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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.

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How to avoid a blank second display when using full-screen mode in an OS X app

A reader's El Capitan installation started blacking out one monitor when he's using apps full screen.

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How to stop OS X from deleting trashed files immediately

A reader can't move items to trash, but is instead always prompted to delete files immediately.

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How to get rid of an iSpy warning

iSpy with my little eye, software called Espionage. It's not malware.

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How to access advanced OpenType features in a variety of apps

Up your typography game in Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and Quark apps.

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6 ways to transfer files from your Mac to your iOS device

Use one of these methods to transfer a file from your Mac to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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9 ways to share files between Macs

Need to transfer files from one Mac to another? There are many way to do it.

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How to sort Launchpad apps

A reader thinks he's overlooked a feature. In fact, the feature is missing!

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How to active or restore missing press-and-hold diacritical marks in OS X

A reader has a grave complaint about an acute problem adding accents.

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How to set up a redundant backup system

Time Machine, cloning, or the tiger?

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How to use the Finder window toolbar to save time

Tweaking the Finder toolbar can help you become more productive.

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Why your base station and OS X might report different Wi-Fi rates

A reader was concerned about network configuration due to different numbers and settings appearing depending on where he looked.

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How to separate iPhone pictures in Photos for OS X

A reader wants to be able to keep lower-resolution iPhone images separate from her other photos.

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How to arrange and sort files in OS X El Capitan’s Finder

Learn about the different ways the Finder arranges files and when you can access these options.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Managing many devices

The final episode in our series on setting up and managing devices using Server’s Profile Manager service