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Emergency backups you didn't know you had

You should have backed up, but you didn't. Now your hard drive has failed. But all is not lost. Intentionally or not, you probably do have backups of at least some of your data. And they just might save your bacon.

How to sign digital documents

Have you received a PDF file that needs your signature? No need to print it, sign it, scan it, and send it. Christopher Breen shows how it's done with Preview and Adobe Reader.

Keep track of important messages with Mail's VIPs

If you get a lot of email, you know how hard it can be to spot messages from friends and family, or from your most important contacts. Mail's new VIPs feature can help whether you're using your Mac, iOS device, or iCloud mail.

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.

Work it: LinkedIn endorsements explained

Wondering why your LinkedIn connections are suddenly "endorsing" you or why the social networking site keeps asking you to do the same for others? David Chartier explains what Linkedin endorsements are all about.

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.

Q&A: Mountain Lion’s notifications

Love them or hate them, notifications are now a core feature of OS X. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about using these alerts and reminders.

When password security questions aren't secure

What's your biggest password weakness? Probably the security questions that let you reset your passwords for iCloud, Gmail, and other services. Keep ahead of the hackers with these tips.

How to split up a Fusion Drive

Whether you made your own Fusion Drive and want to go back, or want to split up one you got from Apple, we'll show you that it isn't a difficult or lengthy process.

How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)

Even if you trust most of your passwords to a password manager, you'll have to remember a few. Here's the best way to make memorable ones without compromising security.

What you don’t know about passwords might hurt you

If you have a password strategy at all, it's probably seriously out of date. Joe Kissell steps through what you need to know now to keep your accounts safe.

How to restore your data from the cloud

Online backups are an important part of a well-balanced backup strategy. But after disaster strikes, how exactly do you restore all that data you lost?

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

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If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

How to set up Time Machine in Mountain Lion

Ready to start backing up your Mac? You don't need anything but an external hard drive and OS X's built-in Time Machine.