Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books, including his newly released Take Control of Your Apple ID, a guide to troubleshooting Apple ID problems and managing security and the features. He's a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.

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Stuck in macOS Recovery with a language you don’t speak? Here’s what you can do to fix this

You don’t have to speak Chinese, Russian, Spanish, or other languages to fix this problem.

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The most important thing to do if your Mac has a Fusion Drive: Back up your data

Apple's Fusion Drive combines data on an SSD and hard drive. It provides fast speeds and spacious storage, but trying to recover lost data is a huge problem.

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How to download your Flickr photo library and transfer it to Google Photos or iCloud Photo library

You can duplicate your Flickr library entirely, or even flee it and delete your account.

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If macOS’s Migration Assistant fails, here are other ways to move accounts

Apple has taken great strides with its migration helper, but it doesn’t always do the trick.

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How iOS’s Wi-Fi Assist works and how it can affect your cellular bill

A bad Wi-Fi connection can still cause your iPhone (or iPad) to use cellular data.

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Can’t figure out how to type a character on a Mac? It’s time for the virtual keyboard

There’s a hidden virtual keyboard in macOS that is very helpful when you need to type an uncommon character or your hardware keyboard is suddenly malfunctioning.

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If you have an older Mac, don’t forget about the SD Card slot

This is probably the best way to expand storage.

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The old guard of Mac indy apps has thrived for more than 25 years

BBEdit and other popular indy Mac apps have been around for over 25 years. Here are insights from over a century of development of Mac apps from four long-term developers.

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What to do whe you caot type certai letters o your MacBook

Apple has a repair program for folks with problematic MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops with the butterfly keyboard.

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Can you disable two-factor authentication on your Apple ID?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) provides an effective way to deter people from hijacking an online account. But there's no turning back once it's on.

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How to set up a Mac and macOS to take advantage of an SSD and external storage setup

If you set up your Mac correctly, you can get the best of both worlds.

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How to submit corrections for Apple Maps labels

Where reality and Maps differ, you can set things right.

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How’s your iPhone battery health? Use the Battery settings to find out

Apple added and improved tools to check on battery usage and its current state.

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How to save email downloaded to an iPhone or iPad via POP3 or a local iOS mail folder

iOS backups don’t include email, but you can copy to a synced IMAP email account.

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What to do when the Mac App Store says ‘Update Unavailable with This Apple ID’

You may see this even when you haven’t changed your Apple ID when downloading or purchasing apps on your Mac.