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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.

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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.