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Seeing double with Mail VIP notifications

Plagued by duplicate VIP notifications in Mountain Lion's Mail? Dan Moren's got the fix for what ails you.

Four power tips for Safari 6

How often do you use your Web browser? If the answer is constantly, then a few choice tips could save you loads of time and trouble. Here are some for Apple's Safari 6.

How to set up your addresses in Messages

The iMessage system allows you to send and receive messages to and from multiple email addresses and phone numbers. That's both a blessing and a complication. Glenn Fleishman simplifies it.

Stop Mail launching for Calendar alerts

Mail has a bad habit of launching whenever an invitation alerts goes off. Here's how to prevent it from happening.

Messages: Working with transcripts

Being able to save and review conversations you've had in Messages is one of that app's most useful features. Glenn Fleishman has some tips on making of the most of it.

Hands on with iOS 6: Safari

In iOS 6, Apple adds a few features to Safari that provide much-requested functionality, as well as some minor tweaks that improve performance. Senior Editor Dan Frakes takes a look.

Eight great Gmail tips

When it comes to managing your email, Google’s free Gmail is easily one of the most efficient tools around. Here are eight tips for using some of its best features.

Bugs & Fixes: Safari Preferences solve two Safari-related glitches

If Safari can't manage the kinds of task that other web browsers cheerfully perform, it's time to delve into the depths of Safari's Preferences window, so says Ted Landau,

How to configure Dropbox's two-step authentication

Two-step authentication is all the rage these days, after high-profile security breaches. File-syncing service Dropbox is offering a preview build that lets users enable the feature, and Dan Moren shows you how to set it up.

Quick Look in Messages, renaming Safari bookmarks

Two quick tips for Mountain Lion, one for previewing graphics in the new Messages app, the other for quickly renaming bookmarks in Safari.

How to configure Google's two-step authentication

Enabling Google's two-step authentication comes with a few complexities. But it also might save your data from nefarious folks out to steal or delete it for fun.

TechHive: Control the keys to your cloud-storage castle

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Cloud-based storage and synchronization services, like Dropbox and Apple's iCloud, offer convenience for those of us who are on the go, and need (or want) access to our data no matter where we are. But as useful as these types of services are, they introduce significant risks for data you store there. Here's what you should know about how cloud storage services keep your data safe, and some ways to make sure that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Ten stellar keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and keep your hands on my keyboard. Here are 10 of Kirk McElhearn's favorite shortcuts for the applications he uses most.