Before you can use iChat to send and receive chat messages, you must set it up by adding the accounts you plan to use: Open iChat AV by clicking on its icon in the Dock or in the Applications folder. A dialog box opens to help you set up your account after you launch iChat […]

Chat (also known as instant messaging) is a form of real-time communication. When you use chat, your message gets delivered to the person on the other end almost instantly, even if the other person is all the way on the other side of the world. The speed with which chat allows communication has made it […]

To set up a new email account in Mail, follow these steps: Open Mail by clicking on its icon in the dock. From the Mail menu, choose Preferences. Click the Accounts button to display the pane. To create a new account, click the Add (+) button in the bottom-left corner of the window. In the […]

Whenever you print a document, that document enters a print queue, a line of documents waiting for their turn at the printer. A printer icon may appear in your dock to let you know that the queue is active. You can open the print queue and do some document management. To open the print queue, […]

The first step to adding a printer is to make sure the USB cable is properly connected to both the computer and the printer, and that the printer is plugged into a power outlet and turned on. Once you have physically connected the printer and turned it on, it should be recognized by your Mac. […]

If you know you are always going to be using the same printer (and you have more than one printer installed on your computer, such as a local printer and one or more network printers), you can make that printer the default printer that will be used each time you print from Windows programs. To […]

Adding a printer to your computer involves two steps: making the connection from the computer to the printer using either a parallel or USB cable, and installing the software needed to allow your computer to communicate with the specific printer you want to use. Most printers sold today support USB, which can transfer data much […]

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