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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?

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How to use the Tabs feature in macOS Sierra

Tabs will help clean up your windows and make it easier to find what you need.

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How to use Picture in Picture in macOS Sierra

Watch video while you're working on your Mac.

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How to use Feedback Assistant to report bugs in the betas of macOS Sierra and iOS 10

Using the public betas? Do your duty and report bugs to Apple.

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What’s hidden in plain sight? Hidden media in Photos for OS X

A case of the Purloined Letter—only with pictures—when a reader wonders about a syncing problem.

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What to do when your Mac can’t mount, repair, or erase a drive

A reader can't get a drive working again, but the problem lies within (the computer).

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Create a disk image for NetBoot and NetRestore

The next installment in our series on mastering the NetInstall Service for OS X Server.

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How to transfer a video from OS X to iOS

A reader finds herself stymied in moving a movie from Mac to iPhone.

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Fire up the NetInstall Service

How to configure the NetInstall Service and start it up.

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How to hand off your Mac for repair without worrying about insecure data on an SSD

A reader would prefer to not send his computer off to get fixed with all of the contents of its drive being accessible to a technician. What to do?

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How to create your first NetInstall Image

Before you can turn the NetInstall service on you need to create a network disk image to boot from. Here's how to do it.

How to fix a Fusion drive that has come unlinked

A reader sees only 121GB of storage on her iMac, and wonders what happened.

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How to delete locked images in Image Capture

A reader sees a lock icon and can't remove images in Image Capture.

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How to find recently deleted media in Photos for Mac

Apple’s documentation to find deleted images and videos in Photos is incorrect, as a reader points out.

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How to create instant slideshows in Photos for Mac and iOS

A slideshow is a great way to showcase your vacation pics.