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A primer in Profile Manager: The setup

In part two of this Working Mac mini-series, it's time to set up your Mac server for the server software.

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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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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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How to use grid-style password entry on the new Apple TV

Don't mess with the Apple TV's hair-pulling line entry screen. Grab an older Apple Remote and use the old grid-style password entry screen.

How to buy a productivity tablet

Whether you're opting for an iPad or a Surface, here are five things to consider before you buy a tablet.

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Five easy ways to get your iPhone photos onto your Mac

When it comes to importing photos you took on your iPhone, you have plenty of options.

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A primer in Profile Manager

Built into OS X Server, Profile Manager is used to manage the devices in your business or organization.

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How to take screenshots of the Apple TV

There are two ways to grab screenshots of the Apple TV though one is much easier than the other.

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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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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?

Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Match metadata, playlist graphics, iTunes losing its place

You have questions about iTunes. Kirk McElhearn has answers.

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How to stream content from your iTunes library to the Apple TV

The secret lies in the Computers tile on the Apple TV home screen.

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How to create a custom calendar in Photos for Mac

A calendar is a great way to enjoy your favorite photos. And it also makes for a great gift.

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How to use Up Next on iTunes and on iOS

Learn how to better manage your music queue.

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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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How to move an Apple Photos for OS X library to an external drive

A reader would like to host his Photos Library on a drive other than the startup volume.