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How to erase an encrypted Mac volume if you don’t need its contents

You don’t need a password if you’re just trying to erase a drive.

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How to fix your network when you see ‘Another device is using your IP address’

Your local network or your Mac may have the wrong addresses configured.

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How to turn your phone hotspot into a home broadband network

Some smartphone plans include substantial use of the phone as a hotspot. You can leverage this via macOS.

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Apple just added an instant song identifier to the iPhone—here’s how to use it

Apple has added a Shazam button to the Control Center so you can quickly identify songs that you hear. Here's how to use it.

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How to recover data from a Mac with T2 or FileVault encryption and without a password

The owner may have died or is incapacitated, or you or someone else has simply forgotten an administrative password, making the contents irretrievable.

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How to paste text without formatting on a Mac

Just the characters, please, no styles.

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How to create a bootable macOS Big Sur installer drive

Put the macOS Big Sur installer on an external USB thumb drive or hard drive and use it to install the operating system on a Mac.

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How to tell if your USB-C cable is USB only or supports Thunderbolt 3

Logos help, but without them, you’re nearly at a loss.

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How to watch Apple’s November 10 ‘One more thing’ event

The event will broadcast online and is available for everyone to watch. It starts at 10 a.m. PT, and will probably go beyond an hour, so plan accordingly.

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iOS 14.2: Ask Siri for a personalized daily update on iPhone or HomePod

Siri can now give you a personal briefing on weather, traffic, your calendar, and news.

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How to tag and talk to individual people in group messages in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

You can both avoid bothering everyone in a group chat or highlight one or more people.

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How to use the Wi-Fi button in the iOS Control Center to deal with weak networks

You can use this “soft” off button to help manage network connection issues.

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When deleting a song from iTunes or Apple Music in macOS, where does it go?

iTunes and Music lack a Recently Deleted album. But you can find songs you deleted in those apps in the Trash.

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How to manage alarms based on your sleep pattern in iOS 14

You can still pick your own wake-up time.

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How to consolidate mail from multiple Macs using Apple Mail

Import messages from other machines into your master copy.