Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books, including Take Control of Zoom (May 2020), a deep dive into how to best use that videoconferencing software. He’s a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.

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Need to disable Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad? Here are the 3 Apple-connected options to do so

Without the Apple ID and password, Apple will only perform a manual unlock in limited circumstances.

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How to delete text in all sorts of ways on your Mac

Everyone knows how to use the Delete key, but there are other ways to delete text using keyboard combinations.

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Understanding how iCloud Photos optimizes photo storage and keeps your originals

Apple makes it possible to have thumbnails of a much larger media collection, but always retains the full-resolution versions.

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AmazonBasics Standby UPS review: Amazon’s affordable standby backup power delivers too little for the price

Once a competitive option, Amazon’s 450-watt UPS doesn’t match up head to head.


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How to find a monitor that pivots for portrait perfection

Retailers don’t make it simple to find which displays can rotate around their axis.

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Do your iPhone and Mac’s country of origin need to match to work together?

You might run into issues with multiple Apple IDs based on location.

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How to automate changing the date and time on HEIC files

The not-quite-new format isn’t supported by some utilities for fixing photo timestamps.

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How to add a podcast by URL feed to Apple's Podcasts app and other apps

While it’s usually a click or tap, you may wind up with a URL you want to add manually.

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Monitor won’t rotate? You might be able to use a replacement stand

Your Mac might be able to rotate your display in software, but what if you hardware is fixed in place?

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Apple media sharing limits explained and why you should use Plex instead

Apple sets limits in a few directions on what you can share among people in a family or home.

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Need a portrait screen on your Mac? Rotate your display

macOS offers an option on many displays to change orientation.

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Coping with inconsistent facial recognition in Apple Photos

Photos attaches names to images of people you identify, but doesn’t always keep them organized.

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How to check your iCloud media to see if it remains in place

It’s possible to change settings on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac so that it can’t download all images, but they’re still secure in iCloud.

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Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

While lithium-ion batteries don’t suffer from the long-ago dread “memory effect,” they age poorly when fully charged most of the time.