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Target Display Mode not supported by new iMacs

The new iMac can't be used as an external display for another Mac.

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How to restart your Mac remotely

A reader has the need to reboot his Mac when far away from it.

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How to reinstall macOS when the startup volume was erased

A reader preparing their Mac for sale has a well-meaning friend erase the startup volume.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing and displaying playlists

How to see the information you want to see in an iTunes playlist.

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Photos for iOS and macOS: The limits of liked photos

Apple doesn’t let you use popularity for selection or sorting, and has two kinds of “likes.”

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Installing macOS or OS X: What to do when ‘the installer payload failed signature check’ or ‘this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified’

If you encounter an error when trying to install a fresh operating system, it could be a problem with the date and time.

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How to adjust mailbox behavior for sent mail via iCloud from a Mac

A reader wants all sent email to be stored in iCloud, not on his Mac.

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How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar

One of the most useful features of macOS lets you see your files from newest to oldest.

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How to use TinkerTool System 5 to set folder permissions in macOS

There’s a utility that can help you with shared folders and access.

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How to view photos transferred from an iPad to a Mac

Need to offload your pics, but still want to access them from your iPad? Here are a few solutions.

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How to set up an external drive as a Time Machine destination for multiple Macs

Step-by-step directions on connecting Macs to a shared hard drive for backup.

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Want to recover a FileVault-encrypted drive without a recovery key? You’re out of luck

One of the downsides of protecting your data from others is how easy it is to lose it all.

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Why read/write permissions go awry with macOS File Sharing

Some macOS problems don't have an easy fix. This is one of them.