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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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How to free up iCloud storage space

Apple gives you 5GB of iCloud storage space for free, but that can feel cramped rather quickly if you have more than one iOS device to back up. Here’s how to make the most of the space you have.

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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.

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Why iOS offloads apps and how to reinstall them

Apps can be automatically or manually put into a kind of standby mode.

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How to find your Documents and Desktop folder contents after disabling iCloud sync

Don’t worry, they’re not gone forever! Just moved.

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10 lesser-known Apple Maps features you should check out

Apple Maps keeps getting better and can be quite helpful if you know all its secrets.

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Can’t find an app on your Mac? Pinpoint it with System Information

This utility collates all apps and their locations in your system.