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iCloud Photo Library Users: Do NOT Turn Off iCloud

By | 2018-03-31T12:55:37+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Mac Tips|

File this warning under “unless it’s absolutely necessary.” If you use iCloud Photo Library on your Mac, don’t sign out from iCloud. Also, don’t deselect the iCloud Photo Library checkbox in either the Photos options of the iCloud pane of System Preferences or in the iCloud preferences in Photos itself. Why not? Because, when you [...]

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Avoid Ransom Requests with a Unique iCloud Password

By | 2017-10-03T02:42:52+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Mac Tips|

We’ve been hearing reports from people whose Macs have been locked remotely via Find My Mac, with the criminals responsible holding access to the Mac hostage until they receive a ransom in Bitcoin. First, if this happens to you, do not pay the ransom! Any Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store can unlock your [...]

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Understanding Desktop and Documents Folder Syncing

By | 2017-09-18T19:25:39+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Mac Tips|

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to edit the same files on your iMac and your MacBook without copying them back and forth manually or using a service like Dropbox or Google Drive? That has been possible in Apple’s iCloud Drive for some time, but it was clumsy to store files in iCloud Drive [...]

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Go Beyond Texting a Snapshot: Share Photos via iCloud Photo Sharing

By | 2017-09-18T19:13:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Mac Tips|

It’s easy to take lots of photos on vacation these days, and while a slideshow of all of them is a bit much, friends and relatives might like to see a Best Of collection. Or you might wish to share baby photos with your family or pictures of your new city with friends back home. [...]

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