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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How to use a new monitor with an old Mac

A lot of the focus has been plugging old Apple displays into newer Macs, but the reverse is possible, too, if it’s got enough ports.

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How to use iCloud to cope with a Mac that’s low on storage

Before you try to migrate your data, you need to make changes and potentially change subscriptions.

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Having problems with Bluetooth audio quality on a Mac? Here are ways to fix it

Some Bluetooth devices use a lower-quality audio method when acting as both a mic and a speaker or headphones.

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How to get bill-pay and financial sites to work in Safari

Is your bank, credit-union, or credit-card site not working? They may be using an insecure approach.

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How to use your Mac to get more info about your iCloud Drive storage

Files for iOS and iPadOS omits nested information on folders. You need to use a Mac to get the information you need.

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How to export and delete attachments from Messages

Apple offers several ways to work with attachments, if you can find them.

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How to tell whether a USB-C cable can carry high-wattage power and Thunderbolt 3 data

This many years into USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it can still be confusing as what carries what.

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How to disable content blockers on a per-site basis in macOS Safari

Websites have become more aggressive about anti-blocker technology. Here’s what you can do.

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macOS Catalina: How to delete images from manually-created albums in Photos

Apple changed how you delete media within a manually created album in Photos for macOS 10.15. Here’s the trick.

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How to make sure the Play/Pause button works on your Mac

There’s no good way to pin focus on a music app without help.

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Click to export albums from Photos for macOS? It’s not quite that easy

Photos for macOS lacks a straightforward album export option, but you can work around that limitation.

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Connect that old Apple display to a new Mac to give it new life

Many people still have working Apple displays from years past. Here’s a guide to making use of them again in a suddenly required home office.

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You’re not imagining things: Apple did remove the column option from macOS Mail

It’s an odd change that breaks with many years of tradition.

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How to bypass Apple’s multi-device two-factor system with Messages auto-fill

You can click a couple of times to reduce the friction in Apple’s two-factor authentication system.

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Migrating to a new Apple ID? Be prepared to lose data for your games

Many parents deployed their own Apple ID when they first started letting their children use mobile devices. When the kids are ready for their own Apple ID, its possible that saved game data could be lost.