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View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

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How to Throttle iCloud Photo Library Uploads

Frustrated by Photos sucking all your Internet bandwidth to sync photos to iCloud Photo Library? There’s a solution, but it’s a bit geeky and requires installing an Apple developer utility. Adam Engst walks you through it.

 
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“Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course” Now Complete

Automatic Launches App Gallery

Installing the Apple Watch 1.0.1 Update

Apple Releases Updated MacBook Pro, iMac, and iPhone Dock

Writing Screenplays with Highland

 

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