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How to back up via a network without using Time Machine

Time Machine isn’t the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives.

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Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no

Kirk McElhearn works hard to answer your toughest questions about iTunes, Apple Music, and the iOS Music app. But there are times when there are no answers.

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How to rip DVDs with Handbrake

Handbrake 1.0 recently became official, but there's an additional software installation you need to perform in macOS Sierra.

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4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

Maybe you've made a political post or two (or more) on Facebook, or maybe you're trying to hide from them. Here's how to silence the noise.

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What happens to facial recognition and other information when copying a Photos library to a new Mac

You can maintain your data if you use Apple’s Migration Assistant.

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How to configure a Time Capsule as an ethernet-only storage device

You can use the hard drive in a Time Capsule as a network storage device if you decide to stop using the router capabilities.

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Windows 10: Maps and Mail

Windows 10's Maps and Mail apps were once deemed inadequate by many, but have recently grown into highly useful tools.

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How to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac

Some people regret installing MacKeeper but can't figure out how to remove it. We're here for you.

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How to remove MacKeeper Part II (the pop-up edition)

Removing the MacKeeper app is one thing, getting rid of annoying pop-up ads for it is quite another. Chris Breen offers advice.

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How to work around the ‘Unable to get metadata’ error in Photos

The fix for this issue isn’t ideal, but there doesn’t seem to be any other workaround.

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How to restore your photos using iCloud Photo Library

Whether your hard drive crashed or you’re setting up a new Mac, you can use iCloud Photo Library to restore your collection.

How to use Microsoft’s Paint 3D app

Paint 3D is coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update. But we can show you how to create cool 3D scenes right now.

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What file service should you use with network drives and Time Machine?

A network-attached storage device needs to use the proper file service with Apple’s Time Machine.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Syncing audiobooks, and why Apple Music tracks suddenly become unavailable

iTunes and Apple Music don't come with an owner's manual. Fortunately, Kirk McElhearn is an iTunes expert and happy to help.

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How to create Spotlight searches to store as Smart Folders in macOS Sierra

Smart folders let you set detailed Spotlight search parameters and save them for reuse.

3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10

Windows 10's settings offer a few surprising ways to make the OS run faster.

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How to find all photos on your Mac

A reader has photos stashed everywhere and wants to bring them all together.

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How to find your saved Smart Folders in the Finder

Where do those things go, anyway?