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How to use Boot Camp with Lion

Wish you could run a Windows-only game? Got files from an old PC you really need to look at again? Today's Macs can run Windows natively using Boot Camp, a utility included with the Mac OS. Here's how to set it up.

How to convert a POP email account to IMAP

If you want to see the same email messages and folders, no matter what device you're using, you've got to have an IMAP email account. Here's how to make the switch safely.

Correct spelling from the keyboard

OS X's built-in spell-check is nice, but it usually requires you to move your hands from the keyboard to the mouse to select the correct spelling. But one OS X Hints reader found a way to select the correct spellings from the keyboard.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Messages Beta on a Mac

Ted Landau discusses some of the most significant and common problems that have cropped up thus far in the OS X Messages beta application.

How to add more desktop spaces

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create additional desktops in Spaces in Lion. There are a few different ways to create new desktops, but they are all very easy.

Make more elbow room on the desktop

Do you find more icons on your desktop than room to place them? Modifying your desktop settings can help.

Mountain Lion, Rosetta, and breath holding

Is there any hope for Quicken 2007 users who plan to move to Mountain Lion? Yes, but not in the form of a Rosetta return.

Fix HandBrake DVD ripping if you've installed VLC 2.0

If you upgraded to the latest version of VLC Player, you may no longer be able to rip encrypted DVDs with HandBrake. Luckily, there's an easy fix.

How to set up iOS calendar syncing

If you're still using iTunes to sync your iPhone's calendar -- or worse, not syncing at all -- there's a better way. Two better ways, in fact.


Versions and Auto Save explained

Can you transfer a Lion file that has multiple saved versions to another Mac and expect to browse those versions? No, and Chris Breen explains why.

Search iTunes radio stations using playlists

By default, you can't search for stations in the Radio section of iTunes; the search field is dimmed. But there's a workaround that'll let you find the station you want.

Missing apps, missing Safari warnings, and more

Chris Breen gets a lot of questions but those questions don't always merit a long answer. In this edition of Mac 911 he makes a dent in the mailbag by answer questions about missing iOS apps, how to restore Safari warnings, using a "PC" hard drive with a Mac, and redownloading the Lion installer.

Eight tips for OS X's Quick Look

Quick Look lets you view a file's contents by selecting it in the Finder and then pressing the spacebar. There's no need to wait for the file to open in an application—it appears immediately. Here are eight tips for using this OS X time-saver.