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Five easy ways to get your iPhone photos onto your Mac

When it comes to importing photos you took on your iPhone, you have plenty of options.

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How to take screenshots on your Mac

OS X comes with some powerful and useful tools for taking screenshots. Here's how to master them.

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How to access hidden typographic characters in OS X

Ever need to type a euro symbol, or infinity, or an umlaut? You're in luck.

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How to remove bullet points in the Mail app for OS X

A reader wants to take the violence out of his message, removing the bullets from his email in Mac OS X's Mail app. But how?

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Stop Photos from launching when you plug your iPhone into your Mac

You plug your iPhone into your Mac, and Photos launches—but you don't want that! There's a way to stop this behavior.

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When 'Save As' says you don't have permission

When using Save As, a reader keeps getting a message that they lack permission to save files. Mac 911 has the answer, though it's a slightly irritating one.

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How to hide purchased books from iBooks

iBooks likes to keep books listed, even after you've deleted them. A reader wonders if that can be changed.

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How to check your Mac's free hard drive space

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.


How to AirDrop photos and videos between Macs and iOS devices

The Photos apps for OS X and iOS make it super simple to share photos and videos, even without an Internet connection.

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How to delete images from Photos

Readers ask about how to clear out space used by multimedia in the Photos app through deletion and optimization.

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Hello, Mac 911? Troubleshooting Continuity calls between Mac and iPhone

Readers are having trouble with Apple's Continuity configuration and consistency for phone calls.

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More Photos Q&A: Dealing with limitations in multiple libraries, smart albums, and more

Readers (still!) have (many, many!) questions about several features in Photos for OS X.

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How to use the Retouch tool in Photos for Mac

OS X's Photos app has a more powerful Retouch tool than the one in iPhoto.

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How to be sure Photos for Mac stores full-resolution images

Photos for OS X when coupled with iCloud Photo Library means you're not sure where high-resolution images live for purposes of local backups.

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How to get a new Finder window the size you want

Yes, you can get new Finder windows to open to the same size as the last one you created—with patience and a little trial and error.