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How to disable Wi-Fi base station features on a Time Capsule

A reader would like to use his Time Capsule only for backups, not as a Wi-Fi gateway.

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9 gotta-know Instagram tips for newbies

Set your account to private, block random followers, see all your "liked" photos, get alerts when your favorite Instagrammers post new photos, and more.

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How to use an iOS device as a waystation for photo uploads

A reader would like to transfer images to an iPad while on the road, then sync with iCloud Photo Library and free up storage in iOS.

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How to access advanced OpenType features in a variety of apps

Up your typography game in Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and Quark apps.

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6 ways to transfer files from your Mac to your iOS device

Use one of these methods to transfer a file from your Mac to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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9 ways to share files between Macs

Need to transfer files from one Mac to another? There are many way to do it.

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How to sort Launchpad apps

A reader thinks he's overlooked a feature. In fact, the feature is missing!

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How to use iOS 9.3's best new features, day or night

iOS 9.3 is more featured-packed than previous dot-releases. Here's how to make the most of it.

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How to switch iOS backup methods

A reader wants to backup and restore an iPad away from his usual iTunes setup.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Rating songs, music in the cloud, and more

You have questions about iTunes. Kirk McElhearn has answers.

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How to active or restore missing press-and-hold diacritical marks in OS X

A reader has a grave complaint about an acute problem adding accents.

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When Gmail messages in OS X’s Mail show the wrong sender

A reader has a mismatch between the body of a message and the ostensible sender.

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How to adjust left/right audio balance in iOS

A reader would like to compensate for hearing loss by rebalancing sound on his iOS device.

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How to set up a redundant backup system

Time Machine, cloning, or the tiger?

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How to use the Finder window toolbar to save time

Tweaking the Finder toolbar can help you become more productive.