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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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by:Daniella Barion
Other "Tech" companies are doing the same: Facebook, Google, Airbnb, etc
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by:Justin Pierce
It's wonderful to see everybody doing the right thing. ;)

:: Justin stands on soapbox::  

As a Combat Veteran, I'm disgusted by all white supremacist groups and the thought that they think they represent any values or ideals of the United States. I'm sure my military brethren (sisters, brothers, and transgenders) would give me a virtual high five when I say the US Army's official motto, "This We'll Defend" is a feeling that runs through all of our hearts and minds. We believe that this nation is for everyone who wants to come and be a part of it. Simply put, it's our job as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, to defend them with our lives.

Oh, on the "race" element, according to science, Mitochondrial DNA, and I would say common sense, we are all one race (Human Race) and that the pigment of our skin is superficial. Race is a social invention, not a biological truth.

Who says?

Oh, only a prestigious and reputable school like: MIT and a preeminent evolutionary biologist Joseph L. Graves Jr.. Here is a conversation the NY Times had with him: Link.

Even if there were different races, why would I not call you my brother or sister? We are all experiencing the Human Condition together and should bond with, and defend each other as family.

I leave you with a quote from the fictitious, but ever so right, Jean-Luc Picard, "No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another."

:: Justin steps off the soapbox::
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ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

For those of us, that like seeing our alma maters take a pigskin and strategically move down the field, you'll be happy to know that ESPN on the 4th Gen Apple TV has just made it an even better experience. You can now watch four games at once! That means you can watch your school's arch rival, the arch rival of your spouse's school, your alma mater, and your husband's/wife's alma mater all at the same time. Since my wife is an ND grad and I'm a Cardinal, we can now both poke fun at each other while being in the same room (no more separate TVs), which ultimately means the buffalo wings and Guinness are in the same room too. If this is not reason enough for you to get excited, then how about the other great things that come with the autumn season: the grass is barely growing, holiday cheer is in the air, and pumpkin spice is back in your coffee mug. Either way, I hope the autumn season brings you the happiness you deserve and that your school makes it to a bowl game.
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by:Kristine Stewart
This sounds pretty cool! I'm especially excited for Disney's recent announcement that they will have a dedicated ESPN streaming service that isn't tied to a cable subscription.  I just "cut the cord" again, and live sports are really the only thing  that we miss and is frustrating to access.
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by:Justin Pierce
That's awesome about Disney! Welcome back to us cable-cutters btw. ;)
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Hi experts

My 2013 MacBook Pro has decided not to charge today. I have tried with both the extension to the power supply and without and it won't charge. Interestingly, without the extension the light on the charger came on for a few seconds and the MacBook felt like it was vibrating before the light on the charger went off. Not sure what that might signify so thought i would ask. Anyone know if it sounds like the battery or the charger?

Cheers
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How can a user's contacts contained on an iPhone be backed up?

This user doesn't want to use iTunes for the backup so what other options can be used?
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I have a 500GB Flash Drive in my MacBook, but suspect the drive's nearly full.

But, in Finder, I right click the Home icon with my Name next to it, the size of the folder is 127GB.

How do I find the space on disk?

Thanks
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Apple lovers, September is around the corner.  Are you excited to see what Apple's been working on the last few months!?

I'm eagerly awaiting news on the latest iPhone.  The iOS 11 features coming out look promising too.

https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-11-preview/
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, Apple Pay is pretty great. When I find a business that supports it, I've started going there more. It's even more convenient when you can use a smartwatch—you don't even need to reach into your pocket!
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by:Kyle Santos
Ugh, they've made it so easy for us xD
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A customer brought in an Apple Macbook Air that when I turn it on it will make sound and the screen will change to a little lighter color but that is all.  The customer claimed before she brought in the Macbook it would come on but just come up with a question mark on the screen like it wasn't seeing an hard drive.  This made me think the hard drive was going bad, but now the screen won't come on.  Could a bad hard drive cause the screen to not come on or am I looking at another issue?
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I have a macbook pro early 2011.  I run bootcamp, and am running windows 10. I'm almost always in windows, and I noticed the other day, that it gets really hot, so hot I can't touch the bottom of the laptop. About 1 year ago, I replaced the battery with a new battery and a new Samsung SSD.  So I Cleaned fans at that time, and it's strange why it's running so hot.

Any idea's what I can do to not make it run so hot?  Is there a way to check and see if the processor fans are actually working?
Not sure what else can cause it to burn up?
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After logging on and while using his Mac OS X 10.9.5 computer a user repeatedly receives messages about things wanting to access and use the keychain similar to the message shown in the screenshot.

I have already performed first aid on the keychain and then verified the keychain but continue to get this message.

If we click the Cancel button this message continues to appear and keeps prompting for this password which we don't know.

What can be done to fix this issue?

KEYCHAIN-MESSAGE
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What would be a serious competitor (non-apple) to iPad Pro 512GB WiFi+Cellular
A1709 exact model.
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What technology do you think is a fad that won’t last?
I like Apple products but Airpods and the touch bar on their latest MacBook are those fads that won't last.
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by:Katrina Donegan
I'm totally speaking hypocritically because I like my Apple machines. I understand their need to stay relevant but I have a feeling it will catch up to them if they don't come out with something revolutionary.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, I hear you on that! For such a long time they were the underdog and that helped them be really scrappy and daring. But now that they're such a powerhouse, there's a lot of fear that they could become like the Microsoft of old...
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Local Church has business Internet account with Spectrum. Internet connection not working. I was able to connect local WiFi to Internet using my iPhone as Personal HotSpot. Local networks [Internal & Guest]  were created with several year old Apple Time Capsule, and are working OK.

I have scheduled Spectrum visit.

I want to be sure Spectrum equipment is responsible for lack of internet connection - seem reasonable?
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Hi

Has anyone come across an issue with macs or more specifically a Macbook air (late 2011 13" version) where the keys suddenly start intermittently stop working?  I have tried using another profile but that has not helped.

I thought the issue arose because I replaced the existing original battery with a replacement from amazon as others started complaining of the same in the reviews on amazon.  When I returned the battery and put the old original back in, it started working fine again (something about variable voltage in non original batteries giving an issue).  Anyway, now I seem to be having the problem again.

Nothing has been dropped on the keyboard so no sticky keys due to spillage.  Like I say, it is intermittent and several keys are affected randomly, not all.
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I had this question after viewing why is apple tv warm.


i got a small 4 inch (6 cm) by 4 inch by 4 inch
box.
that plugs into an existing television via hdmi

apple tv 2 or 3
i can distinguish by remote form factor

i do not have access to apple tv for a long time so i can not search for version number using device software


can I view youtube app (watch youtube video) at higher speed.
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I received a message on my iPhone that someone in my area was trying to login using my AppleID.  After checking my wife's phone and my son's iPod - since both MacBooks were closed/asleep - I blocked the attempt and apparently clicked the option to lock the suspect machine.  Later that evening, my wife opened up her MBP and was greeted by a lock screen asking for a passcode.  I'd didn't remember setting any passcode when we setup the Mac, so I logged into my account via my MBP to see what I could see.  Her MBP shows up in my list of devices with the correct name, OS and serial number info.  I've tried using the link to generate a passcode but none of those will unlock her MBP.  Following tips on the Apple discussion boards led to a firmware password being set (awesome...)  Removing one of the DIMMs and resetting PRAM cleared the firmware password but now the MacBook boots into setup and shows what appears to be a locked volume where Macintosh HD should be.  I've scanned the volume using Ontrack Easy Recovery and it sees that there's data on it, but since it's an old version, it will only let me see anything using raw recovery, which doesn't yield any usable data.

It may be a long shot, but have any of you run across this scenario?  Will I end up making a trip to the Apple Store?  This is a 2010 15" so it's definitely not under AppleCare, so I'm not sure how much it'll cost me to get them to look at it, much less unlock or restore the info.

Thanks in advance for any …
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I bought this one about a year ago, opened it uf a fews days ago, and learned it had a hardware failure...

http://www.dinofire.com/product-detail/dinofire-dr100wireless-presenter-with-red-laser-pointer/

I need something like it, from a different manufacturer, that connects through USB or BT.

I need it to have at least:

1) a laser pointer
2) Up / Down arrows

And it must function well on a Mac.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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have a DinoFire DR100 that I can not get connected to my Mac.

http://www.dinofire.com/product-detail/dinofire-dr100wireless-presenter-with-red-laser-pointer/

I found the little USB chip and inserted it into my Mac. A window popped up that prompted me to configure my keyboard, and the letter to the right of my leftmost Shift key was a z. But this failed.

I got another window (no screen shot available) which showed an error with two buttons:

Skip   OK

I clicked OK and have not been able to get that window to pop up again. I would try Skip the next time.

Does anyone know how i can get this pointer configured for my MacBook?

Thanks
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Hi, I have a Macbook Pro and iMac on my desk, and they obviously both have their own keyboards and trackpads.

I am wondering if it is possible to do the following two things:

01 - control my iMac using my Macbook (keyboard and trackpad) so that I don't need to use the iMac keyboard and trackpad?

02 - swap and flick my Macbook screen up onto the iMac screen if i need a larger screen and flick back again (etc)

A few things to note:

- i am using the new Macbook Pro so it only has the USB C ports
- the iMac is one year old and has all of the usual ports

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Please provide me with the manufacturer name and model number for purchasing an power adapter for a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) laptop so I can be sure to order the right adapter.

I will be ordering this on Amazon.com.
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Please provide me with the manufacturer name and model number for purchasing a Thunderbolt 3 to full sized USB adapter for a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) laptop so I can be sure to order the right adapter. I will be ordering this on Amazon.com.

Are there any such adapters for this model MacBook Pro that also include a port for connecting a monitor?
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Please provide me with the manufacturer name and model number for purchasing an Ethernet adapter for a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) laptop so I can be sure to order the right adapter. I will be ordering this on Amazon.com

Are there any Ethernet adapters for this model MacBook Pro that also include full sized USB adapters?
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While using the built in keyboard on my iPad 2 certain keys (such as the "O" key don't respond when I press the button.

My iPad was already doing this while it was running iOS v. 7 and continues to do it after being upgraded to the latest iOS version 9 and continues to do this after I have thoroughly cleaned the screen. I have rebooted the iPad and have shut it down and turned it back on several times.

What else can be done to fix this?
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Title says it all. How does it do that?
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I want to make sure my MacBook is secure.  I have created a strong password for login/user account.  However, I know I have forgotten it before and have been able to go into Recovery and then Terminal and reset it.  This seems like pretty weak security.  Does anyone have a better solution to protect my data in case my MacBook is lost or stolen?
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Apple Hardware

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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.