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Dropbox and iCloud Drive: How each service approaches cloud storage

Dropbox and iCloud Drive: How each service approaches cloud storage

The two services each take a different tack to reducing storage on a local drive.

02/21/2020

How to get rid of the screenshot drop shadow in macOS

How to get rid of the screenshot drop shadow in macOS

You can opt to remove it only sometimes or permanently.

02/20/2020

How to take better screenshot selections in macOS

How to take better screenshot selections in macOS

A number of extra keys can help you better shape a screen selection.

02/14/2020

Stop AirDrop in iOS with Screen Time

Stop AirDrop in iOS with Screen Time

AirDrop can be abused by and abuse people. You can block it with Screen Time restrictions.

02/13/2020

Why can’t Family Sharing include more than six people?

Why can’t Family Sharing include more than six people?

Apple imposes a seemingly arbitrary limit to prevent misuses of the feature.

02/11/2020

How to fix the “cannot be autosaved” bug when saving documents in macOS apps

How to fix the “cannot be autosaved” bug when saving documents in macOS apps

An oddball problem with an oddball fix and some workarounds.

02/06/2020

Happy birthday to…who? How to purge your calendar of acquaintances’ natal days

Happy birthday to…who? How to purge your calendar of acquaintances’ natal days

For historic and syncing reasons, you may wind up with more birthdays listed as events than you want.

02/05/2020

Two Screen Time tips to keep kids from working around limits

Two Screen Time tips to keep kids from working around limits

Screen Time is a powerful tool for managing kids’ screen time, but a couple settings make a big difference.

02/04/2020

How to send messages to select iCloud accounts directly to the trash

How to send messages to select iCloud accounts directly to the trash

You can effectively turn some addresses into bit buckets.

02/03/2020

How to search your music library in macOS Catalina’s Music app

How to search your music library in macOS Catalina’s Music app

Three buttons let you choose among collections to search, but Your Library should be one of them.

01/31/2020

How to create a backup strategy with terabytes of files

How to create a backup strategy with terabytes of files

As we take ever more photos and shoot more video, we have to think of new ways to back the material up.

01/29/2020

How to remove your iCloud account and Apple ID from a transferred computer

How to remove your iCloud account and Apple ID from a transferred computer

Even when you think you’ve logged out and wiped things clean, there may still be a lingering trace.

01/27/2020

How to get certified for a hard drive you erased

How to get certified for a hard drive you erased

Some organizations may require a report that spells out how a drive’s contents were deleted.

01/24/2020

How to switch up your Apple ID if you’re leaving an organization that needs account access

How to switch up your Apple ID if you’re leaving an organization that needs account access

Especially with two-factor authentication, you need to plan before it’s too late.

01/23/2020

How to change your kid’s adult Apple ID account to a child account

How to change your kid’s adult Apple ID account to a child account

If you inflated their age, you can deflate it, too.

01/22/2020

How to clone a macOS Catalina drive

How to clone a macOS Catalina drive

Catalina shook up volume organization, but you can still make a restorable backup.

01/20/2020

Save iCloud storage costs with Family Sharing

Save iCloud storage costs with Family Sharing

The ability to pool certain account elements includes storage.

01/16/2020

How to use iCloud aliases to send and receive email

How to use iCloud aliases to send and receive email

You can have up to three aliases that connect to your iCloud account.

01/15/2020

iOS: What to do if iCloud Photos uploads are paused due to a low battery, but you’re actually near a full charge

iOS: What to do if iCloud Photos uploads are paused due to a low battery, but you’re actually near a full charge

The sync service may have its own algorithm that lets it choose when to stop syncing photos and videos.

01/14/2020

How to switch the language and region used by your Mac

How to switch the language and region used by your Mac

Depending on the languages you speak and country or region you’re familiar with, you may want to switch among options.

01/13/2020

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