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Mac OS X Mavericks

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10 Add-Ons to Make Your Mac Better

Even with OS X Mavericks, you can add even more power, capability, and convenience to your Mac. These ten add-ons make your Mac faster, easier to use, and more fun. [more…]

OS X Mavericks: Burn a CD or DVD onto a Blank Disk

One way to burn files to a CD or DVD in OS X Mavericks is to simply insert a blank disc and select the files you want to burn on the fly.

Just follow these steps to burn a CD or DVD: [more…]

How to Set Up Speech Recognition in OS X Mavericks

Speech recognition is a powerful tool that's built into OS X Mavericks. It's both convenient when you have your hands full and freeing when you want your mind open. [more…]

Watching Movies with DVD Player in OS X Mavericks

The DVD Player application in OS X Mavericks 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 [more…]

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for OS X Mavericks

Make your work go faster by using these OS X Mavericks keyboard shortcuts that work in the Finder — and many work in other OS X Mavericks programs, as well. Make these shortcuts second nature — print this [more…]

What Not to Do with Your Mac that's Running Mavericks

Treat your Mac and OS X Mavericks with care. Presumably, you use your Mac for many things, such as e-mail, IM, web surfing, loading photos and movies, listening to music, playing games, and maybe even [more…]

6 Best Websites for Macs and OS X Mavericks

Want to know how to find out about all things Macintosh and OS X Mavericks? Hop onto the web to check these Apple-related sites and stuff your brain with Mac information: [more…]

OS X Mavericks For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether you've purchased a new Mac with OS X Mavericks preinstalled or have upgraded from a previous version of OS X, you'll find new features in OS X Mavericks that make your Mac easier to use and improvements [more…]

OS X Mavericks Maintenance Checklist

Perform regular maintenance tasks in OS X Mavericks to keep your Mac running fast and smooth. You probably already know about some of the items that show up in this table [more…]

OS X Mavericks: Finder Keyboard Shortcuts

As you probably know, Finder is the foundation that performs most of the important functions in OS X Mavericks, including displaying windows, copying and moving files, and launching applications. What [more…]

Strange-Looking Keys on the Mac Keyboard

If you're new to the Macintosh world, you might find the look of the Mac keyboard a bit mystifying. You'll see unusual symbols on modifier keys, which allow you an even wider range of possible commands [more…]

OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

OS X Mavericks power users have a number of handy tools for controlling a Macintosh efficiently and for maintaining the operating system. Although the mouse or trackpad is your primary means of controlling [more…]

Setting the Mac Login for Kiosk Mode

Planning on setting up a public access (often called a computer kiosk) Mac? You can change the Automatic Login account from the Users & Groups pane in System Preferences to configure your Mac for unattended [more…]

Recording Audio, Video, and Screens in QuickTime Player

Most folks don’t think of QuickTime Player as a recording application because Apple provides applications (such as Photo Booth and iMovie) that have long been the recording tools of choice in the Mac universe [more…]

Manipulating Images in OS X MAC Mavericks Pages

If you add an image that appears too large or distorted in your Pages document, you can resize it to correct the problem. Click the image to select it, and then drag one of the selection handles that appear [more…]

How to Find Your Local Internet Service Provider

Locating an ISP is easy in the modern, Internet-savvy world. In the order that you should try them, here are the tricks recommended for finding your local ISPs: [more…]

Remotely Control Your Mac — for Free, No Less!

Virtual network computing (available for many platforms) is a nice application that enables you to remotely control a computer from pretty much any place that has an Internet connection. VNC is easy to [more…]

Do I Need Both Microsoft Office and Apple iWork?

If you’re already using iWork, you might have noticed that the Office applications Excel, Word, and PowerPoint provide roughly the same features. Therefore, you might wonder whether you should scrap iWork [more…]

Type on Your Screen with the Mac Mavericks Virtual Keyboard

Although the Ink feature in Mac Mavericks is nifty, it’s sometimes less than precise. Unfortunately, handwriting recognition is nowhere near 100 percent accurate. However, many OS X power users overlook [more…]

How to Work with Windows in OS X Mavericks

Let’s take a closer look at windows themselves: how you move them, size them, and use them. And although OS X Mavericks windows are similar to windows you’ve used in other versions of Mac OS [more…]

Basics of Sound in OS X Mavericks

Out of the box, OS X Mavericks comes with a preset collection of beeps and controls. By using the Sound Preference pane, however, you can change the way your Mac plays and records sound by changing settings [more…]

How to Open Application Menus in the Dock with OS X Mavericks

With OS X Mavericks, single-clicking an application icon in the Dock launches that application or, if the application is already open, switches you to that application and brings forward all open windows [more…]

Basics of Aliases in OS X Mavericks

In OS X Mavericks, an alias is a tiny file that automatically opens the file, folder, disk, or network volume that it represents. Although an alias is technically an icon, it actually does nothing but [more…]

How to Customize Finder Windows in OS X Mavericks

Maverick’s Finder is outrageously handy. It not only gives you convenient access to multiple windows, but also offers ways to tweak what you see till you get what works best for you. [more…]

Basics of the Finder and Go Menus in OS X Mavericks

Maverick’s Finder menu is packed with useful goodies, most of which are available in its menus. These goodies include About Finder, Preferences, Hide Finder, Show Preferences and many more! [more…]

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