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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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I will buy used on Ebay, for one. But I am not sure what memory/CPU speed options to consider.

I mostly use if for email, web browsing, but also program sometimes in Angular and even load Windows on Parallels. Sometimes, I do C#.NET development on Visual Studio on Windows.

So, I want a machine that can perform, but have been living with much older MacBook processors without terrible difficulty.

What do you suggest for value and performance?

Thanks
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Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Hello guys, so I have this MacBook Air 11" (Early 2015) in my lab and the main user account is completely inaccessible.

Here's what happens: you input the password, the wheel starts turning and it never stops. After many minutes the password input interface reappears and it's a loop.

Now, I'm not a Mac expert, mostly because here in Italy they're very rare, so I get less than 10 of them a year. But I've always been able to fix them.

This time I've tried all the usual stuff: boot in safe mode, repair system drive, reset PRAM and the like.

Nothing seems to work. I have the option of making a clean reinstall, but the customer would like to recover her files first.

I usually remove the drive and insert it into a PC able to read Mac formatted drives, but this time it's an M.2 drive with proprietary connector and I have no adapter right now.

So can anybody suggest anything more? Thanks guys.
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I began the Mac OS High Sierra installation at 3:30 this afternoon. It has currently been running for four hours, making no progress on the installation.

The progress bar has been stuck in the same spot since about 15 minutes in and it reads, “Installation is in progress. Calculating time remaining...”

Is this normal?

Do I shut my computer down? Do I wait it out?
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I have a 2TB Apple Time Capsule (Model A1409)

4th Generation

I have a MacBook and when I plug in the drive into a USB cable (w/ TM powered on)

I do not see any icon appear on Finder.

What steps do I follow to:
1) wipe the Time Capsule
2) verify it's been cleared

Thanks
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Question as above.  How easy is it?
I'm not looking for links or videos on how to do it, just a realistic answer before I throw in some follow on questions.
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What apps or methods will allow me to project what is playing on my iPhone X onto my iPad?
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The  display on the Apple Watch became detached.  Apple wants $240 to reattach it. If my Apple Watch was totally broken, I'd sooner buy a new one.

It appears that the display is glued to some sort of rubber gasket.

What should I use to reattach the display to the gasket?

Thanks.
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Hello, EE!

      Just a quick update for my Apple brethren; Apple has just pushed out the security update/patch for Spectre (yes, one of those vulnerabilities that everyone's talking about at the water cooler). The security update is for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac (your Apple Watch is safe according to Apple), so please update them as soon as possible. Lastly, I recommend setting aside 20-30 mins to download & install the updates but of course, times vary because systems are different. That's it for now and take care, everyone.
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by:Erin Wooddell
Thank you, Justin, for this update!
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by:Justin Pierce, CEH, CNDA
Hi Erin,

You're very welcome. Unfortunately, even with this patching, the Spectre problem won't go away since it deals with hardware vulnerabilities. :( However, it's not all bad news since companies will have a heightened awareness for any attacks that deal with Spectre (extremely fast patching will become a thing), which is a good note for end-users.
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I brought this 2.5 year old iPhone 6+ to a local Apple authorized lab/workshop & tell
them I have this issue: they ran a diagnostics & said it's not a hardware issue & should
be an IOS issue.

My wife had since upgraded the IOS from 9.x to 10.x & I recently upgraded it to 11.2.1
& still having this intermittent issue.  The lab said if upgrading IOS did not help, may
need to wipe IOS out completely & reinstall : anyone thinks this will work?

I have quite a bit of photos, contacts & applications esp (MobileIron, licensed Mobile
threat Prevention tool) so reinstall is quite a hassle to me.

I can attach a screen shot of the diagnostics results if this helps
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Hi,
I want to connect two of these monitors: http://displaysolutions.samsung.com/business-monitor/detail/1120/S24H850
To a Macbook pro 15" 2017 2.8Ghz intel core i7

The Macbook spec is here:https://support.apple.com/kb/SP756?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

It looks like it's possible, but there are a couple of things I'm wondering about:

What adaptor(s) do I need?  The samsung screen states that it supports displayport daisy-chain - does that mean I can connect the laptop to one screen and connect the second screen to the first screen?

I understand MacOS doesn't support MST - does that mean I can't extend the desktop across both screens and will end up with one mirroring the other?

The Samsung screen resolution is 2560x1440 and Macbook Pro resolution is 2880 x 1800. The macbook states it supports 4 resolutions below 2880x1800, but the samsung's stated resolution is not one of them.  Will I still get the benefit of the Samsung's resolution without the image being distorted?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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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.

I accessed iFixit website, formymobile.co.uk, repairuniverse.com, and techrepublic.com and can't find any complete guide.  My objective is to replace the charging port in an A1822 iPad.  I have the part, but no guide.   Thanks.
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I want to transfer my apps from an existing iPhone 6 to a new iPhone 8. I basically want my phone to be setup identically to my old phone. Thank you.
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A customer of mine imported several audio books into iTunes.

Each audio book chapter is saved as an MP3 file.

The problem is that the same audio books were imported several times.

How can I remove the duplicate iTunes audio book files from  iTunes, the user's iPhone X, & authorized computers?

I need to make sure that only the duplicate files are removed and nothing else.

How can this be done?
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Hello EE Experts,

    Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be yet another cyberbattle between the black and white hat hackers, in a never-ending war. While you may not don either cap, you are here at EE and are more likely than not interested in how to protect yourself and your end-users (if you're an IT person) from being a casualty. Well, since I'm an Apple guy I'll give you the latest macOS exploit (see article). Essentially, it boils down to Apple having to fix this with their next security rollout, but it doesn't hurt to make sure that you're doing all you can to keep people off of your Mac. Here are some steps:

1) Open "System Preferences"

2) Click on "Users & Groups"

3) Click on "Guest User" and make sure it is "Off"

4) Next, click on "Login Options" and on the righthand side tap on the "Automatic Login" drop-down box and select "Off"

5) Select "Name and Password" (It makes it harder for someone to guess both the Username & Password, than just the password, which is all they have to guess if you select "List of Users".) If you don't want to select this option, then make sure you create a password that is 10-12 alpha-numeric characters long with a few special ones thrown in. To ease the process of creating such a password, use an app like "Last Pass" to create and hold your passwords (you can get it both for your Mac and iPhone/iPad)

6) Now, uncheck "Show Input menu in login window", "Show password hints", "Show …
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Hi Experts
My Mac Book system start with question mark on  afolder
i trying to use recovery mode but it asking about a password and i did't remember it
Please help
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I rented a movie on itunes and I am trying to transfer it to my ipod classic 6th generation.  The movie says it is HD.  When I try to move it to my ipod it looks like it will transfer and then it moves back to the other column and is not tranferred.  I assume this is because my generation ipod cannot download it.  When I go to itunes on this movie it does show some details of size that shows an sd version that is smaller in size than the hd one.  I can't seem to find this on the itunes page for the movie.  I also see in my purchased area of itunes that you can uncheck the box that says download hd movies if available.  So here is the question, if I delete the movie (not just try to redownload) will I be able to download it again?  Will it show that I purchased it or is it gone?  I want to do this to try and start from scratch and uncheck the box that says download hd movies if avaialble.    Maybe this is not the answer, any ideas?
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I have two connect two LG UD 3289-W monitors, I want to connect both to my MacPro computer.
It does not have UDB-C connection and only one HDMI connection.

I connected one via HDMI and works fine. I tried to use a mini to HDMI connector and plugged it into the thunderbolt port but that did not work. I don't know how to daisychain them since they don't seem to have an output.

Any ideas?
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I wanted to learn creating app on iOS and need get a Mac computer.  I don't have any experience with iOS development yet, though being a well experienced programmer. With a budget of $600 or less, I need suggestions on what's a good computer/platform to buy (including used ones), so I can have a smooth start and quick success in get a sample working  app onto, say, an iPad, while features and speed of the machine are not yet my main concern.

Thanks

Ze
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I am not sure where to look to find what this disk contains and why it's almost full.

See attached error...

Mac Startup Disk is Almost Full
I have a 500GB SSD and have worried for months it was almost maxed out.

How can I find what files can be deleted for this startup disk not to max out?
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I had created metadata tags for all of my photos before I had them imported into photos for the Mac. I would like to auto create albums based on the tags in the photos.

I know I can do this with SmartAlbums, but those don’t transfer to mobile or other Macs so I need real albums.

I was thinking with AppleScript I could do something but not proficient there.  Maybe created the Smart Albums from the tags then create albums from all the smart albums?
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I have a  MacBook Pro Running Serra 10.12.6.  My Email message panel will not open.
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User has a very recent MacBook Pro with 4 USB/Thunderbolt 3 ports.
They will be switching the monitor between a 2.5 year old iMac with Mini Display port and the above MacBook Pro.

They need a monitor that will work with a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter when they attach it to the MacBook Pro, and directly to Thunderbolt 2 when they plug the monitor into the iMac.

Can someone recommend a monitor that is known to work with adapters?

Thanks
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I have a 64 GB iphone 6S - a little over 2 years old now?  It says it has 37GB available. I've deleted apps, pictures, etc that I am not using.

Am I expecting too much for better performance? I notice sometimes when I delete an app - it takes somethign like 5 seconds after clicking x for it to go away. Other times, it goes away right away.

Opening contacts (which is linked to o365 and i have 8000 contacts) or mail or other thigns... I'll get a white screen for a couple / few seconds as the app opens up.

I make a point to close apps that are in the background.  I have background update turned off. I've hard reset (hold home and power button for a few seconds till you get the white screen), etc.

Browsing in safari takes a few seconds for pages to load, etc...  am I expecting too much? are things that much better with iphone 8 or x? My kids have the same phone and want to upgrade.  

I do get through the day on a single charge sometimes (so battery is good /fair).  it's more processing power.  Which I read is something that apple (sometimes / always?) slows down on older phones?  

Is there a way to tell where the bottlenecks are?

thanks!
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I am getting the following error. two step is off and imap, smtp and pw are all good.

The server for account "Icloud" returned the error "[AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Authentication failed." Your username/password or security settings may be incorrect. Would you like to try re-entering your password?
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I recently found a bunch of my cds of music I've gathered over a couple decades.  I have imported them all into my Macbook's iTunes.  I looked for a short time to see if iTunes can do what I want, but it seems like the files have to be physically on the devices to do this.  Or I have to turn on Home Sharing.  Meh.  Not really a solution I'm looking for.  I didn't see an option to put them in the cloud and then stream to my devices?  Did I miss that?

Ideally, I would like to put the files in the cloud and then access those songs from my devices.  Essentially, I'm asking for a way to stream my music, right?  I'm new to Plex and imagine that can do what I want it to if I install the Plex client on all my devices and buy Plex Pass, but wanted to know if there is another option I should look into?  
What have you used and recommend?

(If you've experience with Plex Pass please share your experience!)

I have a Macbook, iPhone, Apple TV, Roku and iPad.

Thank you for looking.
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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.