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Do You Really Need Windows 8?
By Michael Miller
Mar 19, 2012
Michael Miller provides a preview of what’s new in Windows 8, and asks if users really need or want this new version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system.
Hello Messages, Goodbye iChat: Send/Receive Free Text Messages From A Mac
By Jason Rich
Mar 5, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains how to download and use the new Messages app on a Mac, which replaces iChat for sending and receiving instant messages, as well as text messages, for free.
Get Ready For The Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Update
By Jason Rich
Feb 24, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains some of the new features being added to the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, and explains why you’ll want to update your computer this summer.
Remote Control Software Solves "Friends and Family" Support Issues
By Ed Tittel
Jan 10, 2012
In this lively autobiographical article, Ed Tittel describes his long-distance quest to help his father diagnose and fix computer issues.
Managing Restore Points in Windows 7
By Ed Tittel
Dec 27, 2011
On a Windows 7 system drive, you may be surprised to find that restore points can consume anywhere from 5 to 15 percent of total drive space. Ed Tittel shows you how to keep them under control.
Slim Down Your Windows 7 System Drive for Notebook SSD Migration
By Ed Tittel
Dec 13, 2011
Ed Tittel shows how to make the switch from a traditional hard drive to an SSD.
Configuring and Personalizing Chrome OS
By Michael Miller
Dec 9, 2011
In this chapter, you’ll learn about the many configuration options available with Chrome OS, from changing Chrome’s startup behavior to selecting a new visual theme.
Connecting Your MacBook to a Network
By John Ray
Nov 28, 2011
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get your MacBook online including tasks like connecting to wired and wireless networks, iPhones, VPNs and more.
Running Windows on Your Mac
By Robyn Ness
Nov 28, 2011
The Mac’s capability to actually run Windows applications is just another reason to love Mac OS X’s versatility. This chapter shows how it's done.
Using Spotlight Search on Mac OS X Lion (video)
By Yvonne Johnson
Nov 22, 2011
Yvonne Johnson shows the power of OS X Lion's Spotlight Search in this video tutorial.
Secure Your Mac OS X System Now!
By John Traenkenschuh
Nov 15, 2011
John Traenkenschuh, gives his ideas on good security for your Mac OS X computer. Easy to configure and immediately useful, these ideas will help you secure your expensive device and very valuable information.
Windows 8 Platform Preview Navigation Tips and Tricks
By Timothy L. Warner
Nov 15, 2011
IT expert and author Tim Warner shares the most common Windows 8 navigation shortcuts to get you up to speed as quickly as possible.
Arranging Your Work Area in Windows 8 Metro
By Katherine Murray
Nov 11, 2011
Katherine Murray gives us a look at the Windows 8 developer preview, showing how to launch and display apps, cycle through open programs, display a list of running apps, and use Snap to position more than one program on the screen at a time using touch, mouse, and keyboard.
Customizing Your Mac with OS X Lion
Nov 11, 2011
This chapter shows how to customize the Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences in OS X Lion. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets.
Search Everything Runs Rings Around Windows Search
By Ed Tittel
Nov 10, 2011
Ed Tittel explains that, as good as Windows Search may be, the freeware search engine from Voidtools known as Search Everything beats the pants off built-in Windows Search, both in terms of speed and intrusiveness.
Navigating in Windows 8 with Touch and Keyboard
By Katherine Murray
Nov 9, 2011
Katherine Murray introduces readers to the new Metro UI in the Windows 8 developer preview.
Easy Sharing in Windows 8
By Katherine Murray
Nov 7, 2011
Katherine Murray lets us peek at app-to-app sharing in the Windows 8 developer preview and introduces Windows 8 charms, which will help us to do more with the data and apps in Windows 8.
Secunia PSI: The Best Software Update Tool You've Never Heard Of
By Ed Tittel
Oct 12, 2011
If you have multiple computers in various configurations, how can you keep all these systems and packages current with security updates? Ed Tittel recommends a handy free program that polices software, watching out for anything that's out of date.
Working on the Lion Desktop
By Brad Miser
Oct 11, 2011
In this lesson, you learn how to use the Lion desktop so you can work efficiently with your Mac.
Is It Worth It to Upgrade to Mac OS X Lion?
By Yvonne Johnson
Sep 26, 2011
Yvonne Johnson's short answer is "most definitely"! And her long answer is "How can you resist such a bargain?"

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