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How to change the date, time, and time zone

This tutorial will show you how to adjust the date, time, and time zone on a Mac using OS X 10.6.7. The procedure should be similar on older versions of the OS.

Mac troubleshooting FAQ: start-up woes

In his Mac 911 blog, Chris Breen answers reader questions about their Macs and their apps. Some questions keep popping up, over and over. Here are our answers to the most common ones about powering up your Mac.

Mac troubleshooting FAQ: iCal and Mail

Address Book, iCal, and Mail are super-handy. But they're not always fool-proof. Chris Breen answers the most common troubleshooting questions about these three apps.

Mac troubleshooting FAQ: slow-downs and passwords

If your Mac is sluggish, if the spinning rainbow cursor appears more often than you'd like, or if you're forever being locked out of your accounts, here's what you need to do.

Stamp out e-mail annoyances

Care to synchronize Mail's junk-mail settings between computers, fix an unaccepted password, and send messages from just about anywhere? We have answers to common e-mail problems here.

iPad power: connect to a VPN

It's easy to protect your iPad and its data by using your office's virtual private network, or VPN. Here's how to get connected.

How to quickly sign digital documents

There are plenty of ways to embed your "signature" in digital forms. But Lex Friedman has figured out an especially clever one.

How to delete your Mac's Web browser history

This tutorial will show you how to clear your browser history in each of the most popular Web browsers for the Mac.

Mac IT Guy: sharing printers, storing e-mail

The best way to share one printer among multiple Macs and Windows PCs. Also: How to choose a POP e-mail provider.

Automator workflow of the month: Filter Address Book contacts

Need to throw together a mailing list or export contacts as vCards? Automator makes it easy.

Five essential Mail rules

Overwhelmed by e-mail? Five essential Apple Mail rules can help you take control of your inbox. Learn how Mail can automatically forward, file, and highlight special messages and even trigger an alarm when certain correspondents write.

How to partition an external hard drive

This tutorial goes through the steps of partitioning a hard drive using Disk Utility, which comes with every Mac.

How to partition a startup drive

When you buy a new Mac laptop, iMac, or Mac mini, the internal startup hard drive is set up with one partition. You can use Disk Utility to partition the startup drive, even while the startup drive is being used to boot your Mac.