Don't-Miss OS X Stories
In this month's workflow, Chris Breen shows how to avoid a messy Downloads folder by using an Automator folder action to sort files by type into folders.
Moving to the Mac? OS X can do everything your Windows machine can—the trick is knowing where to look. In this Macworld video, PC World associate editor Alex Wawro explains where you'll find your preferences, how to access familiar programs, and more.
Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time. Kirk McElhearn shows you how to get the most out of OS X's Help system, plus some tricks for making it behave.
Email remains one of the most common tasks we perform with our computers, but sometimes the mail won't go through (or won't go through in a way we prefer). Chris Breen offers workarounds for common email problems.
Discover some of your Mac's most useful hidden menu and keyboard commands. All you need to make them appear is the right magic key: Shift, Option, or Control.
By popular demand, Professor Breen returns to wade through the alphabet soup of common technical terms.
A reader wishes to create and save styles (with colored text) in a variety of Apple applications. Chris Breen explains how it's done.
Just purchased your first Mac, or thinking of making the switch? Rich Mogull goes over what you need to know about security, antivirus software, and more.
You happen to fire up Disk Utility and -- whu oh! -- you see that your hard drive has failed a diagnostic test. What do you do? Don't panic, says Chris Breen. But start planning for a replacement drive.
Mary Andrews is frustrated by Safari's small Bookmarks Bar text. Chris Breen offers a solution.
If you're distracted by sites that shove audio and video at you while you're trying to read, Chris Breen has a solution.
Automator has some great tools for combining PDFs as well as extracting text from them. Chris Breen shows you how.
If you like the quality and features of Blu-ray, and want to be able to watch discs on your Mac or convert them to other formats for viewing on other computers, all you need is a bit of hardware and software to make it all possible.