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If you have a Fusion Drive, be sure to back up your Mac’s data

If you have a Fusion Drive, be sure to back up your Mac’s data | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Apple's Fusion Drive combines data on an SSD and hard drive. It provides fast speeds and spacious storage, but trying to recover lost data is a huge problem.
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New Apple voice phishing scam looks just like a real support call

New Apple voice phishing scam looks just like a real support call | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A new voice phishing scam is going after iPhone users in a clever new way: by making calls seem like they are coming directly from Apple Support. Brian Krebs reported today that a user, Jody Westby, got a call from Apple Support asking for her to call back. The contact information that came along w…
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How to Format an SD Card on Mac

How to Format an SD Card on Mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Formatting an SD card from a Mac is simple and quick thanks to the Disk Utility application. This is a commonly required task before an SD card or Micro SD card can be used as a storage medium for …
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How to shift an email address from one Apple ID to another

How to shift an email address from one Apple ID to another | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
You can move a non-Apple-provided email address from one Apple ID account to another with a little effort.
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iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here’s What It Means & How to Fix It

iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here’s What It Means & How to Fix It | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Have you seen a cloud symbol appear next to the app name of an icon on your iPhone or iPad screen? If so, you might be wondering what that white cloud symbol means, what it does, and how to get rid…
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Yes, I bought a 2018 Mac mini (and here's how I spec'd it out)

Yes, I bought a 2018 Mac mini (and here's how I spec'd it out) | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Apple finally updated its long-ignored Mac mini. With all the pro specs David Gewirtz has been asking for, lo these many years, he bought one. Here's what it's got under the hood.
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How to use Time Machine to restore photos you’ve deleted from the Mac Photos app

How to use Time Machine to restore photos you’ve deleted from the Mac Photos app | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
If you have a backup that’s old enough, you can use Time Machine to restore photos that you’ve deleted in the Photos app.
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How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS Mojave” Notification Banners in Mac OS

How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS Mojave” Notification Banners in Mac OS | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Are you not ready to upgrade to MacOS Mojave yet? If so, you may wish to disable and hide the “Upgrade to macOS Mojave” notification banner that comes up frequently in prior versions of…
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How to use multiple drives with Time Machine for redundant backups

How to use multiple drives with Time Machine for redundant backups | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Time Machine lets you have multiple active backup volumes at once.
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How to Securely Erase an SSD without Damaging the drive

How to Securely Erase an SSD without Damaging the drive | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The process of securely wiping a drive, that is, removing every bit of the data it contains and scrambling its content enough to protect the information stored on the drive from prying eyes, is fai…
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Apple under fire for allegations of controversial business practices - YouTube

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Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Failure to run Apple's proprietary diagnostic software after a repair "will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair."
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These are the finalists of 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and they’re hilarious

These are the finalists of 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and they’re hilarious | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
There are plenty of great wildlife photographers who take awe-inspiring and interesting shots. But when these animals do funny things and take silly poses: it adds a whole new level to wildlife photography. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is centered on the photos of animals that are sure to improve your day. The finalists of …
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How to Fix Photos App Crashing & Freezing on iPhone or iPad

How to Fix Photos App Crashing & Freezing on iPhone or iPad | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Some iPhone and iPad users may rarely discover the Photos app freezes up when attempting to use it, or the Photos app crashes repeatedly or is unusable when trying to open the app. Typically this i…
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How to Fix “Cellular Update Failed” on iPhone with iOS 12.1.2 SMS, LTE, Cellular Data Issues

How to Fix “Cellular Update Failed” on iPhone with iOS 12.1.2 SMS, LTE, Cellular Data Issues | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Some iPhone users have discovered that their cellular data and cellular connectivity has failed recently, with iPhone no longer working to send or receive calls or access the internet, particularly…
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macOS Mojave: A Look In After Three Months

macOS Mojave: A Look In After Three Months | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The release of macOS Mojave on Sept. 24, 2018, marked the 15th major release of the OS X/macOS operating system. Mojave is the first version of macOS that doesn’t have its moniker based in the…
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How to Stop Wallpaper Moving Around on iPhone and iPad

How to Stop Wallpaper Moving Around on iPhone and iPad | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed that your iPad or iPhone wallpaper moves around as you pick up the device and physically move it around? If you’re prone to motion sickness, you’ve almost undoubte…
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$799 Mac mini review: Testing the 3.6GHz quad-core Core i3

$799 Mac mini review: Testing the 3.6GHz quad-core Core i3 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The new Mac mini is faster than its four-year-old predecessor. That’s no surprise. What may be surprising is the dramatic boost it has with multi-core, professional apps.
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Apple iPad Pro review 2018: the fastest iPad is still an iPad

Apple iPad Pro review 2018: the fastest iPad is still an iPad | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Apple completely redesigned the iPad Pro, and we spent a few days with it to review it. It’s got Face ID, huge displays, and a new USB-C port.
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How Spammers Spoof Your Email Address (and How to Protect Yourself)

How Spammers Spoof Your Email Address (and How to Protect Yourself) | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Most of us know spam when we see it, but seeing a strange email from a friend—or worse, from ourselves—in our inbox is pretty disconcerting. If you've seen an email that looks like it's from a friend, it doesn't mean they've been hacked. Spammers spoof those addresses all the time, and it's not hard to do. Here's how they do it, and how you can protect yourself.
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How to Remove an Apple ID from a Mac

How to Remove an Apple ID from a Mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Have you unintentionally used an Apple ID or logged into an Apple ID on a Mac that isn’t yours, or perhaps that you don’t want iCloud access on? If so, you may wish to remove that Apple…
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Apple will now let US users download all of their data

Apple will now let US users download all of their data | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The new tool encompasses iCloud bookmarks, iTunes purchases, and retail-level information like your Apple Care support history.
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It’s time to switch your Mac backups from Time Capsule to Time Machine volumes

It’s time to switch your Mac backups from Time Capsule to Time Machine volumes | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Have an old Time Capsule? Replace it before its storage device fails on you.
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How to Re-Download MacOS Mojave Installer (from MacOS Mojave)

How to Re-Download MacOS Mojave Installer (from MacOS Mojave) | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Some users may occasionally need to re-download the MacOS Mojave installer application while actively running MacOS Mojave. This is usually done for making a MacOS Mojave boot installer drive or so…
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