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AirDrop acts as a wireless channel for Mac users to send files to other participating users. AirDrop does not require any installation or setup, but rather uses peer-to-peer Wi-Fi between participating Mac computers. OS X Lion is equipped with the ability to automatically detect other Mac computers that participate in the usage of AirDrop; the other users appear in the Finder, where...
Article Id: 16224
Category: Basic Features & How To's

Auto Save is a useful feature of Lion that automatically saves the work of a user. NOTE: Auto Save is only compatible with certain apps. Some of the benefits that these apps offer includes: 1. Save as you go: Apps that are equipped with this feature will save documents as the user is working on them,...
Article Id: 16192
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The Dock is a permanent bar on your desktop that can be used to keep your favorite apps ready for you to use. You can place apps onto the Dock or remove them if you find that it is cluttering up the Dock. The windows that you have open will also be displayed on the dock so you can switch back and forth from your different windows.
Article Id: 16516
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iCal is a great way to organize schedules, events, birthdays, meetings, and other important events. When you open iCal the week view will automatically come up. Before you add any events the calendar will come up blank. iCal Features in OS X...
Article Id: 16521
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iCloud is a feature that allows the user to have pictures, documents, music, and more all in one place where it is easily accessible from all devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC). It is a wireless feature that automatically comes with every new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Mac. iCloud not only acts as a common storage source, but it also keeps email, contacts, and...
Article Id: 16175
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Macs have always been known for their applications, and the ease of access by having an Application Folder on all of their operating systems. OS X Lion takes this idea to a different level by having Launchpad. Launchpad gives the user instant access to every single app that is in the Applications folder. There are few tips that Apple offers for using Launchpad effectively: To...
Article Id: 16169
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OS X Lion features Lion Recovery, which allows the user to restore system software without the requirement of installing discs or other drives. To Access Lion Recovery: 1. Hold down [Command + R] during your Mac start-up. 2. After choosing to run Recovery, the user can choose from...
Article Id: 16220
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Mission Control OS X Lion has many useful improvements, one of which is the new feature, Mission Control. Mission Control can be thought of as a sort of hybrid between Spaces, and an improvement in Exposé. Mission Control gives users a bird's eye view of their applications, which are divided into designated spaces, which the user can assign. There are a few general...
Article Id: 16168
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To Set Up a New User Account: 1. Select System Preferences, by either: Going to the Apple menu and clicking System Preferences...
Article Id: 16517
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Spotlight is a convenient way to search your Mac for for an app, music, email, and other types of files. Spotlight starts the search as soon as you start typing. Using spotlight not only turns up items with the name you are searching for, but also lets you see files that contain that name. To Search in Spotlight: 1. Click the Spotlight icon in...
Article Id: 16513
Category: Basic Features & How To's