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  • If Tim Cook recapped Apple's 2012

    Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    The Apple CEO’s (hypothetical) holiday letter to family and friends, recapping the company’s eventful 2012
  • Apple releases Supplemental Update 2.0 for Mountain Lion 10.8.2

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 12:13 am

    Sure, it's nearly Thanksgiving, but Apple hasn't let everyone in Cupertino take the week off for turkey brining. No, the company's hard-at-work developers have issued OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0 to Mac users. This update is recommended for all Mac systems introduced in 2012; it may not show up if you're using an older Mac.
  • Set up Time Machine in Mountain Lion

    Posted November 17, 2012 - 8:25 am

    If you value your data—whether it’s some perfect photos you took last weekend, your entire music collection on iTunes, or your draft of the next great American novel—you must stay on top of regular system backup. One of the easiest ways of doing so is to use OS X’s built-in backup program, Time Machine. Time Machine works with your Mac and an external drive to save important documents, photos, and system files regularly. Apart from keeping spares of every file, Time Machine maintains a record of how your system looked on any given day, so you can easily put everything back the way it was if something goes wrong.
  • The hidden powers of Mountain Lion's Preview

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:20 am

    Preview is Apple's top-secret tool for viewing and manipulating PDF files, graphics, and more. The secret, however, isn't that it exists (look in your Applications folder) but that this seemly simple program harbors tons of advanced features. You can use Preview to annotate PDFs, delete or rearrange PDF pages, crop images, and more. Here's an overview of the recent additions to Preview that you may not know about.
  • Apple releases Mountain Lion 10.8.1

    Posted August 23, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    Apple on Thursday released Update 10.8.1, its first incremental update to the Mountain Lion edition of OS X.
  • Encrypt any disk in Mountain Lion

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 7:35 am

    One of the more interesting--and less visible--new features in Mountain Lion is the ability to encrypt almost any disk. OS X has long offered the ability to encrypt your startup disk using Apple's FileVault, but Mountain Lion extends this feature to other disks, even to simple USB flash drives. Here is an overview of how this feature works, how you can encrypt and decrypt a disk, and what options you have when doing so.
  • Why Mountain Lion got me to finally try Apple Mail

    Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:45 am

    I've been using an 11-inch MacBook Air as my primary computer for ten months now, but I'd never even opened up the Mail app until today. However, there are some interesting new features in Mac OS X "Mountain Lion" that I wanted to check out.
  • Up close with Mountain Lion: Security

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Though Apple has long prided itself on the Mac's safety record, recent events such as the Flashback Trojan horse have proven that the company can't take the security of its operating systems for granted. And the security upgrades in Mountain Lion make it clear that Apple isn't.
  • Get your Mac ready for Mountain Lion

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    Editor's note: This article is the first in a series of upcoming articles on installing Mountain Lion. We'll publish a complete guide to the new version of OS X once the update becomes available.
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