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Can’t erase your Mac’s startup disk? Try Internet Recovery as a last resort

You might be trying to erase the recovery partition, which you can’t do. Here’s how to erase the disk.

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How to install the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 public beta

Want to take Apple's unfinished software for a spin? It's easy!

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macOS Catalina 10.15 Public Beta is now available

Join the Beta Software Program and you can get access to the macOS Catalina Public Beta. Here’s how to install it.

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How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity badges

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 delete large files for Steam and other apps

Some items macOS identifies as apps are actually files used by other apps, and can only be deleted within those programs.

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Use TripMode to press pause and conserve data on iCloud and other sync over a cellular hotspot

Apple omits a pause button, but this third-party utility can help.

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Can’t download an app update? It might be time to update your Mac

If you’re using an older version of macOS, you may run into problems when trying to install the latest version of an app.

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Recover messages from a deleted mail account in Mail for macOS

Messages may be a little hard to find, but you should be able to get them back in many cases.

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How to make FileVault work again when you’re missing a 'secure token'

A long-running problem appears to have a solution.

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Why use both Text Message Forwarding and Messages in iCloud?

The two separate features fulfill slightly different functions.

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Can’t import a .peg file? Use the Image Capture app

An old oddity seems to block certain file imports from iOS devices.

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How to simulate master page text guides in Pages for macOS

An odd omission can be simulated through master pages.

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How to check your Mac's free hard drive space

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.

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Wrong time zone shown in Photos in iOS? It’s a timely bug

iOS currently displays the relative time at which a picture was taken.

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How to pay for NYC subway and bus fares using your Apple, Android, Fitbit, or Samsung device

New York City's OMNY contactless payment system goes live on May 31. Here's how to use it with your watch or phone.

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