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How to merge iPhoto and Photo libraries on a Mac

A reader has enormous photo libraries, and wants to merge and trim them while archiving parts.

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How to set up the Calendar Service in macOS Sierra Server

macOS Sierra's Calendar support has robust features that may suit your needs.

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How to change your login screen in macOS (and change it back)

A reader did the unthinkable; now he wants to revert.

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Turn up the Time Machine service in macOS Server

The macOS Server app can back up all the Macs in your home, small office, or your enterprise environment.

How to remove Snapz Pro in macOS Sierra

While it's a specialized app, we've received a number of queries about how to remove it.

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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 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 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.

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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.

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How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra’s Messages

Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message.