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How to make sure Time Machine works when you upgrade your hard drive

You have to turn to the Terminal to make certain kinds of Time Machine swaps work.

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iMessage: How to pick a reply address in iOS and macOS

With many options, what’s the right choice across many devices and computers?

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How to fix the wrong Time Machine adoption for a drive swap

You have to turn to the Terminal to make certain kinds of Time Machine swaps work.

How to use printer presets in macOS

Many people don’t realize they can save their print dialog preferences for future use.

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How to restore missing expansion triangles in the Finder

What to do if you can’t click a triangle to see what’s in a folder.

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Hey Siri, stop suggesting spammers’ email!

How do you get Siri in macOS to stop offering up email addresses?

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How Time Machine manages backup archives

Time Machine lets you remove backup snapshots manually, which could lead to trouble.

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Should you upgrade your Fusion Drive iMac to macOS High Sierra?

Users are concerned with Apple new APFS format.

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How to set offline access for Safari's Reading List feature

The useful feature for reading articles later requires an extra step if you’re offline.

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How to simulate the Mac's Desktop folder to get around iCloud continuous sync

Desktop & Documents isn’t designed for continuous updates of large files.

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Another warning: Don't convert your Time Machine volume from HFS+ to APFS

People are still running afoul of a High Sierra issue: APFS breaks Time Machine archives.

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How to create a private LAN for Mac hardware devices

What to do when you want to connect one set of machines locally to a Mac that's also connected to the Internet.

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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.