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Mac OS X Finder Keyboard Shortcuts

The Mac OS X Lion Finder helps you access and organize most of the important Mac OS X functions while you work. Use Finder keyboard shortcuts to display windows, copy and move files, and launch applications [more…]

Strange-Looking Keys on the MacBook Keyboard

New to the Macintosh world? Some keys on the MacBook keyboard may be mystifying. Whether you're using Snow Leopard or an older version of Mac OS X, recognizing and using modifier keys will make your job [more…]

Mac OS X Maintenance Checklist

Maintenance is vital if you want to keep Mac OS X Lion in tip-top condition for as long as possible. Maintaining your MacBook keeps it running fast and smooth. Basic housekeeping includes regular back-ups [more…]

MacBook All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

MacBook owners have a number of tools that come in very handy for using their laptops efficiently and for maintaining the operating system to keep it running in top shape. These MacBook keyboard shortcuts [more…]

For Seniors: Access an Online Program Through Your Laptop

Online programs are complete applications that you can access with your laptop, from anywhere you have Internet access. The benefits of online programs are obvious — you save hard drive space on your laptop [more…]

Features of Apple’s MacBook Air

The two MacBook Air models, 11-inch and 13-inch, are ultraportable laptops, ideal for students and road warriors and light-weight alternative to Windows alternatives. Apple has stripped out components [more…]

Feature Differences between MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s full-featured laptop line, with a number of features that set it apart from the MacBook Air models and a great alternative to Windows-based laptops for those who are considering [more…]

How to Lock MacBook Files

Every MacBook owner needs to know how to protect files and folders from accidental deletion or editing. By locking a file, you allow it to be opened and copied — but not changed, renamed, or sent to the [more…]

MacBook Menu Bar Icons

Ever stared at a menu bar for inspiration? Fortunately for MacBook owners like you, people in Cupertino are paid to do just that, and these designers get the big bucks to make the Mac OS X menu bar the [more…]

How to Eject a Removable Volume from Your MacBook

Mac OS X makes use of both static volumes (your MacBook’s hard drive, which remains mummified inside your computer’s case) and removable volumes (such as USB Flash drives, external hard disks, your iPod [more…]

Open and Edit Text Files on Your MacBook

As a MacBook user, you’ll be amazed how much information still flows across the Internet in plain, simple text. Text files would seem to be another anachronism in this age of formatted web pages, rich-text [more…]

How to Listen to an Audio CD on Your MacBook

Most MacBook owners want to listen to and record CDs as soon as they start using Lion. By default, Lion uses iTunes to play an audio CD. Take a moment to see how to master the common task of playing an [more…]

Record — Nay, Burn — a Data CD on Your MacBook

Mac OS X on your MacBook offers a built-in CD recording feature that allows you to burn the simplest form of CD: a standard data CD-ROM that can hold up to approximately 700MB of files and folders, and [more…]

How to Print from Your MacBook

A task that most MacBook owners need to tackle soon after buying their laptop or installing Lion is printing documents. Basic printing is so important [more…]

Basic Spotlight Searching on Your MacBook

Spotlight is Apple’s desktop search technology that you can use to find files and folders on your MacBook as quickly as you can type. (Yep, that includes all the documents, Address Book contacts, Mail [more…]

MacBooks Provide Mobility

Many Mac owners just plain need the portability of a MacBook — either they need to run their applications on-site or they’re constantly traveling as part of their career or lifestyle. If you fit into this [more…]

Space Saving with the MacBook

Do you operate in a minimum of space? The MacBook is a good choice for those looking to achieve the smallest footprintpossible (that’s a term that technowizards use to describe the amount of space a computer [more…]

MacBooks Are Enclosed and Constrained

Sometimes it’s easy for many Mac owners to forget that MacBooks aren’t as expandable as a Mac Pro desktop. (In fact, this limitation also applies to the Apple iMac and the Mac mini, which are — same as [more…]

The Price of MacBook Portability and Repairs

You pay dearly for the portability of a MacBook. As an example, compare the low-end iMac desktop computer and a 17-inch MacBook Pro laptop computer with these [more…]

The Parts of Your MacBook

All laptops, including MacBooks, require some of the same gizmos. Of course, as you’d expect, a computer has a body of sorts in which all the innards and brains are stored. It also sports a display screen [more…]

MacBook Ports

Each port on your MacBook connects a different type of cable or device, allowing you to easily add all sorts of functionality to your computer. Each of these stellar holes is identified by an icon to help [more…]

MacBook Internal Parts

When you bought your new digital pride and joy, you probably noticed a number of subtle differences between the low-end MacBook and the uber-expensive, top-end MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. These [more…]

Similarities between MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

At the time of this writing, the MacBook Air comes in two screen sizes (11.6-inch and 13.3-inch), and the MacBook Pro comes in three screen sizes (13.3-inch, 15.4-inch, and 17-inch). Things may seem pretty [more…]

Differences between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

There are some striking differences that set the MacBook Air apart from the MacBook Pro, including dimensions, costs, and number of ports. Following is a complete list of these differences: [more…]

The MacBook Air Solid-State Drive

The MacBook Air offers a solid-state internal hard drive. Solid-state drives have been around for a number of years now (think iPod Shuffle). Unfortunately, however, the solid-state memory used in today’s [more…]

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