1. Help
    May 17th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to get rid of a persistent macOS Messages badge icon

    The badge that can appear on selected apps in the macOS Dock is a helpful reminder that you’ve got something that requires attention. But when the...

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    May 16th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to recover a Mail folder from Time Machine in macOS

    Time Machine in macOS can work within a number of apps, letting you retrieve older versions of files or even deleted email messages in the Mail app....

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    May 15th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    One way to use an iPad as a display for a headless Mac

    Decades ago, I used to set up “headless” servers. These were computers that you stuck in a server room and accessed remotely. While terminal-based...

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    May 11th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to erase documents on a printer before sale or disposal

    It’s right to be paranoid about what happens with your hardware devices after they leave your hands. Researchers have gone to thrift stores and...

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    May 10th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    macOS File Settings: The difference between Locked and Sharing & Permissions

    It’s an easy matter to overwrite a file in macOS that you want to keep unchanged. One way to prevent this: Select the file in the Finder, choose File > Get...

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    May 8th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to stop Calendars from showing holidays and birthdays

    It’s a small thing, but it can be annoying: Apple automatically generates calendars for holidays and birthdays in the Calendar app for iOS and...

  7. Help
    May 3rd, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to install macOS updates without an Apple ID

    Sometimes you wind up with a Mac that you didn’t configure and don’t have all the information about. That happened to Macworld reader Anibal,...

  8. Help
    April 30th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    Photos not importing? Figure out the culprit with Image Capture

    Because my wife’s Mac refused to sync her iPhone’s media properly, she wouldn’t delete photos and videos she’d taken on her iPhone....

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    April 26th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    Problems with an Apple AirPort? It could be a hardware failure

    Hardware fails in very different ways. Sometimes, it’s catastrophic and abrupt, and you hear terrible sounds coming from inside your hard drive....

  10. Help
    April 18th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to fix autocorrect in iOS

    You’re tapping along on your iPhone or iPad, and suddenly an ordinary letter or word gets replaced by something bizarre. We’re all used to autocorrect...

  11. Help
    April 18th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to recover an iCloud account when a factor for two-factor authentication goes missing

    Two-factor authentication (2FA) is highly recommend with your Apple ID, especially for iCloud or iTunes and App Store purchases, there’s one drawback:...

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    April 12th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to read legacy FileVault formats on your Mac

    All good things must come to an end, we’re told, and macOS 10.13 was the very end of the original FileVault, Apple’s file encryption format...

  13. Help
    March 20th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    What happened to the ‘All My Files’ feature in macOS High Sierra?

    macOS’s All My Files option in the Finder is a great example of a feature that you barely know is there until it disappears. All My Files was default...

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    March 20th, 2018 by James Cross
    How to clear your browser history on iPhone and iPad

    Maybe you have been using the iPad you share with your wife to shop for an anniversary present. Maybe you are afraid your boyfriend will pick up your...

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    March 15th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    iMessage: How to pick a reply address in iOS and macOS

    Apple keeps improving iMessage synchronization across the many different devices that can be logged into the same account. (Seriously, it’s gotten...

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    March 14th, 2018 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to use printer presets in macOS

    Pity the poor macOS Print dialog: it’s been around so long, and we don’t really look at it much. This is likely why Mac 911 receives regular (though...

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