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When fonts won’t display properly in Safari and Mail, here’s what to do

When your Mail, Safari, or other apps display a question mark in a box, you can reset fonts.

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How to adjust the spell-check language in macOS

A reader has spelling corrections appearing as if he’s typing in French.

When you can’t type a certain character on your Mac, here’s how to troubleshoot it

It must be frustrating to find that a key on your keyboard sometimes doesn't work.

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Will new HEVC and HEIF formats work in older versions of macOS and iOS?

Worries abound about Apple’s format shift, but compatibility is the name of the game.

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How to restore items in the Finder sidebar

Are your Documents, Desktop, Home Folder, or other icons missing in the Finder sidebar? Here’s how to get them back.

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Apple Pay, AirDrop, and Handoff not working? Here’s what to do to get them to work again

Sometimes your phone is inches from your Mac, and yet neither sees the other.

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How to turn off website tracking in Safari for macOS High Sierra

Safarii 11 uses Intelligent Tracking Prevention to stop websites from doing cross-site tracking of your web activities.

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How to use Reader mode in Safari for macOS High Sierra

Want to visit websites without annoying ads, videos, and other distractions? Safari's Reader mode is the way to go.

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Slow Mac? Could be a hidden memory gobbler in macOS

Your Mac uses plug-ins that can eat up a lot of your systems's memory. Here's the fix.

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How to stop autoplay videos in Safari for macOS High Sierra

In macOS High Sierra, you can easily disable autoplay video and surf the web in relative peace. Here's how it's done.

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How to create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer drive

Put the macOS High Sierra on an external USB thumb drive or hard drive and use it to install the operating system on a Mac.

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How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

Instructions for making an external drive that you can use to install macOS Sierra.

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How to use Feedback Assistant to report bugs in the betas of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Using the public betas? Do your duty and report bugs to Apple.

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How to fix the spinner after login in macOS

It had to happen. Your columnist’s Mac hits a figurative brick wall, but he figures out how to remove the mortar and get moving again.

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Hackintosh: Should you build one?

Consider the pros and cons before you embark on the journey of building your own Mac.