How do you personalize your Mac? Wallpapers? Or, Desktop pictures? From what I can tell, they’re the same. Apple calls them Desktop pictures on the Mac. On Windows, they’re Wallpapers. Why can’t we all just get along? If it’s your ...

My Mac and I have a special relationship. She doesn’t do anything crazy (freeze, lockup, die, go wonky) and I promise not to curse when something goes wrong (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Imagine my surprise when I ...

As much as we love how well the Mac works, how simple and straightforward it can be (compared to Windows or Linux), there’s always room for improvement. Nothing improves without change. A friend asked me what I thought of Default Folder. ...

Are you backing up your Mac’s files online yet? Here’s the best way to do it. There are umpteen services which give Mac users plenty of online catastrophic backup storage. Most are free for the first few gigabytes of storage, ...

Do you ever have enough writing tools? If you use your Mac to write then you know the value of a good collection of writing tools. Built-in spell checking can be handy. Ditto for a Mac word processor that’s affordable ...

When it comes to basic backups on my Mac I prefer the posture of set it and forget it. That wasn’t so easy a few years ago, but today Mac users can choose from a few dozen backup apps, most of ...

By now you know the Mac has been blessed with malware. Serious malware. While the latest malware is a Java-based Trojan Horse (which usually requires a user to download and install), Apple found it serious enough to issue multiple Java ...

Got Widgets? Yes, you do. Dashboard Widgets were all the rage a few years ago, but have become somewhat passé in the face of 99-cent apps on the Mac App Store. My collection of Widgets is basic. Weather. Stocks. Translate. ...

If necessity is the mother of invention, then you know why people invent things. They have a need not easily fulfilled by other products. Take Address Book in the Mac. It’s a good address and contact manager. But putting in ...

Despite a decade of continuous, daily Mac experience, this old dawn can learn a new trick or two. Do you use your Mac’s clipboard? If you cut, copy, or paste, you use the clipboard. Here’s an app that makes the ...