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Which Precise Mac Model Do You Have? Here’s How to Find Out

Apple likes to keep Mac names simple, but that’s not always helpful. For instance, if you want to add RAM to your Mac, it’s not good enough to know that it’s an iMac. Apple likes to keep Mac names simple, but that’s not always helpful. For instance, if you want to add RAM to your Mac, it’s not good enough to know that it’s an iMac.

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Do You Put Dates in Filenames? Use This Format for Best Sorting

There are plenty of situations where it makes sense to put a date in a filename, but if you don’t use the right date format, the files may sort in unhelpful ways.

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Critical Announcement

macOS 10.15 Catalina update has released, should you update?

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Two Secret Key Combos for Forward Delete on the MacBook® and Magic Keyboard™

Forward Delete still exists on Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, but it’s missing from the Magic Keyboard and all Mac laptop keyboards.

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Personalize Your Mac with Custom Document Icons

Do you have a document that you open regularly, perhaps from your Desktop? If you’d like to make it stand out from other documents, why not give it a custom icon?

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Need to Restart a Mac That Has Frozen? Here’s How

It’s extremely uncommon for a Mac to freeze or crash these days, but it can happen. What should you do if your Mac locks up and becomes completely unresponsive to the mouse and keyboard?

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Here’s How to See Full URLs in Safari’s Smart Search Field

By default, Safari on the Mac hides full Web addresses—technically known as URLs—from you, showing just the site name in the Smart Search field at the top of the window. Check out this tip to see how to get the full URL to appear.

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Important MacBook Updates: MacBook Pro recall and MacBook/Air/Pro keyboard fix

From Apple® and CranstonIT come a couple of important updates for users of the MacBook® line of notebook computers.

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Introducing the “astonishing” Mac Pro and XDR Pro Display

At the Worldwide Developer Conference last month, Apple® unveiled the completely redesigned Mac Pro® and its companion screen, the Pro Display XDR. The all-new products have met with gushing reviews, and words like astonishing, other-worldly and all-out engineering have been tossed around like so many teraflops. The new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will arrive this fall.

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In Catalina, the distinctions between macOS and iOS continue to blur

With the introduction of macOS® 10.15 at the Worldwide Developer Conference this month, Apple® plans to whisk you away to Catalina. Apple promises it will give you more of everything you love about Mac® — as it takes next steps to bring the macOS and iOS platforms closer than ever before.

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On your Mac, increased storage = improved performance

Storage issues on your Mac® — like aging — don’t hit you all at once. They sneak up on you as the weeks and months creep by. Then suddenly, much like yourself, your MacBook® or iMac® takes longer to start up, and even longer to get moving. Is there a fix? For you, lay off the pizza and hit the gym. For your Mac, it’s even easier.

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Look before you Leap with Safari's Link Preview

When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don't know where you're going to end up. Safari provides an easy way to look at the URL under a link. Check it out!

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New iMac remains iconic and unmistakeable

If the very latest iMac® — unveiled a couple of weeks ago — looks familiar, well, it should. If the very latest Porsche 911 — unveiled a couple of weeks ago — looks familiar, well, it should. Seemingly, both of these high-profile products have experienced evolutionary, not revolutionary, changes over the years. And why not? Both the iMac and the 911 have always offered drivers brilliant engineering and powerful performance in iconic head-turning form factors. But a closer look under the hood tells us otherwise with each iteration. And since this space is about technological, and not automotive, excellence, let’s focus on the new iMac.

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Gone Phishing: Five Signs That Identify Scam Email Messages

Phishing is a scam where someone sends you a bogus email that attempts to fool you into revealing your passwords, login credentials, credit card numbers, banking information or other sensitive information. While phishing is a problem that often hooks individuals, attackers are now targeting businesses more frequently than ever before.

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Did you know you can use your Mac laptop even if it is closed?

Sometimes it's not convenient to have your Mac open on your desk next to the big screen. If you'd like to close your Mac's screen and just use the external display, you can!

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New MacBook Air thinner, lighter, perfectly portable

The new MacBook Air sets a higher standard for portability. The iconic wedge is noticeably thinner (almost an inch by width and more than half an inch by depth) and lighter (by about a quarter pound). It is also the greenest Mac ever, created from 100 percent recycled aluminum.

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New Mac mini a small wonder

Mac mini is back on our radar, and it’s back with a vengeance. Reintroduced two weeks ago, this powerful new Mac mini is aimed squarely (get it?) at professional users. Although it retains the same diminutive form factor as recent iterations — 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches — there is no need to kick Mac mini's tires this time around.

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Continuity Camera yet another link between iOS and macOS

Continuity Camera links macOS® 10.14 Mojave to iOS12. This new feature allows you to snap a picture or scan a document with an iPhone® or iPad® running iOS 12 and have that image instantly appear on your Mac® running 10.14 Mojave.

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Trash talk: A deeper dive into the Mac Trash Can

If you think everyone knows how to take out the trash, you would be mistaken. That’s because the Trash Can embedded in your macOS® is not your father’s trash can, and works very differently in macOS® than in any other operating system.

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Apple Introduces macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave has been previewed by Apple as the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with updates inspired by professionals but designed for everyone.

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