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How to troubleshoot a swollen Photos cache folder

A reader uses a macOS Photos library stored on an external drive, but his startup disk has a bloated cache.

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How to get rid of useless email addresses in your Contacts

A reader has his email to a friend misdirected to an non-existent Facebook address; why is it appearing?

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes file conversion, album artwork, and more

Your questions about iTunes, answered by Kirk McElhearn.

How to remove Snapz Pro in macOS Sierra

While it's a specialized app, we've received a number of queries about how to remove it.

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How to use Photoshop Elements to combine images like a pro

Learn how to use Photoshop Elements to combine photos to create a cool effect.

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How to get started with widgets in iOS 10

Make the most out of iOS 10's dynamic new widgets.

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How to use Messages in iOS 10, from special effects to iMessage apps

From super-size emoji to tap-back bubbles, from full-screen laser effects to sending a heartbeat, iMessages in iOS 10 is jam-packed. Here's how to get started.

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How to better organize your classical music in iTunes 12.5

New Work and Movement tags put iTunes in the right direction for organizing classical music.

Microsoft Edge: How to manage Favorites

Edge’s bookmarks are called Favorites. Learn how to use them in this video.

Microsoft Edge: How to install browser extensions

Microsoft’s Edge browser didn’t have extensions at all when it first came out, but the Anniversary Update fixed that--finally! Here’s how to use them.

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More ways to convert rich text to plain text on the clipboard

If your OS X app doesn't have a paste without formatting option, readers came up with a number of suggestions.

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Starting up using a Network Home and a NetBoot Image

The final chapter in our NetInstall turtorial.

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How to watermark multiple photos in Lightroom

Protect your photos and promote your services at the same time.

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A mysterious stranger appears in Mail’s To field

Mail can fill in the blanks oddly from its Previous Recipients list.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Limited options for viewing music, album repeat, and duplicate tracks

Got questions about iTunes? Kirk McElhearn has the answers.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Selecting multiple playlists, iOS Music icons, and more

iTunes got you stumped? Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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How to use Photoshop to turn a photo into a realistic painting

Create a digital painting, complete with canvas texture.