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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.
Like versions of OS X's firewall before it, Lion limits what you can do with the firewall from within the Security & Privacy system preference. Thankfully there's a terrific tool for digging deeper.
If you troubleshoot a number of Macs and seek a way to easily generate detailed reports about each one of those computer's hardware and software, Automator provides a slick solution.
If you upgraded to the latest version of VLC Player, you may no longer be able to rip encrypted DVDs with HandBrake. Luckily, there's an easy fix.
Chris Breen gets a lot of questions but those questions don't always merit a long answer. In this edition of Mac 911 he makes a dent in the mailbag by answer questions about missing iOS apps, how to restore Safari warnings, using a "PC" hard drive with a Mac, and redownloading the Lion installer.
No, Automator doesn't include an Empty the Trash action, but Chris Breen reveals how you can build your own.
Here are two ways to quickly create new notes from selected text or images in the Mac's venerable Stickies app.
At one time keeping your home folder on a drive other than the one used to start up your Mac was something of a black art. It needn't be. Chris Breen explains.
Lion introduced local Time Machine snapshots for when your laptop isn't connected to your backup drive. But you can enable those local snapshots on a desktop Mac, too.