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macOS Big Sur’s battery optimization: You can’t do much to tweak laptop settings

Apple relies on your behavior over time balanced against battery wear, but doesn’t let you tweak its choices.

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How to scan documents in Notes and third-party apps on the iPhone and iPad

The Notes app hides a powerful document-scanning option, but you can find even better ones if need be.

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How to figure out if a MacBook power adapter or battery has gone bad

There are really three components in a laptop relating to charging a battery.

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How to enable the iTunes Store in the macOS Music app

If you want to purchase songs and albums, why doesn’t the option appear?

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How to get an accounting of your Apple Cash transactions

You don’t have to scroll through Wallet to find what you spent and received.

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How to restore a previous version of your Pages, Keynote, and other documents in macOS

Apple’s Mac apps and those of some other developers auto-save and let you browse past versions.

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Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live in without spending lots of time or money

You don’t need to be an expert or spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear, these first steps will lay a foundation you can build on.


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Lost text in a browser form submission? Avoid it with an extension or a clipboard add-on

It’s so easy to navigate away from a page, click submit too early, or suffer from a Web site error—and lose everything you typed.

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iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you clear it?

That significant Other filling up all your iPhone storage? Here’s what you can do about it.

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If you’re using AFP to share a Mac drive, It’s time to change

You may need to tweak some settings to keep sharing volumes after upgrading to High Sierra or later.


Easy tips for cleaning up your Mac

Is your Mac a mess? Here are some easy ways to clean out your Mac's storage and cluttered desktop.

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How to change the icon of a storage device in macOS

To tell different volumes and drives apart, you can paste in custom icons.

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What’s the latest version of macOS you can run on your Mac?

You may be stymied by trying to update with an installer past your machine’s capabilities.

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Apple Watch Activity badges: Ring in the New Year challenge returns

Trying to snag every Activity badge? Here's a full list of every achievement and what you need to do to get it.

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How to make your iPhone ‘Aesthetic’ with iOS 14

By using Shortcuts together with custom Widgets and the App Library, you can build a totally unique home screen look.