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Primed for pigskin: The best ways to watch football this season (with or without cable)

Whether you’re a cord cutter or a pay-TV addict, we’ll show you all the ways you can watch this season’s bone-crunching action on screens of any size.

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How to see every Mac, iPad, and iPhone associated with your Apple ID

Apple's device authorization and management tools are a little hidden—Jason Snell explains.

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How to use iCloud Photo Library selectively

A reader wants to reduce her iCloud Photo Library size as she's run out of her purchased storage. There's a workaround.

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How to cope with a terrifying iOS Photos deletion warning

If you have iTunes syncing enable and switch to iCloud Photo Library, Apple warns you it's deleting your media.

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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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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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Nope, you can't tell if someone has received your Mail Drop file

Apple doesn't provide an acknowledgement loop for email attachments sent by Mail Drop, and you can't "remove" files from Mail Drop either.

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How to exclude your iCloud Photo Library from an iTunes backup

A few readers find even with iCloud Photo Library enabled, an iTunes backup of an iPhone or iPad still includes all locally stored photos.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Issues with managing iTunes files

Got questions about iTunes? Kirk McElhearn has answers.

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Eye in the sky asset management using Watchman Monitoring

Watchman Monitoring offers excellent options for consultants, enterprise and education IT managers to track and proactively monitor the computer assets they’re responsible for.

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How to solve incorrect photo rotation after sync or upload

Surprisingly, photo rotation is a complicated issue for software to handle.

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Apple Music doesn’t delete your music files

How Apple's music services all work is a little confusing, but in no way is the company interested in getting rid of your music library.

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Fixing an out-of-storage problem for iCloud backups

My mother-in-law's phone balked at backing up. But she has nearly nothing on it. The trouble? An accidental video.

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The problem with deleting photos from your device with iCloud Photo Library enabled

The sync service puts photos everywhere—or nowhere at all.

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How to force a full-resolution iCloud Photo Library download

A reader would like to have the benefit of optimized thumbnail storage, but also grab high-res versions when needed.