Mac OS X Lion Applications

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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…]

How to Watch Movies with Mac OS X Lion’s DVD Player

The DVD Player application in Mac OS X Lion includes snazzy little on-screen controllers. They enable you to watch your movies on your Mac in pretty much the same way you’d watch them on your TV with your [more…]

Viewing Images and PDFs in the Mac OS X Lion Preview

You use Preview to open, view, and print PDFs as well as most graphics files (TIFF, JPEG, PICT, and so on) in Mac OS X Lion. One of the most useful things the OS X Lion Preview can do is change a graphic [more…]

How to Download Pictures from a Camera in Mac OS X Lion

Chances are good that you’ll want to import pictures from your digital camera into Mac OS X Lion someday. Getting pictures from your digital camera onto your OS X Lion hard drive is a pretty simple task [more…]

Creating a TextEdit Document in Mac OS X Lion

TextEdit is a word processor/text editor in Mac OS X Lion that you can use to write letters, scribble notes, or open Read Me files. It’s not as sophisticated as Microsoft Word [more…]

Editing and Formatting TextEdit Documents in Mac OS X Lion

TextEdit in Mac OS X Lion operates on the “select, then operate” principle, as do most Macintosh programs, including the Finder. So in Mac OS X Lion, before you can affect text in your document — change [more…]

Managing Fonts with Font Book in Mac OS X Lion

Font Book in Mac OS X Lion lets you view your installed fonts, install new fonts, group your fonts into collections, and enable and disable installed fonts. As usual, you find the Font Book application [more…]

Types of Fonts in Mac OS X Lion

Tens of thousands of different fonts are available for the Macintosh. You don’t want to use the same font for both a garage-sale flyer and a résumé, right? Luckily for you, Mac OS X Lion comes with hundreds [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…]

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