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With Catalina, the Mac leans on Apple’s other devices

With Catalina, the Mac leans on Apple’s other devices

Ever since the introduction of the iPod in 2001, Apple has had to navigate the intricacies of a multi-device ecosystem. In the earliest of days, that meant dealing with the iPod as an ancillary media
8 hidden features of macOS Catalina

8 hidden features of macOS Catalina

MacOS Catalina is here, and with it, a bunch of top-line features: Mac Catalyst, new apps, Sidecar, Screen Time, and Voice Control. But as you might expect, Catalina also includes dozens of small
Here’s how to use Sidecar in MacOS Catalina to make your iPad a second screen

Here’s how to use Sidecar in MacOS Catalina to make your iPad a second screen

Want to use Catalina's Sidecar feature? It can be particularly helpful for creators who need to use multiple screens. Here's a handy guide to everything you'll need to set up MacOS Catalina's new
Why you’re prompted to erase an external drive when you use it with Time Machine

Why you’re prompted to erase an external drive when you use it with Time Machine

When you attach an external drive to a Mac to use with Time Machine and confirm the prompt that appears asking if you want to use it for that purpose, you may then be prompted to erase the drive. Why
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X in anticipation of the new Mac Pro release

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X in anticipation of the new Mac Pro release

The release of macOS Catalina grabbed the major Mac news headlines on Monday, but Apple also announced updates to Final Cut Pro X that could be foreshadowing a release of the new Mac Pro.According to
How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer drive

How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer drive

An external drive that you can use as an installer for macOS Catalina is a handy thing to have. If you have multple Macs to upgrade, it’s a lot more efficient to plug in the USB installer drive and
Six features you should try after installing macOS 10.15 Catalina

Six features you should try after installing macOS 10.15 Catalina

With the release of the latest version of macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple introduces a slew of new features. You should (and will) try them all, of course, but where should you start? Well, we’ve been
What to do if your Mac’s Fusion Drive fails (or shows signs of failure)

What to do if your Mac’s Fusion Drive fails (or shows signs of failure)

Apple created the Fusion Drive when large-capacity SSDs were unaffordable except to high-end professionals. A Fusion Drive pairs a large, low-speed hard drive (5,400 rpm) with a small-capacity,
Siri is more open than ever, but it still has room to grow

Siri is more open than ever, but it still has room to grow

Ever since Siri’s introduction on the iPhone 4s, third-party developers have clamored to integrate their apps more closely with the virtual assistant. And while Apple has relaxed its strictures over
Postbox 7 review: A clean, full-featured alternative to Apple Mail for the Mac

Postbox 7 review: A clean, full-featured alternative to Apple Mail for the Mac

Many of us spend more time every day in our email client than in any other piece of software. If you’re in sales, marketing, design, HR, PR, or other professional fields with an “R” in the name, you
How to convert a case-sensitive Mac HFS+ partition into a case-insensitive one

How to convert a case-sensitive Mac HFS+ partition into a case-insensitive one

Apple has long offered two versions of the same HFS+ partition formatting scheme used to create a filesystem for a Mac-mountable volume: “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” and “Mac OS Extended
Apple releases security update for iOS 12, macOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra

Apple releases security update for iOS 12, macOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra

Apple on Thursday released a security update for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra. According to the release notes for the Mac and iOS, the update is described as follows: Impact: A
Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac review: Metal makes this one for the gamers

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac review: Metal makes this one for the gamers

Every year there are events we look forward to—the changing of seasons, favorite holidays—and those which evoke a sense of dread—filing taxes, standing in line to buy the latest iPhone. The now-annual
Macworld's October Digital Magazine: Is it time to replace your iPhone?

Macworld's October Digital Magazine: Is it time to replace your iPhone?

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld
How to load a massive amount of data into Photos on a Mac set to Optimize Mac Storage

How to load a massive amount of data into Photos on a Mac set to Optimize Mac Storage

iCloud Photos lets you keep full-resolution versions of your images and videos in iCloud storage, while letting you choose to store just optimized versions—thumbnails and low-res video previews—on
How to refresh the tiny tab icons in Safari when they start disappearing

How to refresh the tiny tab icons in Safari when they start disappearing

The wee little icon that appears for most websites in Safari tabs when you have Safari > Preferences > Tabs > Show Website Icons in Tabs enabled is called a favicon. These micro-badges can
Apple’s fall OS release schedule is weird—here’s when your device will be updated

Apple’s fall OS release schedule is weird—here’s when your device will be updated

Updated 10/7/19: Apple has released macOS Catalina.Generally, Apple releases its big fall operating system updates at nearly the same time. We get the new iOS, tvOS, and watchOS all on the same day
AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

Your Apple gear wasn’t cheap. And if you drop your iPhone, your iPad stops turning on, or you smack your Apple Watch into something and shatter it, getting it repaired probably won’t be cheap
Time Machine: No FAT or exFAT drives, only HFS+ and APFS

Time Machine: No FAT or exFAT drives, only HFS+ and APFS

To judge by a recent spate of email, Mac users are using Windows and Unix/Linux compatible drives more than ever. Many people have asked why their external drive appears and is grayed-out in the Time
How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups

How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups

Disk Utility lets you create disk images that are virtual volumes. They’re stored as a file on a disk, but can be mounted and managed just like a directly connected or network-mounted volume. You can