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Hands on with macOS Sierra’s Console: Now it’s easier to get the Mac information you need

Apple has revamped the Console, making it easier to use.

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Installing OS X: What to do when ‘this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified’

If you encounter an error when trying to install a fresh operating system, it could be a problem with the date and time.

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How to see every Mac, iPad, and iPhone associated with your Apple ID

Apple's device authorization and management tools are a little hidden—Jason Snell explains.

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How to use Picture in Picture in macOS Sierra

Watch video while you're working on your Mac.

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How to use Feedback Assistant to report bugs in the betas of macOS Sierra and iOS 10

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

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Create a disk image for NetBoot and NetRestore

The next installment in our series on mastering the NetInstall Service for OS X Server.

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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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How to manually exclude images from a Smart Album in Photos for OS X

A reader wants to customize the results of a Smart Album, and we found a workaround.

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Nope, you can't tell if someone has received your Mail Drop file

Apple doesn't provide an acknowledgement loop for email attachments sent by Mail Drop, and you can't "remove" files from Mail Drop either.

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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 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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How to exclude your iCloud Photo Library from an iTunes backup

A few readers find even with iCloud Photo Library enabled, an iTunes backup of an iPhone or iPad still includes all locally stored photos.

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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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Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4

When iTunes is giving you grief, turn to Kirk McElhearn.

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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.