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When it comes to dictating to your Mac, you have two great alternatives: The Dictation tools built into OS X Mountain Lion and Nuance's Dragon Dictate. Kirk McElhearn explains which tool is right for different users and different uses.
Whether we're drafting novels or just dashing off an email, we all work with text in one way or another. Here are some quick tips to make common text chores more efficient.
You have contacts and so does your mate. You'd like them to be available to you both on all your Macs and iOS devices. Chris Breen offers two solutions for making this possible.
You say you're about to hit the road with a laptop and iPad and would like to have access to your most precious files? Chris Breen offers a variety of techniques for having it all.
Kirk McElhearn takes a close look at how the new transcription feature works in Dragon Dictate.
Being able to save and review conversations you've had in Messages is one of that app's most useful features. Glenn Fleishman has some tips on making of the most of it.
Evernote isn’t just for taking notes on the go. Here’s how to turn the must-have app into an essential part of your small-business workflow.
Unhappy with how Mountain Lion's Calendar application forces you to edit each and every event? Here are some shortcuts for creating your events.
Did you know that Google applications automatically update themselves? Where some find convenience, others are concerned. Chris Breen shows you how to stop it.
We all have lots of little bits of information--notes for projects, shopping lists, our shirt sizes--that we have to keep track of. Some people use elaborate apps for that purpose. But blogger Gabe Weatherhead has worked out a system relying on nothing but plain-text notes that enables him to have all his information available wherever he is.
Need a program icon or an image from a template? You can easily access all of an application's graphical elements with this hint.
David Sparks has a complicated life and needs a good task-manager to get everything done. He eventually chose Omnifocus for the job. Here's how he worked his way through that buying decision.
Dreaming of the day you can leave the heavy laptop behind and give all your presentations from your iPad? Joe Kissell explores what's possible with the third-generation iPad and AirPlay.
Wish there was a simpler way to print documents, create archives, or add spotlight comments to project files? Kirk McElhearn shows you how to make automating your Mac as simple as putting a file in a folder with these three great Folder Actions.
Whether you use Google's Gmail service at work or for personal purposes, you probably have a good handle on the basics: organizing your contacts, sending emails...