Joe KissellSenior Contributor, Macworld

Joe Kissell is a senior editor of TidBits and the author of numerous ebooks in the Take Control series.

Ten essential tips for searching the Web

Searching for the right results among the billions of pages on the Web? You don't need just a search engine; you also need some know-how.

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What the end of Google Sync means to you

Google has announced that, as of January 30, you won't be able to set up new iOS devices to use its Sync service to keep contacts and calendars synced across devices. What's that mean to you? Joe Kissell explains.

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Sync Data Using MobileMe or Google

As soon as your collection of Apple devices running OS X or iOS expands to two or more, the issue of syncing is bound to come up. You'll want most or all of the...

Five Things to Do Before Leaving for Vacation

These tips will help things run smoothly while you are gone and will put you back in touch quickly in case of a crisis at work.

Editing Word Documents on an iPad

Unlike the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPad was designed with the needs of typists in mind. The screen size, the large virtual keyboard in landscape orientation...

Presenting With the IPad

The initial release of Keynote for iPad ( Macworld rated 3 out of 5 mice ) lacks many of the snazzier features found in the desktop version of the product. That...

Protect Data With Encrypted Hard Drives

If you want to encrypt the contents of an external hard drive to protect its data in case of loss or theft, you've got a lot of options. You can create an...

How to Unclutter Your Hard Drive

As you use your Mac, it tends to accumulate lots of files--not just the ones you create and interact with, but preference and application support files, software...

Migrate a Time Machine Backup

If you've been using Time Machine for backups, there may come a time when you outgrow your backup disk. It's easy enough to plug in a larger disk or buy a Time...

Treat a Misbehaving Time Capsule

If the hard drive in your Mac starts misbehaving, you can run Apple's Disk Utility (or any of numerous third-party utilities) to repair it. But what if the drive...

Working With Multiple Browsers

Thanks to a lively market of third-party Web browsers, it's not at all uncommon for Mac users to move back and forth between different browsers. For example, I...

Five Jobs Other Browsers Do Better

In case you haven't heard, the browser war is over. It's not that there aren't still competitors--in fact, there's a bountiful landscape of Web browsers for OS...

Eight Reasons to Choose Safari or Firefox

There are many fine Mac Web browsers to choose from, and no reason not to have several installed so that you can switch among them as needed. Even so, most of us...

Troubleshoot an Ailing Hard Drive

Sooner or later, nearly every Mac user encounters a hard disk problem. Because the hard drive stores the data that enables your Mac to run, such problems can...

Five Reasons to Partition a Disk

When you get a new Mac, it comes with one startup drive (a hard disk or, in a few cases, a solid-state disk) named "Macintosh HD." This arrangement is perfectly...