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Find several of long-time Mac author Sharon Zardetto's current ebooks at Take Control Books.

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5 quick Mail tricks everyone should know

Swap search shortcuts, customize the Favorites bar, redirect messages (instead of forwarding them), and other smart tips for Mail.

10 tips for managing minimized windows

Maximize your ability to minimize windows with these ten tricks.

Ten fabulous Finder commands you should be using

Discover some of your Mac's most useful hidden menu and keyboard commands. All you need to make them appear is the right magic key: Shift, Option, or Control.

Five overlooked abilities of the Finder's Path Bar

What's the Path Bar? It's the quickest way to see where a file is in your file hierarchy, and it often provides the quickest way to move the file, too. Here are five tips for taking advantage of this overlooked tool.

The seven best OS X tricks you're not using

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it: find overlooked OS X tricks. Here’s a collection that probably includes items you’ve missed, too.

How to make iOS autocorrect work for you

The autocorrect spelling checker built into iOS can be a boon when you're typing on a tiny screen, but it can be stubborn about correcting things that aren't incorrect. Here's how to make it do what you really want it to.

How to control the volume in iOS

You'd think that controlling the volume on an iPhone or iPad would be pretty straightforward: Just use the volume switch, right? As Sharon Zardetto explains, it's not that simple.

Six quick Safari tips

Ramp up your Web-browsing skills with these techniques for accelerating work in Safari 6.

Get your software up-to-date and keep it that way

Keep your Mac healthy by staying on top of software updates in the new year.

Four power tips for Safari 6

How often do you use your Web browser? If the answer is constantly, then a few choice tips could save you loads of time and trouble. Here are some for Apple's Safari 6.

Quick Look power tips: working with multiple files

How can you efficiently rummage through multiple files without taking the time to open them all? All you need is the often-overlooked features of OS X's Quick Look.

Use Shapes to organize and design flow charts

Shapes lets you draw organizational and flow charts with a variety of shapes, lines, and arrows. It has a beautiful, elegant-looking interface that is supremely Mac-like, with a multi-faceted Inspector that lets you tweak line widths and styles, line and fill colors, text, and even fill a shape with an image.

Better browsing with bookmarks

The biggest time-saving feature you'll find in any Web browser is the ability to bookmark sites, providing a quick route back to places you visit frequently. Here are Sharon Zardetto's favorite bookmarking tricks.

SideFolders allows fast access to frequently used files

Create your own lists so you can have any folder and document hierarchy you want in SideFolders's panel without changing the locations of the actual folders and documents.

MailTags 3 is an excellent add-on for Apple's Mail app

MailTags 3.0.2 adds a superb level of functionality to Apple's native Mail that you won’t be able to live without once you’ve tried it.