10 hidden things you can do on your Mac

Whether you are upgrading from an older version of OS X, or you are switching from a PC to a Mac, you’ll want to know how to do each of the following 10 things once you have Apple’s new OS X Mountain Lion software installed.

Is Mountain Lion too hot for your Mac to handle?

With every major upgrade of OS X, there will be questions: When should I upgrade, why should I upgrade, will the upgrade work for me, and what should I expect? With the recent release of OS X Mountain Lion, we answer these questions and more.

Think we’re moving past the PC? Ask the PC makers

The PC market had one of its worst quarters in a long time, with worldwide sales dipping 0.1 percent and U.S. sales dropping 10.6 percent. It’s not just the effect of th general transition to mobile that’s taking place — there’s also a lot of waiting going on.

How to build a better Apple HQ, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: a more walkable, community-oriented Apple campus proposal, see which older Macs won’t update to Mountain Lion, Apple’s part in the mobile patent mess, and a future with Siri-powered robots.

Mountain Lion creeps forward: new features in the developer preview

Apple continues to tweak the upcoming version of its Mac desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion. The changes made recently to the developer preview are good indications of what we’ll see when the final version goes live this summer. Here’s an overview of those changes.

Mountain Lion threatens Facebook and Microsoft

Rapid adoption of OS X Mountain Lion would clearly threaten Microsoft. But after digging into Apple’s new operating system, Edward Aten of Swift.fm thinks it poses a threat to another, less obvious, company — the current leader in the consumer cloud, Facebook.

Digging deeper: Smaller changes in OS X Mountain Lion

The major new features in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion are what everyone is talking about, but with every release of OS X, the company makes some smaller changes that escape the notice of most. We take a look at some of those changes.

What schools need to know about OS X Mountain Lion

Many school districts are rolling out student programs, where most computing is done with the iPad. By more closely integrating with iOS, the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion release should help in schools that make heavy use of iPads and still want to use Macs.