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How to rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs with MakeMKV and HandBrake

Using MakeMKV to rip a disc has its advantages.

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Setting up DLP features for email security

Network World contributing editor David Strom provides a roundup of how to enable data leak prevention features on three email security platforms.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Your audiobook questions

In this edition, Kirk McElhearn address your questions about audiobooks and iTunes.

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How to create a mobile hotspot with your Android smartphone

On the road and need to connect for work? No worries, because CIO.com senior writer Sarah White, has you covered. In this video she demonstrates what it takes to turn your 4G enabled Android device into a a mobile wireless hotspot.

How to create a mobile hotpsot with your iPhone or iPad

CIO.com senior writer Sarah White demonstrates what it takes to get your mobile hotspot access working so you can hit the open road.

What you can do if you forget your password on a FileVault-protected Mac

You can recover a lost FileVault password or erase a FileVault drive, losing everything but regaining the ability to use the system.

Our favorite Mac cleanup tips

In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are our favorite tips for keeping our Macs tidy and organized.

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How to export images at full image resolution from macOS Photos

Don’t use the default settings if you value your picture’s image quality.

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How to make a lasting copy of a Photos Library before cleaning it out

Want to save your library before starting fresh? Here are a few ways to do it.

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How to find frequently visited sites in Safari as icons

Confused with how Safari's Top Sites feature works? Here's the lowdown.

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How to manage multiple family members' media within a single Photos library

A reader and her family dump everything into a single iCloud Photo Library linked Photos album, and she wants relief from her daughter's selfies.

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How to back up via a network without using Time Machine

Time Machine isn’t the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives.

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Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no

Kirk McElhearn works hard to answer your toughest questions about iTunes, Apple Music, and the iOS Music app. But there are times when there are no answers.

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How to rip DVDs with Handbrake

Handbrake 1.0 recently became official, but there's an additional software installation you need to perform in macOS Sierra.

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4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

Maybe you've made a political post or two (or more) on Facebook, or maybe you're trying to hide from them. Here's how to silence the noise.

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What happens to facial recognition and other information when copying a Photos library to a new Mac

You can maintain your data if you use Apple’s Migration Assistant.

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How to configure a Time Capsule as an ethernet-only storage device

You can use the hard drive in a Time Capsule as a network storage device if you decide to stop using the router capabilities.