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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.

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macOS Big Sur supports Time Machine on APFS-formatted drives, but there are a few catches

The updated macOS finally allows you to use a drive formatted with Apple’s not-very-new APFS filesystem as a Time Machine destination.

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How to remove startup and login items on your Mac

Is your Mac starting up slowly? A mess of startup and login items might be to blame.

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How to unify your Apple IDs in macOS for Media & Purchases

You may have signed in at different times to different apps and want to use just one account.

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How to change your name on your Mac's user account

Apple doesn’t make it obvious, but your full account name in macOS can be changed at will.

How to adjust webcam settings on your Mac

Apple doesn't have built-in camera settings, but you can use third-party software to really improve your camera quality.

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How to check a Mac’s OS upgrade history in System Profiler

You can check to see which updates have correctly installed for macOS.

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How to recover deleted text messages on iPhone

Oops, you accidentally deleted a text message that you absolutely must have! All hope is not lost, though recovering it might be tricky.

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How to stream Apple Music through your Google Nest smart speaker or Android phone

You can now use your Apple Music subscription as the default service on Google Nest smart speakers and Android phones. Here's how to set it up.

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How to work around a Save as PDF restriction in macOS Big Sur’s Preview app

A minor changes seems to be perplexing those who are used to exporting pages from a PDF that has some protections on it.

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How to transfer all your data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone

There are an extra couple of steps if you are transferring to a device that’s not fresh from the box.

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How to turn on Do Not Disturb in macOS Big Sur

Apple shifted from its former shortcut in macOS to the new Control Center.

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How to upgrade from an older Mac operating system to macOS Catalina or Big Sur

Apple supports macOS migrations back several releases, but you can wind up with too big a gap.

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How to boot an Apple silicon Mac into Recovery mode

It’s different from how you do it on Intel Macs.

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How to set up a Mac to run either macOS Mojave or macOS Big Sur

If you are running macOS Mojave because you have 32-bit applications you need to use, there are a few options you can use to upgrade to Big Sur.