1. Help
    August 9th, 2016 by Kirk McElhearn
    End the clutter: how to organise your Mac menu bar

    Your Mac’s menu bar is a useful tool. It displays ‘menu bar extras’, little icons that give you status information about your Mac, or...

  2. Help
    August 8th, 2016 by Dan Moren
    Five apps and accessories for getting more done on the road

    Given how deeply ingrained technology is in our everyday lives, trying to travel without it is a bit like trying to travel without a change of socks....

  3. Help
    August 4th, 2016 by Kirk McElhearn
    Hands on with macOS Sierra’s Console: Now it’s easier to get the Mac information you need

    If you’ve ever looked at the Console app in OS X, you’ve seen how frustrating it can be to glean any useful information from its overladen logs....

  4. Help
    August 1st, 2016 by Kirk McElhearn
    The mysterious methods to uninstalling Mac apps

    A reader wrote in with a suggestion for a topic for this column: Coming from a Windows environment I find that uninstalling a Mac OS application to...

  5. Help
    July 29th, 2016 by Kirk McElhearn
    Everything you need to know about playing music with AirPlay

    If you use a Mac or an iOS device, you may know about AirPlay, Apple’s streaming protocol that can send audio and/or video to a variety of devices....

  6. Help
    July 27th, 2016 by Roman Loyola
    How to use iCloud Drive’s new Desktop and Documents access in macOS Sierra

    With macOS Sierra, iCloud Drive has the ability to automatically save files saved on your Desktop and in your Documents folder to the cloud. Apple...

  7. Help
    July 25th, 2016 by Dan Moren
    Three reasons to run your own Mac server

    When it comes to technology, the word ‘server’ may bring to mind, for some, a warehouse-sized room not unlike the end of Raiders of the...

  8. Help
    July 22nd, 2016 by Jason Snell
    How to see every Mac, iPad and iPhone associated with your Apple ID

    My Apple ID has seen a lot. I’ve used a lot of Macs and iOS devices over the years, and reviewed a whole bunch more. As a result, I’ve got some...

  9. Security
    July 13th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to avoid Mac malware by using Gatekeeper and common sense

    The best weapon against Mac malware is your mind: recognizing the key aspects of illegitimate software, and configuring your Mac correctly, go a long...

  10. Help
    July 11th, 2016 by Roman Loyola
    How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

    Apple uses its App Store to distribute its software, like new Mac operating systems. It’s convenient, but sometimes it can take a while for a download...

  11. Help
    July 8th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    What’s hidden in plain sight? Hidden media in Photos for OS X

    Dan Wieder wanted to track down a mismatch for his daughter between the images stored on her Mac and what was being synchronised via iTunes to an...

  12. Help
    July 7th, 2016 by Ben Patterson
    Five ways to take charge of the iOS Home button

    The Home button on your iPhone and iPad will get a new job with arrival of iOS 10: it’ll unlock your handset, replacing the old ‘Slide to...

  13. Security
    July 6th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to keep snoops from listening to your laptop’s microphone

    It’s the infosec (information security) shot seen round the world. Mark Zuckerberg posted an Instagram photo celebrating 500 million monthly users,...

  14. Help
    July 5th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    Can’t save a Microsoft Office document? Look for the forward slash

    Raul Prieto writes in with an asymmetrical issue: All of a sudden when I am trying to save a modified file with a different name in Excel in the same...

  15. Help
    June 29th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    In defence of old Mac software

    In some ways, you wouldn’t suspect me of being out of date. I’ve got an iPhone 6s, a one-port MacBook and an iPad Pro, and I spend my days typing...

  16. Help
    June 28th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to set up a new Mac securely and update an older one

    When you get a new Mac, how can you make sure you’ve set it up to be as secure as possible? If you walk through a completely fresh installation...

  17. Help
    June 27th, 2016 by Roman Loyola
    How to use Picture in Picture in macOS Sierra

    Picture in Picture (PiP) is one of the features I’m looking forward to the most in the new version of the Mac operating system, macOS Sierra....

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