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All of Apple's hardware is produced solely by Apple Inc., who determines internal systems, designs, and prices. Apple buys certain components wholesale from third-party manufacturers. The current Mac product family uses Intel x86-64 processors. All Mac models ship with at least 1 GB RAM as standard. Current Mac computers use ATI Radeon or nVidia GeForce graphics cards and include a dual-function DVD and CD burner, called the SuperDrive. Current Apple hardware includes the iPad, iPhone, iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook, iPod and Apple TV. Discontinued hardware includes the Apple I, Apple II, and the Apple III, the Lisa, the Newton, the Quadra, Performa, Centris, Macintosh II and LC series, the Power Macintosh, iBooks and the MacBook.

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Good afternoon experts,

my question on the surface seems rather innocuous, because simply deleting files on my hard disk is the answer, but that would be to easy.

I have plenty of  free disk space on all of my drives, as seen below:

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I am not sure how Apple looks at disk space, so I am hoping someone can enlighten me to what is actually happening.
thanks in advance,

Regis ( BLACKTHANOS)
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Hi,

My iMac is showing white screen when booting up - I guess i need to reload the OSx.

I will backup my data inside prior installing the OSx.

Please can someone guide me on how to fix this (reinstalling my windows)?

Also, why would it act this way?

imac model no: a1225, emc no: 2211

Best regards,
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Hi there, I have a MacBook Air that was written off after having water spilt on it. I suspect the SSD hard drive is OK and I want to try and recover the data off it. I have searched the net and found plenty of adaptors for connecting earlier mac dives (2012, 2013 ect) but the interface is different for the 2015 drive.

Does anyone know what this drive interface is called and an adaptor I can use to connect it to another computer (Prefer USB3) to recover the data? .
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Hello I have a customer that is switching from Windows to Mac's laptops I need to find out a solution for Apple ID's or do I have to use them apple has told me to use their MDM and it will avoid me setting up apple ID's for all of the systems but I use MHelp Desk for remote..... Looks like I may have to get a few new tools in the office to support these mac's any suggestions tech tools right now I use MHelp Desk grabs my keys and passwords , Win PE for passwords and systems that won't boot, and Fab's Autoback has been great for transferring users from one system to another any suggestions or information to help with the transition
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Currently our MDM policy blocks our corporate-issued iPads
from accessing iTunes (to prevent data leakage/loss).

There's a number of senior staff who wants to use the
iPads to project out via projector for presentations.  However
our MDM (think it's MobileIron) will enable iTunes access if
we enable this projector access via the iPad's lightning port
(which we use an adaptor to connect to the projector : I
 presume it's the projector's HDMI).

How can we allow projector connection & yet block iTunes
access?  

I'm assuming the data leakage/loss will occur when these
staff bring the iPads home to connect their lightning port
to their home laptop's USB (via an adaptor).  

Any IOS apps that's smart enough to detect if it's projector
traffic or iTunes traffic?  or any way to block sync'ing or
communication with iTunes from these iPads?
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@Brandon: You're forgetting the market of people that don't want Amazon and Google listening to everything they say all the time :-)
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Apple does have a slight advantage there with it's anonymous encrypted IDs.

I fully agree with not wanting unknown companies listening all the time. On the spectrum of who is listening when, Microsoft is the worst with Windows 10, Cortana, and being actively hostile towards privacy issues. After that comes Google who does everything mysteriously, doesn't document much of what they do or give you many controls, and has an interest in gathering as much data as possible to sell to advertisers.

On the other hand Amazon Alexa doesn't listen all the time. They have very clear documentation on exactly what they do when and they let you view or delete your complete voice history at any time. Furthermore there is a physical switch to turn the microphones off. They also have a fully open SDK for both hardware and software. Their main interest is getting you to buy stuff, just like Apple.
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Hey,

I have reseted Apple TV 3rd gen to the factory defaults. Now im see screen to ude iphone to automatically set up ATV.

See attached pic.
not sure what now because i have no remote.

thanks for helping
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Looking to help a friend who uses a mac - I only know windows.

He says it's running really slow.  Where would you start to troubleshoot?  

Is there an equivalent task manager to show what's running / what's taking processor power?

How do you tell if the hard drive is full? (is it the same as windows - you don't want the hard drive near full because of temp files /  etc?

How much RAM would you want on a machine these days? What mac would you say is just too old for casual business use these days?  Me, I don't like celerons or any other processors others than i5 or i7 (maybe i3).  Yes, core 2 duos run windows, but sevearl year old windows PCs just crawl with all the patches / updates / etc on a windows machine.  same for a mac?

And for windows, I'd want 8GB+ RAM.  4 would be the lowest I'd deal with.

thoughts?
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I had a 3 hour recording in voice memo on an iphone ios 10.3.2.  I wanted to copy it off. I did the same thing I did with 1 hour recordings - click the folder with up arrow, choose drop box and then it woudl upload it.

But for this file I got an error about dropbox.  FIgured the file was too big to go as a single file?  figured I'd break it in half.

in voice memos, for that file, I clicked edit, then the trim icon.  Trimmed it and tapped something.

then the file was 1 1/2 hours. but didn't ask me to save / confirm change, etc.  

So now I don't have the original 3 hours, only 1 1/2 hours!? ANy chance to get back the trimmed part (can I paste it into another file? Back into this one? Is the original 3 hours still available?!

Any advice would be appreciated!!
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Am trying to set up my icloud email account on an Android phone (Doro 8030). I have carefully followed all the instructions in setting it up. As follows:
 
User name (excluding the '@icloud.com part .  Email address and Password.   Incoming Server: imap:mail.me.com. Security Type SSL, Server Port: 993.  Outgoing Server: smtp.mail.me.com . Security Type SSL (I have also tried STARTTLS).  Server Port: 587.

 However when I finally press 'Confirm' I get the following Message: 'Could not connect to email server, please check your email settings. '
I cannot get any further than this.
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I wish I could endorse this 100 times. This right here is one of the reasons I care so much about technology and its potential to bring about significant quality of life improvements for so many. As a Type 1 Diabetic myself, I can fully attest to the importance of constant blood glucose monitoring and the frustration with existing solutions. Don't get me wrong, it's fantastic and amazing that we have fairly simple and accessible ways to check blood sugar, but getting a non-invasive continuous monitoring solution is indeed a complete game changer.

And having Apple branching out into medical tech is exceptionally exciting, especially considering the massive amount of resources they can bring to bear on problems like this and their unparalleled attention to user experience. Assuming they can make progress on this, I think we'll get into a golden age of health improvement. (And we sure can use it...)
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I have here a 2009 27" mac.  The disk failed.  We took it out and sent it off for data recovery with a place that said they could do it for £120.  They got back to me and said the disk is damaged and so they wanted a lot more cash.  Not going to happen.  

I am trying to repair the mac.  I popped in a 2tb WD RE4 hard drive and got snow leopard onto a USB stick.  

The machine will boot to a folder with a flashing question mark.  

When I put in the usb stick and boot from that, it asks for my language.  Then it says "OS X can't be installed on this computer"

It offers a reboot or restore from backup.  

I am no Mac expert.  I have tried resetting SMC and PRAM and I have tried the pressing option button and I've tried command + R on boot.  

I get the feeling it is not seeing the hard disk.  How do I get to the disk tools so I can format it correctly as my current thoughts are that this may help?
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My mac pro has 1gb DIMM ( 512mb X2) on socket 1 of both riser with video card installed. Connected with windows keyboard + mouse. When I turned on the power button, the status LED lights up and a sound (chime) - maybe its a start up chime, but the display is blank.
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I have always been a window person other than the iPhone and iPad and I am looking into learning IOS development.

Looks like I will need to buy some type of Mac and from what I can tell the XCode 8 requirements are 10.12 which is Mac OS Sierra right? I am looking at some Mac Mini's that have OS X Yosemite which is 10.10 so that wont work for XCode 8 right?

With the Macs can you upgrade to a higher version of OS or is that a paid upgrade? How would I tell what hardware would support the upgrade to 10.12?

Any suggestions on Mac's I should look at for a barebones system to start playing around with developing? Once I get more serious and get a feel for it I will get a beefier system.

Can the mac devices like the Mac Mini be used with a non Apple monitor?
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Thanks, Justin. :)
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They work for a while then - error

Not supported by the device or whatever

Spurious cables that is

It's only a cable, there must be huge profit in their cables
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Hello

I quite often make visits to buildings where there is no Wi-Fi I can utilise. In the meetings, I'd like to be able to use my laptop and have it connected to my work VDI.

I have a personal MacBook Air with a USB port. What is the best solution to have in order to connect to a 3G/4G connection via Cell to provide me internet access at an efficient price? Since I am actually connecting to my work VDI, this will only be light browsing traffic, no downloads or anything.

Thanks in advance.
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Good morning Geeks!

If you use Hulu, you'll like this news. Hulu now has Live TV! This means for those of us that have cut the cable cord, we now have a legitimate way of watching Live TV for possibly $40. Why possibly?

As of now, the release of this app is before any official announcement of it, so you'll have to stay tuned (yeah I went there) to find out how much it will really cost.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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Hi, Brian!

I agree. I feel that if Hulu really wants to compete with the cable companies, then they'll need to lower the price to $20 -$15.

Why?

Because most of us already pay $10 to Netflix for our on demand entertainment and don't like the idea that we'lll have to pay the price of a basic cable channel package ($50-$60) to get a live TV stream.

Having the ability to watch my college football teams (when the season starts up again) will be nice though.
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Sports is a great case for this! Watching those live can certainly matter a lot more.
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Good morning fellow Apple Geeks!

If you own a first generation Apple Watch, and its battery starts to swell for some reason, Apple has extended out the warranty for you. Despite this being a flaw in the batteries, I get excited when Apple does things like this. To me, it shows the obvious business smarts they have onboard, and that they are willing to do what we call in the military, "the hard right over the easy wrong."

In short, Apple doesn't need to extend the warranty to keep people purchasing their products. However, by doing this they are fortifying the loyalty among their base, and shocking the newcomers who are stepping into the realm of Apple for the first time. That's what happens when you own up to your faults and then try to correct them.

Good on you Apple!
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Always nice when a company does the right thing!
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http://machash.com/9to5mac/220237/nasty-mac-malware-bypasses-gatekeeper-undetectable-by-most-antivirus-apps/

Good morning, fellow Apple friends! I feel like I've been the bearer of bad news lately, but this one is important. To be brief, tell your family/friends who own Macs that they need to be careful when opening attachments in their email. Oh, and that they need to get a real antivirus  (I recommend Intego Internet Security X9) because the Mac only has a built-in list called "File Quarantine" that catches known malware.

After reading the article it's clear that Apple lovers are slowly, but surely being targeted. =( Despite this sobering news, if you use security awareness and an antivirus application, you can successfully fend off this kind of malware.

Take care everyone and enjoy your Friday!
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by:James Bilous
Apple seems like such a great target at this point - rather than being used by enthusiasts and early adopters Macs are quickly becoming the "status quo" due to their perception of being "cool". Lots of college students with $1200 Facebook machines these days!
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Hi - I have a client who needs to free up disk space on his Mac air laptop - it has 120GB of disk space and 10GB free. This is fine for now but i wondered if there were any good tools out there that can find stuff that can be deleted and give an accurate report of what's taking up the space?

Thanks
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Hi Experts,

I am thinking of getting a Mac, but still need Windows on it. What is better, having it as dual boot or VM?

Personally, I like the idea of VM, so I can have instant access to both. If there any drawbacks to this?

What is the recommended specs for this, and do I just need to purchase the Windows key?

Thanks.
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I don't know much about macs.

Have a friend that has a 5 year old macbook.  Says that sometimes, the r key stops working for a stretch of time.

Poeple that do know macs are telling him it's not a hardware issue. it's software and laptop shoudl be replaced because of age / this is too hard to fix.

External keyboard does not have this issue.

I remember someone coming to me about mac only typing in upper case, regardless of reboot, regardless of caps lock setting (light does get toggled but doesn't change - its always upper case).  Apple store said he needed new keyboard for $500.  I did some googling and saw about PRAM? reset and that solved it.

But PRAM reset also changes other things? So I don't want to try that with this intermittent problem with 1 key not always working.

Any thoughts if it's a bad keyboard?  Software in the mac?  would PRAM reset help?  Something else to try?
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Anyone else own a macbook and having this problem?  Seems like a pretty big bug if you ask me...who the heck wants to rollback to El Capitan? SERIOUSLY?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29015914/Macbook-has-frequent-sleep-awake-failures-part-3-status-0x40003-Code-0x100002000014-Stackshot-reason-Watchdog.html#a42091663
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Ugh... sounds lame... I've occasionally had wake from sleep problems, but they're pretty infrequent. And certainly no worse on my Mac than on my PC. Sorry to hear that's been plaguing you! I like Jackie Man's suggestion to reset the PRAM.
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All of Apple's hardware is produced solely by Apple Inc., who determines internal systems, designs, and prices. Apple buys certain components wholesale from third-party manufacturers. The current Mac product family uses Intel x86-64 processors. All Mac models ship with at least 1 GB RAM as standard. Current Mac computers use ATI Radeon or nVidia GeForce graphics cards and include a dual-function DVD and CD burner, called the SuperDrive. Current Apple hardware includes the iPad, iPhone, iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook, iPod and Apple TV. Discontinued hardware includes the Apple I, Apple II, and the Apple III, the Lisa, the Newton, the Quadra, Performa, Centris, Macintosh II and LC series, the Power Macintosh, iBooks and the MacBook.