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Topic: Tips

How to delete the 'mshelper' malware from macOS

05/18/2018, 10:05 am

If your Mac is running hot and is consuming its battery at a higher rate than expected in recent days, you may be affected by 'mshelper.' AppleInsider explains how to check for the resource-consuming malware, and how to stop it from slowing down macOS.

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How to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS

05/17/2018, 03:05 pm

If you need to combine multiple PDF files into a single document, the Preview application in macOS can do the task. AppleInsider explains how to transfer sections between PDF documents to create a single compilation from a variety of sources.

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How to add bookmarks for your favorite websites to the macOS Dock

05/15/2018, 03:05 pm

If you regularly visit one or a group of websites multiple times a day, one idea is to add bookmarks to those online destinations in the macOS Dock. AppleInsider explains how to place shortcuts to websites on the Dock, allowing them to be quickly accessible at almost any time.

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How to shorten long text documents in macOS with the Summarize service

05/07/2018, 02:05 pm

If you have a long text document and need a much shorter version that basically covers the core concepts in the full version, the Summarize service built into macOS may be worth examining. AppleInsider explains how to get started using the tool to create short summaries of files that are simply too long to read.

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How to use Disk Utility in macOS to protect your sensitive data

05/06/2018, 11:05 am

Practically everyone has files or folders they keep on their Mac that they don't want anyone else to access. AppleInsider explains how to keep these files secure by turning a folder into a protected disk image, one that keeps the documents encrypted and requiring a password to read.

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How to batch resize your image collection using Preview in macOS

05/03/2018, 12:05 pm

If you have a large collection of images that you need to resize, an easy way to change all of the files quickly is to use Preview, included within macOS, instead of using a dedicated utility or an image editing program's functions. AppleInsider walks through how to batch process the photographs and other graphics to fit a certain size.

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How to use an unsupported NAS or a spare Mac on your network as storage for Time Machine backups

04/30/2018, 02:04 pm

The end the AirPort product line could cause some issues in the future, when users want to back up their Mac's data using Time Machine but find their Apple network appliance has died completely, with no immediate replacement available. Here's how to set Time Machine to use a NAS or another Mac's storage elsewhere on a home network.

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How to use Instant Notes to draw ideas out without unlocking the iPad or iPad Pro

04/27/2018, 11:04 am

Want to quickly take notes on your iPad or iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil? AppleInsider explains how to set up Instant Notes on your iOS device, allowing you to scribble important items and drawings on the screen without needing to unlock the iPad beforehand.

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How to check if your Mac or iOS device is still covered under warranty or is protected by AppleCare

04/26/2018, 03:04 pm

If you have a problem with your Mac, iPhone or iPad that needs examination by the Genius Bar or another tech support member, it's usually handy to check if the hardware is still covered by warranties or one of the AppleCare programs, or if you can expect a heftier repair bill. AppleInsider details how to find out if you are still covered before you contact Apple's support teams.

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How to change the DNS server used by your iPhone and iPad

04/22/2018, 03:04 pm

At times when websites take longer than needed to load up on an iPhone or iPad, the problem could be caused by your Internet provider's slow DNS server. AppleInsider advises how to update your iOS device's network settings to use a different DNS service than the one provided as part of the Wi-Fi connection settings.

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How to block and filter phone numbers on your iPhone with the tools in iOS

04/19/2018, 03:04 pm

Unwanted phone calls are a part of everyday life, but the iPhone offers a number of ways to stop them from being a nuisance. AppleInsider explains how to block phone numbers on iOS, as well as other ways to keep those calls and messages from coming through to your mobile devices.

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How to find your saved Wi-Fi network password stored in your Mac's Keychain

04/19/2018, 08:04 am

Wi-Fi passwords can be hard to remember, and sometimes difficult to reacquire if the router or the information is not easily accessible by users. If you have previously accessed the wireless network via a Mac, AppleInsider explains how you can rediscover the Wi-Fi password using Keychain Access.

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How to annotate screenshots with Markup on the iPhone or iPad

04/17/2018, 01:04 pm

If you need to help someone use an app on an iPhone or iPad, it is sometimes better to show where or how to perform an action than to verbally explain it. AppleInsider explains how to take advantage of the Markup tools built into iOS to illustrate to another person what to do via annotated screenshots.

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Researcher estimates GrayKey can unlock 6-digit iPhone passcode in 11 hours, here's how to protect yourself

04/16/2018, 08:04 pm

New estimates from a security researcher suggest GrayKey, a digital forensics tool in active use by U.S. law enforcement agencies, is capable of cracking Apple's standard six-digit iPhone passcode in an average of 11 hours. Longer codes, however, could take years to process. Here's how to beef up your handset's security.

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How to improve your Mac audio experience with a few simple sound tricks

04/16/2018, 03:04 pm

The volume and overall sound settings in macOS are straightforward and easy to use, but some users may want more control over their Mac's audio. AppleInsider reveals a few tips and tricks that give Mac users more ways to improve their audio experience.

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How to use another computer's DVD drive across a network with macOS Remote Sharing

04/14/2018, 06:04 pm

Mac desktop and MacBook owners are used to living without a CD or DVD drive, but there are occasions where access to one could be handy. AppleInsider explains how to remotely access the CD or DVD drive of another Mac or Windows PC from a Mac without the drive, across a network.

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How to sort folders in the macOS Finder to group together files by their corresponding application

04/12/2018, 01:04 pm

There are many ways to organize files in folders within Finder, but possibly one of the handiest is to sort files by the application that will open them. AppleInsider shows how to enable this Finder view, as well as a similar option that can be used to group applications by function.

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How to create custom ringtones on your iPhone with GarageBand for iOS

04/10/2018, 02:04 pm

While personalized ringtones can be created on the Mac version of GarageBand and exported to the iPhone, producing a custom tone can also be done from within iOS. AppleInsider shows how to turn GarageBand recordings into a ringtone using an iPhone or iPad, without using a Mac.

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How to make your own custom iPhone ringtones with GarageBand for macOS

04/09/2018, 03:04 pm

While Apple's tone store is stocked with a huge collection of sounds an iPhone could play for a ringtone, it is also possible to customize an iOS device with a unique ringtone of your own creation. AppleInsider explains how to get a ringtone out of a Mac's GarageBand project and into your iPhone's tone collection.

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How to make typing in macOS like iOS with auto capitalization, double-space periods, and word prediction

04/09/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has always offered assistance to iPhone and iPad users typing on their devices using the onscreen keyboard, automatically fixing some common mistakes and providing spelling and next word suggestions. AppleInsider shows how some of these features are also available to use in macOS.

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