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Social media disaster recovery: A first responder's guide

With social media, it's now become possible to turn what was once a verbal gaffe behind closed doors into a public peccadillo -- and you're going to have to clean it up, fast. How you do that, and how you guard more vigilantly against future mistakes, is a process that should be made part and parcel of the way you and your company handle social media.

Automator workflow of the month: Back up contacts and archive calendar events

You know you should back up your data, but sometimes you just can't make the effort. Let Automator do it for you by archiving your calendar events and contacts once a month.

Five unexpected uses for the Tab key

What can you do with the Tab key? Zoom around the Finder and your favorite apps, among other useful tricks. Sharon Zardetto shows you how.

Five unexpected uses for Copy and Paste

Did you know you can copy and paste a whole lot more than just text and graphics? When you start in the Finder, you can use the Copy command to lift all sorts of information from a selected Finder item. Here are some of Sharon Zardetto's favorite tricks.

Six unexpected uses for the Application Switcher

From hiding and quitting applications to transferring information between documents, the Application Switcher can help you throughout the day.

Five unexpected uses for the spacebar

In the quest for greater productivity, Mac users have an unlikely ally—the spacebar. Here are five things you didn't know the spacebar could help you do.

Five unexpected uses for help tags

Sharon Zardetto shows how you can use help tags (formerly known as tooltips) to find the full name or path of a file in the Finder, get a quick summary of a help topic, learn all about a font, and more.

Five unexpected uses for the Option key

The unsung hero of the keyboard, the Option key can reveal alternative commands and unlock all sorts of hidden features. Here are five of Sharon Zardetto's favorite Option key tricks.

Five unexpected uses for the Esc key

The Esc key has long been the “get me outta here” panacea for many things: canceling a dialog box, getting rid of a button-less splash screen, you name it. Here’s a handful of less-than-obvious solutions the Esc key provides.

Solve Mail search problems

Even when you know the basics of searching in Lion's Mail, sometimes an email message you clearly remember stubbornly stays lost. If a Mail search doesn't display messages that you know it should, it may be time to take action.

How to find Mail messages in Lion

The Lion version of Mail includes useful new search features, but also adds complexity and confusion to the process of finding messages. You can locate the messages you want, quickly and easily, by following some simple steps and learning a few pro tricks.

How to annotate PDFs

You don't need to buy an expensive program to add comments or notes to a PDF. Here's how to use Apple's built-in application, Preview, to do it all.

How to convert PDFs to Word (and other formats)

While the PDF file format is a great tool for sharing documents, sometimes you need to use the text. Here are two ways to get text out of a PDF and into your word processor.