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How to Move Your Apple Mail to a New Mac

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Transferring Apple Mail data to a new Mac or a new clean install of the OS is not difficult, especially with the help of this guide.



Reload Safari Top Sites

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Safari's Top Sites feature can get bogged down if you lose your Internet connection, even for just a brief time. Whether the cause is your home network router, DNS issues, or your ISP going offline due to a severe storm in your area, an interrupted connection can sometimes cause the thumbnails in Safari Top Sites to either stop updating or display error messages.



You Can Rate iTunes Songs Using Half Stars With...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

iTunes supports a pretty standard star-based rating system, allowing you to assign zero to five stars. But with this trick, you can use half stars as well.



How to Add Files, Folders, and Apps to the...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

You can customize the Finder toolbar not only with various tools ​but with any app, file or folder on your Mac.



How to Eject a DVD From the Mac's Menu Bar

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Add an Eject CD or DVD item to your Mac's menu bar for a handy and always available way to open or close your Mac's CD or DVD drive.



How to Protect Your Mac Calendar with a Simple...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

You can back up or move you Calendar or iCal data to a new Mac by creating archive files. This guide will show how for all versions of OS X.



A Guide to Upgrade Your Intel-Based iMac

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

This iMac upgrade guide covers memory (RAM) and storage updates you can make to your iMac to increase performance and delay the need for replacement.



OS X El Capitan And Other Goodies Announced At...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

The WWDC 2015 keynote revealed El Capitan as the next version of OS X, that iOS 9 will be available in the fall, and that both will be available as public betas in July. Also, the wraps were taken off Apple Music and watchOS 2.



How to Add a Recent Applications Stack to the...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Customize you Mac's Dock and add a Recent Items stack that displays Recent Apps, Recent Docs, Recent Servers, Recent Volumes, and Favorite Items.



8 Essential Safari Features You Need to Know...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Safari 8, first released with OS X Yosemite, provides a slimmed-down interface that is missing many features. These tips will have Safari working for you.



Share your Mac's files with other Macs and...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Your Mac's file sharing preferences allow you to select which folders and users will be shared with other Macs, Windows, and Linux users, using SMB.



Use Multiple Network Locations with your Mac

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Use your Mac's Network Locations to simplify the process of connecting to multiple networks. You can set which networks and the order in which to connect.



The Easy Way to Back up Your Mac with Time...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Backups are one of the most important chores for all Mac users. And there is nothing wrong with combining more then one backup method to ensure your Mac data is safe.



Customize How Spotlight Works

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Spotlight's preference pane is where you control how search results are displayed, protect files and volumes from being searched, and set up keyboard shortcuts for quick access to Spotlight.



Configure Your Mac’s Display Settings to...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Your Mac’s Display preference pane is where you make adjustments, change settings, and configure your Mac’s display to meet your needs.



Back Up or Move Mail, Bookmarks, Address Book,...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Transferring data from one Mac to another can be accomplished in numerous ways. We look at moving individual app data as well as using Migration Assistant.



Does Your Mac Support User Upgradeable Memory?

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

If your Mac supports user upgradable RAM, then you can boost its performance yourself. This guide will help you find out if your Mac allows you to upgrade its memory.



Automator Can be Used to Rename Files and...

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Using Automator to Rename Files and Folders is an excellent way to introduce new Mac users to the Automator application, while building a custom workflow that can be used over and over.



How to Add Additional Image Libraries to iPhoto

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

An iPhoto library can hold up to 250,000 photos. That's a lot of images in one library. Instead, you can break your images up into multiple libraries.



How to Use OS X as a Network File Server

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Using OS X 10.5 as a File Server: File servers come in many forms, from dedicated computer systems like Apple’s Xserve, which has a base sticker price of $2,999, to NAS (Network Attached Storage) hard-drive-based systems, which can be found for as little as $49 (you supply the hard drives). But while buying a preconfigured solution is always an option, it’s not always the best option.



How to Get the Best Performance out of Parallels

2016-09-25T11:06:12Z

Before you start fine-tuning your Windows or other guest OS, you should first give the Parallels guest OS configuration options a tune-up. Learn how with this guide.