Three easy steps to taming e-mail clutter once and for all
Sometimes you don’t have an Internet connection. But you can still check e-mail and browse the Web. Joe Kissell explains how.
If you have several e-mail accounts, you can make your life simpler by routing them all through Google’s Gmail. Joe Kissell shows you how.
You can find e-mail messages more easily if you categorize them first. Here’s how.
You can find messages in Mail and Entourage more efficiently if you flag them. Joe Kissell explains.
If you usually find yourself needing information from the Web when you’re in your e-mail client or your word processor, you might prefer to use a search tool you can access without opening a browser first. Here’s how.
Run-of-the-mill Google searches usually turn up useful results, but sometimes you need to look beyond the ubiquitous search engine to find what you need. Here's how to search smarter using other search engines and tools.
Tips for faster, easier, and more-effective Web searches
Run-of-the-mill Google searches usually turn up useful results, but you can supercharge your searching—saving time and getting more-relevant matches—with these tips.
Apple's MobileMe service is a fine way to sync your calendars and contacts, to publish Web sites, and to share photos—as long as you don't mind the $99 annual fee. If you'd rather not pay the fee, you do have other options. Joe Kissell explains what they are.
An important aspect of MobileMe is the way Apple’s online service integrates with its iLife suite of digital lifestyle applications. iWeb, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand become extra powerful when used in conjunction with a MobileMe subscription. In this excerpt from Take Control of MobileMe, Joe Kissell shows you some of the things you can do with iLife and MobileMe.
Who needs a personal assistant? Use your Mac and a new breed of online services to remind yourself about deadlines and appointments.
Last year, Joe Kissell showed you how to eliminate almost all your office paper, using a scanner and some AppleScripts. Now he's updated those scripts so they're compatible with the latest versions of Adobe Acrobat.
From having your laptop stolen to being snooped on a wireless network, there are all sorts of ways your private data can be compromised. Joe Kissell explains what you can do about it.
Spanning Sync’s eponymous utility is designed to perform just one task easily and efficiently: syncing event information between iCal on your Mac and the free Google Calendar service. Although it does the job adequately, it fails to sync some important data—and if you use it to keep multiple users’ calendars in sync, even more complications arise.