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How to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in Apple Numbers on a Mac

Numbers has the ability to open Excel files so you can work on them. You can also export spreadsheets in Numbers so that they are compatible with Excel.

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How to open Microsoft Word documents in Apple Pages on a Mac

Don't have a copy of Word? You can open that document in Pages, no sweat. You can then save it as a Word, file, too.

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How to tell which iPad model you have

From a distance, you might not be able to tell two different iPad models apart. But it's easy to tell which one you have...if you know where to look.

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Can ransomware hijack Mac backups? Yes, but...

There are ways to protect your backups from rare ransomware attacks.

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Why continuous backups on your Mac are a good idea

A reader would like to backup files only manually due to performance

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How to learn Apple Swift, Apple’s language for creating iOS and macOS apps

Learn the language Apple uses to create apps for iOS and macOS.

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How to delete iOS apps in iTunes for Mac to free up storage

iTunes downloads iOS apps if you use iTunes for syncing. But you don't have to keep those apps on your Mac.

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How to keep Migration Assistant from overwriting existing files on a new Mac

A reader wants to migrate without deleting files.

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Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive

Even Macworld contributors run into Mac problems. Join us as we troubleshoot and recover data from a Mac with a bad hard drive.

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How to move from CrashPlan for Home to another backup solution

The company behind the local and hosted backup software is sunsetting its product October 2018, and if you use it, you have decisions to make.

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How to block all calls on your iPhone except those from your contacts

Spam and scam calls have proliferated. Can you limit calls to those you know?

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How to set network connection priority on a Mac

With different networking options available, you may find yourself in a situation where you want your Mac to select one type of connection over another.

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Wi-Fi Assist and Wi-Fi Calling: What’s the difference?

Can you use Wi-Fi to help with spotty cellular service? You can, but the setting you adjust in iOS needs to be clarified.

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Mac always booting into Safe Mode? Here are ways to troubleshoot it

A reader finds he boots into Safe Mode every time he restarts his Mac.

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The case of the iMac screen that mysteriously blacks out

A reader has a peculiar problem with an iMac that’s probably electrical in nature.