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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.
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.
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.
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?"
Finding What You Want with Spotlight in Mac OS X Lion
By Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.
Aug 16, 2011
If you're looking for specific content on your computer or network and you don't know where to find it, you can use Spotlight to help you locate it. This chapter shows you how.
Apple Closes the OS Gap between Mac OS X and iDevices in Lion
By Yvonne Johnson
Jan 31, 2011
Lion, the seventh major release of Mac OS X in a decade, is due to be released in 2011. Mac expert Yvonne Johnson showcases OS X’s many features that were inspired by the operating system which runs the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
Placing Your Bets on Office for Mac 2011
By Yvonne Johnson
Jul 9, 2010
Yvonne Johnson describes Microsoft's strategy for Mac Office 2010: to get Mac Office 2010 caught up with WinOffice 2007 and make it as compatible as possible with the new features introduced in WinOffice 2010.
The MacBook Family Comes of Age
By John Ray
Jun 4, 2010
John Ray shows how the Macintosh has changed from the "oddball" computer with little software support to a strong, vibrant platform.
Getting to Know Mac OS X Finder Windows
By Paul McFedries
Apr 7, 2010
In this chapter, Paul McFedries runs through all the basic Finder skills you'll need to handle the day-to-day tasks associated with your files.
My MacBook: Managing Contacts and Appointments
By John Ray
Mar 2, 2010
Learn how to use your MacBook to manage your contacts, calendars, and appointments.
How Paul McFedries Gets Under the Hood of Microsoft Products
By Linda Leung, Paul McFedries
Dec 10, 2009
Paul McFedries talks about his books, why he decided to take a diversion from the Microsoft path and write about OS X, and why he loves to track new words and phrases as they enter the English language.
Discovering Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
By Eric Geier
Dec 4, 2009
Eric Geier discusses the performance enhancements and new features of Apple's $29 upgrade.
Moving from Windows to Mac
By Gary Rosenzweig
Oct 12, 2009
If you are switching from Windows to Mac and you need to get your files or other bits of information off your old machine onto your new Mac, this chapter shows you how.
Easy Mac Computer Basics: Adding New Devices
By Lisa Lee
Jun 10, 2009
Learn how to add devices to your Mac such as hard drives, printers, Apple TV, and even an external TV.
Improving Photos in iPhoto
By Brad Miser
May 25, 2009
Brad Miser walks you through how iPhoto’s editing tools enable you to improve photos to correct problems or to make them better.

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