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How to use Tabs in macOS Sierra

Tabs will help clean up your windows and make it easier to find what you need.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4

Can't figure out how to do what you want to do in iTunes? Kirk McElhearn can help.

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How to use Picture in Picture in macOS Sierra

Watch video while you're working on your Mac.

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How Media Services and Wi-Fi Assist can drain gigabytes of mobile data

A reader’s employee mysteriously used 84GB in about 12 hours, including overnight. Media Services is to blame.

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How to create your first NetInstall Image

Before you can turn the NetInstall service on you need to create a network disk image to boot from. Here's how to do it.

How to fix a Fusion drive that has come unlinked

A reader sees only 121GB of storage on her iMac, and wonders what happened.

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How to delete locked images in Image Capture

A reader sees a lock icon and can't remove images in Image Capture.

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The problem with blocking phone numbers in iOS

A colleague can't get Telemarketer Bastards to stop calling him.

How to search Gmail with advanced operators

Gmail’s advanced search operators help you find messages more quickly, even if you have a pile of them to sift through. Here's how.

Make Your USB Drive Faster With NTFS

Your USB drive isn't slow because you have too much stuff on it. It's slow because it uses a slow storage format like FAT32 or exFAT. You can re-format it to NTFS to get faster write times, but there is a catch.

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How to find recently deleted media in Photos for Mac

Apple’s documentation to find deleted images and videos in Photos is incorrect, as a reader points out.

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How to create instant slideshows in Photos for Mac and iOS

A slideshow is a great way to showcase your vacation pics.

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How the NetInstall Service works

Before using the NetInstall service, understand how it works and to learn about the four different types of NetInstall images.

Windows 10: How to disable Cortana

Cortana wants to be helpful, but that means she can be nosey about what you're doing online. Turn off these settings to get her off your case.

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How to manually exclude images from a Smart Album in Photos for OS X

A reader wants to customize the results of a Smart Album, and we found a workaround.

Windows 10: How to return to Windows 7 or 8

Windows 10 gives you 31 days to go back to your prior Windows version. Whether you've changed your mind or you were forced into the upgrade, here's how to get your old life back.

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Nope, you can't tell if someone has received your Mail Drop file

Apple doesn't provide an acknowledgement loop for email attachments sent by Mail Drop, and you can't "remove" files from Mail Drop either.

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Bluetooth's soft limits in OS X: Count your devices

A reader finds a common problem: Too many Bluetooth devices connected to one Mac can perform inconsistently.

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How to convince a partner or spouse to delete old emails

A reader writes in with a marital dispute that Mac 911 won't take sides on, but will provide a technical answer.