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How to set up an Apple ID without a payment method

How to set up an Apple ID without a payment method

Want an Apple ID but plan to never pay for a single thing from Apple through that ID? Here's how to set it up.

03/05/2021

iCloud email won’t send? Here's what to check to fix it

iCloud email won’t send? Here's what to check to fix it

iCloud has restrictions that could prevent your email from being sent. If you have too many recipients, iCloud address errors, or really big file attachments, iCloud won't send your message.

03/04/2021

How to block tracking pixels in Apple Mail

How to block tracking pixels in Apple Mail

Emails you get from mailing lists may be trying to spy on your activity. Here’s how to block stop that from happening.

03/02/2021

What to do when switching to a Mac with a smaller drive

What to do when switching to a Mac with a smaller drive

If your current Mac has more data stored than the capacity of the new one, you probably feel you’re in a pickle. Here's what you can do to make the transition work.

02/26/2021

How to make macOS apps available to a single user instead of all users

How to make macOS apps available to a single user instead of all users

If you’re sharing a Mac, you may want to restrict access to certain apps. Here’s how it’s done.

02/25/2021

How to start up your M1 Mac from an external drive

How to start up your M1 Mac from an external drive

Need to boot your M1 Mac with an external drive? It’s not as easy as it used to be, as it likely requires you purchase new hardware.

02/19/2021

Thinking of upgrading from a Fusion drive on a Mac? Here’s what you need to know

Thinking of upgrading from a Fusion drive on a Mac? Here’s what you need to know

With a Fusion drive, you can’t upgrade just the SSD or hard drive components without doing some hard work.

02/17/2021

How to split up an Apple ID among family members and forward their email

How to split up an Apple ID among family members and forward their email

It’s easy to wind up with a single Apple ID account for your entire family, and then want to migrate to individual ones. Apple doesn’t let you split Apple ID accounts up, but here’s a set of strategies that can help.

02/16/2021

How to check if an unexpected prompt for your Apple ID password is legitimate

How to check if an unexpected prompt for your Apple ID password is legitimate

If you get a random popup on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you’re right to initially mistrust it.

02/12/2021

How to use facial recognition from your Photos library with Apple HomeKit Secure Video

How to use facial recognition from your Photos library with Apple HomeKit Secure Video

Apple lets you know who is at the door or another camera when used in conjunction with its secure video system.

02/11/2021

How to override the font settings in Safari for all pages

How to override the font settings in Safari for all pages

Safari lets you set a style sheet that can override anything on a web page.

02/10/2021

How to use People Detection in iOS 14’s Magnifier app

How to use People Detection in iOS 14’s Magnifier app

This accessibility tool provides a host of useful features you may have missed.

02/09/2021

Can’t upload files in Safari? Update to Safari 14.0.3 (or drag and drop)

Can’t upload files in Safari? Update to Safari 14.0.3 (or drag and drop)

An update to Safari disabled the option for websites to prompt to let you upload files. It’s been fixed.

02/05/2021

See red squares on your Mac’s display? There might be a problem with the GPU

See red squares on your Mac’s display? There might be a problem with the GPU

The problem doesn’t appear widespread, but users report incidents that date back years.

02/04/2021

How to remove an Apple device from your iCloud account without the device

How to remove an Apple device from your iCloud account without the device

If you lose or sell the device or it’s stolen, you can remove it from your iCloud set remotely.

02/03/2021

How to fix the wrong permissions on several files in macOS

How to fix the wrong permissions on several files in macOS

If the way in which a bunch of files can be handled on your Mac has gone astray, there’s an easy fix.

01/29/2021

Can’t find the Scheme menu in macOS’s Disk Utility? Here’s how to find it

Can’t find the Scheme menu in macOS’s Disk Utility? Here’s how to find it

It’s a minor riddle, but easily solved (we make it up in volume).

01/27/2021

Why iCloud Keychain may prompt you for a device password used with other Apple hardware you own

Why iCloud Keychain may prompt you for a device password used with other Apple hardware you own

It’s a clever way to protect your security, but Apple doesn’t explain it at all.

01/25/2021

How to lock files in macOS Big Sur's Finder

How to lock files in macOS Big Sur's Finder

The Finder lets you lock files, but some aspects are a little obscure.

01/22/2021

Put emoji, math, and other symbols at your fingertips with a custom Mac software keyboard

Put emoji, math, and other symbols at your fingertips with a custom Mac software keyboard

If you’re a frequent user of hard-to-access symbols, a third-party tool can let you create a faster solution.

01/21/2021

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