1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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....

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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