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When Documents in the Cloud aren't

I bet you didn't know there was a way to save documents in the cloud from Mail. And, not knowing that, you wouldn't have a clue how to retrieve them. Chris Breen does and explains.

Bugs & Fixes: Two Mountain Lion bugs that crash apps

Ted Landau follows up his look at Mountain Lion troubleshooting with two more OS X 10.8 bugs that can lead to crashes in the affected applications.

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.

Mountain Lion's Save As isn't what it once was

Many rejoiced at the return of the Save As command in Mountain Lion. That joy turned to gloom when the command's behavior wasn't all some expected. Chris Breen explains.

How to configure Google's two-step authentication

Enabling Google's two-step authentication comes with a few complexities. But it also might save your data from nefarious folks out to steal or delete it for fun.

Security in the iCloud age

Wired's Mat Honan got hacked hard over the weekend, and the attacker wiped out his iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Protecting yourself from malicious ne'er-do-wells requires secure passwords, clever security answers, solid backups, and careful considerations.

How to save search URLs in Safari 6

The version of Safari that comes with OS X Mountain Lion has a new unified search-address field. That can be a big convenience, but it can also be a problem if you want to copy or save the URL of a Google search; the URL doesn't appear in the search-address field, only the search term. But Dan Frakes and others figured out some fixes for that.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Mountain Lion

The good news: The latest version of OS X appears to be a generally stable update. But that doesn't mean a few bugs can't crop here and there. Ted Landau looks at a few issues you may encounter when running Mountain Lion.

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.

Mountain Lion and the ancient AirPort Base Station

A reader is stuck between old hardware and a new operating system. Chris Breen helps him wiggle free.

Mountain Lion: Pause notifications, edit bookmarks

Now that Mountain Lion is here, it's time to roll out some reader tips for it. First up: how to quickly pause alerts and banners, and a shortcut for renaming Safari bookmarks.

Clearing up Mountain Lion confusion

When Apple ships a new version of the Mac OS, it generally takes no more than 24 hours for the questions to come pouring in. Such is exactly the case with Mountain Lion. You have questions, Chris Breen has answers.

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.