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How to get a Safari password to save it in a password manager

How to get a Safari password to save it in a password manager

Safari is helpful at generating passwords, but that Safari-generated password may not be saved in third-party password managers.

08/16/2019

How Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore

How Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore

Time Machine deletes files in its backup, but the deletion process only removes older versions of files.

08/15/2019

How to use 2FA on older Apple devices that won’t let you enter a verification code

How to use 2FA on older Apple devices that won’t let you enter a verification code

Apple has a workaround that supports two-factor authentication where it can’t be entered directly.

08/14/2019

How to “click accept on the account page” with apps in the Mac App Store

How to “click accept on the account page” with apps in the Mac App Store

Sometimes the registered ownership of your Mac’s software gets muddled. Here’s one way to fix it.

08/12/2019

How printing options in Photos for macOS work

How printing options in Photos for macOS work

It’s not quite intuitive, but you will get a regular Print dialog to appear in Photos.

08/09/2019

How to fix a Spotify playlist’s original order after sorting by category

How to fix a Spotify playlist’s original order after sorting by category

It’s as simple as one, two. Or sometimes, just one.

08/06/2019

Don’t use cloud backup services to make copies of your Time Machine volumes. Here’s why

Don’t use cloud backup services to make copies of your Time Machine volumes. Here’s why

Making multiple archives and backups of your files is a great idea, but copying Time Machine to Backblaze and other services has no advantage.

08/02/2019

How to use Keynote to add text overlays in your iMovie projects
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How to use Keynote to add text overlays in your iMovie projects

Yes, it’s a bit of a workaround, but it’s a great help for certain iMovie projects.

07/31/2019

How to buy a used Mac without being locked out

How to buy a used Mac without being locked out

Apple offers protections for owners with more to come—buyers be aware!

07/19/2019

How to install the macOS Catalina beta in its own APFS container

How to install the macOS Catalina beta in its own APFS container

You can have your Catalina and still be Mojave fresh.

07/15/2019

Is iOS’s Do Not Disturb While Driving driving you around the bend? Change its behavior
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Is iOS’s Do Not Disturb While Driving driving you around the bend? Change its behavior

Will you use it in a car? On a boat? In a tram? Maybe: scram!

07/11/2019

Your Time Capsule has died. How can you wipe its data?

Your Time Capsule has died. How can you wipe its data?

Fire up the hair dryer or get cracking. You’ll need to extract the hard drive.

07/05/2019

Can’t download photos from your iPhone to your Mac? It could be a trust issue

Can’t download photos from your iPhone to your Mac? It could be a trust issue

An obscure problem can keep you from syncing your phone.

07/03/2019

Getting Time Capsule failure warnings? Here’s what you can do
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Getting Time Capsule failure warnings? Here’s what you can do

Time Capsule drives can fail, and they’re not worth trying to replace.

07/02/2019

How to set a higher dpi without changing an image’s resolution

How to set a higher dpi without changing an image’s resolution

Resolution and pixel density are two separate factors often blurred into one.

06/27/2019

Can’t erase your Mac’s startup disk? Try Internet Recovery as a last resort

Can’t erase your Mac’s startup disk? Try Internet Recovery as a last resort

You might be trying to erase the recovery partition, which you can’t do. Here’s how to erase the disk.

06/25/2019

How to delete large files for Steam and other apps

How to delete large files for Steam and other apps

Some items macOS identifies as apps are actually files used by other apps, and can only be deleted within those programs.

06/21/2019

Use TripMode to press pause and conserve data on iCloud and other sync over a cellular hotspot

Use TripMode to press pause and conserve data on iCloud and other sync over a cellular hotspot

Apple omits a pause button, but this third-party utility can help.

06/20/2019

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

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.

06/18/2019

Recover messages from a deleted mail account in Mail for macOS

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.

06/12/2019

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