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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Migrated your FileVault-enabled Mac? Clean up and regenerate your Recovery Key

You might be unable to turn on FileVault and have outdated information in your iCloud account or other records.

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How FileVault and the T2 Security Chip work together in newer Macs

Macs with a T2 chip always encrypt their drives. Why is FileVault necessary?

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Use Optimize Mac Storage with iCloud Drive to pack videos into a crowded Mac

iCloud can automatically manage storage, but you have to get the data onto your Mac or into iCloud first to get the advantage.

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Tripp Lite SmartPro Line-Interactive Sine Wave UPS (SMC1000T) review: High-end UPS, relatively low-end price

This uninterruptible power supply is a great investment for anyone looking to protect a high-performance PC.


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Three ways to pass web pages across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

When you have a website open on one device, Apple now makes an abundance of options available to open that same site on other devices.

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Using a school-owned iPad with 2FA? You might run into a problem

An unfortunate side effect of not having access to devices, people, or places could keep you out of your data.

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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 450-watt Standby UPS review: Amazon’s affordable standby backup power delivers too little

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.