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Mac OS X Lion is easier to install than any previous version of Mac OS X but things can go awry. Find some solutions here.
FileVault 2 not onlyencrypts your Mac’s internal drive, but it can also encrypt external drives. Interested in securing your data? We’ll take you through the steps here.
Do you dislike Lion autocorrecting your typing? Here's how to turn it off.
One of the unsung features of Lion is the ability to migrate a Time Machine backup from an old Mac to a new one.
A week after the release of Lion and the application incompatibilities are beginning to make themselves known. Ted Landau runs down a few.
Lion includes access to many dozens of high quality text-to-speech voices. Here's how to get them.
Safari 5.1 changes where a new tab appears when you open one from a link. Fortunately, if those looking to change that behavior back have some options.
Lion automatically restores an app's previously-open windows when you relaunch it. There's a simple way to override that behavior temporarily.
Frustrated by some new feature of Lion? Kirk McElhearn has a collection of tips about how to revert Lion features back to their Snow Leopard defaults.
Lion's Automator allows you to easily extract data-detector information--email addresses and URLs, for example--from compatible files. Here's a simple workflow for pulling email addresses from Mail messages and placing them in a new TextEdit document.
If you don't like the size of the icons in the sidebar of Lion Mail, guess where you have to go to adust it? Hint: It's not in Mail's preferences.
QuickTime 7 can run perfectly well under Lion. The trick is installing it. Here's how.
In Lion, your personal Library folder, at the root level of your Home folder, is gone. Actually, it's still there, but it's hidden. Here are a slew of ways to access it or, if you prefer, unhide it.
The new Conversations view in Mail is great--except that, by default, it leaves out your replies in the thread. Here's how to change that.
We asked readers, "How do you use Dropbox?" We were flooded with replies. Boiled down, here are their top tips.