Don't-Miss Macs Stories

How to provide Mac help from far away

When friends and family call you with Mac tech support needs, and you don't live close enough to pop on over to help, you need to know a few tricks for providing help without making you or them crazy. Lex Friedman can help.

New year's resolution: A clean Mac

Simple ways to banish grunge, dirt, and dust bunnies from your computer and peripherals

New Year's resolution: Vanquish technology vices

Kick bad technology habits in the new year with these tips from Kirk McElhearn.

A vintage Mac Christmas

Celebrate the holidays in style with a taste of vintage Mac culture.

Bugs & Fixes: Turning power off turns trouble on

Powering down your gear when away from home is a green idea. But it can have unanticipated consequences, so explains Ted Landau.

Venture beyond the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is great for the majority of simple applications you might want to purchase. But there are plenty of other apps for you to explore and try. Here are some of the ways to find an app, get it onto your computer, and update it.

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

Bugs & Fixes: Work-arounds for sound loss, trailer failure, and over-full iPads

Ted Landau offers a grab bag of frustrating Apple hardware bugs he's dealt with recently.

Mac 101: Getting set up

Chris Breen launches his weekly Mac 101 column that details the Mac and its operating system from soup to nuts. Chapter 1, set up.

How to configure Dropbox's two-step authentication

Two-step authentication is all the rage these days, after high-profile security breaches. File-syncing service Dropbox is offering a preview build that lets users enable the feature, and Dan Moren shows you how to set it up.

One way to reduce glare on an iMac

If you remove the iMac's front glass, you can reduce the amount of glare from the screen.

View a program's graphics in Preview

Need a program icon or an image from a template? You can easily access all of an application's graphical elements with this hint.

Set parental controls on your Mac

In this week's Macworld Video, we'll walk you through setting up an account with parental controls, and just what controls are available to you.