Don't-Miss OS X Stories

How to make DVDs as holiday gifts

A DVD (and increasingly, a high-definition Blu-ray disc) is still a near-universal way to share your photos and videos as a holiday gift. Here's how.

Q&A: Mountain Lion’s notifications

Love them or hate them, notifications are now a core feature of OS X. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about using these alerts and reminders.

Migration Assistant + Thunderbolt/FireWire Adapter = huh!?

Tried to use Migration Assistant with a Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter?

How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)

Even if you trust most of your passwords to a password manager, you'll have to remember a few. Here's the best way to make memorable ones without compromising security.

One Mac, two versions of OS X

You prefer Snow Leopard but need to also run Mountain Lion. What to do? Chris Breen offers two options.

How to manage passwords with Keychain Access

Curious to know how you can better manage your passwords? Chris Breen provides tips and tricks for getting the most from OS X's Keychain Access.

Mac 101: Diving into menus, part 2

In this week's lesson, Chris Breen explores the Finder's File and Edit menus.

Mac 101: Diving into menus, part 1

You know where the menu bar is and that it's full of menus. But what do the commands within those menus do? Chris Breen begins an exploration of exactly that.

Mac 101: Your input devices

Intuitive as our Macs may be, they're not yet at the point where they can tune into our thoughts to do our bidding. We need devices to tell the Mac what to do. In this week's Mac 101 we look at those very devices.

How to create shared Reminders with iCloud in Mac OS X 10.8.2

You can use shared Reminders lists to maintain, say, an always-in-sync grocery shopping list with your spouse or roommates. But the option to create such shared lists disappeared from Here's how to create them now.

Mac 101: All about windows

Before Microsoft Windows there were windows on the Mac. Chris Breen offers a tour.

Eight ways to connect to a server

Most of us have to connect to a server every day to access files and to share them with others. But do you know the quickest and most convenient way? Kirk McElhearn walks through eight options for performing this critical task.

Mountain Lion's Calendar: Your questions answered

Today’s Calendar application is more than just a simple date book. Here are answers to the Calendar questions that Chris Breen hears most often.