If you're already hatching plans to get an iPad 2 this week, don't toss that original iPad just yet. Lex Friedman has some suggestions for putting Apple's last-generation tablet to good use.
Even though it's been out since last April -- and a new model arrives this week -- the iPad still has its share of mysteries. But learn these 10 power tips for Apple's tablet, and you'll soon impress everyone with your iPad savviness.
Becoming a mouse-avoiding keyboard junkie is a learnable skill; it requires practice and memorization. Everyone knows a few keyboard shortcuts, and mastering more will help you get your work done faster.
Do you want to share your calendar with others and sync your calendars across all your Macs and iOS devices—without paying for Apple's MobileMe? You can with Google Calendar. Lex Friedman shows you how to make the switch from iCal.
A slew of Web services offer affordable online backup for your Mac including Backblaze, Mozy, Carbonite, JungleDisk, Dropbox, and CrashPlan. These services are often simple to use as well: you install software from the service on your computer, and it backs up your files over the Internet.
Because of Apple-imposed limitations, the iPhone can't currently function as a true thumb drive. Memory Stick approximates something pretty similar, but not without some frustrating flaws.