1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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....

  4. Help
    December 23rd, 2016 by Jeffery Battersby
    How to manage your network with iNet Network Scanner

    Two weeks ago in part 2 of the indispensables series I made mention of a networkscanning app called iNet Network Scanner. I’ve used this app...

  5. 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...

  6. Help
    December 8th, 2016 by Jeffery Battersby
    The indispensables: essential software for your working Mac and iOS device

    Last week we talked about hardware, this week, apps. The software tools that are essential to my day-to-day work. With few exceptions all of the following...

  7. 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...

  8. Help
    November 25th, 2016 by Lesa Snider
    How to use Siri in macOS Sierra to find pictures in Photos on the fly

    When guests visit, we love having a Photos slideshow playing on our Mac. However, if guests show up with little or no advance notice (as they tend...

  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. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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’....

  13. Help
    October 14th, 2016 by Ben Patterson
    Six ways to make the most of Mail for iOS 10

    About a year ago, we served up eight gotta-know tips for iOS Mail users – everything from how to change the size of your message previews to...

  14. Help
    October 6th, 2016 by Ian Paul
    How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

    Good news, privacy enthusiasts: Facebook’s one-on-one encrypted messaging feature called Secret Conversations is now live for all Android and...

  15. Help
    October 5th, 2016 by Oscar Raymundo
    Seven solutions for the iPhone 7′s lack of headphone jack

    No headphone jack? No problem – or, at least, not a problem that can’t be fixed with a solid adapter. Apple caused a commotion after confirming...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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