Don't-Miss Stories

Little Snitch Mac icon

Little Snitch keeps an eye on your Mac's Internet connections

Firewalls are good for blocking inbound network traffic, but what about your Mac's outbound traffic? Little Snitch keeps an eye out for you.

apple music connect primary

Turning off Connect makes Apple Music better

Here's how to hide the Connect tab from Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, and even iTunes on your Mac.

apple music side by side

How to (mostly) banish Apple Music from your iPhone or iPad

You get to keep Beats 1 and the streaming stations, but the For You and New tabs will disappear. (Connect can go or stay.) Plus, you can get them back anytime.

osx yosemite round logo

Mac 911: A potpourri of OS X questions

This week, we answer questions about bookmark sync failure, managing Top Sites in Safari, dysfunction keys, and ransomware.

mac firewall

Fire up your Mac's firewall

OS X has a built-in firewall. Here's how to use it.

photos family

More Photos Q&A: Imports hanging, what is safe to delete, and sharing to Facebook

Photos is the app that won't stop until it drops. More answers to your questions about working through missing features and potential bugs.

laptop user

Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing audio files, classical music, and .m4a files

When you're looking at a bunch of .m4a files, how can you separate the lossy from the lossless? Kirk McElhearn has the answer to this and more of your questions.

email stock

Spam filtering on the cheap for your domain's email

Unwanted emails clogging your inbox? There are lots of web-based spam filters to help.

Which Mac should I buy?

Which Mac should you buy?

Trying to decide which Mac to buy? Our guide has the lowdown on every Mac that Apple has to offer. Find out which Mac is best for you.

photosharing hero

How to create shared albums in Photos for Mac and iOS

iCloud Photo Sharing is the perfect way to share photos among friends—without the use of social media.


LastPass was hacked: Here's what you have to do

LastPass had the worst thing happen, but don't panic: You're still in the clear and your password is likely not cracked.


When iWork doesn't: Troubleshooting mail merge, copying data, sharing, and printing

We're back to work on iWork apps, old and new, to answer your questions about merging and selectively copying and printing in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

collage hero

How to create a simple collage in Photoshop, Elements, and Pixelmator

By combining a few photos and giving them a lovely soft oval vignette, you'll wind up with a totally new work of art.