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Put emoji, math, and other symbols at your fingertips with a custom Mac software keyboard

If you’re a frequent user of hard-to-access symbols, a third-party tool can let you create a faster solution.

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How to share your Mac’s screen the quick and easy way in Messages

Need to help someone by seeing what they’re up to or get help yourself?

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How to buy the right-sized TV (the only problem is that it might not exist)

Quality over size is our usual mantra, but vendors don't generally offer their best technology in TVs smaller than 55-inch class.


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How to reserve Time Machine space on an APFS drive

Apple has specific advice on making additional volumes on a backup volume, but it needs some explanation.

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What Apple operating systems work with iCloud Tabs across devices?

An excellent feature for accessing the same tabs everywhere, when it doesn’t work, there’s no button to click to fix it.

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Mac screen sharing won’t work? Disable it! Then turn it back on

Paradoxically, you may have to turn off screen sharing in order to get it to allow sharing.

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macOS Big Sur’s battery optimization: You can’t do much to tweak laptop settings

Apple relies on your behavior over time balanced against battery wear, but doesn’t let you tweak its choices.

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How to scan documents in Notes and third-party apps on the iPhone and iPad

The Notes app hides a powerful document-scanning option, but you can find even better ones if need be.

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How to figure out if a MacBook power adapter or battery has gone bad

There are really three components in a laptop relating to charging a battery.

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How to enable the iTunes Store in the macOS Music app

If you want to purchase songs and albums, why doesn’t the option appear?

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How to get an accounting of your Apple Cash transactions

You don’t have to scroll through Wallet to find what you spent and received.

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How to restore a previous version of your Pages, Keynote, and other documents in macOS

Apple’s Mac apps and those of some other developers auto-save and let you browse past versions.

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Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live in without spending lots of time or money

You don’t need to be an expert or spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear, these first steps will lay a foundation you can build on.


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Lost text in a browser form submission? Avoid it with an extension or a clipboard add-on

It’s so easy to navigate away from a page, click submit too early, or suffer from a Web site error—and lose everything you typed.

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iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you clear it?

That significant Other filling up all your iPhone storage? Here’s what you can do about it.