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GrayKey: What you need to know about this iPhone hacker and how to protect yourself

Updated information about a turnkey, automated cracking system marketed to law enforcement makes it clear users should pick longer passcodes.

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What to do when Image Capture doesn’t see your iPhone and iPad

It’s a quirk in trusting your iOS device, even if it’s been trusted.

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How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If your Mac is acting up and you can’t figure out why, try these steps.

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.

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How to cancel a subscription on iOS

Apple makes it easy to sign up for subscription services like Apple Music, but unsubscribing from them on your iPhone or iPad is a much trickier process.

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The trouble with Desktop and Documents enabled for iCloud Drive

If you use Desktop and Documents, there’s an issue about the files in those folders being properly backed up.

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How to read legacy FileVault formats on your Mac

You can’t open the original FileVault format in macOS 10.13

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How to check if Facebook shared your personal info with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here's how to tell if you were affected.

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Apple Photos for Mac: How to export a Photos album’s contents sequentially

While it’s not obvious, you can preserve your album order in an export.

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How to use Safari’s tab management and bookmark stashing to avoid losing web pages

Many people like to have many open tabs in Safari windows.

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What to do when the Mac App Store shows a different Apple ID for software updates

If you have apps downloaded from different accounts, you’re stuck.

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macOS: How to use Spotlight’s query language to create an All My Files-like feature

Apple removed the prefab option, but with a raw query, you can simulate it.

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How to make Time Capsule and networked drives appear for your Mac

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What to do when Time Machine says a verification failed

A Time Machine backup may sometimes corrupt without any warning, and there’s almost nothing you can do.

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How to download your Facebook data

What exactly is on your Facebook profile? You can peruse your profile online, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The easiest way to see your Facebook data is to download it.

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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.