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When Apple announced the new AirDrop file-sharing technology in Lion, it said only some Macs could use it. But one Hints reader found a workaround that lets it work on any Mac with Lion and a network connection.
Here's a quick hint for opening unlinked URLs that you encounter in apps like Terminal and BBEdit.
A reader misses the screen-zooming feature he once used with his mouse. Now that he's using a trackpad, he'd like it back. Here's how.
Even if you aren't familiar with the term Cocoa Key Bindings, you may use them daily. Lion changes a specific keyboard shortcut's behavior, and we know how to bring back Snow Leopard's default instead.
Running into trouble using the Lion version of iCal? You're not alone. Here are answers to common problems.
Ted Landau tells us that while it may be easy enough to install applications via the Mac App Store, removing them isn't quite so simple. Read on for his solutions.
A reader asks "Why, oh why, do my Safari pages spontaneously zoom in?" Look no further than your index finger and what it's resting on.
Looking for something? Lion's handy Spotlight menu offers new ways to work with your search results.
If your Mac can't seem to find files and email messages, it's a sure sign that its Spotlight index needs some attention. Here's how to put things right.
Did you know that Lion includes a small utility for monitoring several aspects of your network's Wi-Fi traffic?
Whether you need to organize a carpool or a department, using Automator you can easily create a summary of a weekly schedule and send it out to those who need to keep track of events.
Lion Finder offers three different ways to organize your folders: Arrange By, Sort By, and Clean Up By. What does each option do? Can you combine them? Kirk McElhearn explains.
Situation: You've rebuilt your Address Book by hand, but you've unearthed an old Address Book archive. How to preview the contents of that archive (and copy data from it) without importing it? A new account may be the simplest answer.