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How to Use the Dark Mode in Mac OS X Yosemite

Mac OS X Yosemite offers a new dark mode that is useful for designers who don't want to be distracted by the bright gray menus standard on Mac OS X. This mode allows the menus to fade into the background where they are less distracting as you work.

How to Copy Files Between Mac and iPhone with AirDrop on Mac OS X Yosemite

Mac OS X Yosemite brings AirDrop functionality to your Mac so that you can easily transfer files from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads as well as other Macs quickly and securely. .

How to Customize the Dashboard in Mac OS X Yosemite

Mac OS X offers a dashboard to store third-party widgets. This is not new to Yosemite, but in Mavericks you only had the option to show the Dashboard as a space or not.

How to Customize the Mac OS X Yosemite Notification Center

Mac OS X Yosemite has a notifications center just like older versions of the operating system, but with Yosemite, Apple is adding extensions to allow you to get notifications about what you want. Ther...

How to Get and Install Mac OS X Yosemite Beta

Apple has released a new operating system in beta called Yosemite and anyone with a Mac can try it out. All you need to get started with this operating system is a Mac running OS X Mavericks, 2GB of m...

How to Mark Up PDFs in the Mac OS X Yosemite Mail App

One interesting new feature of OS X Yosemite is the ability to add annotations to images and PDFs in email. This allows you to sign PDFs by simply attaching them to your mail messages and marking them up from there.

How to Use Dictation to Write What You Say on a Mac

There are many reasons you might want to avoid typing on your Mac. Perhaps your arms are tired, or you have an injury or you just would rather dictate your text.

How to Back Up Your Mac With Time Machine

One great feature of the Macintosh OS is the ability to quickly and easily back up your Mac to an external drive so that if there's ever a problem you can restore quickly. Here's how you can use Time Machine to back up your system and restore it..

How to Clean Out Your Mac OS X Launchpad

The Macintosh OS X Launchpad is a feature that was added in OS X Lion. It was intended to make the operating system ready for touch screen devices by putting all your applications in one place.

How to Install Mac OS X Yosemite on a USB Flash Drive

You might want to try out Yosemite but not modify your primary Mac. You can install Yosemite on an external drive (at least 8GB, but 16GB is better). For the best experience, you should install Yosemi...