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Archived Since:July 24, 2009

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Bugs & Fixes: Problems pairing iPhones to Bluetooth audio systems

Ted Landau reports that some people are having difficulties pairing their iPhones with their Bluetooth car audio systems. Here are your options.

How to securely delete files

If you want your deleted files to be really, completely, totally gone, emptying the trash isn't enough. Chris Breen provides other options.

Converting CDs to Windows-compatible ISO images

Problem: You have a hybrid CD that contains software drivers you need for your Windows PC. But the Windows PC doesn't have a media drive. Solution: Create a Windows-compatible disk image on your Mac.

Skirting auto-login in Lion

You've configured your Mac to automatically login to a particular account but now you'd like to switch to a different account. Are there any shortcuts? Perhaps not as many as you'd like.

Is the new iPad too hot to handle?

A reader has a warm iPad. Is he alone? No. Is it something to worry about? Probably not.

Understanding Apple TV, mirroring, and aspect ratio

Although the new iPad and Apple TV support 1080p video, nothing changes about the iPad's native 4:3 aspect ratio.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Journals in iPhoto for iOS

Ted Landau likes iPhoto for iOS a lot, but finds some issues with its Journals feature.

Tweaking Lion's firewall

Like versions of OS X's firewall before it, Lion limits what you can do with the firewall from within the Security & Privacy system preference. Thankfully there's a terrific tool for digging deeper.

Bugs & Fixes: No green light for UltraViolet

Ted Landau finds UltraViolet--the movie industry's latest attempt to protect its content--wanting. Read all about it here.

Cure for an incomplete iOS update

When your iOS device demands that it be plugged into iTunes, things aren't right. Time to start over with a fresh iOS install.

Dealing with spam when Mail won't cut it

Mail has a decent spam filtering feature but if you've found it not nearly effective enough, you have a couple of options. Chris Breen explains what they are.

Changing your Apple ID's email address

You say you've decided to leave Gmail and want to associate your Apple ID with a different email address? Chris Breen shows you how.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Messages Beta on a Mac

Ted Landau discusses some of the most significant and common problems that have cropped up thus far in the OS X Messages beta application.

Make more elbow room on the desktop

Do you find more icons on your desktop than room to place them? Modifying your desktop settings can help.

Mountain Lion, Rosetta, and breath holding

Is there any hope for Quicken 2007 users who plan to move to Mountain Lion? Yes, but not in the form of a Rosetta return.

Versions and Auto Save explained

Can you transfer a Lion file that has multiple saved versions to another Mac and expect to browse those versions? No, and Chris Breen explains why.

Archiving uncluttered web pages

A reader would like to know how to easily archive an uncluttered version of our stories. Chris Breen (and Automator) have an answer.

Bugs & Fixes: Poor Rich Text Format (RTF) support in iOS

Ted Landau laments the lack of full support for Rich Text Format (RTF) files on his iPad.

Missing apps, missing Safari warnings, and more

Chris Breen gets a lot of questions but those questions don't always merit a long answer. In this edition of Mac 911 he makes a dent in the mailbag by answer questions about missing iOS apps, how to restore Safari warnings, using a "PC" hard drive with a Mac, and redownloading the Lion installer.

Choosing a musical keyboard

While it's easy enough to choose the proper keyboard for your Mac, what about the other keyboard--the one you connect to your Mac to make music? Chris Breen has some tips.

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