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Everything you need to know about playing music with AirPlay

Apple’s streaming protocol can send audio to a variety of devices. Here’s how to make it work for you.

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How to work between Pages 5 and Pages ’09

A reader is collaborating with someone with an older version, and trying to figure out the best interchange format.

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How to use iCloud Drive’s new Desktop and Documents access in macOS Sierra

With this new feature, files saved to the Desktop and in Documents are automatically saved your iCloud Drive.

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Installing OS X: What to do when ‘this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified’

If you encounter an error when trying to install a fresh operating system, it could be a problem with the date and time.

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How to erase a Mac that seems to lack erasure options

A reader wants to wipe her Mac before getting rid of it, but she doesn't see a clear way to do so.

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How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

Instructions for making an external drive that you can use to install macOS Sierra.

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How to configure a software RAID in macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

The ability to set up a software RAID has returned to Apple's utility.

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How to deconstruct a software RAID made with macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

If you created a RAID using Disk Utility and now you don’t want to use the disks as a RAID anymore, here’s how to delete the RAID.

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iTunes U: Free education to make you smarter

You've probably noticed it in the pop-up menu of the iTunes Store, but have you ever clicked on the iTunes U? If not, join the millions of people and expand your knowledge, for free.

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Starting up from NetBoot and NetRestore images

Step-by-step instructions on how to use the NetInstall service.

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How to fix missing media items in the sidebar

A reader lacks Photos, iTunes, and Movies items in the Open dialog.

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How to run apps that are not from the App Store in macOS Sierra

Apple made a major change to the Security & Privacy settings that affects new software you want to run.

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How to create NetBoot and NetInstall images

The latest in our series on using the NetInstall service.

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How to consolidate calendar events among multiple people

A reader wants to avoid duplicates after sharing calendars with colleagues.

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How to fix a long pause with a black startup screen in OS X

A reader has a 45-second pause when he restarts his Mac. During that meditative period, he wonders: why?