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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.

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Use keyboard shortcuts to better navigate iTunes 12.4

It's quicker and easier to get around the app and control it from the keyboard.

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How to easily assess, cull, and organize photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Use Lightroom's Pick and Reject flags to find the best pictures and get rid of the worst ones from a photo shoot.

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How to master the NetInstall service

Get a leg up on imaging and make it easier for you to deploy Macs in your environment.