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iOS 11 is already being used to make AR fidget spinners, BB-8, and Space Invaders

iOS 11 is already being used to make AR fidget spinners, BB-8, and Space Invaders | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
One of the key features of iOS 11, which Apple announced earlier this week, is augmented reality. But Apple’s ho-hum demo during the event — a tabletop game, similar to what we’ve seen fro
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How to switch from Mac to PC, part 6: Which Mac users should do it

How to switch from Mac to PC, part 6: Which Mac users should do it | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Switching from Mac to PC is a big deal, and some people should—and others shouldn't. Here's what to consider if you're on the fence.
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iCloud: About your @icloud.com, @me.com, and @mac.com email addresses

Depending on when you created your iCloud account, your iCloud email addresses and aliases may end with @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com domains. Learn how these email addresses are granted.
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How to Use Windows to Restore Files from Time Machine Backup

How to Use Windows to Restore Files from Time Machine Backup | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
For quite some time now, Time Machine has been the go-to backup app for most Mac users. It's the heart of my personal backup system, and knowing I could recover
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Target Display Mode not supported by new iMacs

Target Display Mode not supported by new iMacs | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The new iMac can't be used as an external display for another Mac.
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How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC 2017

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC 2017 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.
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The best USB drive

The best USB drive | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
These are the USB 3.0 flash drives you should be using to move your files. Fast, and cheap.
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Should You Buy Refurbished Electronics?

Should You Buy Refurbished Electronics? | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Ever wonder whether buying refurbished electronics is a safe bet? Consumer Reports has you covered with a how-to guide on getting your money's worth when buying refurbished laptops, smartphones, and more.
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Using app-specific passwords

App-specific passwords allow you to sign in to your account securely when you use apps that don’t natively support two-step verification or two-factor authentication.
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How to reinstall macOS when the startup volume was erased

How to reinstall macOS when the startup volume was erased | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A reader preparing their Mac for sale has a well-meaning friend erase the startup volume.
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How to use two-factor authentication for your Apple account without using an Apple device

How to use two-factor authentication for your Apple account without using an Apple device | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
You need a Mac to set up 2FA, but after that, you shouldn't need an Apple device anymore.
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Stolen Macbook Assistance

Stolen Macbook Assistance | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
I have a client with a MacBook that is MIA. We believe that it has been wiped and has had Mac OS X reinstalled. If it has an active internet connection is it possible to find it via seria
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First Impressions of macOS 10.13 ‘High Sierra’

First Impressions of macOS 10.13 ‘High Sierra’ | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The weeks following the Apple World Wide Developer Conference are always fun for tech bloggers and readers alike, as the first hands-on reports of how new
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How to update to two-factor authentication for an iTunes-only Apple ID

How to update to two-factor authentication for an iTunes-only Apple ID | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
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 Convert From PC to Mac Without Losing Your Data

How to Convert From PC to Mac Without Losing Your Data | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
You made the decision to move from your Windows PC to a Mac. There are a lot of great reasons to make the jump, and one nagging problem that many switchers
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Unboxing of 2017 13″ MacBook Pro Base Model Shows Removable SSD

Unboxing of 2017 13″ MacBook Pro Base Model Shows Removable SSD | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Continuing the Rocket Yard's unboxing and teardown of the new Macs that Apple announced at WWDC 2017, we take a close look at the base model 2017 13-inch
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Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac

FileVault full-disk encryption (FileVault 2) uses XTS-AES-128 encryption with a 256-bit key to help prevent unauthorized access to the information on your startup disk.
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Refurbished Apple MacBook Pro Laptops from OWC

Save money on a New Mac, Used Mac, or Refurbished Mac - Apple MacBooks, iMacs, minis, iPads, Mac Pro - from OWC. All Macs are fully backed by OWC's warranty and include a 14-day money back guarantee.
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5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid

5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Don't hand over an aging iOS device to your eager youngster before doing a little kid-proofing first.
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USB 3.0 Type C vs. Thunderbolt vs. FireWire Drive Transfer Speed Comparison

USB 3.0 Type C vs. Thunderbolt vs. FireWire Drive Transfer Speed Comparison | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Speed is not a factor unless you often perform large file transfers, such as backing up the server or copying gigabytes of files. You should note that thes
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