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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.

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Hate iTunes 12.7 and want to be able to install and manage iOS apps in iTunes? Install iTunes 12.6.3

This unsupported version of iTunes gives you access to your apps on your iOS devices, as well as the ability to manage and buy iOS apps.

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Apple File System FAQ: How APFS works with older Macs, encryption, external drives, and other questions

Your questions about APFS mounted up, and we have a pile of answers and advice.

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macOS High Sierra: Startup SSD volume must be APFS; other drives can wait

Apple upgrades your startup drive if it’s a pure SSD, but not otherwise; you can opt in external SSDs and HDDs.

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How to create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer drive

Put the macOS High Sierra on an external USB thumb drive or hard drive and use it to install the operating system on a Mac.

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You can mount HFS+ volumes with High Sierra and APFS

A reader wonders about thumb drives, but all drives will still mount.

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Apple’s two-step verification goes away with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

Two-step is now going away, replaced by two-factor authentication. And you don't have to do anything about it except pay attention.

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How to install macOS High Sierra

Apple’s update to macOS is now available and ready. Here are the instructions for getting it on your Mac.

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macOS High Sierra: How to use Reader mode in Safari 11

Want to visit websites without annoying ads, videos, and other distractions? Safari's Reader mode is the way to go.

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How to recover your files when your Mac won’t start up properly

When your Mac won't finish its startup process, how do you get access to the data? There are a few tings you can try.

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How to copy a Live Photo from your Mac back to an iOS device

There are three ways to copy a Live Photo from a Mac to an iPhone.

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Can ransomware hijack Mac backups? Yes, but...

There are ways to protect your backups from rare ransomware attacks.

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How to learn Apple Swift, Apple’s language for creating iOS and macOS apps

Learn the language Apple uses to create apps for iOS and macOS.

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How to keep Migration Assistant from overwriting existing files on a new Mac

A reader wants to migrate without deleting files.