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Limit your kids' Internet access

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.

Tame Lion’s Mail

Joe Kissell shares tips, tricks, and less-than-obvious new features for Apple’s email program.

Restore Safari 5.0.3's tab opening behavior

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.

Automator workflow of the month: Extract essential email data

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.

Adjust the size of Mail sidebar icons

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.

See the whole conversation in Lion Mail

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.

62 things you can do with Dropbox

We asked readers, "How do you use Dropbox?" We were flooded with replies. Boiled down, here are their top tips.

Ten Safari shortcuts you should know

Save time using your browser by learning these essential keyboard shortcuts for both Snow Leopard and Lion's Safari.

How to back up your Gmail

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.

Publish your iWeb site on Dropbox

Now that MobileMe is going away, here's another free way to post your Website

How and why to search Twitter

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.

Mac troubleshooting FAQ: iCal and Mail

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.

Skinning Twitterrific for Mac

Not for the faint of heart: Jason Snell explains how to adjust Twitterrific's appearance by editing settings files.