Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
When Ted Landau updates his Mac Pro from Snow Leopard to Mac OS X 10.7.2, things start slowing down. He dons his detective hat and tries to track down the cause of the problem.
The iPhone 4S shoots lovely 1080p movies, but there are times you want something smaller. To avoid constantly converting these movies, try this simple Automator workflow.
Included in the crush of software releases out of Cupertino last week was a mobile version of the utility for managing your AirPort wireless network and base station. Glenn Fleishman takes you on a guided tour of AirPort Utility for iOS, showing you how to use the mobile app.
A reader finds his Mac too crowded with open application windows and seeks a way to hide them. Chris Breen offers a few options for uncluttering his life.
You're a Mac user new to Lion who wants to keep that Mac safe and sane. What tools should you have on hand? Chris Breen offers these recommendations.
Did you know that Lion includes a small utility for monitoring several aspects of your network's Wi-Fi traffic?
Apple has released a simple utility for creating a bootable Lion Recovery volume from any external USB drive. While Apple's instructions for using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant seem simple enough, there's a lot more you should know.
One of the unsung features of Lion is the ability to migrate a Time Machine backup from an old Mac to a new one.
Although you may be aware that Stickies still exists on the Mac, you may not know how to transfer a collection of Stickies notes from one Mac to another. You soon will.
If you've managed to bury files deep within your Mac's folder structure, this Automator workflow can help. Use it to easily move a group of files out of subfolders.
You say you have an older version of Quicken that won't run under Lion? Have you thought about Windows lately?
A reader would like to not only slim down his PDF files, but also e-mail them to his clients. With Automator it can be a one-step process.
Need help remembering all those things you're supposed to do? This one line Automator workflow will let you create iCal to-do items from within any application.
It's one of those little irritations: You double-click on a .zip file to expand it, the expanded files appear, and the .zip file is still there. Here's a way to get rid of it.
iCal or BusyCal running slow? It could be due to the events of your past.