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How to free up iCloud storage space

Apple gives you 5GB of iCloud storage space for free, but that can feel cramped rather quickly if you have more than one iOS device to back up. Here's how to make the most of the space you have.

My day with Siri

Staff writer Lex Friedman spends more time than ever with Siri, thanks to the improvements in iOS 6. But despite its many strengths, it still isn't perfect.

Troubleshoot your wireless network with Wi-Fi Diagnostics

OS X comes with its own utility for monitoring and analysing the traffic on your local wireless network. Glenn Fleishman has a walk-through.

Mountain Lion Dictation tricks

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.

When the size column matters

Can't your favorite column arrangements to stick in the Finder's List view? Perhaps you need to update your version of Mac OS.

Create calendar events more efficiently

Unhappy with how Mountain Lion's Calendar application forces you to edit each and every event? Here are some shortcuts for creating your events.

Find out what's keeping your Mac awake

Sometimes selecting Sleep from the Apple menu doesn't do anything. In that case, there's a Terminal command that'll tell you which processes are keeping your Mac awake.

Bugs & Fixes: Default folder changes in Mountain Lion

The Save dialog for apps that support OS X 10.8's Documents in the Cloud feature makes iCloud the default location for saving a new document. And Ted Landau found that you can't change the default folder location.

Quick Look in Messages, renaming Safari bookmarks

Two quick tips for Mountain Lion, one for previewing graphics in the new Messages app, the other for quickly renaming bookmarks in Safari.

When Documents in the Cloud aren't

I bet you didn't know there was a way to save documents in the cloud from Mail. And, not knowing that, you wouldn't have a clue how to retrieve them. Chris Breen does and explains.

Bugs & Fixes: Two Mountain Lion bugs that crash apps

Ted Landau follows up his look at Mountain Lion troubleshooting with two more OS X 10.8 bugs that can lead to crashes in the affected applications.

Encrypt any disk in Mountain Lion

One of the more interesting (and less visible) new features in Mountain Lion is the ability to encrypt almost any disk, even simple USB flash drives. Here's how to access this hidden option.

Mountain Lion's Save As isn't what it once was

Many rejoiced at the return of the Save As command in Mountain Lion. That joy turned to gloom when the command's behavior wasn't all some expected. Chris Breen explains.