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How to apply Finder labels from the keyboard

There's a way to enable keyboard shortcuts for Finder--if you're willing to accept a few limitations.

Keep your Mac safe from Web security flaws

This year has seen numerous security breaches at the root infrastructure of Web privacy and security. How can regular users protect themselves? Glenn Fleishman has some expert suggestions.

Move data from an old Mac to a new Mac

How do you get everything off of your old Mac and onto a shiny new one? OS X's Migration Assistant can help.

Importing images from iPad without iPhoto

Faced with an iPad full of images and no copy of iPhoto to help you move those images from iPad to Mac, where do you turn? To another application bundled with the Mac OS that you may have missed.

Use AirDrop on any Mac with Lion

When Apple announced the new AirDrop file-sharing technology in Lion, it said only some Macs could use it. But one Hints reader found a workaround that lets it work on any Mac with Lion and a network connection.

Quickly open unlinked URLs in Terminal

Here's a quick hint for opening unlinked URLs that you encounter in apps like Terminal and BBEdit.

Locating Lion's Zoom feature

A reader misses the screen-zooming feature he once used with his mouse. Now that he's using a trackpad, he'd like it back. Here's how.

Customize Lion's text navigation

Even if you aren't familiar with the term Cocoa Key Bindings, you may use them daily. Lion changes a specific keyboard shortcut's behavior, and we know how to bring back Snow Leopard's default instead.

How to make Lion's iCal less annoying

Running into trouble using the Lion version of iCal? You're not alone. Here are answers to common problems.

Bugs & Fixes: Mac App Store uninstall hassles

Ted Landau tells us that while it may be easy enough to install applications via the Mac App Store, removing them isn't quite so simple. Read on for his solutions.

Cure for unintended gestures

A reader asks "Why, oh why, do my Safari pages spontaneously zoom in?" Look no further than your index finger and what it's resting on.

Secrets of Lion’s Spotlight menu

Looking for something? Lion's handy Spotlight menu offers new ways to work with your search results.

Cure for a forgetful Mac

If your Mac can't seem to find files and email messages, it's a sure sign that its Spotlight index needs some attention. Here's how to put things right.