for just horizontal or just vertical scrolling.
Accessory vendor Logitech has announced its latest Mac-specific keyboard, the ambient-light-powered Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac.
Apple has released a simple utility for creating a bootable Lion Recovery volume from any external USB drive. While Apple's instructions for using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant seem simple enough, there's a lot more you should know.
If you need to edit or process your images, you'll want a full-featured image editor such as Acorn or Photoshop. But for frequent resizing tasks, ImageXY is quick to launch, easy to use, and fast to finish.
The latest Mac mini models maintain last year's external design while overhauling what's inside and lowering the price of entry. The result is mighty appealing...as long as you don’t need an optical drive.
One consequence of the latest Mac models' lack of physical software media is that you get Mac App Store licenses that let you install iLife app on all your Macs.
In Lion, your personal Library folder, at the root level of your Home folder, is gone. Actually, it's still there, but it's hidden. Here are a slew of ways to access it or, if you prefer, unhide it.
Reading List might headline the changes to OS X's built-in browser, but there are plenty of other changes in Safari that you need to know about. Dan Frakes gives you the rundown on what's new in the latest version of Safari.
With Lion, Apple's Mail gets its most significant update yet. In this first look, Dan Frakes tells you what's new and improved with OS X's built-in mail client.
Some Mac users prefer to do a "clean install" of each major new version of OS X, erasing their drive and starting over. We examine whether or not that's possible or, more important, advisable with Lion.
One of the most significant new features of Lion is that it lets you boot your Lion-equipped Mac into a special recovery mode that includes a few essential utilities for fixing problems, restoring files, browsing the Web, and even reinstalling Lion. Here's our comprehensive look at this new troubleshooting tool.