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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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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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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.

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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The monitor is Apple Cinema HD Display (23 inch diagonal)
Trying to connect it to recent model MacBook Pro with 4 USB-C ports

Here's how it's connected:
  • The USB from the "Octopus" connector goes to a USB2 to USB-C adapter, plugged directly in.
  • The DVI from the "Octopus" connector is first going to a DVI to Mini Display Adaptor, which worked fine when plugged into the Thunderbolt port of an MacBook Air
  • This adapter goes to a ITD ITANDA Thunderbolt  to USB-C adaptor, directly plugged in.
The power light on the Apple Cinema HD Display is on, the USB is plugged in, but the computer doesn't recognize the display.

Do we have the wrong Mini-Display port to USB-C adapter?

Is there a way to attach this second monitor?

Thanks
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We recently procured a refurbished (Early 2015) MacBook Air with macOS Sierra 10.12.5 for our client.

They are in a very saturated 2.4Ghz area so we have a 5Ghz network for them with their leased Comcast modem.

However they have an odd issue with the MacBook Air.  The 2.4Ghz works fine on the MacBook Air (yet is slow and saturated which is experienced on other devices) and the 5Ghz performs flawlessly with all the other devices except for this MacBook Air.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  Sometimes it is slow and non-responsive, sometimes it is decent.  

This is a new copy of macOS and have tried to delete and re-add the access point and has strong signal and all other devices work great with this 5Ghz network EXCEPT this MacBook.  Thoughts?
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I would like to listen to MP3 and FLAC files on my iPhone.
How can I copy them from my PC to my iPhone?
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I have a client with a MacBook that is MIA.  

We believe that it has been wiped and has had Mac OS X reinstalled.

If it has an active internet connection is it possible to find it via serial number or some other way?

I figure it is a lost cause but I am not a Mac expert so I thought that I would through it out there.
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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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The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

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

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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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 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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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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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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Well, I am pretty bummed out.  This is still a problem.  Here was part 2.  I've tried reinstalling the OS.

Macbook Pro
15-inch, Mid 2012
macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Processor 2.3GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 16GB
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
240GB  SSD

Turns out, there are still sleep awake failures.  

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What should I try next?
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I bought a USB converter so I could have one with male on both end. I plugged in my Time Capsule both the to wall outlet and my MacBook El Capitan. I was expecting Time Machine to open, but even Finder never acknowledged the device.

What do I need to do?

Thanks
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Apple Hardware

9K

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.