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macOS Catalina 10.15 Public Beta is now available

Join the Beta Software Program and you can get access to the macOS Catalina Public Beta. Here’s how to install it.

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How to delete large files for Steam and other apps

Some items macOS identifies as apps are actually files used by other apps, and can only be deleted within those programs.

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Use TripMode to press pause and conserve data on iCloud and other sync over a cellular hotspot

Apple omits a pause button, but this third-party utility can help.

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Can’t download an app update? It might be time to update your Mac

If you’re using an older version of macOS, you may run into problems when trying to install the latest version of an app.

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Recover messages from a deleted mail account in Mail for macOS

Messages may be a little hard to find, but you should be able to get them back in many cases.

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How to make FileVault work again when you’re missing a 'secure token'

A long-running problem appears to have a solution.

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Why use both Text Message Forwarding and Messages in iCloud?

The two separate features fulfill slightly different functions.

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Can’t import a .peg file? Use the Image Capture app

An old oddity seems to block certain file imports from iOS devices.

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How to simulate master page text guides in Pages for macOS

An odd omission can be simulated through master pages.

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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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Wrong time zone shown in Photos in iOS? It’s a timely bug

iOS currently displays the relative time at which a picture was taken.

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How to pay for NYC subway and bus fares using your Apple, Android, Fitbit, or Samsung device

New York City's OMNY contactless payment system goes live on May 31. Here's how to use it with your watch or phone.

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Moving to a new country? What you need to know about your Apple ID and app purchases

An Apple ID is tied to the country in which your payment method sends its bills.

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What iTunes means when it tells you deleted songs might not be moved to the Trash

The dialog box when you delete music within iTunes has so many provisos, it’s hard to know what the outcome will be.

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How to fix autocorrect’s ‘ducking’ problem on iPhone

Annoyed that your iOS device won’t let you type the ducking ‘F word’? Text Replacement can save the day.