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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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Does any one know or has anyone done the analysis work to determine the detailed microphone specifications for the Apple iPad Pro 11 inch?  The iPad Pro 11 inch has a total of 5 mics.  All 5 mics are not used simultaneously but rather each mic is specific to a particular app or feature of the 11 inch iPad Pro (each mic is mapped to a specific application).  I need to know what mic(s) are tied (mapped) to each microphone dependent app/feature of the i Pad.  As a bonus, it would be good to know the sensitivity of each mic (in decibels) and if there is a way to reconfigure the microphone usage per app/feature.

Thank you!
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Can apple laptop access a windows workgroup share.
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How can i put the focused inbox back in my outlook 2019 on an Imac ?
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hi can someone advise me on how to pay apps using PayPal on my iPhone?

i like to buy apps on my iPhone but since my country (remote island)  is not supported this is quite annoying. it’s there a way i can use other alternative to buy apps online using PayPal or my visa debit card?
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hi guys i like to know if it is possible to lock my email app in iPhones.

my phone is always taken by my family to be used (ie playing games on it). but i have the mail app which configured to my gmail and it worries me that other friend-family member might see my confidential email if they click on my mail app. so this is why i asked if there is a way to password protected the mail app in case they click on it the mail app will pop up a password first.

is this possible or not?

thanks
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how can i fix disk on mac 2015 ? ive tried the diskutil command but not sure if im doing it correctly. i want to delete everything and create one partition so i can install mojave.123
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Hello, need to move from a no longer supported 2010 MacPro to a 2018 Mac Mini, Can't afford the new Mac Pros and don't want to pay the SSD tax that Apple is imposing. Internal SSD upgrades are not an option for the Mini.

Looking at using a NAS for the user directories so I can cut down on the amount of SSD I need to buy inside the Mini. Not working with large video, so a dedicated Gig Ethernet between the NAS and the Mini should be sufficient (leaves TB3 for video/eGPU and wifi for internet access).

Certainly don't want to maintain a Windows Server for this. Thinking about a box, like Synology and QNAP, for this kind of work. Preferably with 2 ethernet ports with one supporting Gig.

Has anyone successfully done this? If so, were you able to restore your user files off a Time Machine backup to the home directories?
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hi guys am looking for an app that is able to download any video on YouTube on my iPhone.

please can someone suggest any apps I don’t mind paying for the app if there is a better one than a paid one?
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Hi,

Apple Watch series 5 options of ‘Setup ECG’ and ‘Setup Irregular Rhythm notifications’ says  “apps not available on your region” when trying to setup.  

My account has always been setup in United States and in Apple Watcha setup it displays it:
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Why I can’t set these 2 option up?
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We are using a Cisco RV340 in the office and some of the users have Macbooks. They can not use PPTP protocol we have set up and I was wondering what is a reliable alternative to use to allow them to VPN in? Thank you!
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We have IPADs and IPODS and of course various networks including a guest network. IS there anyway possible, either downloading an app or something that I can use, configure to only allow these devices to connect to a specific network?  Basically I want these devices to connect to only the SSID that I designate for them.
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My MAC HDD was making clicking noise so I had to replace the HDD. But when I re-installed the new HDD it will not detect it. It will restart with a question mark symbol in folder. What should i do to eradicate this issue.

Please anyone help me.
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Hi,

I've been toying with the idea of getting an Apple Watch for some time, and the main reason I haven't is because I like to collect and wear more traditional watches (non smart watches), and I don't think it looks right when people wear a luxury watch on one wrist and an Apple watch on the other... but each to their own :-)

Can I ask the people here who use an Apple Watch or another form of Smart Watch, what are the main benefits you find from day to day, over just looking at your phone?
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Hi,
Whats the main difference between Macbook air and pro models.
I see that air is significantly cheaper than Macbook pro.

I am planning to by a new Mac. Please suggest which to go for.

Thanks
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Hi,

I am trying to get Windows 10 to work on my MacBook Pro.

It alsmost works I am just now having problems working out the keyboard mappings.

It is running on a MacBookPro5,1 or MacBook Pro 15 inch Late 2008.

What is the equivlenet keyboard commands to send a CTRL-Alt-Del

I have tried all sorts of options but nothing works.

Thanks,

Ward.
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Hi,

I normally use my Macbook Pro to do most of my work, however sometimes I use my iMac for tasks that require a big screen or when reviewing my teams work when they pop into my office.

So in short, my iMac gets very little use other than availing of it's large screen. It certainly doesn't do any heavy lifting.

That being said, everytime I go near it, it is extremely sluggish. My Macbook has less power and ram, etc... and it runs several more heavy applications in comparison to what is running on my iMac. I have checked in the performance monitor and it seems to be that i'm running 3 different browsers (which I need to), however my Macbook has no problem running the same 3 browsers.

iMac
- late 2015
- Retina 5k
- 3.2 Ghz
- 8 GB Ram
- updated regularly

I remember back in my older Windows days, I used to run a small script on Windows that cleared up the memory when my Windows machine felt sluggish.

01 - is there anything similar scripts for Mac?

02 - is it difficult to add more Ram to my iMac

Thanks in advance for your help, it's much appreciated.
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Hi,

I am looking for sites that offers helpful computer tips generally on anything on a daily basis for endusers.

I want to be able to use those tips for our various customers on our forum for their benefits. Computer tips on shortcuts, protections, apple, linux, etc.

Thanks.
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Using MacBook Pro (late 2011) 2.4GHi7 w 16GB mem 750GB HD partitioned 430GB Mac (42GB avail)/ 231GB Win (31GB avail) Journaled HFS+;
  running High Sierra v10.13.2 w Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Pro v14.0.1
  Using 2 Airport Time Capsules 4th Gen v7.6.9, 3TB ea formatted AFP (the one being used for backup through Time Machine reports 923GB free through Disk InventoryX app)
  Time Capsules run under Airport Extreme 5th Gen v7.6.9.

Backups through Time Machine > Time Capsule are taking 6+ days (not sure of exact time; I'm having to cancel them).

Ran a few tests (under only MacOS; Windows not booted; Parallels not running); Wi-Fi turned off; Time Capsule connected to MBP via ethernet; running no other apps at time:

Test 1:  dragged 1.0 GB app file from MBP HD to Time Capsule to check write rate  RESULT:  Took over 25 minutes (approx 0.7 MB/s)
Test 2:  ran LAN_Speed Test to Time Capsule with 100MB packet size RESULT:  1.4 Mbps writing to TC, 1.7 Mbps reading from TC

Given the specs on the MBP and TC (1Gps ethernet port) the data transfer rates are excessively slow.

What can I do to fix this?  I can't leave my MBP tethered via ethernet to the Time Capsule for over a week to do a backup (need to take it to work daily).
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I have a workstation centered around a thunderbolt 3 hub (http://a.co/d/9sDkwPU) that I connect my MacBook Pro to. I have an external monitor, speakers, etc. connected. I also have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard paired with my MacBook Pro. I would like to make this a workstation that another MacBook Pro user can utilize (we both have thunderbolt 3 Mac laptops). In order to make this a very simple transition between laptops, it would seem that rather than pairing the keyboard/mouse with the laptop it should be paired with a usb bluetooth adapter plugged into the hub. That way, the laptops don't have to unpair/pair when switching (the laptops would be in close enough proximity to make some sort of "unpairing" necessary).  Unfortunately it appears Apple doesn't recognize external bluetooth adapters. Is there a workaround for this, or have I tried the wrong adapters?

We thought about using a 2.4 ghz keyboard -- but can't find one that closely mimics our Apple keyboard and mouse (we use the magic keyboard and magic mouse).
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I am trying to copy over a photo library approx 14GB from a mac hard drive connected via external usb connection to my desktop on my macbook.
The hard drive keeps freezing up whenever I try to copy it via finder. I also tried to do first aid on the drive via Disk Utility. My guess is that the hard drive is very close to failure but I can browse the files and folders. How can I get these photos recovered?
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I'm looking for an automatic location switcher based on my Mac's location. For instance, when I go to the office I need wifi to automatically turn off when I plug in my USB-C hub and/or network cable (the network cable is plugged into the hub).  In the past I would have used Marco Polo, SideKick, or ControlPlane, but those no longer work on the Mac. I'm using Mac OS Mojave.
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I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 model that recently had a video issue this morning. Screen went black as I was using it, so I hard reset, powered back on and got the login screen. Right as I was typing, screen went black once again and I can no longer get back to the sign in page. Things I have tried:

Typing password and hitting enter hoping it would still go into OSX
Reset PRAM and SMC
Plug in two external HDMI monitors. Them monitor and tv go active like they pick up a device but nothing is ever shown on the screen.
I opened the laptop up, unplugged video cable, plugged back in. Also did the same with the battery cable.

Guessing something on the logic board went toast?

Thanks
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I would like to find a way where I can screen share from MacBook to 22x iMacs.
We are running a medical imaging course and it would be beneficial for the delegates to see the slides and content that is being shown by the presenter on a MacBook on the podium up close on the iMacs which each delegate will have in front of them. They will be using software on them later in the day.

I know I could use the native OSX screen sharing software but I wonder if it has limitations when trying to share to 22x iMacs simultaneously?

I presume to maintain performance that an ethernet/switch setup is best rather than attempting a Wi-Fi router.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
Jack
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hi.

my iMac intel Model A1311 has its hard drive corrupted and wont boot up now. i managed to recover the contents on the faulty drive. however i would like to reinstall the OSX back onto a new hard drive which i have. please can someone guide me on how i can dowload and reinstall the os for my iMac intel onto the new hard drive?
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I have a Mac book pro which was running on old version - 10.9.7 with Windows running on boot camp. I am not familar with MAC side and always used windows only on this mac.

Recently, due to some issues on my iphone, had to take my phone and mac to apple store which ended up doing a big update on my mac i believe to version 10.13.7 and helped with my iphone restoral which was successfull.

I came home and logged in to windows and noticed that one of the partition on my windows side disappeared i.e Z drive. I originally had C drive and Z drive. I am not really concerned about the data on my Z drive as i do have it backed up but I am curious what happened to it ?  I checked disk management on windows and there is no partition.

I logged into mac side and could only see two drives BootCamp drive ( c drive of windows ) and the Mcintosh HD drive. It is as if my Z drive partition completely disappeared.

Two questions at this point:

1. Any idea what could have happened to my Z drive ? How can this just disappear ?  Is there something simple I am missing.

2.  Inorder to get Z drive back, I started process of Partitioning my Macintosh drive ( Currently 400 GB into 150 GB for Macintosh drive and 250 for new created Z drive )
     Its currently running the process and applying changes to the harddrive.

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It is now stuck on this checking object map for about 3 hours now and I am concerned is it even doing anything ?  Mouse cursor is …
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Apple Hardware

10K

Solutions

10K

Contributors

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.