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Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive

Even Macworld contributors run into Mac problems. Join us as we troubleshoot and recover data from a Mac with a bad hard drive.

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How to set network connection priority on a Mac

With different networking options available, you may find yourself in a situation where you want your Mac to select one type of connection over another.

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Mac always booting into Safe Mode? Here are ways to troubleshoot it

A reader finds he boots into Safe Mode every time he restarts his Mac.

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The case of the iMac screen that mysteriously blacks out

A reader has a peculiar problem with an iMac that’s probably electrical in nature.

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When fonts won’t display properly in Safari and Mail, here’s what to do

When your Mail, Safari, or other apps display a question mark in a box, you can reset fonts.

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How to adjust the spell-check language in macOS

A reader has spelling corrections appearing as if he’s typing in French.

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.