1. Help
    August 31st, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    iPhone users: avoid battery apps. They aren’t useful

    Frederick Benn wrote in suspecting that malware had infiltrated his iPhone: While running a battery app on my iPhone 6, it showed an invisible Chinese...

  2. Help
    August 29th, 2016 by Kirk McElhearn
    When iTunes and iOS don’t agree on how much free space an iPhone has

    I recently checked my iPhone’s Storage and iCloud Usage settings, and it said that I didn’t have a lot of space left. On this 64GB device –...

  3. Help
    August 23rd, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to paste text without including formatting

    A few colleagues were talking in a Slack team the other day about discovering ‘paste without formatting’ and kicking themselves for only...

  4. Help
    August 19th, 2016 by Lesa Snider
    How to use Photoshop to turn a photo into a realistic painting

    One of the most frequently asked Photoshop questions is how to turn a photo into a painting. Unless you’re a fine artist who’s skilled at digital...

  5. Help
    August 12th, 2016 by Jason Snell
    Four more places to find a list of all your Apple products

    Back in July I wrote about some of the many lists Apple makes of the devices you own. I thought there were a few too many – that it was a bit...

  6. Help
    August 12th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to turn off iCloud Photo Library when you don’t have enough local storage

    Arushi writes in with an interlocked problem that has a few ways you can unpick it for a solution: My iCloud Photo Library is enabled, and I want...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  9. 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....

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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