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  • How-Tos: Notes on notifications

    If, as is the case for an increasing number of people, your first experience with an Apple product came via an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you've likely noticed that your iOS device and your Mac offer some of the same features. This is part of Apple's "Back to the Mac" strategy, where features introduced in iOS, its mobile operating system, are then brought to the Mac OS. One such feature is Notification Center, the subject of today's lesson.

  • How-Tos: How to rip a DVD on a Mac

    Ripping a DVD on a Mac isn't too different to ripping a DVD on a Windows PC, the only real difference is the software you use. Here's how to rip a DVD on a Mac.

  • How-Tos: The Mac's linguistic tricks

    Today we continue our march through the row of personal system preferences with a long look at the Language & Text preference. As its name implies, within it you'll find several settings for configuring the language your Mac and Mac's keyboard use, spelling options, text substitutions, and formatting based on geographical region. These features are available via four tabs. Let's make our way forward.

  • How-Tos: Mac 101: Seek and find

    As we meander down life's path, we tend to pick up bits of this and that. And, over time, these things pile up to the point where, if we're not organized, we lose track of them. And this often results in cries of "Honey/Mom/Dad/Jeeves, have you seen my glasses/lunchbox/dueling pistols!?" Wouldn't it be great if the answer was more helpful than, "Well, where did you last see them?"

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Texting fails for just one person

    When writing up bug reports for this column, I prefer to have guaranteed solutions to offer. However, a few problems are so frustrating and mysterious that I'll cover them even without a known reliable fix. That's the situation today.

  • How-Tos: Manage passwords with Keychain Access

    In the innocent days of our computing youth, many of us had to memorize just one password—the one we used to send and retrieve our email over a glacially slow dial-up connection. User-account passwords? For geeks. Shopping-site passwords? What shopping sites? iTunes Store? App Store? Mac App Store? Didn't exist.

  • How-Tos: Mac 101: Diving into menus, part 3

    During the past two weeks, we’ve explored Mountain Lion’s Apple and Finder menus as well as its File and Edit menus. Let’s wrap it up with the last four menus in the series: View, Go, Window, and Help.

  • How-Tos: How to create shared Reminders with iCloud in Mac OS X 10.8.2

    Just under a year ago, I wrote about how to create shared Reminders lists with iCloud. Back then, I explained that while you could create reminders and lists on your iPhone or iPad, the only way to create shared lists--which you and others could access together, making them perfect for collaborative items like grocery shopping lists--was via the iCloud website. Now there's a second way to do it: via the Reminders app on your Mac. (Sadly, there is still no option for creating shared Reminder lists from an iOS device.)

  • How-Tos: How to watch Apple's iPad Mini launch live

    Apple is set announce its iPad Mini in California today so here's how to get live coverage of the event.

  • How-Tos: How to make a case for your iPhone 5 with your iPhone 5

    Here's how to create a unique, bespoke case for your iPhone 4, 4S or 5 with Sculpteo's 3DPcase app and 3D printing service.

  • How-Tos: How to extract voice and text messages from an iPhone

    Reader Amy Campbell has all the right reasons for extracting data from an iPhone. She writes:

  • How-Tos: How to make MacBook sleep when lid is closed

    When your MacBook is shut it should be in Sleep mode. It should draw almost no power and do next to nothing. But if it remains active with discs spinning and programs running you may have a problem. Here's how to make your MacBook sleep when the lid is closed.

  • How-Tos: Download YouTube videos to your iPad

    Want to save YouTube videos directly to the iPad to watch later when you don't have a Wi-Fi connection to the internet? Here's our easy step-by-step guide showing you how to do it for free.

  • How-Tos: How to manage photos on your iPad

    Here we'll guide you through the various features of Photos, the iPad's built-in image management tool. We'll show you how to organise your photos, manage your Photo Stream, import pictures from Windows – or directly from your camera – and how you can easily share them with friends.

  • How-Tos: How to get Google Maps back

    Unhappy about the inaccuracies in Apple's new Maps app? We show you how to get the trusted Google Maps icon back on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch's Home Screen

  • How-Tos: Fix Passbook's App Store error in iOS 6

    Passbook might be the one new feature in iOS 6 that I'm most excited about - it's one step closer to getting rid of my old leather wallet. But I wasn't able to access Passbook's collection of compatible App Store apps, which was a bit frustrating.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Apple's iPhone 5 launch live

    Apple is set announce its iPhone 5 in San Francisco later today so here's how to get live coverage of the event.

  • How-Tos: Next iPhone Screen Production Delayed By Sharp, Reports Say

    Sharp, one of Apple’s three suppliers of iPhone displays, is reportedly having problems mass producing the screen for the next-generation iPhone. Apple is widely expected to unveil its latest smartphone in just under two weeks, but Sharp’s delay could mean Apple won’t have enough new iPhones to satisfy demand.

  • How-Tos: How to open .exe files on Mac OS X

    Our guide to opening .exe files on your Mac and still being able to use Windows applications.

  • How-Tos: How to use iMessage in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

    Here is our simple guide to using iMessage to contact other Mac users, iPhones and iPads in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.


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