59 ways to use your applications better, smarter, and faster
If you spend a lot of time dealing with the Web, chances are you have a cluttered inbox. Sometimes just deleting and archiving messages isn’t enough. So our crew of Mac experts offered up 15 ways to master your inbox and eliminate spam.
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.
Mozilla’s Firefox browser is a great tool for surfing the Net. And thanks to a growing number of free Firefox extensions, it’s an especially good tool for people who want every possible ounce of browser power—and who are willing to tinker with their Mac to get it.
Sure, you back up your Mac laptop at home or at the office. But what about when you hit the road? If the answer is “no,” you’re only asking for trouble. After all, a hard-drive failure could happen just as easily when you’re traveling. Here are some backup tips geared toward on-the-go users.
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Has this ever happened to you? You're on the road or working at home and you need an important e-mail message. The problem is that you downloaded it at the office, and there it sits, inaccessible, on your desktop Mac. There is a solution: IMAP.
Like all machines, Macs can sometimes break down. You can reduce the risk and minimize the damage with a regular maintenance regimen. In this excerpt from the "Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac" electronic book, Joe Kissell talks about steps you can take to monitor your Mac's health.
Anyone with more than one Mac can appreciate the convenience of having the same set of contacts, calendar events, and e-mail accounts on the two machines. Unfortunately, setting this up isn’t always easy.
While OS X may be pretty well tuned for performance, individual applications aren’t. You can tweak your apps in plenty of ways to make sure they’re operating at top speed. Here are a few of our favorite tricks.
You’re out in the boonies, and you’ve got to send a huge file—100MB, let’s say—but you have no reliable, high-speed way to do it. Fortunately, you still have several ways to get that data where it needs to go.
Search Engine Optimization requires Webmasters to know where their Web sites stand and what their competition is. Advanced Web Ranking Professional delivers that information quickly and efficiently.
Smart folders give you access to hidden metadata and advanced Spotlight features, so you can find files that would elude conventional searches. Learn to set up a search string just right, and smart folders can reduce your need to organize.
One of Tiger’s unsung additions is a new Unix utility, launchd, that improves system performance by limiting the number of background processes that must run all the time. It also makes automation easier; this single tool replaces numerous launch utilities, including cron, rc, and watchdog.
BLT 1.0.1 has some rough edges, but it’s useful and shows great promise. If you manage Web sites of moderate complexity, and are willing to overlook a few minor glitches, BLT can save you significant time and effort.