Joe Kissell excellently documents some of the major problems that arise when using Gmail accounts in Mail on OS X Mavericks, and one possible (though not entirely fun) solution. We're all hoping Apple fixes these issues soon; in the meantime, we suggest using Kissell's solution or managing your email from the Web.
Searching for the right results among the billions of pages on the Web? You don't need just a search engine; you also need some know-how.
Looking for a file? You'll have a better chance of finding it with these tricks for OS X's Spotlight.
Is your Mac starting up slowly? A mess of startup and login items might be to blame. Learn how to bend these computing curiosities to your will.
Speech recognition may be the technology of the future, but Joe Kissell finally realized it was not the technology for him.
Where's my video phone? Joe Kissell contemplates how far we've come with video calling and conferencing and how the technology still falls short.
OCR software converts document scans into searchable PDFs. But what settings and software will get you the most accurate results while using the least hard-disk space? Joe Kissell's results may surprise you.
Despite all that scanning, shredding, and striving, the paperless office still isn't here. But is it really all or nothing? Joe Kissell explains why it's time to embrace the nearly paperless office.
When Joe Kissell set out to buy QuickBooks for his home business, he assumed he'd buy the Mac version. The choice didn't end up being quite that simple.
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You've bought a Mac! Now, how exactly are you going to get all your files off your PC? Joe Kissell lays out your options.
You love your iPad, and chances are good that you need to use Microsoft Office for work. You have lots of options for editing documents created in Microsoft Word and Excel on your iPad, but what about the third major component of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint?
Used to be you needed a copy of Disk Warrior, TechTool Pro, or Drive Genius (or maybe all three) in addition to Disk Utility to keep your hard drive happy. But is that still true? Joe Kissell spells out the pros and cons.
Have you ever envied the ease with which a Mac geek confidently zeroes in on the cause of a tricky problem? Mac geeks don't have magical troubleshooting powers. Everything they can do, you can do, too. Joe Kissell shows you how.
No connection? Follow Joe Kissell's steps to figure out what's keeping you off the Internet.