Joe KissellSenior Contributor, Macworld

Joe Kissell is a senior editor of TidBits and the author of numerous ebooks in the Take Control series, including the just-published Take Control of Apple Mail.

What you don’t know about passwords might hurt you

If you have a password strategy at all, it's probably seriously out of date. Joe Kissell steps through what you need to know now to keep your accounts safe.

How to restore your data from the cloud

Online backups are an important part of a well-balanced backup strategy. But after disaster strikes, how exactly do you restore all that data you lost?

Bulletproof backups: When you absolutely can't lose any data

Disaster does strike. Are you ready to go beyond the basics to prepare? Joe Kissell shows how to build a better backup strategy for your data.

Backup basics: The quick, something-is-better-than-nothing backup system

Reluctant to start backing up your Mac because it seems like too much of a hassle? Here's a 10-minute plan for protecting your most important files.

Review: ChronoSync 4.3.5 a multitalented file sync and backup tool

ChronoSync is a full-featured and powerful utility for synchronizing files and folders between volumes or computers.

Editing Excel files on an iPad

Wish you could edit Excel spreadsheets on your iPad? You can, if you’re willing to accept a few compromises.

Editing Word documents on an iPad

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Even though there's no iPad version of Word, you can read and edit Word documents on your iPad if you're willing to accept a few compromises. Joe Kissell shows you how.

Editing Word documents on an iPad

Even though there's no iPad version of Word, you can read and edit Word documents on your iPad if you're willing to accept a few compromises. Joe Kissell shows you how.

Use Token for faster access to your iWork docs

If you frequently use Apple's iBooks Author or iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), Token can make your life slightly easier by giving you faster access to your documents, templates, and scripts.

Clusters compresses files and creates space

Clusters is a file-compression app that works silently in the background. When it finishes, you should notice no difference at all -- except that your total amount of free disk space is higher.

Presenting with the iPad

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Dreaming of the day you can leave the heavy laptop behind and give all your presentations from your iPad? Joe Kissell explores what's possible with the third-generation iPad, AirPlay mirroring, and Keynote.

Presenting with the iPad

Dreaming of the day you can leave the heavy laptop behind and give all your presentations from your iPad? Joe Kissell explores what's possible with the third-generation iPad and AirPlay.

Switch your iWeb site to a Mac-friendly Web host

Are you looking for a Mac-friendly Web hosting service to replace MobileMe? Here are some suggestions to get you started.

When and why to use group email services

Ordinary email programs don't cut it when you need to send messages to a long list of people. Here's what web-based group email services can do for your company or organization.

Buying Guide: Document scanners

A document scanner can help you make the paperless office dream a reality. Here's what to look for when you're shopping.