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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

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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.

How to share one Mac with your family

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If you're like most households, you have a central "family" Mac for every family member to use. These step-by-step instructions and tips—from creating separate user accounts to customizing parental controls—will make sharing that one Mac among multiple users more enjoyable.

Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

OS X 10.7.2 includes some significant changes to FileVault that includes some nifty interactions with the new Find My Mac feature.

How to share one Mac with your family

If you're like most households, you have a central "family" Mac for every family member to use. These step-by-step instructions and tips—from creating separate user accounts to customizing parental controls—will make sharing that one Mac among multiple users more enjoyable.

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.

All about iCloud: Common signup scenarios

Apple's iCloud service, paired with iOS 5 and Lion, offers users a whole wealth of new sync features, access to purchased content, and geolocation fun. Unfortunately, as iCloud is the company's fourth online service iteration, trying to upgrade can be confusing at best, slam-your-head-against-a-wall-in-frustration at worst. To help ease the pain (and keep your walls dent-free), we've put together some common upgrading scenarios for migrating to iCloud.

Hands on with Find My iPhone, Mac, and Friends

The launch of iCloud has ushered in a spate of location-aware services that help you track down your iOS devices, your Mac, and even your friends. Dan Frakes takes Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, and Find My Friends out for a spin.

How to apply Finder labels from the keyboard

There's a way to enable keyboard shortcuts for Finder--if you're willing to accept a few limitations.

Migrate Time Machine backup to new Mac in Lion

One of the unsung features of Lion is the ability to migrate a Time Machine backup from an old Mac to a new one.

Unlock oodles of text-to-speech voices in Lion

Lion includes access to many dozens of high quality text-to-speech voices. Here's how to get them.

Quit apps without Lion remembering their open windows

Lion automatically restores an app's previously-open windows when you relaunch it. There's a simple way to override that behavior temporarily.