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When you can’t type a certain character on your Mac, here’s how to troubleshoot it

It must be frustrating to find that a key on your keyboard sometimes doesn't work.

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How to replace the missing optical-digital audio output on newer Macs

Apple dropped S/PDIF from its headphone jack in 2016 MacBook Pros and 2017 iMacs.

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How to restore items in the Finder sidebar

Are your Documents, Desktop, Home Folder, or other icons missing in the Finder sidebar? Here’s how to get them back.

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Apple Pay, AirDrop, and Handoff not working? Here’s what to do to get them to work again

Sometimes your phone is inches from your Mac, and yet neither sees the other.

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Slow Mac? Could be a hidden memory gobbler in macOS

Your Mac uses plug-ins that can eat up a lot of your systems's memory. Here's the fix.

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Why your Mac isn't working as fast as it says it is—and how you can fix it

Does an unwatched Mac slow down? Possibly! But there's something you can do about it.

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How to zoom using the Magic Trackpad in Safari

If you use a Magic Trackpad, you could accidentally activate zoom. Here's how.

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How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

Instructions for making an external drive that you can use to install macOS Sierra.

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How to use Feedback Assistant to report bugs in the betas of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Using the public betas? Do your duty and report bugs to Apple.

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How to fix the spinner after login in macOS

It had to happen. Your columnist’s Mac hits a figurative brick wall, but he figures out how to remove the mortar and get moving again.

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Hackintosh: Should you build one?

Consider the pros and cons before you embark on the journey of building your own Mac.

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Hackintosh: Build a DIY Mac for gaming

Rob Griffiths decides to replace his nine-year-old Hackintosh (dubbed Frankenmac) with a new DIY Mac.

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Hackintosh: Build a DIY Mac mini

You can build your own Mac, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. A whole lot of effort.

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How to update to two-factor authentication for an iTunes-only Apple ID

Apple caused a quandary with its improved security method for those of us who use it only for purchases.

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How to erase a Mac with a dead video card

If you can't see the computer’s display, how can you wipe its drive?