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Why your Photos and iPhoto libraries take more space on a Mac’s external drive

The “hard link” approach Apple uses to reduce storage doesn’t survive a copy operation.

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Can’t select a drive to use with Time Machine? It might need reformatting

Time Machine only works with HFS+ drives.

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How to cope with a Photos library too big to fit on an internal Mac drive

Apple doesn’t offer the perfect mix of choices with iCloud Photos, and the right answer isn’t obvious.

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How to conserve mobile data by turning off iTunes and other downloads in iOS

These settings aren’t hidden, but they can pack a wallop.

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How to make the most of Roku voice controls

Everything you need to know about controlling Roku with Alexa, Google Assistant, or your voice remote.

on techhive.com

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How to add other people’s fingerprints to Touch ID

It’s a great way to allow casual use within a family.

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Can you opt out a Mac for iCloud Photos? Yes, but click carefully

If you have multiple Macs, you may not want them all to sync with iCloud Photos.

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How to add a Shortcut from the Shortcuts app to your iPhone’s home screen

It’s basically a shortcut to a Shortcut.

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How to play PS4 games on your iPhone with Remote Play

Sony finally brought its PS4 Remote Play app to the App Store, which means you can now stream games from your PS4 straight to your iPhone. In this video, Macworld’s Leif Johnson shows you how to set it up and provides a few pointers.

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How to change your music files’ metadata information using iTunes for Mac

Be warned: You can fix errors or set information, but it’s a one-way street. Here’s how to prepare.

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How to play PS4 games on your iPhone with PS4 Remote Play

It’s not exactly like having ‘Apex Legends’ on the iPhone itself, but it’s the next best thing.

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How to see your true cellular signal strength with the iPhone Field Test app

Signal bars don’t tell you as much as you think. If you really want to know the strength of your cell signal, use this hidden app.

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What happens when you delete an album in the Mac’s Photos app?

Here's an explanation on how to make sure you've actually deleted a photo in Apple's Photos app for Mac.

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Is your router’s Wi-Fi working but ethernet has gone bad? Here’s how to check

Ethernet is often the literal weakest link in a Wi-Fi network.

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How to fix a grayed-out Safari home page preference

The Safari option for picking your home page can be hijacked.