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How to set up and use Do Not Disturb on Mac

Most of the time you want to be alerted when something happens on your Mac — for example, when it's time for an appointment or if you get an important email. But other times you want your Mac to stay quiet, and that's where Do Not Disturb comes into play.

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How to find and remove files from the 'Other' storage category on your Mac

Ever wonder how you can clear up some space from that "Other" storage category on your Mac? We show you how.

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How to switch plans and disable auto-renewal for Apple Music on your Mac

Managing your Apple Music subscription — including toggling off automatic renewal — in iTunes is anything but obvious. Here's how to do it!

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How to add Apple Music to your iTunes library on the Mac

With an active Apple Music subscription, it's very easy to add new music to your iTunes library.

When you subscribe to Apple Music, you can add to your own iTunes music library the many millions of tracks available through the service. It's important to note, however, that you don't own these tracks. Really, you're renting them. So if you sign out of Apple Music, or let your subscription expire or lapse, these tracks will disappear.

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How to turn off system integrity protection on OS X (but don't)

Malware is a serious problem that requires a serious solution - in El Capitan it's called System Integrity Protection, and it's wreaking havoc with some system utilities that require "root" access to work.

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Should you upgrade your Mac to El Capitan?

El Capitan, Apple's latest evolution of OS X, lands on Wednesday. Is your Mac ready for the jump?

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How to back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine

Time Machine is the Mac's built-in backup software. Here's how to set it up and use it.

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How to set up multiple users on your Mac

Get smart when it comes to using a shared Mac in a house full of people: Set up individual user accounts to keep everybody's stuff separate.

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How to restore old-style zoom control in OS X

Beginning with OS X 10.10 Apple changed the way the green button in the menu bar of open windows works, but you can restore the "old" method using a key command.

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How to adjust OS X's Mail Drop threshold using Terminal

OS X's Mail Drop feature kicks in automatically when you try to attach a file to a message that's 20 MB or larger. You can lower that threshold even more if you have an email server that thinks 20 MB is too much.

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