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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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Is Comcast’s Xfinity swapping your settings? No, but it can seem that way

What seems like overreach may actually be an iCloud quirk.

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How to take best advantage of iCloud Desktop and Documents across Macs

Confused about iCloud Desktop and Documents? Here’s a bit of clarification on how it works.

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How to manage multiple family members' media within a single Photos library

A reader and her family dump everything into a single iCloud Photo Library linked Photos album, and she wants relief from her daughter's selfies.

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How to back up via a network without using Time Machine

Time Machine isn’t the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives.

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How to restore your photos using iCloud Photo Library

Whether your hard drive crashed or you’re setting up a new Mac, you can use iCloud Photo Library to restore your collection.

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A reminder to iCloud users: Mail Drop attachments expire and disappear

It's a way for iCloud Mail users to send large files, but remember, they won't stay on file for very long.

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How to stop macOS Photos from re-uploading all your images and videos

The spoiler: there’s no way to force iCloud Photo Library to recognize existing media, but you can pause or stop the uploads.

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How to avoid deleting photos from iCloud while traveling

Another twist in the ongoing untangling of iCloud Photo Library and local storage comes via a reader's mother.

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Don’t delete your photos after turning on iCloud Photo Library

With iCloud Photo Library on, clearing storage space isn't a trivial task.

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How to replace 5 major Yahoo services and delete your Yahoo account

Yahoo users have 1 billion more reasons to switch another major hack. Here's how to replace major Yahoo services with rivals and delete your Yahoo account.

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How to back up large files and collections off site

A reader wants to store 500GB somewhere other than on a local hard drive, and wonders about options.

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In case you didn’t know: iCloud email has limits on daily messages and recipients

A reader gets locked out from sending email via iCloud due to limits most people don't encounter.

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What to do when Apple tells you there’s not enough storage to re-sync iCloud Photo Library

Turning iCloud Photo Library off and back on forces a full resync and requires twice as much storage.

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How to find out what Facebook knows about you

Facebook uses your online activity to build an advertising profile about you. Here's how to look at (and edit) some of that information.