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How to sync iPhone with Mac Syncing iPhone to Mac was a regular activity just a few years ago. With faster mobile speeds, more space, great streaming apps like Spotify and Listen, and more people syncing their data with iCloud, the need to physically sync isn’t as great as it used to be. Particularly once Apple… Read more... How Can you View and Clear Siri History on Mac OS? Siri becomes an essence of our interaction with Apple devices. It moved from phones to Macs and now we’re getting used to sci-fi talk with our computers. Finally, Jarvis is here to make us all feel Tony Starks on a daily basis. But when we get a little too intimate… Read more... Reinstall, Downgrade or Completely Uninstall iTunes on macOS How to reset iTunes on macOS  Sometimes to go forward you need to go back. iTunes is one of the most popular apps in the world, and Apple has made some great strides over the years. There is no denying that iTunes is the media hub for many, but sometimes… Read more... How to Keep Pictures Private on a Mac Privacy is something we often take for granted until it is gone. Ask yourself this – do you have photos that you would not want to be viewed by someone else? Most people would answer yes, which makes it all the more surprising that more of us don’t take the… Read more... Antivirus and Malware Mac Protection for macOS Mojave On September 26, 2016 Apple have published their first ever support article on malware. It’s a notable event because for quite a while Macs have been considered immune to malicious code and Mac OS — impenetrable to man-made hazards. However, either people behind malware have become more inventive or macOS… Read more... How to Use Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra In the very last OS update, Apple decided that Mac storage is not enough for Mac users and introduced a new space-clearing feature, Optimized Storage. In this article we’ll take a look at what it is, how it works, how it could be better, and how you can fill in… Read more... Purgeable Storage on Mac - The Whats and Whys Instead of working hard, Apple chooses to work smart (for the most part, looking at you, G4 Cube). This time instead of making your hard drive bigger, they’ve tackled the problem of limited space on your Mac with cloud storage. Which, in its turn, created a slice on your storage… Read more... NAS: How to clean up your shared Network Attached Storage drive As someone with a lot of Apple devices, I recently decided to take the plunge and consolidate my data on a local NAS server. Once setup I had a shared drive for all of my devices. It was a great learning experience overall, but there was definitely some hair pulling… Read more... How to Uninstall Xcode on macOS Xcode is an Apple-created developer's toolkit for iOS and macOS app development. Xcode is one of the best tools for developers, but projects can take up a lot of space on your Mac hard disk. The app also generates a lot of "temporary" cache files that will grow over time… Read more... iCloud storage full: How to free up space in iCloud iCloud is a great way to sync your apps and keep the files you need available on any device. But a default account only has 5 GB of free storage space, which is hardly enough even for backups. That’s why you’ve probably encountered “iCloud Storage is Almost Full” or “Not… Read more...

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