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How can I format my external APFS disk?

I formatted my external backup disk as APFS pretty easily recently. Just used the Disk Utility as per normal.  But I discovered very quickly that while Time Machine could read from APFS it could not write to it.  Maybe in

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Moving to my new Apple Watch

Hello everyone, I did get the Series 3 watch – wanted the better water resistant capability and potential for a cellphone, and the supposedly greater performance and now I need to make it work. So you need to unpair your

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Moving to my new iPhone 8

Hi all, I moved from my old iPhone 7 to a new iPhone 8 last night.  I use an Apple Watch, and I use – a lot – Apple Pay so wanted to make sure I had no trouble with

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Upgrading to macOS High Sierra

This is a big upgrade in terms of there being a serious file system (AFPS) change – a very important change.  I have been using this new OS for quite some time on one of my old Macs – maybe

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Moving to a new iPad

In my case I have one of the new 10.5 iPad Pro’s and I am quite excited about it.  I am normally very fond of iPad’s but this is  a very powerful iPad, and with a bit more screen real

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macOS 10.12.4 is now GA

Hi all, This is a small update, but I have had 8 public beta’s with it on my home lab machine so I feel confident it should not be much of a negative issue.  Here is what they say is

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iOS 10.3 is now GA

Hi there, I have been working with 10.3 for some time on one of my devices.  It has been very well behaved to say the least.  It has finally dropped to it is upgrade time for my two production devices!

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