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How to import calendars

No, Mountain Lion's Calendar application doesn't come equipped with a holiday calendar (nor the schedule of your favorite team) but it's easy to add. Chris Breen explains.

The mysterious address-less Address Panel

You'd love to use Calendar's Address Panel to add invitees to your event but strangely, it bears no addresses. Chris Breen provides the low-down.

Introduction to Calendar

Professor Breen cracked open his datebook to discover that today begins a short series of lessons on using Mountain Lion's Calendar application.

How to take meeting notes that really work

We all have to go to meetings. Some of us have to take notes on those meetings. Here's one workflow for making sure those notes are as useful as possible.

Wrangling email: How I keep my inbox under control

Every person's system for dealing with the flood of incoming email messages evolves over time. Here's how one particularly savvy Mac and iPhone user does it.

Ask the Script Doctor: Deduping Contacts and more

Getting rid of duplicates in Contacts, showing the hidden Library folder, and how to get started with AppleScript.

Our favorite Mac cleanup tips

In the spirit of spring cleaning, we rounded up our editors' favorite tips for keeping their Macs tidy and organized.

Four ways to get things done with Siri

Siri can be a lot of fun. But the voice assistant in iOS can also help you be plenty productive.

How I went paperless with Hazel and Evernote

With two utilities, Katie Floyd can file digital copies of her bills exactly where and how she wants and get rid of the paper versions forever.

How to synchronize email signatures

The puzzle: How to synchronize a slew of Mail signatures from an old Mac to a new one. Chris Breen provides the solution.

How to sign digital documents

Have you received a PDF file that needs your signature? No need to print it, sign it, scan it, and send it. Christopher Breen shows how it's done with Preview and Adobe Reader.

The return of "Whoa, I have a really old file, how do I open it!?"

Old files and new technology don't always mix. Chris Breen helps with the recovery of ancient Word files.

Reminders: How to quickly schedule tasks on your Mac

The Reminders app built into Mountain Lion includes a hidden method for more quickly scheduling new to-do list entries. Lex Friedman explains.