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How to make sure Time Machine backs up external drives

A reader wants to shift his Photos and iTunes libraries to an external drive and ensure they're backed up by Time Machine.

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How to connect another building on your property to your house over Wi-Fi

A reader wants to hook her workshop into a home Wi-Fi network, and can’t make it work with Apple gear.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes libraries on the new MacBook Pro, orderly audiobook playback

How can you store a large iTunes library on a SSD-equipped MacBook Pro with limited storage? Kirk McElhearn has a few suggestions.

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How to change your default font for viewing and composing in macOS Mail

It's easy to switch the default font in Mail—when it works.

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Where to find Safari’s downloads list

The downloads button plays hide-and-seek with Mac users.

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How to open a disk image’s Library folder

A reader wants to access the Library folder that’s stored on a mounted disk image.

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How to use Levels adjustments in Photos and how to use Copy Adjustments to tweak other images

Apple's Photos has powerful tools for making your pictures you spectactular.

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Should you keep using an old Time Capsule to rotate for off-site storage?

A reader wonders about putting a former Time Capsule into a secondary position in her backup queue.

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How to use NetSpot to map out your Wi-Fi network

This helpful Mac app can be used to fix weak spots in your wireless coverage.

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Don’t delete your photos after turning on iCloud Photo Library

With iCloud Photo Library on, clearing storage space isn't a trivial task.

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4 secrets for editing images in Apple Photos

Make your photos look their best.

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How to capture deleted photos from an unsynced device

A reader wants to retain photos deleted from another device that remain on a synced iPad that’s been off all networks.

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How to manage your network with iNet Network Scanner

A valuable tool for understanding your network and the devices connected to it.

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Why Photos for macOS can’t find an imported image

A reader’s imported photos are marked as missing when deleted from their original location.

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How to create powerful presentations with Adobe Spark Video

A new update to Adobe’s free social presentation web/mobile app now lets you directly integrate video clips.