How To: Monitor CPU Usage From Your Dock

How To: Monitor CPU Usage From Your Dock
If you find your Mac slowing down, there’s an easy way to find out why: Activity Monitor, a utility app that’s built in to OS X. It tells you what programs are using what system resources. But there’s also a way to monitor system usage right from your dock. Read more…

How To: Install OS X Lion on Multiple Macs

How To: Install OS X Lion on Multiple Macs
Psst. Here’s a little-known secret that very few people know — even though Apple has done nothing to keep it a secret. One $29.99 purchase of Lion gets you an unlimited license to download it on as many Macs as you like. And it’s super simple to do, too. Read more…

How To: Make Launchpad Useful

How To: Make Launchpad Useful
OS X Lion feature Launchpad is an interesting idea. It’s meant to make it quick and easy to access all of your applications, iPad-style. But anyone who’s attempted to use it knows one simple fact: it’s cluttered and useless. Here’s how to tame it. Read more…

How To: Spruce Up Mail With Contact Photos

How To: Spruce Up Mail With Contact Photos
OS X Lion introduces a new layout to Mail that makes life a lot easier, thanks to threaded conversations. But it can be kind of… monochromatic. Want to make it more eye-catching — and useful? Add photos to your Address Book contacts. Here’s how. Read more…

How To: See When Lion Apps Are Open

How To: See When Lion Apps Are Open
In Snow Leopard, little dots of light appeared in the Dock beneath apps that were open. But Lion‘s default state is to eliminate these open-app indicators, in yet another way that Lion makes your Mac work like an iPad. Here’s how to get the dots back, so you always know what’s open. Read more…

How To: Turn Off Lion’s “Natural Scrolling”

How To: Turn Off Lion's "Natural Scrolling"
So you’ve been living with Lion for a week now, and try as you might, you just can’t get your head around that blasted reversed scrolling thing. Want the old way of scrolling back? It’s an easy fix. Read more…

How To: Take a Screenshot

How To: Take a Screenshot
It’s Apple 101. Something every user should know, but surprisingly few do. Whether you’re using a Mac, an iPhone, or an iPad, it’s usually as easy as one or two clicks. Read more…

How to: Disable Auto-Correct in OS X Lion

How to: Disable Auto-Correct in OS X Lion
OS X Lion could drop any day now. We could be mere hours away. And there’s one feature that a lot of Lion users are going to want to switch off pretty much immediately. Here’s how. Read more…

How To: Get Ready for OS X Lion

How To: Get Ready for OS X Lion
Mac OS X Lion could arrive… well, any time now, really. Apple refuses to give a solid release date, but most insider reports put its release window in early July. Is your Mac ready for the huge changes that Lion will bring? Read more…

How To: Get the Most Out of iPad’s Virtual Keyboard

How To: Get the Most Out of iPad's Virtual Keyboard
If you have an iPad, you have to contend with the virtual keyboard. And chances are, you hate the blasted thing. Typing without the tactile feedback of actual keys is a drag, and it doesn’t help that the keyboard appears to be very limited in what it can do. But appearances can be deceiving. Turns Read more…