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Need to disable Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad? Here are the 3 Apple-connected options to do so

Need to disable Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad? Here are the 3 Apple-connected options to do so

Without the Apple ID and password, Apple will only perform a manual unlock in limited circumstances.

08/07/2020

Does Safari always request fresh logins to your sites? If it does, there’s a reason

Does Safari always request fresh logins to your sites? If it does, there’s a reason

You may be too private for logins to work.

08/05/2020

How to delete text in all sorts of ways on your Mac

How to delete text in all sorts of ways on your Mac

Everyone knows how to use the Delete key, but there are other ways to delete text using keyboard combinations.

07/30/2020

Understanding how iCloud Photos optimizes photo storage and keeps your originals

Understanding how iCloud Photos optimizes photo storage and keeps your originals

Apple makes it possible to have thumbnails of a much larger media collection, but always retains the full-resolution versions.

07/29/2020

How to find a monitor that pivots for portrait perfection

How to find a monitor that pivots for portrait perfection

Retailers don’t make it simple to find which displays can rotate around their axis.

07/27/2020

Do your iPhone and Mac’s country of origin need to match to work together?

Do your iPhone and Mac’s country of origin need to match to work together?

You might run into issues with multiple Apple IDs based on location.

07/24/2020

How to automate changing the date and time on HEIC files

How to automate changing the date and time on HEIC files

The not-quite-new format isn’t supported by some utilities for fixing photo timestamps.

07/23/2020

How to add a podcast by URL feed to Apple's Podcasts app and other apps

How to add a podcast by URL feed to Apple's Podcasts app and other apps

While it’s usually a click or tap, you may wind up with a URL you want to add manually.

07/22/2020

Monitor won’t rotate? You might be able to use a replacement stand

Monitor won’t rotate? You might be able to use a replacement stand

Your Mac might be able to rotate your display in software, but what if you hardware is fixed in place?

07/21/2020

Apple media sharing limits explained and why you should use Plex instead

Apple media sharing limits explained and why you should use Plex instead

Apple sets limits in a few directions on what you can share among people in a family or home.

07/20/2020

Need a portrait screen on your Mac? Rotate your display

Need a portrait screen on your Mac? Rotate your display

macOS offers an option on many displays to change orientation.

07/17/2020

Coping with inconsistent facial recognition in Apple Photos

Coping with inconsistent facial recognition in Apple Photos

Photos attaches names to images of people you identify, but doesn’t always keep them organized.

07/15/2020

How to check your iCloud media to see if it remains in place

How to check your iCloud media to see if it remains in place

It’s possible to change settings on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac so that it can’t download all images, but they’re still secure in iCloud.

07/10/2020

Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

While lithium-ion batteries don’t suffer from the long-ago dread “memory effect,” they age poorly when fully charged most of the time.

07/09/2020

What to do when a Time Machine copy to an external drive is enormously larger than expected

What to do when a Time Machine copy to an external drive is enormously larger than expected

It’s all about the hard links.

07/08/2020

Apple Photos: What can you do if you crop out details and later want them back?

Apple Photos: What can you do if you crop out details and later want them back?

Sometimes pictures are cropped in our photo-management apps for a particular reason. Can you restore the full image?

07/03/2020

How to solve ImageCaptureCore error -9937 when importing photos and videos from your phone to your Mac

How to solve ImageCaptureCore error -9937 when importing photos and videos from your phone to your Mac

Your iPhone is trying to send photos in an incompatible format, but you have options.

06/30/2020

How to take photos of particular people out of your Photos library

How to take photos of particular people out of your Photos library

You may have moved on, but they’re still lingering among your images.

06/26/2020

Cloud storage plans you can use to replace your Mac’s external storage

Cloud storage plans you can use to replace your Mac’s external storage

If you migrate to a small drive, you may need to combine cloud methods to make it all work.

06/17/2020

Your old videos may not play in macOS Catalina. Here's why

Your old videos may not play in macOS Catalina. Here's why

Video you shot long ago with older devices require conversion to work in Catalina.

06/15/2020

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