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Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing iTunes libraries, and the case of the haywire music volume

You have questions about iTunes 12. Kirk McElhearn has answers.

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How to get started with Apple News, iOS 9's Newsstand replacement

Looking for something to read? Apple is now delivering your daily news.

How to get started with Apple News in iOS 9

Want to start reading your favorite stories in the iOS 9 News app, right now? We'll walk you through it.

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Find out which iOS app is requesting your Apple ID password

A reader let a friend manually install an app on his iPhone. Years later, it started asking for a password—but which app.

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How to add Macworld to your iOS 9 News app

Access our articles through Apple's new app.

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Backups for the creative pro

What to think about when you need to back up vast amounts of data.

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How to upgrade to iOS 9 (and, if you need to, reinstall iOS 8)

Step-by-step instructions for installing the latest version of iOS—and how to reinstall iOS 8, just in case.

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How to transfer a photo album from your iPhone to your Mac

A reader wants to import a single photo album, not everything, to her Mac. But it can't be easily done.

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How to use the iPad's new multitasking features in iOS 9

Now you can have two iPad apps opened at once in iOS 9. Here's how it works.

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How to remove bullet points in the Mail app for OS X

A reader wants to take the violence out of his message, removing the bullets from his email in Mac OS X's Mail app. But how?

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Stop Photos from launching when you plug your iPhone into your Mac

You plug your iPhone into your Mac, and Photos launches—but you don't want that! There's a way to stop this behavior.

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Take secure steps in upgrading to iOS 9

Here's what you need to know about security when you're updating your iPhone and iPad.

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Apple TV drops optical audio-out: How to pump up the volume again

The new Apple TV lacks the digital/analog audio output port of the previous models. But you have options!

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When 'Save As' says you don't have permission

When using Save As, a reader keeps getting a message that they lack permission to save files. Mac 911 has the answer, though it's a slightly irritating one.

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How to close apps on your iPhone or iPad

Sometimes, stuff goes wrong. Here's how to shut down a misbehaving app.

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How to breathe life into an old Mac

Your old Mac might be a bit creaky but there’s plenty you can do to restore its youthful vigour—and much of it doesn’t cost a dime.