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Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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How to Set Up a Wired Network on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

After you collect the computer, NIC card, switches, and the cables you need for your Mac OS X Snow Leopard wired network, you’re ready to connect things. Here’s a quick list of things to do to get your [more…]

How to Receive and Read Apple Mail on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

After you set up an email account on your Mac OS X Snow Leopard (or select an account from the Accounts list), you can check for mail messages to read. To check for messages and read them, follow these [more…]

How to Configure iChat in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

By default, iChat uses the MobileMe account that you set up when you first installed Mac OS X. In this case, your MobileMe account name and password are entered automatically for you, and you’re good to [more…]

How to Add an iChat Buddy in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

iChat is Mac’s chatting application. You can add anyone you want to chat with as a Buddy. iChat keeps track of your Buddies in the Buddy list. You can also add them to your Address Book or use the AIM [more…]

How to Share Screens Remotely on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers screen sharing, which lets you watch (or even remotely control) the display on another person’s Mac across any broadband Internet or local network connection! Sharing screens [more…]

How to Add Contacts to the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Address Book

In Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the Address Book has a default location in the Dock, making it available whenever you need it, but it is only useful if you add contact information. Although you can add contact [more…]

How to Create a New iWeb Site in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

When you open Mac OS x Snow Leopard's iWeb application for the first time, it creates a new Web site for you. You can rename and modify this default site to your heart’s content. In fact many people create [more…]

How to Add a New iWeb Page to Your Mac OS X Snow Leopard Web Site

Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iWeb application makes it easy to add pages to your Web site. For example, you might want to add Photo and About Me pages to a new site. After you add them, you can edit them. [more…]

How to Edit Text on an iWeb Page in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

If you have an iWeb Web site, you’ll want to personalize your pages with your own information. Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iWeb makes editing your page easy. To begin editing a page, click it in the Site Organizer [more…]

How to Change Images on Your iWeb Site

After you create your Web site and fill it with pages using iWeb — Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Web site creation and editing application — you can easily replace or resize images. If your page includes photographs [more…]

How to View Information about Partitions and Volumes in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Disk Utility is a Mac OS X Snow Leopard feature that helps you perform maintenance chores on your Mac. You can use Disk Utility to see what data resides on the volumes or partitions you have on your computer [more…]

How to Fix System Errors with Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s First Aid

Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers a First Aid pane. This feature of Disk Utility lets you check almost any disk for errors, as well as repair any errors that it finds. Here are the two exceptions when the buttons [more…]

How to Erase a Disk Volume on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leoparad’s Disk Utility has an Erase feature for erasing a disk or volume, completely wiping out the contents of that existing disk or volume. You can also erase a rewritable CD [more…]

How to Partition Your Hard Drive on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard makes it easy to partition your hard drive, which is a handy way to organize files and folders. If you find yourself needing another volume on a disk, or if you need to resize the [more…]

How to Improve Your Mac's System Speed with RAID

Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Disk Utility offers RAID (Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks). Using RAID can improve your system speed and help prevent disk errors from compromising or corrupting [more…]

How to Update Mac OS X Snow Leopard

As any good software developer should, Apple constantly releases improvements to Mac OS X Snow Leopard in the form of software updates. Apple makes it easy to keep Mac OS X up to date with the Software [more…]

How to Restore Data with Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Time Machine

Mac OS X Snow Leopard power users turn to Time Machine, a feature that makes restoring files as easy as pointing and clicking, to back up their precious data. If you enable backups through Snow Leopard’s [more…]

How to Change the Desktop Background in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you customize your desktop. If you do decide to spruce up your background, you can select one of the default Mac OS X background images, choose a solid color, or specify your [more…]

How to Change Default Colors in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

If you don’t appreciate menus with purple highlights, you can specify a different color. Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you choose a main color and a highlight color. Your menus and buttons will all adhere [more…]

How to Organize with Stacks on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers Stacks,which are groups of items (documents, applications, and folders) that you want to place in the Dock for convenience — perhaps the files needed for a project you’re working [more…]

How to Create a Custom Dashboard Widget in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Dashboard comes loaded with widgets, but did you know you can also create your own? That’s right, you can create your own miniature programs to do simple tasks for you. The following [more…]

How to Use Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Built-in Firewall

Mac OS X Snow Leopard has a built-in firewall that plays the role of security guard, blocking or denying certain network traffic. That’s all well and good, but you must be careful to set up your firewall [more…]

How to Create a Photo Book with iPhoto 09

Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes iPhoto 09 for all your image needs. iPhoto’s Book mode lets you design and print a high-quality bound photo book based on the images in an iPhoto album. After you format [more…]

How to Edit iMovie Clips in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

After you add clips to your iMovie project, you may need to edit them. If a clip has extra seconds of footage at the beginning or end, you don’t want that superfluous stuff in your masterpiece. The iMovie [more…]

How to Use Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iWeb Window

Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes the iWeb application to make creating a Web site easy. All of iWeb’s features and controls fit into a single window. From the main iWeb window, you can build your Web pages [more…]

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