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Partition your hard drive with data still on it

There's no need to completely wipe the data from your drive when you want to partition that drive. Chris Breen shows you how.

Clean out Launchpad completely

If you use Launchpad, you know it can get awfully crowded, which makes it less useful. Here's a way to clean it out entirely so you can start over with just the apps you want.

Resetting a forgotten administrator's password in Lion

At one time you could change an account's password by booting from your OS X installation disc. But Lion has no such disc so what's the trick? Chris Breen shows you how.

About routers, hubs, and switches

If you found an Internet-capable gadget under your tree this year, it may be time to learn what does what in a local network.

How to shop at the Mac App Store

You say you’ve never bought anything on the Mac App Store? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this tutorial, we’ll go through the steps for buying software on the Mac App Store. It’s very easy.

Giving the gift of the painfully obvious

In this follow-up to lending a helping hand to your friends and relatives during the holidays, Chris Breen suggests introducing those same people to some basic Mac OS features that they (and you) may have overlooked.

Photo Booth power user features

If Photo Booth power users used to be uncommon, we're about to fix that.

Know your last-minute holiday shopping deadlines

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Don’t delay -- online ordering deadlines are quickly approaching if you want your gifts delivered before 2012.

Hidden Lion gesture switches to previous space

After a quick trip to Terminal, you can use a secret four-finger double-tap to go back to your previous space.

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.

Fix Lion's erroneous autocorrections, permanently

If Lion regularly autocorrects words that you'd prefer it just leave alone, there's an easy fix.

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.

Determine which base station you're connected to on a bridged network

Setting up a bridged network can be pretty straightforward. Figuring out which base station you're connected to a bit more complicated--until you learn the trick.