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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

How to submit corrections for Apple Maps labels

How to submit corrections for Apple Maps labels

Where reality and Maps differ, you can set things right.

12/18/18

How’s your iPhone battery health? Use the Battery settings to find out

How’s your iPhone battery health? Use the Battery settings to find out

Apple added and improved tools to check on battery usage and its current state.

12/11/18

How to save email downloaded to an iPhone or iPad via POP3 or a local iOS mail folder

How to save email downloaded to an iPhone or iPad via POP3 or a local iOS mail folder

iOS backups don’t include email, but you can copy to a synced IMAP email account.

12/10/18

What to do when the Mac App Store says ‘Update Unavailable with This Apple ID’

What to do when the Mac App Store says ‘Update Unavailable with This Apple ID’

You may see this even when you haven’t changed your Apple ID when downloading or purchasing apps on your Mac.

12/07/18

How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup

How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup

iCloud can be a useful tool when you need to restore an iPhone or iPad from an iOS backup.

12/05/18

Your Mac won’t type U, I, O, J, K, L, and M? Here’s why

Your Mac won’t type U, I, O, J, K, L, and M? Here’s why

The vestiges of Num Lock remain in macOS in a newer feature, Mouse Keys.

12/04/18

Why you should use a VPN on a public Wi-Fi network

Why you should use a VPN on a public Wi-Fi network

A VPN effectively prevents even a network operator from peeping your activities.

11/30/18

How to restore missing photos after downgrading iCloud storage

How to restore missing photos after downgrading iCloud storage

Those missing images aren’t gone for good if you act quickly.

11/28/18

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