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Must-Have Mac Maintenance Apps

According to Murphy's law, anything that can go wrong will go wrong. This holds especially true for mechanical and electronic devices. If you don't change your car's motor oil, your engine will eventually seize up. And if you don't perform regularly scheduled maintenance on your Mac, your computer could be in a world of hurt.

Must-Have Google Mac Apps

There's a lot of information on the Internet these days. In fact, according to one report, there are now over 11.5 billion web pages. It's anybody's guess how we're supposed to find the stuff we're looking for - it's like finding a needle in a haystack! Fortunately, there are some excellent tools at our disposal, like Google, the company that links us to information.

Free Flickr Apps For Your Mac

If you have a Mac and a digital camera, you probably know a thing or two about managing digital photos. Of course, iPhoto is a wonderful application that does a great job of managing photos on your Mac. But when it comes to sharing your photos with friends and family members, iPhoto comes up short, especially if you decided to forgo the expensive .Mac subscription.

Twenty Must-Have Mac Apps

Every Mac you can buy these days comes pre-installed with powerful and practical applications. You get the amazing iLife suite as well as other applications like Safari and Mail.app. In fact, Macs include so much software that you could probably do practically everything you need to do without ever downloading or purchasing another application.

Five Mac Apps for Professional Presentations

At some point, you'll probably call on your trusty Mac to help you make a presentation in front of a live audience. Whether you're at work or school, we've got just the tools for you. We've rounded up the best presentation applications for Mac OS X - the ones that will help you look classy and organized. The best part is that they're all free!

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Mastering Mail.app: A Beginner's Guide

If you use Apple's Mail application, you may be looking at the menu options and wondering what they're good for. Most of us just use email to keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers, right? Well, we're going to show you what other features are available to make mailing easier and more convenient. We'll cover the options in Mail's preferences and show you what's possible.

Joost: Free Internet TV on Your Mac

[Editor's Note, 6/13/12: Joost is no longer available as a Mac app, but you can use one of our new tutorials to Automatically Download TV Shows to Your Mac.]

Better Internet Printing With Mac OS X Services

One of the more frustrating aspects of the Internet is printing those darn webpages! Sure, some websites have helpful "Print" links that take you to pages specially formatted for printing, but many sites don't provide such help. (Yes, Macinstruct is guilty as charged!) If you've ever tried to print a webpage and had half the page chopped off, this tip is for you.

Keep Track of People with Address Book

Every Mac ships with a great little organization application called Address Book. This Apple program can help you keep track of friends and family, and it integrates seamlessly with other Apple applications, like Mail.

Sherlock: The Forgotten Mac Application

It was a big hit in Mac OS 8 and 9, an interesting application in Mac OS 10.2 and 10.3, and now it's been all but forgotten. I'm talking about Sherlock, of course -- Apple's file and web searching tool. Sure, you can search your Mac with Spotlight and get Internet information with Dashboard Widgets, but Sherlock can still come in handy. Look for it in your Mac's Applications folder.

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