1. Help
    March 21st, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to take best advantage of iCloud Desktop and Documents across Macs

    Gordon Potter has considered using iCloud Desktop and Documents, a macOS Sierra feature that both syncs and selectively archives less-used files to...

  2. Security
    March 17th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Don’t shy from secure end-to-end messaging apps in light of recent news

    Talking recently with a colleague in the security research side of things, they noted, “Funny – we’ve come full circle moving from phone numbers...

  3. Help
    March 15th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to fix problematic iPhoto library imports into Photos

    A failing hard drive has stymied Jill Ellis. She’s having errors trying to copy her entire iPhoto library to migrate it to a new computer and...

  4. Help
    March 9th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    What you can do if you forget your password on a FileVault-protected Mac

    Several readers have asked recently about what to do with systems they’ve purchased, inherited, or were given to them that were protected by FileVault and...

  5. Help
    March 3rd, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to manage multiple family members’ media within a single Photos library

    Heather Dowdee would like to see less of her daughter – her daughter’s selfies, at least. She and four other people in her family share a single...

  6. Security
    February 28th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Lock the lock screen out of revealing secrets and listening to Siri

    A Twitter user recounted a familiar story of a lost iPhone that resonated with a lot of people just a few days ago. The person behind @afronomics_...

  7. Help
    February 21st, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    What happens to facial recognition and other information when copying a Photos library to a new Mac

    Shay Levy has a 115GB Photos library, and has spent years marking faces and entering keywords. Shay is worried that this information will be lost...

  8. Help
    February 9th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to find all photos on your Mac

    Steve Thomas is trying to clean things up across two Macs: I’m finding that there are photos EVERYWHERE on these two machines—Photos library,...

  9. Help
    February 1st, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Should you look for an alternative to Apple’s AirPlay?

    A reader sees Apple’s direction moving far away from AirPlay, once a key advantage of its various OSes and networking systems. Dave Macaulay is...

  10. News
    January 31st, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to choose the best Wi-Fi replacement for your Apple AirPort routers

    I remember a call from Apple PR in October 2000. They wanted me to test their wireless AirPort equipment, and would loan me a spaceship-shaped base...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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