1. Help
    January 17th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to block certain calls in iOS 10

    Adam Finberg would like a call-blocking app in iOS 10 that would: Allow all calls on your contact list to ring through. Send all calls not on your...

  2. Security
    January 16th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to browse privately and avoid persistent tracking on a Mac, iPhone and iPad

    Say you find yourself using the web on a strange computer – maybe one owned by a relative or friend, or in a library or school. When using a computer...

  3. Security
    January 13th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Lock down your Mac with system and networking monitoring tools

    Any malware powerful enough to overcome the defences that Apple built to resist incursions may also be powerful enough to hide its traces. That’s...

  4. Help
    January 11th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to delete images from Photos for macOS without getting rid of them

    Othman Al Serri writes in with a deliciously existential question: I have been using iPhoto for the past eight years. Using it is like a breeze, and...

  5. Help
    January 9th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to make sure Time Machine backs up external drives

    Mike Keslosky uses Time Machine, and wants to shift his Photos and iTunes libraries from his startup volume to an externally connected hard drive....

  6. Help
    December 23rd, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to capture deleted photos from an unsynced device

    A family member of mine deleted a lot of pictures from iCloud (on his phone), and then wiped them from the Recently Deleted folder as well. The...

  7. Security
    November 30th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How a little iOS magic in every new Touch Bar adds security

    For years, people have speculated about whether Apple would ditch macOS in favour of iOS, shedding desktops and turning laptops into something like...

  8. Help
    November 29th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to disable calendar invitation spam on your iPhone, iPad and Mac

    An apparently huge number of iOS and macOS users received calendar invite spam starting late last week. If you began seeing an invitation to an event...

  9. Help
    November 24th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to remove items from the macOS Bluetooth menu

    Worth Gretter asks: On the Bluetooth menu, my new iMac has entries for the Magic Keyboard and the Mouse Mouse 2, and also for the wireless keyboard...

  10. Security
    November 22nd, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    A USB dongle can hijack all your web accounts and router in 30 seconds, even if your computer is locked

    A proof of concept from security researcher and software developer Samy Kamkar shows that macOS, Windows, and Linux computers can have any previously...

  11. Help
    November 14th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to unmount drives automatically when closing a Mac’s lid

    Andre LaRiviere asks: Is there a way to avoid having the drives ‘unmount’ when I (forgetfully) close the top? It’s a small thing, but...

  12. Help
    November 11th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to fax from macOS Sierra

    Dale Mericle needs to fax, and he’s relied on his Mac since 2000. In macOS Sierra, it no longer works: his USRobotics 5637 doesn’t appear as a...

  13. Security
    November 4th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    First look: Little Flocker and BlockBlock help monitor your Mac’s security

    Recently, I noted a couple of new kinds of tools that would be available for macOS that go beyond Apple’s built-in support to block malicious...

  14. Help
    October 18th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to undelete and re-delete mail in iOS

    An iOS hidden feature surprised P M Wright. She had deleted an email in iOS and a pop-up appeared that asked if she wanted to ‘Undo Trash’....

  15. Help
    September 28th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    Print an email to PDF in iOS 10 in just two confusing steps

    iOS added print support years ago, and Printopia and then other software rose to meet a challenge: supporting printers that didn’t use Apple’s...

  16. Security
    September 27th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    Unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch requires two-factor, not two-step, iCloud protection—what?

    What’s the difference between two-step verification and two-factor authentication? A lot of frustration for people who were using the former and...

  17. News
    September 8th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    Two cameras in iPhone 7 Plus allow synthetic zoom, soft-focus backgrounds

    The new iPhone 7 Plus introduced at Apple’s September product event sports two cameras, set closely side by side, as was widely rumoured. Philip...

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