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Dragging files and folders around is core to the Mac experience—drag a file from one folder to another to move it, drag a folder from one drive to another to copy it. But did you know that if you hold down the Option key while dragging a file in the Finder, you’ll get a green + pointer and it will make a copy in the destination? That’s easier than duplicating, moving, and renaming the file. Similarly, if you want to move a large folder from one drive to another, hold...

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A client got in touch recently with a maddening problem. When he received texts on his iPhone, Messages displayed notifications for messages from everyone…except his wife! Needless to say, this was a problem. Since notifications appeared correctly for other people, it wasn’t related to overall settings. It turned out that he—or someone else, or iOS gremlins—had inadvertently enabled the Hide Alerts switch for the Messages conversation with his wife. To fix it, all he had to do was display the conversation in Messages, tap the i button at the upper...

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Facebook has dominated the news headlines of late, but not for good reasons. There were the 50 million Facebook profiles gathered for Cambridge Analytica and used in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has long been scraping call and text message data from Android phones. And within the Facebook iOS app, the company pushes the Onavo Protect VPN, an app made by a subsidiary that literally collects all your mobile data traffic for Facebook. Because of this, many have encouraged Facebook users to delete their accounts. That even includes the billionaire...

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As of June 1st 2018, the Mac App Store will require all apps to support 64-bit, in advance of this after you update to macOS 10.13.4 the first time you open a 32-bit app you will see the following alert. If you press the “Learn More” Button it takes you to the apple.com website which explains. “Starting with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, apps that have not been updated to use 64-bit processes produce a one-time alert when opened. This gives users advance notice that they are running 32-bit software, which...

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Continuing our run down of the options in the file sharing preference pane, we are going to explain the Remote Management option. Remote management works with the Apple Remote Desktop app which is a paid app from the Mac app store, so you won’t need to use this service unless you want to allow other people to control your Mac using the Apple Remote Desktop app. Go to: System Preferences > Sharing Now check the Remote Management option from the service list: You may be prompted to choose which options...

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Back in March of 2018 Apple stated it had set out to acquire a digital magazine subscription service called Texture which is run by Next Issue Media LLC, Texture is already available on the iPhone & iPad via the “Texture – Unlimited Magazines” App however this acquisition could bring the service in house to Apple News. The Texture service started in 2010 providing access to more than 200 digital magazines at a monthly subscription under $10.00. Magazines served via Texture can be accessed on five devices for each subscription. Titles...

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