There’s a French culinary phrase—mise en place—that means “everything in its place.” The idea is that, before you start cooking, you organize and arrange all the ingredients for the dish so they’re right at hand when you need them. In essence, mise en place is about being well-prepared for the task at hand. You can, […]
To save time when tweaking options in System Preferences on a Mac, click and hold on the System Preferences icon in the Dock to see a menu of all available preference panes. Then choose the one you want to open that pane immediately, bypassing the main System Preferences window.
Letting kids loose on a Mac can be frustrating: they might delete important files, visit unsuitable Web sites, or spend too much time staring at the screen. Happily, Apple is in your corner, and if you want to let your child use a Mac safely, you can set up a “Managed account.” With a Managed […]
By default, System Preferences on the Mac organizes its preference panes by category. However, it doesn’t label those categories, making the organization nearly inscrutable. If you have trouble finding the Accessibility preference pane, for instance, which ends up in the bottom right when sorted by category, there’s a better way. With System Preferences open, choose […]