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Ask the iTunes Guy: A look at new features in iTunes 12.6

Apple brings back the much-missed ability to open a playlist in its own window, and the MiniPlayer gets a facelift.

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Is Comcast’s Xfinity swapping your settings? No, but it can seem that way

What seems like overreach may actually be an iCloud quirk.

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How to solve a problem of too many Photos libraries

There’s isn’t a solution within Apple’s Photos app, so it’s PowerPhotos to the rescue.

How to add an external HDD to your Sony PS4

Sony's latest PS4 System Software now supports external hard drive support for the game console, letting you expand the storage from its original 500GB. Network World editor Keith Shaw shows you how to add the storage without needing a screwdriver (before this update, you could expand storage capacity by installing an internal drive).

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How to take best advantage of iCloud Desktop and Documents across Macs

Confused about iCloud Desktop and Documents? Here’s a bit of clarification on how it works.

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How to downsample images to keep a photo library manageable

A couple of workarounds for selectively reducing the resolution of your photo imports.

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How to fix a persistent iCloud approval request on your iPhone

What to do when Apple keeps pestering you with a request for a security approval and there doesn't seem to be a way to grant it or deny it.

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How to fix problematic iPhoto library imports into Photos

What to do when you’re trying to switch from iPhoto to Photos and you can’t get your photos to import properly.

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Back up all your data—and we mean all of it—to your NAS box without installing any software

NAS boxes can use old-school protocols and their own apps to back up your PCs from far and near, as well as sync with cloud services to keep your mobile data safe.

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Are deleted images in Apple’s Photos gone for good?

The more you use your Mac, the lower your chances are of recovering any deleted files.

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How to rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs with MakeMKV and HandBrake

Using MakeMKV to rip a disc has its advantages.

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Setting up DLP features for email security

Network World contributing editor David Strom provides a roundup of how to enable data leak prevention features on three email security platforms.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Your audiobook questions

In this edition, Kirk McElhearn address your questions about audiobooks and iTunes.

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How to create a mobile hotspot with your Android smartphone

On the road and need to connect for work? No worries, because CIO.com senior writer Sarah White, has you covered. In this video she demonstrates what it takes to turn your 4G enabled Android device into a a mobile wireless hotspot.

How to create a mobile hotpsot with your iPhone or iPad

CIO.com senior writer Sarah White demonstrates what it takes to get your mobile hotspot access working so you can hit the open road.

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What you can do if you forget your password on a FileVault-protected Mac

You can recover a lost FileVault password or erase a FileVault drive, losing everything but regaining the ability to use the system.

Our favorite Mac cleanup tips

In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are our favorite tips for keeping our Macs tidy and organized.

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How to export images at full image resolution from macOS Photos

Don’t use the default settings if you value your picture’s image quality.