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How to control HomePod from Mac or iOS

Apple touts Siri as a way to control HomePod. But you can use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad when you don't feel like talking.

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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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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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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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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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macOS High Sierra ‘root’ security bug reappears if you recently upgraded from macOS 10.13 to 10.13.1

If you installed the root security update to a Mac running macOS 10.13, you need to reinstall the update and restart when you upgrade to 10.13.1.

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Find your Apple devices to be intrusive? Here’s how to turn it down on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

How to disable automatic calendar items, notifications, and more.

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Notes 4.5 High Sierra: How to create a table, add and rearrange rows and columns

You don’t need to resort to Numbers of Excel if you want to create a document and want to use rows and columns to keep your data orderly.

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macOS High Sierra: How to stop autoplay videos in Safari 11

In Safari 11 for macOS High Sierra and Sierra, you can easily disable autoplay video and surf the web in relative peace. Here's how it's done.

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macOS High Sierra: How to turn off website tracking in Safari 11

Safarii 11 uses Intelligent Tracking Prevention to stop websites from doing cross-site tracking of your web activities.

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Why Photos for macOS says an image is an unsupported image format

You might be seeing a message if you’ve updated iOS to version 11 and not macOS to High Sierra.

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How to empty your Safari Reading List

If you want to clear that list, you have to navigate deeply in iOS, or use a few simple clicks in macOS.