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Travelers: Keep your data secure by using a virtual private network

After using my favorite VPN, you won’t be able to bear living without it.

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How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

Facebook's new encrypted messaging feature, Secret Conversations, is now live for everyone on Android and iOS.

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How to set up macOS Server’s VPN service

If you have Apple’s Server app, you have access to an excellent VPN server that’s simple to set up and easy to use.

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How to transfer a Time Machine backup to another backup drive

When you want to switch Time Machine drives, it's fairly easy to transfer your old backups.

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Fusion Drive or more RAM: Which one to get on a new Mac?

A reader wonders if the extra dollars spent on RAM or a Fusion Drive are worth the expense.

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How to list Folders first when sorting a Finder window in macOS Sierra

In macOS Sierra, you don’t really need to use a blank space or a character to make folders list first when arranging by name.

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How to use Caps Locks in macOS Sierra to switch between keyboards that use different characters

A feature added in macOS Sierra is handy for those who frequently switch among two languages while typing.

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How to get started with widgets in iOS 10

Make the most out of iOS 10's dynamic new widgets.

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How to solve an app blocking your screen when your Mac hasn’t crashed

Spaces can solve a foreground app that can’t be dismissed or quit.

Is my Windows PC 32-bit or 64-bit? Why it matters

Especially if you have an older PC, there’s a big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Here’s how to find out what you have and why you should care.

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Why 'Transfer Purchases' doesn't copy apps to iTunes when backing up your iPhone

Apple made a change to how your iOS apps are downloaded to your iTunes library. It can affect how you back up your device.

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How to disable macOS’s hotspot login float-over window

A reader is perplexed and annoyed by “magic windows” for logging into Wi-Fi networks.

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How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra’s Messages

Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message.

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Print an email to PDF in iOS 10 in just two confusing steps

It's hidden, but once you figure it out, it's a great way to get a previously difficult output from Mail.

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How to use Messages in iOS 10, from special effects to iMessage apps

From super-size emoji to tap-back bubbles, from full-screen laser effects to sending a heartbeat, iMessages in iOS 10 is jam-packed. Here's how to get started.

How to resurrect a Fusion Drive from a destroyed Mac

When an iMac is physically damaged, how do you get the data from its Fusion Drive.