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How to free up storage by deleting iTunes backups of iOS devices

If you use iTunes for backing up your iPhone or iPad, those backups add up and occupy your Mac's storage device.

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How to use Migration Assistant to move a user account to another Mac

Apple makes it easy to transfer a user’s account and data from Mac to Mac. Here’s how.

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Which backup method should you use for making constant archives of your data?

Not all automatic backup methods use the same frequency. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of file sync services, local backups, and internet-based services.

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How to shift an email address from one Apple ID to another

You can move a non-Apple-provided email address from one Apple ID account to another with a little effort.

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How to set your macOS screensaver to show a Photos album

You can set macOS to use your photos as a screensaver that rotates through an album.

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How to use Time Machine to restore photos you’ve deleted from the Mac Photos app

If you have a backup that’s old enough, you can use Time Machine to restore photos that you’ve deleted in the Photos app.

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How to stop selfie photos from appearing in iOS 12’s Selfies album

It’s a little presumptuous of Apple to make a folder that organizes selfies and which cannot be disabled nor controlled.

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Your Mac’s Photos Library is important. Make a secondary backup of it using sync software

Using sync software can take the tedium out of backup up your Mac’s Photos Library.

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How to quickly manage and delete your Google search history

Google is rolling out new settings in Chrome and other browsers that make it easier to manage and delete your search history. Here's how to find them.

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How to use multiple drives with Time Machine for redundant backups

Time Machine lets you have multiple active backup volumes at once.

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What to do when FileVault won't turn on

Diagnosing an oddball scenario in which you can’t enable FileVault requires more information than macOS provides.

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How to download the personal data that Apple collects from you

Apple’s privacy website also now lets you get a copy of the data that Apple collects about you. Here’s how to get yours now.

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How to use Handoff with iOS 12

Handoff lets you pass activities between iOS and macOS, but iOS 12 makes it easier.

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When not to use Apple’s Mail Drop file transfer service

If you have a large file you need to share with several people, go a different route.

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macOS Mojave: For app permissions, what’s the difference between Accessibility and Full Disk Access?

Mojave offers new controls to prevent apps from gaining unwanted access.