1. Security
    May 23rd, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Apple’s new iCloud security requirements: How it affects you and the software you use

    If you use iCloud for email, calendar events or contacts with any apps other than those made by Apple, and you haven’t upgraded the security on...

  2. Help
    May 19th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Did a mysterious Lost and Found folder just appear on your Mac? It could mean trouble

    Joseph Pierpoint discovered a folder in his Mac’s Trash labelled ‘Lost and Found’. When he opened it, he found it contained over...

  3. Security
    May 18th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Don’t Panic: Breach at software developer shouldn’t affect its customers or its future

    Long-time software developer Panic alerted its customers on Wednesday via a blog post about the theft of a large portion of the source code to its...

  4. Help
    May 11th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Why the Apple LED Cinema Display doesn’t work with a Thunderbolt 3 adapter

    Ross Mclauchlan writes in with a display problem: I recently purchased a MacBook Pro and have an Apple LED Cinema Display, and am perplexed that I...

  5. Help
    May 10th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to set a different return address in Mail for macOS

    Reader Harold and his wife, Ginnie, were puzzled about setting up Mail in macOS to use their business’ return email address when they replied from...

  6. Help
    May 9th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Can you use older versions of Apple’s Pages on macOS Sierra?

    Juanita Roushdy says, “I have an iMac running Mac OS X 10.6.8 that uses Pages ’09 (version 4.1), which I absolutely love and use for all kinds...

  7. Help
    May 5th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to set up an external drive as a Time Machine destination for multiple Macs

    Ed Bernard has all the right pieces, but wasn’t able to find a straightforward explanation for backing up his three Macs to a single external drive...

  8. Help
    April 21st, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to fix an uncopyable iPhoto or Photos Library

    Martha Helena writes in with a problem that may have a few different angles. Her startup drive has started to fill. Her Photos Library file is 12.5GB...

  9. Help
    April 13th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to selectively migrate files from Time Machine

    David Camp has moved most of his work from an old, failing MacBook Pro to a new one. However, he still has some files on the old machine that he’s...

  10. Help
    April 11th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to disable GPS coordinates when texting photos

    Susan writes in with a privacy concern. She texted a photo to an acquaintance, and was disturbed when that person was able to know her home address....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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_...

  17. 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...

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