Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books. His most recent, updated for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and Big Sur, are Take Control of iOS and iPadOS Privacy and Security, Take Control of Your Apple ID, Second Edition, and Take Control of Wireless Networking and Security. He’s a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.

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Can’t download an app update? It might be time to update your Mac

If you’re using an older version of macOS, you may run into problems when trying to install the latest version of an app.

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Recover messages from a deleted mail account in Mail for macOS

Messages may be a little hard to find, but you should be able to get them back in many cases.

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How to make FileVault work again when you’re missing a 'secure token'

A long-running problem appears to have a solution.

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Why use both Text Message Forwarding and Messages in iCloud?

The two separate features fulfill slightly different functions.

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Can’t import a .peg file? Use the Image Capture app

An old oddity seems to block certain file imports from iOS devices.

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How to simulate master page text guides in Pages for macOS

An odd omission can be simulated through master pages.

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Wrong time zone shown in Photos in iOS? It’s a timely bug

iOS currently displays the relative time at which a picture was taken.

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Moving to a new country? What you need to know about your Apple ID and app purchases

An Apple ID is tied to the country in which your payment method sends its bills.

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What iTunes means when it tells you deleted songs might not be moved to the Trash

The dialog box when you delete music within iTunes has so many provisos, it’s hard to know what the outcome will be.

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Why iOS offloads apps and how to reinstall them

Apps can be automatically or manually put into a kind of standby mode.

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New Safari feature blocks purchase-tracking by ad clicks

Now in the developer preview of Safari, Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution decouples a click from an ecommerce action.

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How to find your Documents and Desktop folder contents after disabling iCloud sync

Don’t worry, they’re not gone forever! Just moved.

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Can’t find an app on your Mac? Pinpoint it with System Information

This utility collates all apps and their locations in your system.

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Time Machine volumes can’t be included in Time Machine backups

While this might seem obvious, the presentation isn’t quite clear.

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How to get the best image export from Photos in macOS

Check the settings to avoid lower quality and lower resolution.