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OS X 10.7.2 includes some significant changes to FileVault that includes some nifty interactions with the new Find My Mac feature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a way to enable keyboard shortcuts for Finder--if you're willing to accept a few limitations.
One of the unsung features of Lion is the ability to migrate a Time Machine backup from an old Mac to a new one.
Lion includes access to many dozens of high quality text-to-speech voices. Here's how to get them.
Lion automatically restores an app's previously-open windows when you relaunch it. There's a simple way to override that behavior temporarily.
Apple latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion includes FileVault 2, the latest version of Apple’s method of file encryption. In this how-to, we'll go through the steps on activating FileVault 2 for your Mac's internal startup drive.
When Lion hits the streets, it will bring with it a new way of scrolling. Start acclimating yourself now with a free add-on for Snow Leopard.
Target Disk Mode is a feature that allows a Mac to act as an external hard drive. Until recently, you enabled Target Disk Mode by connecting two Macs together via FireWire. The new Thunderbolt port on the current iMac and MacBook Pro supports Target Disk Mode. Mauricio Grijalva shows how to do it.
Getting ready for the holiday weekend? Whether you're on a cruise ship or at a coffee shop, public Wi-Fi networks can leave your Mac's data vulnerable. Lex Friedman offers a few tips for keeping your data safe.
While we wait for Lion's July debut, we're going over some of the coolest new features showing up in the OS. Here are five neat tricks your Mac apps will be able to do.
When Mac OS X Lion arrives next month, it will bring more than 250 new features to your Mac. But there are five in particular we wanted to highlight for you.