1. 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...

  2. 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_...

  3. 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...

  4. Help
    February 15th, 2017 by Christopher Breen
    How to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac

    Reader Michael Downend is having difficulty ridding his Mac of a utility he no longer desires. He writes: How do I get rid of MacKeeper? I won’t...

  5. Help
    February 9th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to find all photos on your Mac

    Steve Thomas is trying to clean things up across two Macs: I’m finding that there are photos EVERYWHERE on these two machines—Photos library,...

  6. Help
    February 8th, 2017 by Ben Patterson
    Six essential settings to make your iPhone and iPad display easier on the eyes

    Nope, you don’t have to settle for itty-bitty text on your iPhone screen, nor must you deal with buttons that don’t look anything like buttons....

  7. Help
    February 1st, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Should you look for an alternative to Apple’s AirPlay?

    A reader sees Apple’s direction moving far away from AirPlay, once a key advantage of its various OSes and networking systems. Dave Macaulay is...

  8. Help
    January 17th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to block certain calls in iOS 10

    Adam Finberg would like a call-blocking app in iOS 10 that would: Allow all calls on your contact list to ring through. Send all calls not on your...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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