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Get digital copies of your Mac manuals

In Lion, you can easily get a digital copy of your Mac’s manual—all you need is an Internet connection. Here’s how.

Seven ways to free up drive space

Maybe it's because your media collection is growing, or perhaps you've got a small-but-fast SSD drive. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself reaching the limits of your drive's capacity, these tips will help you clean house and give your data some virtual breathing room.

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.

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.

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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.