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Where did that go? Find the parts of iTunes now spread throughout different apps in macOS Catalina

Where did that go? Find the parts of iTunes now spread throughout different apps in macOS Catalina

iTunes is dead. But the severed parts remain if you know where to find them.

10/21/2019

Can’t find your Time Machine backup after upgrading to Catalina? Look for a backupbundle

Can’t find your Time Machine backup after upgrading to Catalina? Look for a backupbundle

Time Machine typically creates a disk image you can mount to access files.

10/17/2019

iPhoto users, you’re out of time with macOS Catalina. What’s your next step?

iPhoto users, you’re out of time with macOS Catalina. What’s your next step?

Apple discontinued updates to iPhoto years ago, but not everyone migrated to Photos. Now you almost have to.

10/16/2019

How to switch from iCloud Photos to just plain Photos

How to switch from iCloud Photos to just plain Photos

Some folks don’t want to the recurring cost of iCloud. They can go local.

10/15/2019

How iCloud Drive works with multiple users on a single Mac

How iCloud Drive works with multiple users on a single Mac

Fast user switching keeps users logged in and their activities running even though they’re not frontmost, including sync.

10/14/2019

That’s right: You can’t turn off Personal Hotspot in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

That’s right: You can’t turn off Personal Hotspot in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

A change in philosophy has removed an off switch.

10/11/2019

Why you’re prompted to erase an external drive when you use it with Time Machine

Why you’re prompted to erase an external drive when you use it with Time Machine

Time Machine requires that the drive be in a certain format.

10/08/2019

What to do if your Mac’s Fusion Drive fails (or shows signs of failure)

What to do if your Mac’s Fusion Drive fails (or shows signs of failure)

Macs with Fusion Drives are rarely serviceable, and you’ll lose a lot of speed if the SSD conks out. The next step isn’t obvious.

10/07/2019

How to convert a case-sensitive Mac HFS+ partition into a case-insensitive one

How to convert a case-sensitive Mac HFS+ partition into a case-insensitive one

It’s tedious to convert these partition types, but not complicated.

09/30/2019

Why you should use Google Photos over iCloud Photos: Sharing photos and movies

Why you should use Google Photos over iCloud Photos: Sharing photos and movies

It’s a common problem to want a set of media that you share with another person or your whole family, but iCloud Photos doesn’t support it.

09/27/2019

Where to find app updates in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Where to find app updates in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

They’re not gone, but they’re nested more deeply.

09/23/2019

iOS 13: How to use Low Data Mode to slim your consumption

iOS 13: How to use Low Data Mode to slim your consumption

A feature formerly part of Low Power Mode can be used for Wi-Fi and cellular connections.

09/20/2019

How to make sure your sent email is copied to the right location in Mail

How to make sure your sent email is copied to the right location in Mail

You can store your Sent mailbox on a server or in a Sent folder on a device.

09/18/2019

How to load a massive amount of data into Photos on a Mac set to Optimize Mac Storage

How to load a massive amount of data into Photos on a Mac set to Optimize Mac Storage

Your Mac has 128GB of storage and you have 600GB of photos. What to do?

09/17/2019

How to refresh the tiny tab icons in Safari when they start disappearing

How to refresh the tiny tab icons in Safari when they start disappearing

Favicons have a long and odd history, and you can clear Safari’s cache.

09/16/2019

Time Machine: No FAT or exFAT drives, only HFS+ and APFS

Time Machine: No FAT or exFAT drives, only HFS+ and APFS

While macOS can mount and interact with hard drives formatted as FAT or exFAT, Time Machine can’t deal with them.

09/12/2019

How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups

How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups

There’s a complicated balance to maintain so you keep backups up to date.

09/10/2019

A game of cat and Mouse Keys on the Mac

A game of cat and Mouse Keys on the Mac

Fluffy can be thwarted by changing an accessibility setting.

09/09/2019

Printer preference pane freezing? Here’s how to reset macOS’s printing system

Printer preference pane freezing? Here’s how to reset macOS’s printing system

If you don’t see printers and every move you make causes rainbows to appear, try these options.

09/05/2019

What to do if you’re worried about the legitimacy of a downloaded software installer

What to do if you’re worried about the legitimacy of a downloaded software installer

Apple developers get an extra layer of security that you can check.

09/04/2019

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