1. Help
    September 4th, 2017 by Roman Loyola
    How to learn Apple Swift, Apple’s language for creating iOS and macOS apps

    Want to create your own app? To do so, you need to learn a programming language. Fortunately, Apple has a language for writing apps for the Mac, iPhone...

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    August 25th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive

    Hard drive failures can happen to anyone, including Mac 911 columnists. A relatively new hard drive bit the dust, requiring days of work to get back...

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    August 24th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to block all calls on your iPhone except those from your contacts

    There are very few things that are more annoying than unwanted phone calls. Macworld reader Douglas Cowan asks a question about a way to block those...

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    August 18th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to set network connection priority on a Mac

    With different networking options available – ethernet, Wi-Fi, iPhone tethering etc – you may find yourself in a situation where you want your...

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    August 14th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    The case of the iMac screen that mysteriously blacks out

    Cecil Usher wants to give his granddaughter a 2010-era 27-inch iMac. However, there’s a problem. The screen goes completely black and stays that...

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    August 11th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    When fonts won’t display properly in Safari and Mail, here’s what to do

    Don writes: System software is up to date. I use Suitcase Fusion and it’s also up to date. I tried booting up without Suitcase but that made no...

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    August 8th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to adjust the spell-check language in macOS

    macOS has a system-wide spell-check feature. Fortunately, for reader JGC, this feature can be adjusted by the user, especially when a problem like...

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    July 26th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to better control the size of video exports on your Mac

    When you export a video file in Apple’s QuickTime Player or iMovie, does the resulting file size leave you confused? Maybe you have had the same...

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    July 18th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Apple Pay, AirDrop and Handoff not working? Here’s what to do to get them to work again

    Apple has built a lot of proximity tools into iOS and macOS, and they’re great when they work. But when they don’t work, it’s leaves you scrambling...

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    July 14th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Slow Mac? Could be a hidden memory gobbler in macOS

    Just hours into using my new 27in iMac with 32GB of memory, the system felt sluggish. I checked memory usage via the top -u command in Terminal,...

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    July 12th, 2017 by Eric Geier
    How to monitor, measure and manage your broadband consumption

    Forget that bass; in the digital world, it’s all about that bandwidth. You’re paying your ISP for a given amount of bandwidth, but it’s up to...

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    July 12th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Why your Mac isn’t working as fast as it says it is – and how you can fix it

    John Smith wrote in with a very interesting set of queries about whether his Macs slow down when they’re left to complete a task. “Do you know...

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    July 6th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to zoom using the Magic Trackpad in Safari

    Jeffrey Dore went through the looking glass with Safari: When using Safari [in Sierra], it suddenly enlarges the document, similar to what can be...

  14. Help
    June 23rd, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to upload multiple Photos libraries to a single iCloud Photo Library

    Rob Rosenbaum has a slightly terrifying question. He’s been syncing photos from a single iPhone to two different Macs via USB – just importing...

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    June 21st, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to update to two-factor authentication for an iTunes-only Apple ID

    If you’re like me (and many of you are), you have two Apple IDs for historical reasons that you continue to use. Until the mythical future date...

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    June 19th, 2017 by Joe Kissell
    How to reset your Mac’s NVRAM, PRAM and SMC

    When your Mac starts acting up, you’ll probably run through some common troubleshooting procedures such as restarting it, running Disk Utility and...

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    June 9th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to restart your Mac remotely

    Reader G. Murray needs to restart his Mac at times when it’s not within arm’s reach – or even with walking legs’ reach. He’s wondering what...

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