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How to restore items in the Finder sidebar

Are your Documents, Desktop, Home Folder, or other icons missing in the Finder sidebar? Here’s how to get them back.

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Apple Pay, AirDrop, and Handoff not working? Here’s what to do to get them to work again

Sometimes your phone is inches from your Mac, and yet neither sees the other.

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Slow Mac? Could be a hidden memory gobbler in macOS

Your Mac uses plug-ins that can eat up a lot of your systems's memory. Here's the fix.

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How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

Instructions for making an external drive that you can use to install macOS Sierra.

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How to use Feedback Assistant to report bugs in the betas of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Using the public betas? Do your duty and report bugs to Apple.

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How to fix the spinner after login in macOS

It had to happen. Your columnist’s Mac hits a figurative brick wall, but he figures out how to remove the mortar and get moving again.

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Hackintosh: Should you build one?

Consider the pros and cons before you embark on the journey of building your own Mac.

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Hackintosh: Build a DIY Mac for gaming

Rob Griffiths decides to replace his nine-year-old Hackintosh (dubbed Frankenmac) with a new DIY Mac.

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Hackintosh: Build a DIY Mac mini

You can build your own Mac, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. A whole lot of effort.

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How to update to two-factor authentication for an iTunes-only Apple ID

Apple caused a quandary with its improved security method for those of us who use it only for purchases.

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How to restart your Mac remotely

A reader has the need to reboot his Mac when far away from it.

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How to reinstall macOS when the startup volume was erased

A reader preparing their Mac for sale has a well-meaning friend erase the startup volume.

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Photos for iOS and macOS: The limits of liked photos

Apple doesn’t let you use popularity for selection or sorting, and has two kinds of “likes.”

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Installing macOS or OS X: What to do when ‘the installer payload failed signature check’ or ‘this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified’

If you encounter an error when trying to install a fresh operating system, it could be a problem with the date and time.

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How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar

One of the most useful features of macOS lets you see your files from newest to oldest.