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How to stop getting beta updates for macOS Sierra

If you participated in the Beta Software Program, you still have access to beta updates of Sierra.

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How to fix two-factor authentication problems with apps that don’t use iCloud

If you’re new to 2FA, remember you can still use non-Apple services for contacts and calendars, and for email.

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If you upgrade to two-factor authentication, you can’t log in to your Mac with an iCloud password

Apple slipped in a change in April 2016 that’s affecting people who change the protection on their Apple ID accounts.

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How to use Photoshop Elements to combine images like a pro

Learn how to use Photoshop Elements to combine photos to create a cool effect.

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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.