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What to do when your Mac can’t mount, repair, or erase a drive

A reader can't get a drive working again, but the problem lies within (the computer).

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Create a disk image for NetBoot and NetRestore

The next installment in our series on mastering the NetInstall Service for OS X Server.

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5 ways to take charge of the iOS Home button

Slow down the double-click speed on your iPhone or iPad's Home button, keep the Home key from accessing Siri from the lock screen, turn on triple-click shortcuts, and more.

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How to clear an incorrect unread email badge in iOS

A reader has a persistent red blot on his Mail app.

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Can’t save a Microsoft Office document? Look for the forward slash

A reader can't save a file that he's able to open in Excel.

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How to transfer a video from OS X to iOS

A reader finds herself stymied in moving a movie from Mac to iPhone.

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10 ways to make your summer photos amazing

Tips and tricks for capturing the great outdoors with your iPhone camera.

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How to stitch photos into a panorama using Adobe Camera Raw

Take several overlapping shots and then merge them into a panorama using Adobe Photoshop’s Camera Raw plug-in.

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When sharing an Apple ID creates iMessage and text message confusion

A reader’s family shares a single account, but wants to separate out messages. They can’t.

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Fire up the NetInstall Service

How to configure the NetInstall Service and start it up.

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How to hand off your Mac for repair without worrying about insecure data on an SSD

A reader would prefer to not send his computer off to get fixed with all of the contents of its drive being accessible to a technician. What to do?

Windows 10 Tutorial: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Windows 10 makes it easy to start over by letting you reset the operating system but keep your files and programs intact. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.

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How to convert between music files formats in iTunes

A reader worries an iTunes conversion feature has been lost—it's still there, just obscure.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4

Can't figure out how to do what you want to do in iTunes? Kirk McElhearn can help.

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How Media Services and Wi-Fi Assist can drain gigabytes of mobile data

A reader’s employee mysteriously used 84GB in about 12 hours, including overnight. Media Services is to blame.

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How to create your first NetInstall Image

Before you can turn the NetInstall service on you need to create a network disk image to boot from. Here's how to do it.