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What to do when macOS High Sierra's Content Caching isn't working

Trying to use a new High Sierra feature designed to cache Apple downloads? Some advice.

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How to create a private LAN for Mac hardware devices

What to do when you want to connect one set of machines locally to a Mac that's also connected to the Internet.

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Does Time Machine back up every file every time?

TIme Machine has a method of backing up so you don't have to worry about your hard drive filling up too fast.

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How Apple's Startup Security Utility and Secure Boot works

The new iMac Pro comes with a new set of options for restricting how it starts up.

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What’s SATA ’bout? The problem with older laptops and hard drive upgrades

Before you upgrade the hard drive in an older MacBook, check to see what version of Serial ATA you can use.

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Does a hard drive have to be solely dedicated for Time Machine use?

While Time Machine will occupy as much space as it can, you don't have to devote a drive to it.

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How to resize disk partition in macOS

If you’ve changed the size of a partition, you may be able to fix it without erasing the entire drive.

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How to fix a Safari problem with “v4.services.acrobat.com”

An outdated Acrobat plug-in was fixed, but you may have to install an update manually.

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When does Time Machine delete files that you’ve deleted from your Mac?

Deleting files in from your Mac affects the Time Machine snapshot, but you can go back to an archive.

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What to do when a scam site takes over your Safari homepage

The fix is somewhat drastic, but it's easy and quick to perform.

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Watch out! macOS High Sierra could format your Time Machine drive using APFS, and that's not good

Avoid APFS for external drives for now for this reason.

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Ethernet or Wi-Fi? Which should you use for macOS cellular phone call handling and Continuity

When it comes to Continuity and cell calls, you have to pick one network connection over the other.

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App Store and iTunes purchases: You can't delete history

We're often asked how to do the seemingly impossible: Erase history.

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Fusion Drive or hybrid drive: Which one should you use?

You can build your own Fusion Drive, but cosnider buying a hybrid drive instead. Here's why.

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How to allow remote access to your Mac

Here are a few ways to set up remote access to a Mac, depending on the situation.