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How to Set up a Smart Group in Mac OS X Lion

A Smart Group gathers contacts in your Mac OS X Lion Address Book based on criteria you specify. It’s like a normal contact group, but it makes the list for you. So, for example, you could create a group [more…]

Organizing Your Schedule with iCal in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a wonderful program in Mac OS X Lion that combines a comprehensive daily/weekly/monthly appointment calendar and a to-do list. It offers multiple color-coded calendars, several types of reminder [more…]

Creating iCal Calendars in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a memory-enhancing tool found in Mac OS X Lion. iCal in Max OS X Lion offers multiple color-coded calendars, several types of reminder alerts, repeating event scheduling, and more. [more…]

How to Group iCal Calendars in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a memory-enhancing tool found in Mac OS X Lion. OS X Lion's iCal offers multiple color-coded calendars, several types of reminder alerts, repeating event scheduling, and more. [more…]

Creating and Managing iCal Events in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a handy scheduling tool found in Mac OS X Lion, and if you make a habit of recording appointments and things to do in iCal, you’ll almost never forget them. It offers multiple color-coded calendars [more…]

How to Invite Others to an iCal Event in Mac OS X Lion

The most basic component in iCal is the event. You can create them, manage them, and delete them, and if you’re creating an event, you’re probably going to want other people to attend. To invite other [more…]

How to Set an iCal Event Alert in Mac OS X Lion

What’s the point of putting an iCal event on your calendar in Mac OS X Lion if you forget it? If you set an alert, iCal won’t let you forget. To set an alert in OS X Lion, click the word [more…]

Using Stickies in Mac OS X Lion

Stickies are electronic sticky notes for your Mac. A Sticky is a convenient place in Mac OS X Lion to jot quick notes or phone numbers that you’re going to need later. [more…]

Setting Your Internet Connection Preferences in Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X Lion has the best and most comprehensive Internet tools ever shipped with a Mac operating system. OS X Lion offers built-in Internet connectivity right out of the box and comes with [more…]

Opening Safari in Mac OS X Lion

You use the Internet to connect your Mac to a wealth of information residing on computers around the world. Luckily for you, Mac OS X Lion has the best and most comprehensive Internet tools ever shipped [more…]

Navigating the Safari Toolbar in Mac OS X Lion

In Mac OS X Lion, the buttons along the top of the window in Safari (the toolbar) do pretty much what their names imply. From left to right, these buttons are [more…]

Bookmarking Web Pages with Safari in Mac OS X Lion

When browsing the web with Safari in Mac OS X Lion, you might find a web page you want to remember and return to, you bookmark it. Bookmarking in OS X Lion is pretty easy, here’s how it works: [more…]

Using Safari Top Sites Page in Mac OS X Lion

In Mac OS X Lion, Safari keeps track of the websites you visit most often. The OS X Lion Top Sites page has quickly become a favorite Safari feature and is super convenient, particularly if you use the [more…]

Following RSS Feeds in Mac OS X Lion's Safari

If you’re interested in closely following a certain kind of news from a specific website with Safari in Mac OS X Lion, you’ll be happy to learn about RSS feeds. In the past few years, [more…]

Messaging with iChat in Mac OS X Lion

If you’re into instant messaging, iChat in OS X Lion gives you immediate access to all the other users of AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and MobileMe. All you need are their screen names, and you’re set to [more…]

How to iChat with Audio and Video in Mac OS X Lion

The greatest iChat feature is audio/video chatting, which is why it was once known as iChat AV. Apple dropped the AV part, but the version of iChat in Mac OS X Lion still has fantastic audio and video [more…]

How to Use iChat Remote Screen Sharing in Mac OS X Lion

Remote Screen Sharing is available in Mac OS X Lion, but it was introduced in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. And it’s possibly the most useful iChat feature of all time. It lets you control another Mac anywhere [more…]

How to Make FaceTime Calls in Mac OS X Lion

In the beginning, FaceTime brought video calling to the iPhone 4. It was iPhone 4-to-iPhone 4 only and required Wi-Fi (not 3G). Still, it was pretty cool and worked quite well. Not surprisingly, it soon [more…]

How to Add Contacts to Your Address Book in Mac OS X Lion

The Address Book is where you store contact information for your family, friends, and anyone else you want to keep track of in Mac OS X Lion. It works seamlessly with the OS X Lion Mail application, enabling [more…]

How to Add Songs to iTunes in Mac OS X Lion

There are a number of ways to add media to iTunes in Mac OS X Lion, depending upon the type of media and where the files reside. For example, in OS X Lion you can add song files you’ve downloaded from [more…]

How to Add Movies and Video to iTunes in Mac OS X Lion

There are a number of ways to add media to iTunes in Mac OS X Lion, depending upon the type of media and where the files reside. For example, in OS X Lion you can add movie or video files you’ve downloaded [more…]

How to Add Podcasts to iTunes in Mac OS X Lion

There are a number of ways to add media to iTunes in Mac OS X Lion, depending upon the type of media and where the files reside. For example, in OS X Lion you can add files you’ve downloaded from websites [more…]

How to Listen to Internet Radio with iTunes in Mac OS X Lion

Streaming audio is delivered over the Internet in real time. Think of streaming audio as being just like radio, but using the Internet rather than the airwaves as its delivery medium. [more…]

How to Set Up and Use Genius with iTunes in Mac OS X Lion

The Genius is an iTunes feature that lets you find new music — in your iTunes library in Mac OS X Lion or the iTunes Store — that’s related to a song of your choosing. Or, as the Genius splash screen you [more…]

How to Back up Your iTunes Media in Mac OS X Lion

After spending a bunch of time and money ripping and buying songs to populate your iTunes library in Mac OS X Lion, you might want to protect your investment by backing up your music. [more…]

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