All Articles by Peter Cohen

How to use multiple libraries with Photos for Mac

How do you keep your home and work photos separate? Your photos and your significant other's apart? With multiple libraries!

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Best backup plan for your Mac

How do you backup your Mac locally and online so you never risk losing your important files and photos? Here are your options!

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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 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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The future of apps is services

As developers figure out ways to turn software into services, we'll continue to see subscription models like Smile's new TextExpander try to take root. How successful they will are is a function of utility, and perceived value.

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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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Say goodbye to repairing file permissions in El Capitan

Repairing file permissions has long been a standard practice of many old-time Mac users. Debates have raged about its efficacy, but the bottom line is there's always been a way to do it in Apple's Disk Utility app, and if Apple lets you do it it, it must be okay, right? That changes with Disk Utility in El Capitan. Let's take a look.

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iPhoto and Aperture temporarily disappear from Mac App Store, but they'll be back!

Both apps recently went missing from the Purchased list of Mac App Store account users. But don't worry, they'll be back. Sources indicate that Apple knows about the problem and is taking steps to correct it.

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Six reasons to sit out the iPhone 6s launch

The iPhone 6s looks like a truly remarkable piece of hardware. And as always, iMore is your in-depth resource for all things iPhone 6s. But not everyone is upgrading to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Do you regret not getting Apple's latest and greatest, or are you on the fence about getting one? Here are a few reasons you shouldn't feel bad about sitting this upgrade out.

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Mac Help: Improving poor Wi-Fi coverage

Weak Wi-Fi can cause a whole host of problems for your Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch — here's how to fix it.

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The Apple Watch and 'Reverse Crown'

I was having dinner with my friend Rich when I noticed something interesting: His Apple Watch was on upside down. At least, it looked upside down. Out of the box, the Apple Watch is designed to work so the Digital Crown is positioned in the upper right hand corner. Rich's Apple Watch was oriented so the Digital Crown was in the lower left hand corner instead — an orientation practitioners call "reverse crown."

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How the new Apple TV turns on your TV, switches inputs and controls volume

The newest Apple TV turns on your TV, switches inputs and controls volume using some built-in HDMI wizardry which your TV may already support, even if the name for that feature is a bit different.

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Intel's grand Skylake unveiling promises faster, more efficient Macs

Intel's newest sixth-generation Core processor technology touts performance and efficiency improvements, but the biggest beneficiaries will be those replacing older Mac hardware — once new systems are available.

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Why I won't be sad to see One to One go away: It's a money-loser for retail stores

A rumor surfaced this week that Apple's excising its One to One program at its retail store in favor of expanding the free group workshops program. One to One allows owners of new Macs and other devices to purchase a year's worth of weekly, personalized training with Apple specialists in Apple retail stores at a steal of a price: $99. If One to One does indeed go away, I can understand why. It's very expensive for stores to do, and many customers can get effective training other ways.

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How to turn off auto playing videos on Facebook

Facebook's default status is to automatically play the video once it loads. I'd prefer it not to do that, because I don't like my attention — or my Mac's attention — getting hijacked like that. There's an easy way to fix the video auto-play problem. It doesn't involve mucking up your Mac with content blocking software or web browser plug-ins. It's right there in Facebook's preferences.

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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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Intel's Xeon: Coming soon to laptops, and what this means for the Mac

Intel's announced, for the first time, a laptop variant of the processor that powers the Mac Pro — and it's based around the company's new sixth-generation Core processor architecture.

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