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How to Set File Permissions on a Mac

  Matt Cone       July 24, 2021

Your Mac uses permissions to restrict access to applications, files, and folders. Utilizing this security control can help protect your data from unauthorized access. Whether you use your Mac in public places or share it with other users, you may want to change the permissions on your documents to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your data. Of course, it can be difficult to strike a balance between convenience and security when using permissions.

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How to Download Music to Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       July 22, 2021

If you use the Apple Music streaming service to listen to music on your iPhone, you may be interested in learning that there’s a way to download that music to your iPhone for offline listening. Downloading music to your iPhone might be useful if you live in a place with spotty cellular coverage, or if you’re planning to fly somewhere with your iPhone in airplane mode. Here’s how to download music to your iPhone:

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How to Check Your iPhone's Storage

  Matt Cone       July 22, 2021

Your iPhone has a finite amount of storage space and when it’s gone, it’s gone. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to check your iPhone’s total and available storage space. You can also use a feature built into your iPhone to see which apps are taking up the most space. The feature allows you to “offload” apps and delete them if necessary. Here’s how to check your iPhone’s storage space:

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Show Only Downloaded Music on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       July 21, 2021

I use Apple Music and I love it. Being able to stream and download music to an iPhone over a wireless or cellular connection is priceless. But there is one time when I don’t want to stream music at all: when I’m using my iPhone in airplane mode or when I’m in an area with no cellular or wireless connectivity. That’s because Apple Music displays all of my music in one big list, and I can’t tell which music is downloaded to my iPhone - that’s the music I can play without network connectivity - and which music that is currently stored on Apple’s servers - that’s the music I can’t play without network connectivity.

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How to Delete Apps on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       May 6, 2021

It’s easy to install and update apps on your iPhone. Removing applications from your iPhone is just as easy. This tutorial will show you how to do it.  Tip: When you delete an app on your iPhone, you also delete all of the information related to the application. For example, if you delete a game, all of the saved games will also be deleted. Here’s how to delete apps on your iPhone:

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How to Prevent iPhone App Tracking

  Matt Cone       May 5, 2021

Your iPhone includes a feature that can automatically prevent applications from tracking which websites you visit. This privacy feature should cut down on the number of targeted advertisements you see on websites. Correctly configuring this feature is a good way to boost your privacy while using your iPhone. Here’s how to prevent iPhone app tracking: From the iPhone home screen, tap Settings. Tap Privacy. Tap Tracking.

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How to Find Your Mac's Serial Number

  Matt Cone       May 4, 2021

Every Mac is assigned a unique serial number. This isn’t something you’ll need to know under normal circumstances, but if you ever need to check your AppleCare status or have Apple repair your Mac, you’ll need to provide them with your Mac’s serial number. Here’s how to find your Mac’s serial number: From the Apple menu, select About This Mac. Your Mac’s serial number is displayed in the window, as shown below.

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How to Check Your MacBook's Battery Health

  Matt Cone       May 2, 2021

If your MacBook’s battery life seems to be getting shorter and shorter, it might be time to check your MacBook’s battery health. All MacBooks ship with batteries that are designed to last for years, but depending on how you typically recharge your MacBook’s battery, the battery’s capacity can be reduced early leading to shorter battery life. Checking your MacBook’s battery health can help you keep an eye on things and make sure your MacBook’s battery isn’t defective.

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How to Share an Apple Music Playlist on an iPhone

  Matt Cone       April 23, 2021

If you use Apple Music on an iPhone, you should know that there’s a quick and easy way to share your playlists with friends and family members. Sharing a playlist lets others see your music and play the songs that you’ve collected. Here’s how to share an Apple Music playlist on your iPhone: From the home screen, tap the Music application. Select the playlist you want to share.

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How to Share an Apple Music Playlist on a Mac

  Matt Cone       April 21, 2021

If you use Apple Music, you should know that there’s a quick and easy way to share your playlists with friends and family members. Sharing a playlist lets others see your music and play the songs that you’ve collected. Here’s how to share an Apple Music playlist on your Mac: Open the Music application on your Mac. From the sidebar, select the playlist you want to share.



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