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Ted Landau examines issues with OS X 10.6.8.
In which I wrap up the few remaining questions about what will and won't run under OS X Lion.
Activity Monitor is a great tool to call up when you need to see what apps are doing in your system. But you can tweak the utility so it always stays visible in the Dock.
Perhaps you now know that PowerPC applications won't run under OS X Lion. But do you know how to identify those apps? You soon will.
While we wait for Lion's July debut, we're going over some of the coolest new features showing up in the OS. Here are five neat tricks your Mac apps will be able to do.
When Mac OS X Lion arrives next month, it will bring more than 250 new features to your Mac. But there are five in particular we wanted to highlight for you.
If your Mac is sluggish, if the spinning rainbow cursor appears more often than you'd like, or if you're forever being locked out of your accounts, here's what you need to do.
If you've followed along, you know Rosetta is kaput under Lion. (Weep, AppleWorks users, weep.) But what else might put the kibosh on your Lion upgrade?
Without a doubt, the issues that cause the greatest consternation to Mac users are those that keep the computer from starting up or, if the computer deigns to boot, that prevent the Mac from operating as it should. Here are answers to common problems.
OS X can automatically replace text you've typed with something else--handy for correcting common typos or inserting special characters. But such text substitutions aren't always available in every app. Here's a way to make them easier to enable.
You say you have an older version of Quicken that won't run under Lion? Have you thought about Windows lately?
Address Book, iCal, and Mail are super-handy. But they're not always fool-proof. Chris Breen answers the most common troubleshooting questions about these three apps.
Are you taking advantage of all the Dock can do? Kirk McElhearn reveals four ways to use it to quickly access files and folders.
If you want to grab the contents of a .webloc file or a text clipping quickly, here's one very quick way to do it.
What with Mac Defender and all, some of us are paying more attention to Apple's built-in security. That security depends in part on malware definitions, which are updated regularly. Do you have the most recent ones? Here's how to find out.