Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
Two Macs, one keyboard and one mouse (or one trackpad). Care to control those Macs with just one set of input devices? Chris Breen shows you how.
The hard drive in Lex Friedman's MacBook Pro failed after a water-related disaster at 30,000 feet. Good backups and some good luck prevented a true data disaster.
Ted Landau address a trio of issues including inconsistent calendar alarms, delayed typing, and update difficulties in this week's Bugs & Fixes.
Adding Spotlight comments to your files and folders can make it easier to locate those items later. Sound like more trouble than it's worth? Automator makes it a cinch with this one-line workflow.
You say attempts to empty your Mac's trash fail with an arcane error? Chris Breen has a solution.
You're on the road and you need some images in your Mac's iPhoto library on your iPhone, tout suite. Chris Breen explains how to do it.
You have two Macs and you'd like to restart one from the other. Chris Breen offers two solutions for doing just that.
Need a way to access files on an FTP server from your iOS device? Chris Breen offers three solutions.
Seeking a way to easily open and save PowerPoint presentations in Keynote? This month's Automator workflow shows you how.
Sometimes, .zip files (and other archives) don't unzip when you double-click them. When that happens, there are a couple of other things you can try.
Interested in making a screencast based on actions taking place on an iOS device? It used to be a pain in the neck. Thanks to AirPlay that pain has eased significantly.
Many of us rely on keyboard shortcuts to work with our Macs more efficiently. But such reliance presents a problem: How to remember and manage all those shortcuts? Rob Griffiths has a few tips.
Problem: You have a hybrid CD that contains software drivers you need for your Windows PC. But the Windows PC doesn't have a media drive. Solution: Create a Windows-compatible disk image on your Mac.