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Five new things your Mac can do with Lion

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.

Mac troubleshooting FAQ: iCal and Mail

Address Book, iCal, and Mail are super-handy. But they're not always fool-proof. Chris Breen answers the most common troubleshooting questions about these three apps.

How to force your Mac to update its malware definitions

Apple's already released a new update to its recently-changed malware definitions file. Here's how to force your Mac to grab the latest update from Apple.

How to create an OS X flash drive installer

Instead of using the system installer disc that came with your Mac, create a system installer flash drive, like the one that comes with the MacBook Air. It's smaller than an optical disc, more reliable, and runs faster.

How to change the date, time, and time zone

This tutorial will show you how to adjust the date, time, and time zone on a Mac using OS X 10.6.7. The procedure should be similar on older versions of the OS.

Four favorite tips for green computing

In honor of Earth Day, Macworld's readers chime in with their favorite tips for going green with their Macs.

How to find your Mac's IP address

Here are a few quick and easy ways to find the IP address for your Mac.

Preparing an old Mac for sale

How to prepare your Mac for sale so no traces of its previous life are evident.

How to change a Mac's screen resolution

In this tutorial, Macworld's Roman Loyola shows each step towards customizing the screen resolution to a setting that you prefer.

How to use your Mac without a mouse

Becoming a mouse-avoiding keyboard junkie is a learnable skill; it requires practice and memorization. Everyone knows a few keyboard shortcuts, and mastering more will help you get your work done faster.

Spiffy up your music with album art

The quickest way to find a CD in a pile of jewel cases is by looking for its cover. Similarly, you can use Cover Flow in iTunes to scroll through your songs and albums, and the iPod lets you do the same thing; the iPod touch and iPhone even let you flick through a Cover Flow view with your fingertip.

Five System Preference tweaks everyone should know

Mac OS X’s System Preferences program is the one-stop shop for customizing many aspects of your operating system. Each preference pane is labeled to give you a clear idea of what type of elements it lets you change. Many of these preference panes contain settings that can help you save time and make your computing experience better or more efficient.

Five secrets of Open and Save dialog boxes

It’s easy to never go beyond the basics of Open and Save dialog boxes, despite their being perhaps the most-used feature of the Mac interface. Instead of simply working with the basics, make these dialog boxes work for you.

Migrating to a new Mac

A Macworld readers what to cleanly transfer his data from an old Mac to a new one. Senior editor Christopher Breen has a few tips on migrating data

Installing Snow Leopard: What you need to know

Got a copy of Snow Leopard as a holiday gift? Macworld's Dan Frakes has some tips on what to expect when you install the new operating system.