Don't-Miss Web & communication software Stories
More and more, we rely on Web services as a matter of course. The key word is rely: We assume that the data we upload to, say, a photo-hosting account or blog will be there. But what happens when a service is shut down?
By default, Safari won't find strings of text within words when you search; it'll only find words that begin with whatever you're looking for. But a blogger figured out a fix. Also: How to resize Web pages while in full-screen mode.
Using editors and syncing services that work with plain-text formatting, David Sparks can write almost anywhere, using almost any device. Here's his plain-text workflow.
You say you want to limit your kids' access to the Internet but not to their Macs and iOS devices? Cock a keen eye at your router.
Joe Kissell shares tips, tricks, and less-than-obvious new features for Apple’s email program.
Safari 5.1 changes where a new tab appears when you open one from a link. Fortunately, if those looking to change that behavior back have some options.
Lion's Automator allows you to easily extract data-detector information--email addresses and URLs, for example--from compatible files. Here's a simple workflow for pulling email addresses from Mail messages and placing them in a new TextEdit document.
If you don't like the size of the icons in the sidebar of Lion Mail, guess where you have to go to adust it? Hint: It's not in Mail's preferences.
The new Conversations view in Mail is great--except that, by default, it leaves out your replies in the thread. Here's how to change that.
We asked readers, "How do you use Dropbox?" We were flooded with replies. Boiled down, here are their top tips.
Save time using your browser by learning these essential keyboard shortcuts for both Snow Leopard and Lion's Safari.
Are you one network outage away from losing all your email archives? Joe Kissell shows you how to minimize your chances of losing email by backing up the contents of your Gmail account.
Now that MobileMe is going away, here's another free way to post your Website
Need to monitor tweets about a major event? Want to know when customers are griping about you? Learn how to search Twitter and you can.
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.