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How to update to two-factor authentication for an iTunes-only Apple ID

Apple caused a quandary with its improved security method for those of us who use it only for purchases.

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How to erase a Mac with a dead video card

If you can't see the computer’s display, how can you wipe its drive?

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.

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Target Display Mode not supported by new iMacs

The new iMac can't be used as an external display for another Mac.

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How to restart your Mac remotely

A reader has the need to reboot his Mac when far away from it.

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How to reinstall macOS when the startup volume was erased

A reader preparing their Mac for sale has a well-meaning friend erase the startup volume.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing and displaying playlists

How to see the information you want to see in an iTunes playlist.

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Photos for iOS and macOS: The limits of liked photos

Apple doesn’t let you use popularity for selection or sorting, and has two kinds of “likes.”

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Installing macOS or OS X: What to do when ‘the installer payload failed signature check’ or ‘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 adjust mailbox behavior for sent mail via iCloud from a Mac

A reader wants all sent email to be stored in iCloud, not on his Mac.

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How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar

One of the most useful features of macOS lets you see your files from newest to oldest.

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How to use TinkerTool System 5 to set folder permissions in macOS

There’s a utility that can help you with shared folders and access.

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How to view photos transferred from an iPad to a Mac

Need to offload your pics, but still want to access them from your iPad? Here are a few solutions.