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Apple Family Sharing: Remember, in-app purchases can’t be shared

While upgrading a free app to paid and purchasing a paid app might seem like the same thing, Apple says you can’t share in-app purchases.

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How to get rid of a persistent macOS Messages badge icon

Messages can get stuck showing you unread items where none exist.

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How to recover a Mail folder from Time Machine in macOS

Sometimes Mail won’t let you bring back a missing folder. There’s another way.

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How to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac

Some people regret installing MacKeeper but can't figure out how to remove it. We're here for you.

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One way to use an iPad as a display for a headless Mac

You can control your Mac without a screen, but it can’t be done after the screen is removed.

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MacOS File Settings: The difference between Locked and Sharing & Permissions

Permissions and local file properties are unrelated, but can serve a similar purpose.

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How to stop Calendars from showing holidays and birthdays

An option to hide a couple of special calendars isn’t found in Settings.

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How to install macOS updates without an Apple ID

While the Mac App Store wants you to log in, it’s not strictly necessary.

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macOS High Sierra: Why you can't format an internal SSD with HFS+ format

But you can downgrade and reformat for an older version of macOS.

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How to find your FileVault recovery key in macOS

If lost, you’re sunk, but you may have opted to store it in iCloud.

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How to recover an iCloud account when a factor for two-factor authentication goes missing

Apple has a last-ditch effort when you’ve lost it all, but it’s not guaranteed.

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What to do when Image Capture doesn’t see your iPhone and iPad

It’s a quirk in trusting your iOS device, even if it’s been trusted.

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.

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The trouble with Desktop and Documents enabled for iCloud Drive

If you use Desktop and Documents, there’s an issue about the files in those folders being properly backed up.

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How to read legacy FileVault formats on your Mac

You can’t open the original FileVault format in macOS 10.13