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Address Book, iCal, and Mail are super-handy. But they're not always fool-proof. Chris Breen answers the most common troubleshooting questions about these three apps.
Are you taking advantage of all the Dock can do? Kirk McElhearn reveals four ways to use it to quickly access files and folders.
If you want to grab the contents of a .webloc file or a text clipping quickly, here's one very quick way to do it.
What with Mac Defender and all, some of us are paying more attention to Apple's built-in security. That security depends in part on malware definitions, which are updated regularly. Do you have the most recent ones? Here's how to find out.
Apple's already released a new update to its recently-changed malware definitions file. Here's how to force your Mac to grab the latest update from Apple.
Need help remembering all those things you're supposed to do? This one line Automator workflow will let you create iCal to-do items from within any application.
When an app won't print a page the way you want it to, you can force the issue by printing the document from Preview instead.
Need to see a single Preview document in two windows at the same time--maybe to compare different pages? Here's a simple way to do it.
If photos aren't showing up in the order you want on your phone, here's a way to force the issue.
Not for the faint of heart: Jason Snell explains how to adjust Twitterrific's appearance by editing settings files.
Restore from Backup is a little-known troubleshooting asset that can prove useful in a variety of situations. Ted Landau tells you why the command should definitely be in your troubleshooting arsenal.
It's one of those little irritations: You double-click on a .zip file to expand it, the expanded files appear, and the .zip file is still there. Here's a way to get rid of it.
If your power goes out and all the clocks are blinking, you could reset them all using a watch or iPhone as a reference. But why do that when you could program your Mac to shout out the time every five seconds?
iCal or BusyCal running slow? It could be due to the events of your past.
In his Mac 911 blog, Chris Breen answers reader questions about their Macs and their apps. Some questions keep popping up, over and over. Here are our answers to the most common ones about powering up your Mac.