Mac OS X Mountain Lion Applications

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Automator in OS X Mountain Lion

Automator in OS X Mountain Lion is “programming without writing code.” One of Mountain Lion's automation tools, Automator enables you to string together prefabricated activities [more…]

Mountain Lion's Accessibility Features

Accessibility in OS X Mountain Lion is mostly designed for users with disabilities or who have difficulty handling the keyboard, mouse, or trackpad. The Accessibility System Preferences pane has three [more…]

OS X Mountain Lion's Energy Saving Features

All Macs are Energy Star–compliant (and OS X Mountain Lion is no exception), allowing you to preset your machine to turn itself off at a specific time or after a specified idle period. To manage your Mac’s [more…]

Automatic Login in OS X Mountain Lion

Some users don’t care for the fact that OS X Mountain Lion is a multiuser operating system — and dislike having to log in when they start up their Mac. For those users, here’s a way to disable the login [more…]

Boot Camp in OS X Mountain Lion

Boot Camp is Mountain Lion’s built-in technology that allows you to run Microsoft Windows Vista, or Windows 7 on any Intel-based Mac. If your Mac meets the following requirements, you can run Windows on [more…]

What’s an Apple TV?

Simply put, Apple TV is a shiny little black cube (3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9-inches; 0.6 pounds) that costs $99. It connects to your HDTV via an HDMI cable and lets you rent or buy movies and TV shows from the iTunes [more…]

How to Use Mountain Lion's Calculator

Need to do some quick math? The Calculator application in OS X Mountain Lion gives you a simple calculator with all the basic number-crunching functions that your pocket calculator has. To use it, you [more…]

Activity Monitor in OS X Mountain Lion

In Unix, the underlying operating system that powers OS X, applications and other things going on behind the scenes are called processes. Each application and the operating system itself can run a number [more…]

Mountain Lion's ColorSync Utility

ColorSync in OS X Mountain Lion helps ensure color consistency when you’re scanning, printing, and working with color images. This package includes ColorSync software as well as premade ColorSync profiles [more…]

Disk Utility in OS X Mountain Lion

If you’re having problems with your hard drive or need to make changes to it, Disk Utility in OS X Mountain Lion is a good place to start. Start by clicking a disk or volume in the column on the left and [more…]

Capture the Screen with Mountain Lion's Grab

Want to take a picture of your Mac screen? You can use Grab in OS X Mountain Lion to take a picture of all or part of the screen and save that file for printing or sending around [more…]

Keychain Access in OS X Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion's Keychain Access utility can be very useful for those who have a lot of passwords. A keychain is a way to consolidate your passwords — the one you use to log into your Mac, your e-mail password [more…]

How to Use Migration Assistant in Mountain Lion

Migration Assistant in OS X Mountain Lion is pretty much a one-trick pony, but that pony is a prize winner. You use the Migration Assistant to transfer your account and other user information from another [more…]

When to Run First Aid in Mountain Lion's Disk Utility

The First Aid option in Mountain Lion's Disk Utility application is not often used. In most cases, after you’ve booted successfully from the Recovery HD or another bootable disk, the first logical troubleshooting [more…]

8 Amazing Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion's Messages

Messages, formerly iChat, is the instant messaging (IM) feature in Mac's Mountain Lion. Instant messaging conversations on your Mac occur in real time, using your choice of text, voice, or video. Here's [more…]


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