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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.


Remove unnecessary System Preferences icons

If your System Preferences window feels cluttered, you can remove icons that you no longer need.

How to adjust OS X's Software Update

Apple distributes updates to Mac OS X and some of its applications through a feature in the operating system called Software Update. Here’s how to customize Software Update to your liking.

How to change the Mac's system voice

The Mac has a text to speech feature, where the Mac reads selected text. In this how-to, you will learn how to change the system voice, as well as add new voices.

How to get rid of old hardware responsibly

Reduce, reuse, recycle all your old gear to make the world a better place.

How to shop at the Mac App Store

You say you’ve never bought anything on the Mac App Store? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this tutorial, we’ll go through the steps for buying software on the Mac App Store. It’s very easy.

Ten things to do with your new Mac

Lucked out and scored a brand new Mac over the holidays? Here are the ten first things to do with your shiny new computer.

New year's resolution: A backup plan

Make a New Year's resolution you can keep: Start backing up your Mac. And we're going to make it as easy as possible.

Lend a holiday helping hand

Traveling home for the holidays? If so, one of the greatest gifts you can bring with you is your technical expertise.

Know your last-minute holiday shopping deadlines

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Don’t delay -- online ordering deadlines are quickly approaching if you want your gifts delivered before 2012.

Buying guide: Macs

We give you the lowdown on Apple's offerings to help you decide which Mac to buy.

Which to choose: iMac or Mac Pro?

You're in a graphics design studio and face a difficult choice--buy a new iMac or Mac Pro. While both are quite capable, it may boil down to one thing--the display.

Buying guide: Refurbished Macs

You're on a budget, you need a new computer, but even with limited cash you'd rather not buy an inexpensive Windows-based PC--you're an Apple fan and don't want to switch. What to do? Buy a refurbished Mac.

Macworld guide to AppleCare

Is AppleCare worth paying for the extra coverage? What exactly does AppleCare cover, and how does it work? Here's a guide to AppleCare, to help you decide if you should buy this extended warranty with your next Mac.

How to manage multiple Macs at home

While it’s easier to manage a single Mac, it’s possible to have control over multiple Macs within your home. Here's how you can remotely configure parental controls on another computer, monitor what your kids do with their Macs, share media between the computers within your home, and more.