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To follow up on previous advice on controlling how macOS takes screenshots, as described in “How to take better screenshot selections in macOS,” you can also choose to include or exclude a border and drop shadow when you just want to grab a window. A thin border is supplemented in these screenshots by a drop …

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Family Sharing allows Apple uses to select up to six people in their family who can pool iCloud storage, share most apps, and view each other’s purchased media. It also lets parents more easily shape and monitors usage of their kids’ devices, providing more security and peace of mind. But why is there a six-person …

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Until macOS 10.15 Catalina, Mac users knew: their startup volume was a single volume, just as it appeared! (Okay, for Fusion drive users, there are two physical drives managed by software to appear as a single “disk drive,” but that’s separate from the data organization that is a volume on a drive.) As I wrote …

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The more images and videos we capture and import, the easier it is to need a higher-capacity iCloud storage plan if we also use iCloud Photos for syncing. With Family Sharing, you can potentially save a modest to significant sum each year by pooling storage across two or more people. iCloud storage comes in just …

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Apple introduced Family Sharing way back in iOS 8, but we wouldn’t be surprised if you ignored it so far. It allows you to share iCloud storage and purchases, but that comes with some caveats that have made it undesirable for many. The biggest problem is that, if you share iTunes and App Store purchases, …

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When you make a screen capture in macOS in Mojave or Catalina, a tiny thumbnail appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen for a few seconds. Click it, and a small editing suite appears that lets you modify what you captured or delete the image or images before they’re saved. (We have a complete …

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The two-factor authentication (2FA) system Apple developed to protect access to your Apple ID account and associated purchases and the ability to make purchases has safeguards in place to make sure that you shouldn’t easily lose access to your account even if you lose one piece of the authentication puzzle. When you enroll in 2FA, …

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A vocal number of heavy-duty iPad users have begged for mouse support on the iPad for years, and that support finally exists on iPadOS 13. A little surprisingly, iOS 13 also brings mouse support to the iPhone. It’s not so surprising, though, that Apple chose to bury it deep within the iPhone and iPad’s Accessibility …