Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

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Glenn Fleishman is the author of A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy and Security in iOS 9 (October 2015), and a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes the Private I and Mac 911 columns. He is also a regular contributor to the Economist and Fast Company, and an editor at The Wirecutter.

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Podcast 485: Home for the holidays

When Thanksgiving is about both turkey and tech support, Macworld has your back.

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What to do when mobile Time Machine backups linger and fill storage space

An attempt by Time Machine to keep backups up to date away from network resources can fill your drive, too.

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Write your passwords down to improve safety

A counter-intuitive notion leaves you less vulnerable to remote attack, not more.

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How to replace El Capitan's missing Secure Empty Trash

A missing menu item (and another Disk Utility option) makes people wonder what's happening to their trash, anyway.

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Shure Motiv mics roundup: Portable powerhouses for USB and iOS

A set of three high-quality portable mics provides new variety from a major audio manufacturer for podcasting and beyond.

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Podcast 483: Putting the iPad Pro to work

Susie is joined by Dan Benjamin for a rousing discussion of the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, the shape of things, and weird music.

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The problem with iCloud Photo Library and Family Sharing

A reader wants to be able to have a single iCloud Photo Library for he and his wife. It can't quite be done.

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Five lessons learned when switching cloud-hosted backups

Using online backups that archive files to the cloud is convenient, but the inertia makes it hard to switch.


MAS extinction: Apple letting a certificate die isn't a security issue, just an embarrassment

Several Mac developers woke yesterday to find customers unable to use software sold via the Mac App Store (MAS) after Apple let a digital certificate lapse. But security wasn't breached.

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How to access a Mac drive from a Windows or Linux system

A reader wants to use OS X's HFS+ system on a PC with both Windows and Linux. What are his options?

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Castro podcast app goes free with patronage option

Another podcast app maker switches from in-app purchase to patronage, this time before a major update.

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Podcast 482: Who does the iPad Pro work for?

Apple's mega-tablet needs to find its niche.

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What to do when El Capitan sidebar's favorites disappear

Are you having heartbreak of missing favorites in El Capitan? A restart will help.

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Never download software from software download sites

Google and Bing take you to a site that purports to have the OS X software download you need. Go elsewhere, for your safety.

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It's a rare developer who relies on patronage

Marco Arment's switch to donations to encourage development of his Overcast podcasting app led to lots of discussion. Is he alone in this pursuit?