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MobileMe Preferences and Your MacBook

If you already have a MobileMe account for your MacBook, your MobileMe account is controlled and configured using the settings on the MobileMe pane of your Systems Preferences. However, Apple is not accepting [more…]

Mail, Contacts & Calendars Preferences on Your MacBook

The Mail, Contacts & Calendars pane of your MacBook's Systems Preferences window is a central location for adding, editing, and configuring your Internet, iCloud, and local network accounts for e-mail, [more…]

Bluetooth Preferences on Your MacBook

The Bluetooth pane on your MacBook enables you to select the Bluetooth devices you'll be using, to disable Bluetooth entirely, and to allow you to use a Bluetooth connection as a virtual serial port. [more…]

Date and Time Preferences on Your MacBook

Click the System Preferences Date & Time icon to display the settings you can use to set your time zone, the current date, or even to set your MacBook to display military time. [more…]

Startup Disk Preferences on Your MacBook

Mac OS X displays the version numbers of each system and the physical drives where each system resides. Select the Network Startup icon on your MacBook if you want to boot from a System folder on your [more…]

How to Set Parental Controls on Your MacBook

When an administrator creates or edits the account for a standard-level user, Mac OS X offers a number of levels of specific rights — Parental Controls [more…]

Finder and Application Parental Controls for Your MacBook

When you're setting Parental Controls on your MacBook, of particular importance are the Finder and application controls. Click the Apps tab to modify these settings: [more…]

Keychains and Your MacBook

A Mac OS X feature that’s been around for decades now is the keychain. Your account keychain on your MacBook stores all the username/password combinations for web sites, file servers, File Transfer Protocol [more…]

Reasons to Add More RAM to Your MacBook

Of all the possible upgrades that you can make to your MacBook Pro, adding more random access memory (RAM) is the single most cost-effective method of improving the performance of Mac OS X. [more…]

Find Out the Current Memory in Your MacBook

Memory modules are made in standard sizes, so you need to determine how much memory you already have in your MacBook and which of your memory slots are filled. To do this, click the Apple menu and choose [more…]

Shop for an ISP to Connect Your MacBook

If you add or change your Internet connectivity afterinstalling Mac OS X, you must sign up for Internet access to connect your MacBook to the Internet. [more…]

Various Types of Internet Connections for Your MacBook

Consider the types of connections that are available under Lion to link your MacBook to an ISP. You can choose from five pathways to digital freedom: [more…]

How to Set Up Your MacBook's Internet Connection

After you sign up for Internet access for your MacBook, your ISP sends you a sheet of paper covered with indecipherable stuff that looks like Egyptian hieroglyphics. Don’t worry; those are the settings [more…]

How to Change Modes in iChat on Your MacBook

It’s easy to launch iChat on your MacBook from Lion’s Launchpad: Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock and click the iChat icon. However, you can also click its menu bar icon, which is grayed out when you’re [more…]

Add New Buddies in iChat on Your MacBook

In iChat, a Buddy is anyone whom you want to chat with from your MacBook, whether the topic is work related or your personal life. iChat keeps track of your Buddies in the Buddy list. You can also add [more…]

Keep Track of Your iCloud from Your MacBook

Today’s Apple iOS devices, including your MacBook, can all display or play the same media: photos, music, books, TV shows and such. Heck, some iOS devices can even share applications that you install, [more…]

How to Grab Internet Storage for Your MacBook

So how do you actually use iDisk from your MacBook? That’s the simple part! To use iDisk within Mac OS X, just do what comes naturally — it works the same as any other removable volume’s Finder window. [more…]

Add an External Drive to Your MacBook

Most people who upgrade their MacBook's existing hard drive do so because they need extra space; however, you might also need to add a hard drive to your system that can go mobile whenever necessary. Unlike [more…]

Upgrade Your MacBook's Internal Hard Drive

Besides adding a hard drive, you can upgrade your internal drive, which can be a hassle. As does a memory upgrade, adding or swapping an internal drive involves opening your MacBook’s case. In fact, it’s [more…]

How to Determine How Much Hard Drive Space You Need

You need to decide just how much hard drive space is enough for your MacBook. If your last name is Zuckerberg and you had something to do with that Facebook thing, you can probably pick just about any [more…]

The Advantage of a FireWire Connection for Your MacBook

What’s so special about FireWire? Why does Apple stuff at least one FireWire port in almost all of its current Macintosh models? (The exceptions are the MacBook Air and base MacBook models.) Heck, even [more…]

Thunderbolt Port on Your MacBook

Thunderbolt is literally more than 12 times fasterthan FireWire 800! Did you know that Thunderbolt, Apple’s latest external connection, is listed at 10 [more…]

USB 2.0 and Your MacBook

Today’s MacBooks has an ubiquitous USB 2.0, which is short for Universal Serial Bus. (By the way, ubiquitous means ever-present or universal.) USB has taken the world by storm. It’s used for everything [more…]

Shop for a New Hard Drive for Your MacBook

Ready to brave the local Wireless Shed superstore (or perhaps its website) for a new hard driveyou’re your MacBook? Here’s a list of guidelines to keep handy while you’re shopping for a new internal or [more…]

How to Determine the Exact Model of Your MacBook

Most folks know the type and model of their computers, but there’s a catch here, too: Sometimes the memory that you need varies by the processor in your MacBook. Your eye should be on the actual processor [more…]

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