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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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.

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Uninterruptible power supply buyers guide

A surge protector will save your equipment; a UPS will do that and save your work, too—or let you save your game during a blackout.


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Apple Photos: What can you do if you crop out details and later want them back?

Sometimes pictures are cropped in our photo-management apps for a particular reason. Can you restore the full image?

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How to solve ImageCaptureCore error -9937 when importing photos and videos from your phone to your Mac

Your iPhone is trying to send photos in an incompatible format, but you have options.

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How to take photos of particular people out of your Photos library

You may have moved on, but they’re still lingering among your images.

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Cloud storage plans you can use to replace your Mac’s external storage

If you migrate to a small drive, you may need to combine cloud methods to make it all work.

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Your old videos may not play in macOS Catalina. Here's why

Video you shot long ago with older devices require conversion to work in Catalina.


How to open ancient Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents in macOS

You may have some orphaned files and want to update them. Now is the time, but only if you haven’t updated yet to Catalina.

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How to recover your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote document password

Forgot the secret to get in your document? It’s probably in your keychain.

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Belkin SurgePlus USB Wall Mount surge protector review: This compact outlet-mounted gadget checks all the boxes

This compact surge protector hugs the wall, so it takes up much less space than an outlet strip. And it has integrated 2.1A USB charging ports, too.


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Tips for merging an old photo backup with your current Photos library

Apple doesn’t have built-in merging tools, but you can make it work.

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How to share a Wi-Fi connection via macOS

If your only reasonable path to the internet is over Wi-Fi, your Mac can help.

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What that Wi-Fi label at the top of your iPhone means

Wi-Fi calling doesn’t mean you’re calling over Wi-Fi owned by the cellular carrier.