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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.

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How the NetInstall Service works

Before using the NetInstall service, understand how it works and to learn about the four different types of NetInstall images.

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Bluetooth's soft limits in OS X: Count your devices

A reader finds a common problem: Too many Bluetooth devices connected to one Mac can perform inconsistently.

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How to convince a partner or spouse to delete old emails

A reader writes in with a marital dispute that Mac 911 won't take sides on, but will provide a technical answer.

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How to tweak your sound in iTunes and on iOS devices

Make your music sound better.

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How to set a custom order in an album in Photos for OS X

My 9-year-old came to me with a question about arranging photos in an album in OS X.

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Mastering the NetInstall Service: Network and system requirements

Before you can begin using the NetInstall service you need to make sure you have a few basics in place.