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Change your DNS to avoid or bypass broadband 'outages' like Comcast's

A recent massive Comcast 'outage' was caused by the failure of a piece of Internet infrastructure that's absolutely necessary, but you can change out on your own.

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Take control of your Apple Watch notifications

Overwhelmed by notifications? Here's how to control which notifications you receive on your Apple Watch and how to work with them.

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Ghostly problems: Troubleshooting Photos smart albums, hard drive partitions, and Mail Drop

We try to answer all questions here, but sometimes we only get 95 percent of the way to the answer. Sometimes the answer is just "ghosts in the machine."

How to share a printer using an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule

It only takes a few minutes to make your printer available on your network.

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How to set up family sharing in Photos

Create a photo library that everyone in your family can access.


Essential apps and gear for taking your iPhone camping

Even if you're venturing outdoors to disconnect from your digital life, your iPhone can be a handy sidekick, or even a lifesaver.

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Mac 911: Smile, you're on candid photos answers

The Photos for OS X questions keep pouring in and they're all pretty as a picture—an out-of-focus one.

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How to run advanced Spotlight searches in the Finder

Spotlight searches in OS X Yosemite's Finder comes with tools to hone your searches and help you find what you need.

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Checking your Mac for viruses -- wait, what?

OS X does a pretty good job of stopping viruses and malware from attacking your computer. But there are steps you can take to further protect yourself.

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How to add, reorder, and remove Glances on Apple Watch

Glances are an integral part of the Apple Watch experience, but do you know how to add, remove, and reorder them? Here’s what you need to know

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How to take a screenshot on Apple Watch

Taking a screenshot on an Apple Watch is reassuringly simple.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Fixing iTunes Match's quirks

This week's column focuses on questions about Apple's online music storage service.


Mac 911: Using old versions of iWork alongside the new Pages, Keynote, and Numbers

While iWork's latest versions has come a long way, looking back to previous versions has its advantages.

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When adware attacks! And how to defeat it

If you download software from the Internet, you may have inadvertently installed adware on your Mac. Here's how to get rid of it.