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How to erase a Mac that seems to lack erasure options

A reader wants to wipe her Mac before getting rid of it, but she doesn't see a clear way to do so.

This trick will stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates, but be careful

A little white lie could save Windows 10 Home users from automatic updates, but it comes with big responsibilities. Watch for the full details.

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How to see every Mac, iPad, and iPhone associated with your Apple ID

Apple's device authorization and management tools are a little hidden—Jason Snell explains.

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iTunes U: Free education to make you smarter

You've probably noticed it in the pop-up menu of the iTunes Store, but have you ever clicked on the iTunes U? If not, join the millions of people and expand your knowledge, for free.

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Starting up from NetBoot and NetRestore images

Step-by-step instructions on how to use the NetInstall service.

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How to make your Apple Watch display its screen longer

Set your Apple Watch so the screen stays on for a longer period of time.

2 ways to get out of Windows 10 Safe Mode

You went into Windows Safe Mode to fix something, and now you can't get out. Luckily, you have two emergency exits. Watch for more details.

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How to dispose of a printer securely

You might think printers have no private data. But some may retain vestiges.

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How to turn off your iPhone's cellular data

Switching off cellular data as needed can spare your phone's battery life—and save you from overage fees.

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How to use iCloud Photo Library selectively

A reader wants to reduce her iCloud Photo Library size as she's run out of her purchased storage. There's a workaround.

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How to fix missing media items in the sidebar

A reader lacks Photos, iTunes, and Movies items in the Open dialog.

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How to collaborate on Notes in iOS 10

Note-taking apps like Evernote already allow you to collaborate, and iOS 10's Notes app is jumping on board.

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4 ways to be a considerate late-night iPhone or iPad user

Keep your iPhone or iPad dark and quiet by switching to dark mode in Safari, inversing screen colors, tweaking your Do Not Disturb settings, and more.

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How to cope with a terrifying iOS Photos deletion warning

If you have iTunes syncing enable and switch to iCloud Photo Library, Apple warns you it's deleting your media.

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How to create NetBoot and NetInstall images

The latest in our series on using the NetInstall service.

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How to consolidate calendar events among multiple people

A reader wants to avoid duplicates after sharing calendars with colleagues.

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How to fix a long pause with a black startup screen in OS X

A reader has a 45-second pause when he restarts his Mac. During that meditative period, he wonders: why?