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What to do when Photos for Mac says your external drive uses an unsupported format

Macworld reader Carah received an error messages from Photos in macOS I’d never seen before—but which is fortunately easily diagnosed and solved. Carah was trying to free up space on her internal disk drive, as it was nearly full, so followed instructions in another Mac 911 column on copying Photos libraries to an external drive. After completing the copying and launching Photos with the Option key held down to select her new external library, Photos gave her an error on…

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How to Watch Supergirl: Season 4 Release Date, Cast & Rumours

Supergirl is back to protect National City as the DC superhero TV series enters Season 4 in October 2018. Here’s how you can watch Supergirl in the UK, catch up on previous episodes, and learn more about what action could unfold over the coming months. When does Supergirl Season 4 start? In the US, where it is broadcast on The CW, the first episode of Supergirl Season 4 airs on 14 October 2018 at 8/7c. In the UK Supergirl Season 4…

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iPhone XS setup guide and tips

So that $1,000-plus sticker shock didn’t put you off from upgrading to the poorly-named iPhone XS or even-worse-named iPhone XS Max. I don’t blame you—I bought the one, too. I know you want to dive right in the moment you get the box in your hands, but take a beat and do a little prep first! We have a little setup advice you’re going to want to pay attention to. Sure, it seems like an unnecessary drag, but this stuff…

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How to Unlock iPhone & Use Any SIM

If your iPhone is locked to a particular carrier, it can be truly frustrating. Some iPhones will only work with a SIM card provided to the carrier they’re locked to – O2, EE, Three or Vodafone, for example. But there are other ways to unlock your iPhone so that you can use any SIM card. Here, we show you how. Some iPhones are easier to unlock than others, depending on the carrier and the phone’s circumstances. Most iPhones purchased within the past…

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How to upgrade to macOS Mojave

Apple has released the latest version of its Macintosh operating system. Called macOS Mojave, this is version 10.14 of the OS, and it features several new features including Dark Mode, Dynamic Desktop, Finder enhancements, and a lot more. Ready to install Mojave? First, you should back up your Mac’s data, just in case something goes wrong during the installation. Once that’s done, you need to connect to a reliable (and preferably reasonably fast) internet connection to download the software. The…

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How to Unlock iPhone & Use Any SIM

If your iPhone is locked to a particular carrier, it can be truly frustrating. Some iPhones will only work with a SIM card provided to the carrier they’re locked to – O2, EE, Three or Vodafone, for example. But there are other ways to unlock your iPhone so that you can use any SIM card. Here, we show you how. Some iPhones are easier to unlock than others, depending on the carrier and the phone’s circumstances. Most iPhones purchased within the past…

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How to Unlock iPhone & Use Any SIM

If your iPhone is locked to a particular carrier, it can be truly frustrating. Some iPhones will only work with a SIM card provided to the carrier they’re locked to – O2, EE, Three or Vodafone, for example. But there are other ways to unlock your iPhone so that you can use any SIM card. Here, we show you how. Some iPhones are easier to unlock than others, depending on the carrier and the phone’s circumstances. Most iPhones purchased within the past…

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How to Unlock iPhone & Use Any SIM

If your iPhone is locked to a particular carrier, it can be truly frustrating. Some iPhones will only work with a SIM card provided to the carrier they’re locked to – O2, EE, Three or Vodafone, for example. But there are other ways to unlock your iPhone so that you can use any SIM card. Here, we show you how. Some iPhones are easier to unlock than others, depending on the carrier and the phone’s circumstances. Most iPhones purchased within the past…

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How to Unlock iPhone & Use Any SIM

If your iPhone is locked to a particular carrier, it can be truly frustrating. Some iPhones will only work with a SIM card provided to the carrier they’re locked to – O2, EE, Three or Vodafone, for example. But there are other ways to unlock your iPhone so that you can use any SIM card. Here, we show you how. Some iPhones are easier to unlock than others, depending on the carrier and the phone’s circumstances. Most iPhones purchased within the past…

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How to watch The Room online for free

Anyone who’s seen it can happily confirm that The Room is one of the absolute worst films ever made. It’s a succession of fascinating failures, a disaster from start to finish, and in the process becomes unbelievably entertaining to watch. Unfortunately, watching it legally has been a bit tricky to pull off.  The Room isn’t available on iTunes, or any streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime, and even the DVD can be difficult to get hold of outside of the US. That…

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How to use Google Assistant and Chromecast to control your TV by voice

Google’s Chromecast dongle is supposed to simplify TV by turning your phone or tablet into the remote control. But with Google Assistant, you can make things even simpler by controlling the TV with voice commands. To use voice commands with Chromecast, you need a device with Google Assistant (such as the Google Home or Google Home Mini smart speaker), plus a phone or tablet with the Google Assistant app installed. Voice commands also work with some smart TVs that have…

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What UK Developers Need to Know about Machine Learning | Apps & wearables

Thanks to its role underpinning many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence, developers are increasingly interested in becoming fluent in machine learning. Notably, the number of ‘massive open online courses’ or MOOCs and self-learning courses in this area doubled in 2017 alone.  Here we’ll explain what it is, how you can get started plus the best tools and languages you need to develop machine learning technology. Machine learning is a ‘field of study that gives computers the ability to…

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What UK Developers Need to Know about Machine Learning | Apps & wearables

Thanks to its role underpinning many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence, developers are increasingly interested in becoming fluent in machine learning. Notably, the number of ‘massive open online courses’ or MOOCs and self-learning courses in this area doubled in 2017 alone.  Here we’ll explain what it is, how you can get started plus the best tools and languages you need to develop machine learning technology. Machine learning is a ‘field of study that gives computers the ability to…

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What UK Developers Need to Know about Machine Learning | Apps & wearables

Thanks to its role underpinning many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence, developers are increasingly interested in becoming fluent in machine learning. Notably, the number of ‘massive open online courses’ or MOOCs and self-learning courses in this area doubled in 2017 alone.  Here we’ll explain what it is, how you can get started plus the best tools and languages you need to develop machine learning technology. Machine learning is a ‘field of study that gives computers the ability to…

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What UK Developers Need to Know about Machine Learning | Apps & wearables

Thanks to its role underpinning many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence, developers are increasingly interested in becoming fluent in machine learning. Notably, the number of ‘massive open online courses’ or MOOCs and self-learning courses in this area doubled in 2017 alone.  Here we’ll explain what it is, how you can get started plus the best tools and languages you need to develop machine learning technology. Machine learning is a ‘field of study that gives computers the ability to…

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