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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Podcast 559: Siri gets company

Voice-recognition competitors come to the iPhone, while Apple invests in advance glass production in the U.S.

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How to use TinkerTool System 5 to set folder permissions in macOS

There’s a utility that can help you with shared folders and access.

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Dodocool DC30 7-in-1 USB-C Hub review: Affordable hub with passthrough power alongside three USB Type-A ports

This compact, inexpensive hub includes camera-card slots and 4K HDMI.

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How to avoid the WannaCrypt virus if you run Windows on a Mac

If you're only an occasional user of Windows on a Mac, make sure you don't get hit by current worms.

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What to do when iCloud Storage is obviously empty but Apple says it isn’t

It’s a common problem with no clear resolution.

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Podcast 558: Apple’s billion-dollar move

Apple is digging deep to seed an investment fund for advanced U.S. manufacturing.

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How to view photos transferred from an iPad to a Mac

Need to offload your pics, but still want to access them from your iPad? Here are a few solutions.

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Photosweeper 3 review: Sorts out the image duplicates in your Mac’s media libraries and folders

If you have many identical or similar copies of photos, wasting space or making it hard to find the best version, Photosweeper can sort that mess.

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How to set a different return address in Mail for macOS

You can have multiple accounts set up in Mail, and select among return addresses.

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Can you use older versions of Apple’s Pages on macOS Sierra?

Don’t like the current version of Apple’s word processing app? You’re not alone.

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You can’t avoid the relentless emails warning of hacking attempts

A modern problem: if you’ve secured accounts well, you could be bombarded with break-in notifications.

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How to set up an external drive as a Time Machine destination for multiple Macs

Step-by-step directions on connecting Macs to a shared hard drive for backup.

Podcast 557: Pondering the Siri Speaker rumors and watchOS 4

Looking ahead to WWDC, a focus on improving Siri could benefit all of Apple’s platforms—and help break down the barriers between them.

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Want to recover a FileVault-encrypted drive without a recovery key? You’re out of luck

One of the downsides of protecting your data from others is how easy it is to lose it all.