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How to active or restore missing press-and-hold diacritical marks in OS X

A reader has a grave complaint about an acute problem adding accents.

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How to set up a redundant backup system

Time Machine, cloning, or the tiger?

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How to use the Finder window toolbar to save time

Tweaking the Finder toolbar can help you become more productive.

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Why your base station and OS X might report different Wi-Fi rates

A reader was concerned about network configuration due to different numbers and settings appearing depending on where he looked.

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How to separate iPhone pictures in Photos for OS X

A reader wants to be able to keep lower-resolution iPhone images separate from her other photos.

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How to arrange and sort files in OS X El Capitan’s Finder

Learn about the different ways the Finder arranges files and when you can access these options.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Managing many devices

The final episode in our series on setting up and managing devices using Server’s Profile Manager service

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6 ways to super-charge your Finder windows

Get the most out of the Finder.

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Can you use Wi-Fi and Ethernet on a Mac at the same time?

A reader wonders if two networking methods are matter and anti-matter to each other.

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How to solve a com.apple.AOSAccounts error 4 message

It seems related to iCloud Photo Library, but the cause is apparently an outdated credit card and the iTunes Store.

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Get the most out of Finder views

Always use the same view to look at your files in the Finder? You can save time by learning when to use Icon, List, Column, or Cover Flow view.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Payloads for iOS devices part 2

Episode 14 in our series on setting up and managing devices using Server’s Profile Manager service.

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Yesterday, all my files seemed so far away

Oh, I believe in Smart Folders for yesterday.

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Apple issues a fix for ethernet disabled by a recent OS X update

Here's how to get your ethernet working again if it was affected by Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data 3.28.1.

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What happens when your Time Machine drive icon changes

A reader wonders why the color changes between yellow and green on his Time Machine backup volume.