Don't-Miss Mac Stories
Time Machine isn’t the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives.
You can maintain your data if you use Apple’s Migration Assistant.
Whether your hard drive crashed or you’re setting up a new Mac, you can use iCloud Photo Library to restore your collection.
A network-attached storage device needs to use the proper file service with Apple’s Time Machine.
Smart folders let you set detailed Spotlight search parameters and save them for reuse.
A reader has photos stashed everywhere and wants to bring them all together.
Where do those things go, anyway?
Are ghost to blame? Is the Mac haunted?
macOS has several ways to properly eject a storage device.
When you want to format a hard drive, it helps to know the difference between a partition and a drive.
The spoiler: there’s no way to force iCloud Photo Library to recognize existing media, but you can pause or stop the uploads.
A reader wants to protect the bootable clone he makes of his startup volume just as effectively.
A reader wants to shift his Photos and iTunes libraries to an external drive and ensure they're backed up by Time Machine.
A reader wants to hook her workshop into a home Wi-Fi network, and can’t make it work with Apple gear.
It's easy to switch the default font in Mail—when it works.