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Connect that old Apple display to a new Mac to give it new life

Connect that old Apple display to a new Mac to give it new life

Many people still have working Apple displays from years past. Here’s a guide to making use of them again in a suddenly required home office.

03/27/2020

You’re not imagining things: Apple did remove the column option from macOS Mail

You’re not imagining things: Apple did remove the column option from macOS Mail

It’s an odd change that breaks with many years of tradition.

03/25/2020

How to bypass Apple’s multi-device two-factor system with Messages auto-fill

How to bypass Apple’s multi-device two-factor system with Messages auto-fill

You can click a couple of times to reduce the friction in Apple’s two-factor authentication system.

03/24/2020

Migrating to a new Apple ID? Be prepared to lose data for your games

Migrating to a new Apple ID? Be prepared to lose data for your games

Many parents deployed their own Apple ID when they first started letting their children use mobile devices. When the kids are ready for their own Apple ID, its possible that saved game data could be lost.

03/23/2020

Don’t want your email addressed auto-completed in Safari? Here’s how to disable it

Don’t want your email addressed auto-completed in Safari? Here’s how to disable it

Unfortunately, you can’t selectively disable autocompletion.

03/18/2020

How to change the location tracking settings in iOS 13 and iPad OS 13

How to change the location tracking settings in iOS 13 and iPad OS 13

iOS and iPadOS may relaunch force-quit apps that are approved for always tracking your location.

03/12/2020

How to work around a Photos bug in macOS Catalina that thinks an image or movie remains in an album

How to work around a Photos bug in macOS Catalina that thinks an image or movie remains in an album

A bug in tracking the state of photos and videos can mess up your smart albums.

03/11/2020

How to reset an Apple TV after a split, sale, or other change

How to reset an Apple TV after a split, sale, or other change

Apple TV apps, just like those in iOS and iPadOS, retain registration information about the initial downloader.

03/10/2020

How to protect your Mac against attack and disaster

How to protect your Mac against attack and disaster

Our data is vulnerable to hardware failure and lapses in trust. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself.

03/09/2020

How to move email from your Mac to a mail server for iPhone and iPad access

How to move email from your Mac to a mail server for iPhone and iPad access

It’s just a matter of drag and drop—and available storage.

03/04/2020

How to disable Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad and always use cellular data

How to disable Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad and always use cellular data

The Wi-Fi on/off switch is the key, rather than the more convenient Control Center button.

03/02/2020

Can’t enable FileVault? An errant set of files may be blocking you

Can’t enable FileVault? An errant set of files may be blocking you

Some users are told that an institutional key has already been set on their Mac, even though they’re not part of an institution at all.

02/26/2020

How to get rid of the question mark on your Finder window’s toolbar

How to get rid of the question mark on your Finder window’s toolbar

Why is there? Why? Why? It’s an old file or folder that has lost its way.

02/25/2020

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

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