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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.

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How to set network connection priority on a Mac

With different networking options available, you may find yourself in a situation where you want your Mac to select one type of connection over another.

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When fonts won’t display properly in Safari and Mail, here’s what to do

When your Mail, Safari, or other apps display a question mark in a box, you can reset fonts.

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How to adjust the spell-check language in macOS

A reader has spelling corrections appearing as if he’s typing in French.

When you can’t type a certain character on your Mac, here’s how to troubleshoot it

It must be frustrating to find that a key on your keyboard sometimes doesn't work.

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Will new HEVC and HEIF formats work in older versions of macOS and iOS?

Worries abound about Apple’s format shift, but compatibility is the name of the game.