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How to Create a Basic Contact Group in Mac OS X Lion

Why would you want to organize your Address Book contacts into groups in Mac OS X Lion? The main reason is practical: you can send e-mail to everyone in a group that you’ve defined with a single click. [more…]

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…]

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 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…]

How to Compose a New E-Mail Message in Mac OS X Lion Mail

Mail is a program in Mac OS X Lion for sending, receiving, and organizing your e-mail. Mail is fast and easy to use, too. Click the Mail icon in the OS X Dock or double-click the Mail icon in the Applications [more…]

Navigating the Mail Toolbar in Mac OS X Lion

Mail is a program in Mac OS X Lion for sending, receiving, and organizing your e-mail. Before you can master the application, you’ll have to take a look at the nine handy buttons and a search field in [more…]

How to Check for New Mail in Mac OS X Lion

Mail is a program in Mac OS X Lion for sending, receiving, and organizing your e-mail. How do you check and open your mail? In OS X Lion just click the Get Mail button at the top of the main Mail window [more…]

How to Set Mail Rules in Mac OS X Lion

If you really want to tap the power of the Mail application in Mac OS X Lion, you need to set rules. With rules in Mac OS X Lion, you can automatically tag messages with a color; file them in a specific [more…]

Using Mailboxes in Mac OS X Lion

Plain mailboxes in Mail are just like folders in the Mac OS X Lion Finder; you create them and name them, and they’re empty until you put something in them. They even look like OS X Lion folders in Mail’s [more…]

How to Create Smart Mailboxes in Mac OS X Lion

A smart mailbox is Mail’s version of the Mac OS X Lion Finder’s Smart Folder. In a nutshell, smart mailboxes are mailboxes that display the results of a search. The messages you see in a smart mailbox [more…]

How to Add Mail Signatures in Mac OS X Lion

If you’d rather not type your whole signature every time you send an e-mail message, you don’t have to with Mail in Mac OS X Lion. If you create canned signatures, you can use them in outgoing OS X Lion [more…]

Client Support for Address Book Server in Lion

Apple’s Mac and iOS devices have built-in support for Address book Server in Lion, which uses an open standard, CardDAV, to communicate. Like CalDAV for iCal Server, CardDAV is based on webDAV and Hypertext [more…]

Prerequisites for Sharing Contacts in Lion Server

You don’t really need to do much to your network to make Address Book Server in Lion available to users. You don’t even have to alter the directory. One requirement, though, is that the Mac you run Address [more…]

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