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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.

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How to watch Apple’s ‘By innovation only’ event on September 10

You can watch the show on any Apple device or, for the first time, on YouTube.

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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.

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A game of cat and Mouse Keys on the Mac

Fluffy can be thwarted by changing an accessibility setting.

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How to install a smart switch

Let us show you the easiest way to install a smart switch.

on techhive.com

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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.

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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.

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How to create a backup plan to restore passwords if your system fails

Having multiple copies of your data is great, unless you can’t access passwords required to unlock them.

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How to open items in the enclosing folder directly from a Spotlight search in macOS

There’s a keyboard shortcut and a few other hidden tricks.

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Apple ID: How to change your email address

If you’re about to leave a job or abandon an address, make changes first.

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A Windows update may have broken your Mac’s access to shared servers. Here’s how to fix it

The update invalidates credentials, but doesn’t explain how to re-connect.

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macOS Mojave: No more controls for photo album screensavers

You can no longer go backwards and forwards through images in the photos you selected.

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iOS 13: Don’t forget to customize your iMessage profile. Here’s how

iOS 13 lets you set a custom display name, photo, or Memoji that you can automatically send to contacts in Messages.

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Trying to make an old Apple display work with your new Mac ? It’s no longer worth it

At some point, you have to cut the cord. Modest- and mid-sized monitors are more affordable than ever.

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Google Calendar sync with macOS was broken

It appears to be Google’s problem, and you’re not alone.