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Q&A: Mountain Lion’s notifications

Love them or hate them, notifications are now a core feature of OS X. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about using these alerts and reminders.

When password security questions aren't secure

What's your biggest password weakness? Probably the security questions that let you reset your passwords for iCloud, Gmail, and other services. Keep ahead of the hackers with these tips.

How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)

Even if you trust most of your passwords to a password manager, you'll have to remember a few. Here's the best way to make memorable ones without compromising security.

What you don’t know about passwords might hurt you

If you have a password strategy at all, it's probably seriously out of date. Joe Kissell steps through what you need to know now to keep your accounts safe.

Review: GoodSync's features are rich but require study

People who need to keep sets of files and folders identically matched will find it worthwhile to take the time to learn GoodSync.

Review: Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One Printer

Epson's Expression Premium XP-800 is a great little multifunction that handles every SOHO chore in the book and is especially well-suited for graphic artisans. But for a nearly $300 printer, ink costs are high.

Review: Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer

Brother's MFC-J4510DW is a fast, innovative inkjet multifunction that handles large paper sizes, produces nice photos and is easy to use. There's also automatic duplex printing and an ADF, and best of all: affordable ink.

Mac Gems: Koku is a solid personal-finance app

FadingRed's Koku makes it easy to track your financial information at your desk or on the go, and to get a summary of your current financial status.

How to restore your data from the cloud

Online backups are an important part of a well-balanced backup strategy. But after disaster strikes, how exactly do you restore all that data you lost?

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

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If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.