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How to format a startup drive in El Capitan

Disk Utility has a new look in El Capitan, but formatting a storage device is still as easy as it was before.

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Create Smart Playlists to find which of your songs are Apple Music, in the cloud, and more

Apple Music, your iTunes library, iCloud Music library, iTunes Match...where are your tracks being stored?

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How to leave the OS X beta program

If you've signed up for pre-release versions of Mac OS X, you can opt out with a single click.

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How to substitute Amazon or others for iCloud Photo Library

Apple gears its system around Photos syncing to iCloud Photo Library, if you choose that option. What if you want to use Amazon (or Dropbox or Google) instead?

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Imported photos in OS X don't appear in iCloud library

With iCloud Photo Library, a reader can't get images imported into OS X to appear everywhere.

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How to edit photos in iOS using Photo’s Adjustments panel

There's more power in the Photos for iOS app than you might realize.

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If you delete a photo from iCloud Photo Library, is it gone forever?

A reader wonders if accidental deletions have huge repercussions.

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The different ways to play music on an Apple Watch

When you have an Apple Watch and iPhone, there are difference ways to control the music you're listening to.

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How to get started with 3D Touch, Live Photos, and 4K Video on the iPhone 6s

Now that we've had a chance to play with the iPhone 6s, here's a quick rundown of how to use its best new features.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iOS 9 issues, song ratings, syncing videos

You have issue with iOS 9's Music app. Kirk McElhearn has answers.

The best new features of the iPhone 6s

Here's how to get started with the best new features on the iPhone 6s: 3D Touch, Live Photos and 4K Video.

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Photo thumbnails on your Mac turned to black? Here's a fix

A reader finds her photo thumbnails are black rectangles instead of little images. How can this be fixed?

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How and when to capture 4K video on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Confused about 4K video on the iPhone? You've come to the right place.

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How to modify System Integrity Protection in El Capitan

Some software you may know and lean on won't work in El Capitan due to a new security feature that locks down system files and directories. Here's how to modify that.

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How to install OS X El Capitan

Your guide to installing Apple new operating system for Macs.

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How to make a bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer drive

Having a bootable hard drive or USB flash drive is a handy troubleshooting tool.