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Encrypt any disk in Mountain Lion

One of the more interesting (and less visible) new features in Mountain Lion is the ability to encrypt almost any disk, even simple USB flash drives. Here's how to access this hidden option.

Tech to take with you

As much as many of us wish to "get away from it all," more often than not we want to get away with the technology we love. Chris Breen offers travel and packing tips for doing just that.

Nine tips for taming text in Pages

Apple's Pages is full of powerful, time-saving features that help you make great word processing documents quickly. Here are nine tips to get you started.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Power Nap

For laptop users, one of Mountain Lion's big new features is Power Nap, which can automatically update and sync your Mac while it sleeps. Dan Frakes takes a closer look at how to use this iOS-like feature.

Automator workflow of the month: Bring RSS back to Safari 6

Safari 6 spells the end for RSS support. However, with an Automator workflow, you can bring RSS content back to Safari.

Ten stellar keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and keep your hands on my keyboard. Here are 10 of Kirk McElhearn's favorite shortcuts for the applications he uses most.

Automator workflow of the month: Export contacts to Excel

Wouldn't it be great if Address Book provided an easy way to export a select group of contacts to an Excel spreadsheet? You can make it happen with Automator's help.

When to say 'yes' to email

You want to reduce your reliance on email, but the rest of the world still wants to send you 100 messages a day. How can you decide when to use email, and when to use other methods for communication? The experts weigh in.

Presenting with the iPad

Dreaming of the day you can leave the heavy laptop behind and give all your presentations from your iPad? Joe Kissell explores what's possible with the third-generation iPad and AirPlay.

Three great folder actions

Wish there was a simpler way to print documents, create archives, or add spotlight comments to project files? Kirk McElhearn shows you how to make automating your Mac as simple as putting a file in a folder with these three great Folder Actions.

Automate tasks with Folder Actions

Use OS X's Folder Actions feature to automatically get an alert when files are added to a specific folder, change the Finder labels when you put them in a folder, or unzip archives. Here’s how Folder Actions work, and how you can use them to save time.

Make Google+ Hangouts your new meeting room

Google+ Hangouts, the company's free online video chat technology, offers a simple way for people to get together and meet, no external software required. Here's how to get started.

Automator workflow of the month: Add Spotlight comments

Adding Spotlight comments to your files and folders can make it easier to locate those items later. Sound like more trouble than it's worth? Automator makes it a cinch with this one-line workflow.