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How Photos removes media from albums

Deleting a photo from an album and deleting a photo from your collection are two different things.

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How to fix macOS Mail when mailboxes aren’t in alphabetical order

A reader offers a tip for deleting cached files to fix a problem that bothered him.

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How to use Siri in macOS Sierra to find pictures in Photos on the fly

Uing Siri is a quick and easy way to find a set of photos.

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How to create the inverse of a Smart Album’s selections in Photos

If you want everything that's not in a Smart Album, you have to tag everything in that album.

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Upgraded to Photos? Here’s what you can do with that old iPhoto library

A reader wonders about hard links, iPhoto, and Photos, and what happens when the iPhoto Library gets deleted.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Mysterious iCloud Status, deleting songs from a playlist, and more

iTunes can be overwhleming, but Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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How to free up space used by iMovie files

Folders from versions past may be full of gigabytes of duplicates or unwanted files.

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iCloud Keychain syncs accounts between macOS and iOS, but Firefox?

A reader wisely changed his Yahoo password on his Mac weeks ago, but wondered why it updated on his iOS devices, too.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iCloud Music Library video restrictions, playlist issues, and more

iTunes is more complicated than it's ever been. Don't worry, Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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Yes, if you delete your photos from iCloud Photo Library, they’re deleted everywhere

Our most commonly asked question has the same answer since it was first posed.

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Missing mail? Press Command-L

A reader finds a new macOS shortcut in the Mail app perplexed experts.

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How to merge iPhoto and Photo libraries on a Mac

A reader has enormous photo libraries, and wants to merge and trim them while archiving parts.

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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 facebook.com 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.