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How to delete a file that macOS says is in use

How to delete a file that macOS says is in use

There’s an override for files you can’t delete, but take care.

02/13/19

How to find and insert special characters in macOS

How to find and insert special characters in macOS

Apple supports the full range of Unicode, but it can be hard to find the symbol you need.

02/11/19

Why iTunes says your iOS 12 device isn’t recognized

Why iTunes says your iOS 12 device isn’t recognized

iPhones are fickle about the versions of macOS and iTunes they can connect with.

02/07/19

How to move photos to iCloud Photos without an up-to-date Mac

How to move photos to iCloud Photos without an up-to-date Mac

Some people may have legacy machines or other limitations that can hinder using iCloud Photos. Here’s a workaround.

02/05/19

How to reinstall macOS if macOS Recovery is unavailable

How to reinstall macOS if macOS Recovery is unavailable

Apple has a fallback option that requires an internet connection.

02/04/19

How to recover deleted photos from an iPhone or iPad

How to recover deleted photos from an iPhone or iPad

Chances are they’re gone, but there are a few places you can check.

02/01/19

If you can’t get macOS Mail to work after upgrading to two-factor authentication, here’s a way to fix it

If you can’t get macOS Mail to work after upgrading to two-factor authentication, here’s a way to fix it

You may have manually set up your iCloud account for email long ago.

01/23/19

What you can do with an internal SSD module from a vintage Mac

What you can do with an internal SSD module from a vintage Mac

Got an older Mac, and you upgraded the SSD module? You can put the old SSD in an external enclosure, but they’re not cheap.

01/22/19

Can you replace a fan in Apple’s AirPort Extreme?

Can you replace a fan in Apple’s AirPort Extreme?

It’s not a trivial task, but it can be done. (And yes, the AirPort Extreme has an actual fan.)

01/18/19

What to do when the Mac App Store won’t assign applications to your account

What to do when the Mac App Store won’t assign applications to your account

You have several methods to try to resolve the problem.

01/17/19

What you get when you export Calendar and Reminders in macOS, and how to use those files

What you get when you export Calendar and Reminders in macOS, and how to use those files

The archive formats vary by app and by export selection in Calendar.

01/16/19

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

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.

01/15/19

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

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.

01/11/19

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

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.

01/07/19

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

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.

01/03/19

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

01/02/19

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

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

This is probably the best way to expand storage.

12/31/18

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

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.

12/27/18

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

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.

12/24/18

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

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.

12/20/18

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