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Why you should use a VPN on a public Wi-Fi network

A VPN effectively prevents even a network operator from peeping your activities.

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How to restore missing photos after downgrading iCloud storage

Those missing images aren’t gone for good if you act quickly.

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How to add automatic sleep tracking to your Apple Watch

While we wait for a built-in solution, the Pillow and AutoSleep apps are your best choices for adding sleep tracking to your Apple Watch.

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How to modify iOS Notifications settings at the lock screen

If you’re tired of a particular app posting notifications, you don’t have to drill down.

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What method should you use to make sure your iOS photos are backed up?

It’s not always crystal clear how photos on an iOS device make their way to a backup. Here's how to make sure your photos are backed up.

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How to use Universal Clipboard with a password manager to cut-and-paste between macOS and iOS

A hidden treasure lets you silently, briefly pass items between and among iOS and macOS.

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Which iPhone model do you have? Here’s where to look

You have an iPhone, but which particular iPhone do you have? Your model identifier numbers will tell you.

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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.