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How to Use Mac Spaces

You can use Mac Spaces to keep your programs and windows organized in one dedicated location. Then you can use a few key moves to navigate your Mac Spaces: [more…]

How to Add a Person to the Mac Address Book

You can add addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses to the Mac Address Book. You can also add a picture and note about the person (“awfully cute; owns a Mac”). You can access the Mac Address Book [more…]

How to Use Virtual Stickies on Your Mac

If you’re a fan of yellow sticky notes, then you’ll want to use the Mac’s electronic version called Stickies. Just like the gluey paper kind, electronic notes let you jot down quick shopping lists, phone [more…]

How to Apply Special Effects to a Mac Photo Booth Picture

You can apply funky special effects to your Mac Photo Booth Picture either just before or after snapping the picture. You can make it look as though the picture was taken with a thermal camera or an X-ray [more…]

How to Share Mac Photo Booth Pictures

The pictures and movies you make in Photo Booth turn up at the bottom of the Photo Booth program in an on-screen photo strip. To look at the image, just click the corresponding thumbnail. You have several [more…]

How to Clean Up Your Mac Desktop with Exposé

Your Mac desktop can get cluttered, especially as you juggle several projects at once. Fortunately, Apple lets you clean up your Mac desktop with Exposé. [more…]

How to Create Mac Spaces

The Leopard feature known as Spaces lets you display only those programs and windows required to tackle the projects at hand. If you’re working on multiple projects at once — say, a family scrapbook or [more…]

How to Create a Smart Group in the Mac Address Book

A Smart Group is a terrific way to manage information in your Mac Address Book. The key to using a Smart Group is to add a descriptive word that groups your desired addresses or information all together [more…]

How to Attach Files to Your Mac E-Mails

You can attach a file to e-mail you send from your Mac. These attachments are typically word-processing documents, but you can attach any type of file: pictures, music, spreadsheets, videos, and more. [more…]

How to Search Your Mac with Spotlight

Spotlight is a desktop search utility that helps you search your Mac files. Spotlight enables you to easily lay your hands on the documents, pictures, e-mail messages, and other programs you need at any [more…]

How to Sort through Mac Spotlight’s Search Results

Spotlight doesn’t always guess correctly when it comes to what you’re searching for. In fact, some searches yield more than 20 possible outcomes, and you need to sort through Spotlight’s search results [more…]

How to Search Your Mac with Mac Spotlight

You can customize Spotlight’s search results on your Mac in numerous ways. You can sort outcomes by Kind (Documents, Mail Messages, and so on), Date (Today, Yesterday, Previous 7 Days, Previous 30 Days [more…]

How to Search Using New Advanced Mac Spotlight Techniques

Spotlight, Apple's marvelous desktop search utility that debuted with OS X Tiger, only gets better with Leopard. Here are a few advanced Spotlight search techniques that were introduced on Macs with Leopard [more…]

How to Create a Mac Smart Folder to Organize Your Spotlight Search

Mac Smart Folders organize computer files based on the search criteria you’ve chosen by creating shortcuts to the files. What’s more, thanks to the smart folks at Apple, behind the scenes Smart Folders [more…]

How to Access the Mac Dashboard Widgets

Mac mini-applications known as widgets help you get a quick snippet of information. Widgets generally serve a useful and singular purpose: from letting you track an overnight package to finding out whether [more…]

How to Find More Mac Widgets

You can find many widgets for your Mac. To get you started, Apple supplies a collection of basic widgets (calculator, clock, calendar, weather) for your Mac. Thousands of interesting widgets are available [more…]

How to Program Repetitive Tasks Using the Mac Automator

Mac OS X Tiger includes a feature called Automator that lets you program repetitive tasks — renaming a batch of files, say — without having to master programming. The Mac Automator is Apple’s way of automating [more…]

How to Manage Your Fonts Using the Mac Font Book

You can use the Mac OS X program Font Book to manage and organize all your fonts, whether they came with your Mac or you downloaded them on the Internet. Located in the Applications folder, Font Book lets [more…]

How to Add Stationery to Your Mac E-Mails

Apple added more than 30 e-mail stationery templates as part of Leopard, covering most major occasions and organized by category. These Mac stationery templates include birthday parties, baby announcements [more…]

Mac E-Mail Features

The Mac e-mail program isn’t just for sending e-mail. You can use the e-mail program to accomplish a variety of Mac tasks, including viewing a photo slideshow, flagging and archiving messages, using parental [more…]

How to Use the Mac Notes and To-Do Features

If you frequently e-mail reminders to yourself or jot down thoughts on sticky notes, you’ll like the Notes and To-Do features that Leopard added inside Mail. You can even transform a Mac Note into a To-Do [more…]

Video Chatting on Your Mac

IMing and text chatting are yesterday’s news; the new way of communicating is to use your Mac for a video phone call. Assuming that your camera and microphone are configured to your liking, in iChat, click [more…]

How to Share Files Using Mac’s iChat Theater

You can share pictures from iPhoto, presentations from Keynote, and even QuickTime movies by turning on your Mac’s iChat Theater. You can take advantage of iChat Theater in a few ways, provided your broadband [more…]

How to Share Mac Screens via iChat

Via iChat, you and your buddy from afar can collaborate on a Web site or some other project. If you both have Macs with Leopard, you can work on one or the other’s screen remotely — just click back and [more…]

How to View RSS Feeds in Mac Safari

Blogs and other news feeds are distributed through a technology called RSS, shorthand for Really Simple Syndication. You can view RSS feeds in the Safari browser [more…]

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