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How to stop getting a reminder to update to Catalina in macOS

If you’re not ready, you may not want the reminder.

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How to delete photos, links, and attachments from conversations in Messages

You can delete items you don’t want to keep or that you want to remove from taking up storage.

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Got a 32-bit app in Catalina? You don’t have to delete it

They won’t work, but you can choose to leave them in place.

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How to allow untrusted Shortcuts in iOS 13

You can find Shortcuts on the internet, but if you try to install them, you might run into a problem that prevents the Shortcut from installing.

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How to selectively choose what photos sync in Photos for Mac

The trick is using the Referenced File feature, which is a preference you can toggle at will inside the app.

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How to cancel a subscription on iPhone or iPad

It’s easy to sign up for subscription services like Apple Arcade, but unsubscribing from them on your iPhone or iPad is trickier process.

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Where did that go? Find the parts of iTunes now spread throughout different apps in macOS Catalina

iTunes is dead. But the severed parts remain if you know where to find them.

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Can’t find your Time Machine backup after upgrading to Catalina? Look for a backupbundle

Time Machine typically creates a disk image you can mount to access files.

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iPhoto users, you’re out of time with macOS Catalina. What’s your next step?

Apple discontinued updates to iPhoto years ago, but not everyone migrated to Photos. Now you almost have to.

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How to switch from iCloud Photos to just plain Photos

Some folks don’t want to the recurring cost of iCloud. They can go local.

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How iCloud Drive works with multiple users on a single Mac

Fast user switching keeps users logged in and their activities running even though they’re not frontmost, including sync.

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Find My: How to use Apple’s new all-in-one app to find friends and devices

Here’s everything you need to know about the new find-everything app.

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How to play music on all (or some) of your Amazon Alexa speakers at once

Want to hear tunes booming throughout your house? If you have Amazon Echo devices in multiple rooms, just ask Alexa, although you’ll need to tweak some settings first.

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That’s right: You can’t turn off Personal Hotspot in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

A change in philosophy has removed an off switch.

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How to take advantage of the photo-editing tools in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Refreshed editing tools finally make on-device editing within the Photos app a pleasure instead of a slog.