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Tune up your two-step Recovery Key

An acquaintance recently lost access permanently to his Apple ID, but you can take action to prevent that.

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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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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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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 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?

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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).