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Make a smooth switch to Outlook 2011

Switching to Microsoft's new e-mail, contacts, and calendar program need not be traumatic, but it’s different enough that you may be disoriented at first. These tips will get you started.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting MobileMe Calendar

Apple moved MobileMe Calendar out of beta last week, but after working with the software, Ted Landau thinks that might have been premature. He shares some tips from Apple before detailing his own experience with cloud-based calendaring.

Five things to do before leaving for vacation

Heading out of town? Take care of a few critical tasks--from backing up your data to setting up remote access--and you can leave your desk behind without a second glance.

Five underappreciated iCal tricks

Do you still treat iCal as if it were a paper calendar, using it to jot down appointments and little more? Apple's calendar program can do much more. Here's how to use it to automate, communicate, and remind.

How Steve Jobs beats presentation panic

The way Steve Jobs handled Wi-Fi problems during this week's WWDC keynote offers a model for how presenters should deal with stage crises.

Google Apps fundamentals

The Google Apps add features all the time. But can they replace Microsoft Office yet? Here are some issues to consider before you decide.

Printing Keynote handouts

You say that your Keynote handouts don't have the same, even look of your PowerPoint handouts of old? Here's the solution.

Bugs & Fixes: iWork files lost in translation from Mac to iPad

The iPad versions of the iWork applications have trouble exchanging documents with the desktop version of Apple's productivity suite. It's not a bug, Ted Landau writes -- it's a limitation of the 1.0 release of these mobile apps.

Return to active Numbers cell

What to do if a saved Numbers document doesn't display the active cell when you reopen that document.

Use Google to convert Office doc to PDF

Need to create a PDF of a Microsoft Office file, but don't have the right version of Office? Use Google Docs to convert it.

Bugs & Fixes: When Entourage quotes more than requested

Ted Landau tries to get to the bottom of an Entourage 2008 bug in which the entire text of an e-mail message appears in a reply instead of just the portion of the message highlighted.