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Exploring the Mac's sharing features

Christopher Breen | Feb. 25, 2013
Last week I showed you how to connect your Mac to the Internet and to a local network. Now that your computer is on speaking terms with other devices and services, let's examine exactly how you can put those powers of communication to use for sharing the devices and files associated with your Mac.

If that Mac can open the file, and you've chosen 'Save and Open', it will do so in the appropriate application. If the Mac lacks the necessary application to open the file, but the Mac is aware of which application created it (and that application is available from the Mac App Store), a notification will warn you that you're missing the application, but that you can get it from the Mac App Store. Tell your Mac to get it, and the Mac App Store application will open and direct you to the application. You can then choose to purchase it.


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