Apple made some huge changes to Mail with the release of OS X Lion. Some of its lesser-known features can make your life a lot easier, but you may not know they’re there. Here’s one of my favorites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?