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How to make a browser's toolbar text larger

Mary Andrews is frustrated by Safari's small Bookmarks Bar text. Chris Breen offers a solution.

Tools we use: The best Mac apps for working remotely

While some companies clamp down on telecommuting, the truth is that remote employees today can more seamlessly integrate with the office than ever before. Lex Friedman runs down the apps he uses to stay better connected with his coworkers around the country.

What every Safari user should know

In his previous two lessons, Christopher Breen showed you around Safari's interface and preferences. He now offers some of his favorite Safari tips and tricks.

Skirting forbidden FaceTime restrictions

What can you do about making FaceTime calls when the country you're calling from prohibits it? Chris Breen lifts the veil.

How to block auto-play videos

If you're distracted by sites that shove audio and video at you while you're trying to read, Chris Breen has a solution.

Exploring Safari's preferences

Professor Breen continues his exploration of Safari with a look at its most helpful preferences.

Getting started with Safari

In this week's Mac 101 lesson, Chris Breen introduces the Web browser you may very well be using to read these words.

How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

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What to do when Netflix, Google, and other browser plug-ins won't update

Lex Friedman couldn't successfully update the Google Hangouts plug-in, or the Silverlight plug-in that Netflix requires. After much trial and error, he found the fix.

Deleting stubborn Outlook messages

You've tried everything you can to delete a message in Outlook 2011, yet the darned thing resists every effort. Chris Breen offers a solution that works.

Making video calls with FaceTime

In this week's Mac 101, Professor Breen describes how to make and receive FaceTime video calls.

Doing more with Messages

Last week, Professor Breen took you on an extensive tour of Messages. This week, he wraps up the topic by looking at the application's screen-sharing, remote presentation, and archiving abilities.

Viewing project-related email archives

Yes, you can export email archives of related messages. More importantly, you can later read them in the way they were originally organized.

Make Mail and Gmail play nice

Apple's Mail is better than ever at helping you manage your email. Google's Web-based Gmail is pretty good in its own right, but how do you combine the two? David Chartier shares his method.

Dealing with junk mail

In this week's lesson, Professor Breen shows you how to avoid junk mail by using Mail and other tools and techniques.