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, and a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes the Private I and Mac 911 columns and hosts the Macworld podcast. He is an editor at large at The Wirecutter.

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Podcast 489: Comment Chameleon

Magnets? How do they work? Also, the latest security-reporting follies, more Apple TV thoughts, and bringing civility to commenting.

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How to avoid a surprising bill due to Wi-Fi Assist

Apple's iOS 9 extra for ensuring consistent Internet access comes switched on. We recommend turning it off in most cases.

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What to do when your iPhone battery is draining faster than usual

Your iOS device—especially an iPhone—can sometimes seem to drain its battery rapidly. How do you find the answer?

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How to edit PDFs when switching from Windows

A reader switching to OS X wants advice on working with PDFs.

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The slow death of old standards and Facebook's role

Facebook sits at the crossroads of two outdated standards that combine security problems with broad compatibility.

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How to deal with two identical Gmail mailboxes

Are they seeing double? A reader has two identical mailboxes from Gmail.

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Why is iCloud storage occupying space on my hard drive?

A reader is confused as to why they're seeing cloud storage subtracting from local drive space.

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Is blocking device necessary on Wi-Fi with a password set?

A reader finds a hidden feature, a bug, and a quandary in using Timed Access Control with Apple's Wi-Fi gear.

Use Timed Access Control to restrict when devices can connect to your Apple base station Wi-Fi

Your AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule can block certain devices at certain times of day, based on the device's MAC address. Here's how to set it up.

The sunset of a web security standard could bite your browsing

After too long a delay, the firms and organizations that interact on web-based encryption are ditching an outdated standard.

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Is it sensible to combine backup types on a single drive?

A reader wants to add clones to his Time Machine backup drive.

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How to disable unconfirmed contact email suggestions

El Capitan and iOS 9 has become perhaps too helpful in offering ideas to you when you're trying to address an email.

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How to delete items instantly or selectively from Trash

You can get rid of Finder items without an intermediate step.

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How does Photos manage media on an iOS device?

A reader wonders the impact of the download icon in Photos on local storage in iOS.

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How to fix typing two capitals in a row at a word’s start

A reader would like to have Word’s auto-correct feature work elsewhere when mistyping two uppercase letters in a row.