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How to use keywords as a star-rating system in Apple Photos for OS X

Photos doesn't have a rating system, but there's still a way to work around it.

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How to remove old devices from text forwarding on an iPhone

A reader has defunct devices and ones he doesn't own, but they linger like ghosts in Text Forwarding.

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The case of the missing El Capitan hard disk space

A reader wonders where gigabytes (or gibibytes) have gone since upgrading from Yosemite.

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Using iCloud Photo Library with a library bigger than the main hard drive

A reader wants to migrate into the cloud more media than will fit on his Mac's hard drive.

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How to set up an iTunes library on a network-attached server

Free your iTunes media from the shackles of a hard drive on your Mac.

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When double-click stops working in El Capitan

A reader found he could no longer double-click folders in the Finder after upgrading to El Capitan. He tracked down the problem.

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Remove extra application files with AppCleaner

When you uninstall a Mac app, how can you make sure you've removed all of its files? With an app like AppCleaner.

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How to print a web page as a PDF with links that work

Trying to print a web page and keep the links working? Use Safari or a Chrome extension.

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How to set up old iPhone as an "iPod touch"

Older iPhones often have high resale value, but keeping one around as an ersatz iPod touch can be just as useful.

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Use iOS's Guided Access to disable Photos delete and other app features

You can keep kids (and others) from deleting your photos by accident in iOS: use Guided Access.

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Why bookmark logo icons disappear in Safari

Portal pages at public Wi-Fi hotspots can ruin your tiny bookmark and other icons.

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Where you at? 5 location tricks for iPhone and iPad

Share your location to a friend, let loved ones know when you're on the move, get a reminder when you arrive at a specific place, geotag Calendar events, and more.

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Unenrolling from Apple's beta programs: back up or back out

You can unenroll or restore/recovery: two very different options.

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Five uses for gradient masks in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Pixelmator

The gradient tool lets you perform interesting effects to your images.

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Can’t assign apps to specific Spaces on a multi-display Mac? Here’s the fix

A a single click solves this long-running problem related to multiple displays and Mission Control desktops.