Don't-Miss OS X Stories
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.
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 iCloud.com. Here's how to create them now.
Before Microsoft Windows there were windows on the Mac. Chris Breen offers a tour.
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.
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.
How can you efficiently rummage through multiple files without taking the time to open them all? All you need is the often-overlooked features of OS X's Quick Look.
Tucked inside this seemly simple program for viewing and manipulating PDF and image files are tons of advanced features. Here’s an overview of the recent additions to Preview that you may not know about.
OS X has long let you use Disk Utility to encrypt removable drives to prevent other people from accessing your data. But doing so used to require you to use Disk Utility and navigate its many options, menus, and buttons. In Mountain Lion, the process is much easier. Here's how to do it. We also show you how to encrypt your Time Machine backup drives.
If you're like 97 percent of us, you toss files on the desktop with abandon. Need an easy way to clean it up? Automator and Chris Breen show you how.
OS X comes with its own utility for monitoring and analysing the traffic on your local wireless network. Glenn Fleishman has a walk-through.
Macworld staff writer Lex Friedman shows off some tricks you can use to get the most out of the Dictation voice transcription technology built into Mountain Lion.
You'd like to filter a particular kind of email crud but either identifying information is missing or faked. How do you go about it? Chris Breen reveals all.
Can't your favorite column arrangements to stick in the Finder's List view? Perhaps you need to update your version of Mac OS.