New features roar to life in Mac’s Lion OS

More than any previous release, Lion tweaks and extends Mac OS X's interface--often in unexpected ways. With Mission Control and Launchpad, the operating system seems to be be stuck in a tug-of-war between

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Dan Moren

A Mac pro’s 5 minute Lion configuration

By Christopher Breen Reader David Mitchell delves into the personal with this question about Lion. He writes: I'm planning to buy Lion and was curious about what pros like you do when you

Published on: July 20th, 2011 IDG News Service

Mac OS X Lion: Top 7 new features for business

Ever since Mac OS X Lion was announced, many of us have been wondering what it will mean for businesses and IT departments. So far, that discussion has focused largely on distribution: How

Published on: June 28th, 2011 John C. Welch

Everything we know about Mac OS X Lion on launch day

 Apple gave us our first glimpse at Lion, the next incarnation of the Mac OS, last October. Over the past few months, bits and bobs about the new OS have slowly come out--in

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Lex Friedman and Serenity Caldwell

Apple responds to fake antivirus attacks

Apple on Wednesday updated the malware engine included with Snow Leopard to detect the newest version of MacDefender, the fake antivirus program that's plagued users for the last month.The update was the latest

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Use Apple’s Automator to create to-do items anywhere

One of the main reasons Mac users avoid Apple's automation utility, Automator, is because they believe that to do anything worthwhile with it, you have to create complex workflows. If you count yourself

Published on: June 1st, 2011 Christopher Breen

Apple to launch iCloud and updated OS next week

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take the stage at the company's developer conference next week to introduce iCloud -- Apple's new cloud service -- and the next version of its mobile operating system,

Published on: June 1st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

New iMacs: these Apples have four cores

Apple Tuesday released four new models of its iMac desktop computer that leave unchanged the aluminum and glass design, but that now boast powerful quad-core Intel processors and Apple's high-throughput Thunderbolt I/O interface.Also

Published on: May 4th, 2011 John Cox and Ben Camm-Jones

Complete guide to buying an Apple MacBook laptop

Mac laptops are hugely popular. But there is plenty to consider if you are thinking about buying an Apple laptop. Here's our Mac laptops buying guide. MacBook The MacBook is Apple's entry-level Mac

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Simon Jary

Onsite and Off-site Mac back up

Macworld cares about your data, and you should too. If you don't backup, assume that you will someday lose data that is important to you. We've covered the basics of how to keep

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Lex Friedman

TimePreserver helps Mac users back up their backup

Look under the end table in my living room, and you'll find one facet of my Mac backup strategy: a 1 TB Time Capsule. My Mac mini, Mac Pro, and MacBook all happily

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Scott McNulty

Six security risks SMBs need to guard against

Social media networks and mobile devices top the list of six security risks that small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) need to focus on, according to security experts. The mad rush for businesses

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

The good and the bad of Windows Phone 7

I use an iPhone 4. I upgraded to the iPhone 4 from an iPhone 3GS. However, prior to making the switch to the iPhone I relied on Windows Mobile smartphones for years. With

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Microsoft should focus more on quality products, less on bad marketing

It seems Microsoft didn't get pummeled enough in the "I'm a Mac, you're a PC" ad campaign, so it's coming back for more. This time the marketing marvels at Microsoft have cooked up

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Robert X. Cringely