Easily encrypt drives in Mountain Lion

Dan Frakes Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst.
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You can use Disk Utility to encrypt removable drives to prevent other people from accessing your data, but that requires you to navigate Disk Utility’s many options, menus, and buttons. In Mountain Lion, the process is much easier, and in this week’s video, I show you how to do it. I also show you how to encrypt your Time Machine backup drives.

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Exporting uncompressed podcasts

A great many more podcasters than you might imagine care about the audio quality of their work. And because they do, some would prefer to export their podcasts as uncompressed files rather than exporting them in a compressed format and then converting them to yet another compressed format.

Regrettably, GarageBand—a tool used by many podcasters—doesn’t provide an obvious way to do that. But there is a way and in this short video I show you how it's done.

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Copying content to Android devices from a Mac

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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As a loyal Mac user it’s far more likely you’ll look toward an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad when considering a mobile device, but as Android tablets such as Google’s Nexus 7 become available for half the price of an iPad, some Mac users are going to cast an envious eye in their direction.

But given that iTunes doesn’t support these Android devices, how are you supposed to sync the content on your Mac to an Android phone or tablet? In under two minutes I show you how.

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How to create read-only PDFs in OS X

Scholle Sawyer McFarland Senior Editor, Macworld

When you want to share a document, saving it in Adobe’s portable document format almost always guarantees that the person on the other end will see what you intend. But how do you protect what you share? You can encrypt your PDFs so that others can't copy your text or images, or even print the document. Here's how to do it using only OS X's built-in tools.

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