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Installing Mountain Lion: What you need to know, from Macworld

In Mac Desktop on 07/30/2012 at 10:08 am

Mountain Lion image courtesy AppleDan Frakes of Macworld with excellent advice:

Before Lion (OS X 10.7) debuted last year, installing the latest major version of Mac OS X meant buying a disc and slipping it into your Mac’s optical drive. But Lion changed all that by making OS X available for direct download. OS X 10.8—better known as Mountain Lion—inherits Lion’s distribution method. More specifically, it’s available only as a download from Apple’s Mac App Store. This makes it easier and more convenient to upgrade your OS than having to buy and use a DVD or thumb drive, but it also raises a number of questions, and it presents upgrade obstacles for some users. As I did last year with Lion, I’ve compiled this guide to getting and installing Apple’s latest OS.

Read the full story: Installing Mountain Lion: What you need to know | Macworld.

How to create read-only PDFs in OS X | Macworld

In Mac Desktop, Teaching on 07/16/2012 at 9:54 am

Lock PDF files in OS X
How to create read-only PDFs in OS X | Macworld.

Macworld, in a quick video, explains how to make your PDFs secure with the built-in tools in OS X’s Print dialog box. If you can print it, you can make an uneditable, even an unprintable PDF right from your desktop. Think of the uses….

Icon images courtesy Dermalog (PDF icon) and IconArchive (lock icon).