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macOS: How to use Spotlight’s query language to create an All My Files-like feature

Apple removed the prefab option, but with a raw query, you can simulate it.

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How to make Time Capsule and networked drives appear for your Mac

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What to do when Time Machine says a verification failed

A Time Machine backup may sometimes corrupt without any warning, and there’s almost nothing you can do.

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How to download your Facebook data

What exactly is on your Facebook profile? You can peruse your profile online, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The easiest way to see your Facebook data is to download it.

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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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iOS: Why does Apple ask for your passcode when setting up two-factor authentication?

Apple doesn’t clearly explain why it asks for it. Fortunately, Apple doesn’t possess it.

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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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How Time Machine and other backups handle email

Email is an oddball for archiving, so you need different strategies.

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What happened to the ‘All My Files’ feature in macOS High Sierra?

Yes, the Finder feature is gone without a great replacement.

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How to clear your browser history on iPhone and iPad

If you have a shared device and want to cover your tracks in Safari, here's what you need to do.

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How to delete Time Machine snapshots on your Mac

These snapshots can fill up a drive, even though macOS should manage them.

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How to make sure Time Machine works when you upgrade your hard drive

You have to turn to the Terminal to make certain kinds of Time Machine swaps work.

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How to quit apps on the iPhone X

On the iPhone X, there’s a new, Home button-less way to quit iOS apps.

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iMessage: How to pick a reply address in iOS and macOS

With many options, what’s the right choice across many devices and computers?

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How to fix the wrong Time Machine adoption for a drive swap

You have to turn to the Terminal to make certain kinds of Time Machine swaps work.

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How to use printer presets in macOS

Many people don’t realize they can save their print dialog preferences for future use.

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How to find a missing app in iOS 11

Apple changed how it shows app folders in Siri search results in iOS 11.