Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

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Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books, including his newly released A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, and Security in iOS 10, a book that has information and step-by-step advice on connecting to and managing networks, and securing your data and your privacy. He's a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes the Private I and Mac 911 columns and hosts the Macworld podcast, and contributes regularly to many periodicals.

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Security or marketing: Allo and the price of listening in

Google's upcoming messaging app offers a strange choice between intelligent agent and strongly protected communications.

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How to set a custom order in an album in Photos for OS X

My 9-year-old came to me with a question about arranging photos in an album in OS X.

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Your top questions to Mac 911—and some answers

Many people write in with similar problems. Here's a super-FAQ to help solve the most common iOS 9, iCloud, and El Capitan issues.

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How to exclude your iCloud Photo Library from an iTunes backup

A few readers find even with iCloud Photo Library enabled, an iTunes backup of an iPhone or iPad still includes all locally stored photos.

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Podcast 510: No more 16GB iPhone?

It's a smorgasbord of topics as we head into WWDC, from ticks and tocks to crowdfunding to cancer rats. But the thing we're most excited about is the rumored demise of the 16GB iPhone.

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How to export a Live Photos movie into OS X

Apple leaves it opaque how to extract the movie version of an iOS Live Photos.

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Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made

Another spate of failed and much-delayed high-profile crowdfunded projects should give pause to potential funders, especially of giant hardware projects.

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Podcast 509: Apple and Google and AI and the future

Google I/O is over, and WWDC is about to happen—it's the perfect time to compare Google's approach to Apple's, and wonder what will happen if we move from a mobile-first world to an AI-first one.

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Should two-factor authentication let me verify via a single device?

A reader wonders if something's wrong, because Apple's second-factor system lets him approve a connection from a seemingly odd place.

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Apple’s Touch ID rules may be designed to protect human rights

Apple’s addition of a new Touch ID restriction could be about prodding people's memories, or it could be another protection for people without legal protections.

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How to copy your Photos Library and keep its organization

A reader wants to have a copy of his Photos Library on an external drive that looks like what he sees in the app.

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New Touch ID rules: Why you have to enter your passcode when you wake up

If you haven’t used your passcode to unlock your iPhone or iPad for six days, an iOS 9 restriction disables Touch ID if you don't unlock with a fingerprint within eight hours.

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Podcast 508: The ballad of iTunes usability

Glenn and Susie are joined by The iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, for a rousing discussion on why iTunes gives us so much trouble, as well as whether Apple Pay really is faster than those poky chip-and-sign readers.

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Can an iPad connect to a 30-inch Apple Cinema Display?

You can connect an iOS device to some of Apple’s older displays, but only at 1080p.

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Google's Gboard doesn't send your keystrokes, but it does leak chicken and noodles

Google's release of the Gboard keyboard alternative in iOS immediately had people asking whether they were sending too much information to the search giant.