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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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Can anyone recommend a Performance Test Benchmark software for Apple Mac's running OS X?

I'd like to measure the Disk/Ram/Disk-Swapping/etc on my current Mac against any scale/benchmark, so that I can go to the Apple store and purchase a new Apple Mac that is at least as fast as my current Mac, or compare the Performance of my other Macs again one another.
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What URL(s) can I go to where I can enter the serial number of and determine the warranty expiration date of a Mac laptop?
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Where are my videos hiding on my iPhone 7?

I am using a few teleprompter apps and start the recording okay, but I can not find where the video is being placed for either app. I look in the Camera app since that is where I see videos when created with the Camera app, but I am sure they are elsewhere...

Any ides where I can find them?

Thanks
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Mac user.
User had an old, no longer supported Promise RAID5 that had a drive stop working.
I inserted a replacement, but after 3 days the RAID didn't rebuild.
I pulled the new drive, but even though I was able to see the folders, no files could be accessed.
I called Promise.
Because the RAID was an older model, Promise had no Promise software was able to run on any Mac to do diagnostics.  They told me to find a backup, attach the drive to a Windows Machine, and only use it with Windows.

This is a disappointment.  I had a backup on BackBlaze, but it takes days to recover 2 TB

I need to choose between:
  • Finding an old Mac that will run the old Promise software, reformatting the Pegasus RAID 5, and assuming that the error was a one-show
  • Buying a new Pegasus 2  Thunderbolt - connected unit
  • Buying a CRU RAID one, and connecting it with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 connector, or else USB 3

User has a collection of Videos that they want to keep on a RAID.
They do not add videos very often, and may do some simple editing from time to time.

I realize that the RAID 1 would allow them to pull a drive out for safe keeping, and then rebuild the mirror.
I am wondering if CRU unit with USB 3 connected directly to a 3 year old iMac would have the throughput necessary to play Quicktime MOV files

Thanks.
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I have a 4TB WD USB HDD (formatted in NTFS into 2 partitions) with many mp4 videos in them:
how can I watch them on my Macbook Pro OSX (think it's Mountain Lion) :
appreciate step by step instructions on how to install/use a freeware to read
NTFS USB HDD and play the MP4 videos (some of the MP4 files are as big as
55GB per file)
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Hello I’m using a minidisplay to DVI converter on a retina 2013. Works fine inside OS x or Windows with bootcamp. The problem is the monitor stopped working and I will give my computer malfunction like it is to another person, but when I press Command + R to make the proper data deletion and re-installation to factory, the signal is not passed to the monitor and of course the monitor of the retina not work and I can’t operate. How can I make to pass the signal to the monitor with the mini display to DVI in restoration menu with Command + R

Thank you
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Hello, I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an early 2011 Macbook Pro. It's not officially supported, but I  read everywhere it can be done. There are some troubles though.

I have successfully installed it alongside MacOS High Sierra actually, and everything works except for audio.

I found out audio doesn't work because Uefi Windows 10 installation somehow keeps a Cirrus audio-related device from working.

So I tried to install Windows 10 in Legacy/Bios mode. I chose "Windows" instead of "Uefi Boot" at boot.

But just before the point where Windows usually asks which disk to install on, it actually asks for a missing driver. I tried feeding it Intel xHCI drivers with usb keys, it sees the keys but says it doesn't find any driver.

So I was wondering, is this behaviour due to the fact the disk is partitioned in Uefi mode? So is it impossible to install Windows 10 in Bios mode in such a setup, or am I instead missing something?

Thanks for your help.
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It has 8 gigs - 2x4

To get to 16 I’ve to loose the 2x4

Total cost is around 200 euro

Is it worth this ?

What’s the % speed gain ?

Thanks
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It’s using 2x4 so will need 2x8 or 2x16 or 2x32

What will it go to ?

Also euro - approx what price for modules ?

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Working with a MacBook Pro and an iPhone.

Importing videos using Image Capture
It takes a VERY LONG time for movies to import.

Is there another program that can quickly import movies from the iPhone to the MacBook?
Are there any settings to adjust?

Thanks.
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2 recently installed HomePods continue to play music (from separate sources) when all computers, iDevices have been shutdown, or so I believe. All devices on LAN are Apple  - Macs/iPhone/iPad. Music seems to be from my local Apple sources - which may be iTunes? Power cycling HomePods no help. Both HomePods controlled from local iPhone 8S/iOS 11.4.

Ah sweet mysteries - whence forth cometh the music?
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What are the steps required to activate AT&T cellular service on iPad Pros?

These iPads will be using AT&T cellular for their wireless data plan.
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My buddy has 20+ iPhone 7 phones on a corporate Verizon plan, one of the employees left, and he needs a way to RESET the phone since the prior employee will not provide the password

How can he RESET an iPhone 7 phone so it can be reissued to a different employee ?

It is OK if he cannot keep the current phone number
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MacBook Pro A1502 got extensive water damage.  MacBook won't start/power.  
I am not familiar with Apple hardware.  Trying to recover data from HDD.  I understand this is a flash storage drive?  
What kind of interface is that and is there a recovery tools similar to IDE or SATA interfaces, where you can connect/dock it via USB and attach to another device.  Or is there another method for Macs?

Please advice.  Thanks~!!
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Mac - Need urgently to turn my mouse color white on High Sierra

I am using a dark Mac app in bad lighting and need to see my mouse.

How do I change the color of the mouse??

Thank
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Can I use a Retractable Bluetooth Headset with my iPhone7?

Or should I use my Canon SX720 HS?

I need to make a video of myself but find I need to stand so close since the sound does not pick up so well. So I hope I can use a BT microphone.

https://jet.com/product/Azeca-UA28-Stereo-Retractable-Bluetooth-Headset-Black/4d96519af90549feb0485c237f8ec074?jcmp=pla:ggl:nj_dur_gen_electronics_a2:electronics_cell_phones_accessories_headsets_a2:na:PLA_785706710_43734986089_pla-310476111271_c:na:na:na:2PLA15&code=PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=785706710&is_retargeting=true&clickid=b5a66c5a-6a5c-412d-ba84-f97d5252e3ee&kclid=b5a66c5a-6a5c-412d-ba84-f97d5252e3ee&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiYTJquej2wIVFweGCh3-wQzmEAQYAiABEgJwYPD_BwE

Can this connect to my iPhone and use it as the microphone?

I See the instructions to pair the device, but before I chase my tail, can this device be used for the microphone with an iPhone 7 or a Canon SX720 HS?


Thanks
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What are the best wireless or Bluetooth keyboard/mice combinations for Mac laptops?
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Hello, I have a few Mac Book Pro Mid 2012 systems I am trying to determine the end of life date on these systems.  I have installed High Serria on them so I am assuming this will be the last update these systems may take but not 100% sure. How can I find this information so I can determine if I should keep them in rotation or sell them off?

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Since I've pretty much owned my 2010 MacPro it's had slowdowns when accessing any network functions.  When doing file transfers I can't do anything else otherwise pretty much all the apps freeze and I have to wait for the file transfer to finish.  When I remote control it with ARD, it responds very sluggishly.  File transfers themselves are relatively fast as is browsing the Internet however some local pressure is being put on some internal hardware component when doing network intensive tasks.  Any ideas?  I've gone through a number of operating system and PRAM resets.
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Hi,
I have a client who has his own collection of photos taken on his iPhone and synced with iCloud through his own account. He wanted to share his photo Library with his wife and vice versa . Is this possible even if they have separate IDs ? I don’t think family sharing shared pictures , only purchases etc..
Would be great to know

Thanks
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When user does a screenshot, there is a delay before it appears on the desktop, it normally appears once he has deleted something else.  
Also, if user drags a file from an email or somewhere else on to the desktop or in to a folder, it again does not appear straight away, but will after some other form of action is taken.

This has been observed on couple of Macs: 10.10.5 and 10.9.5.
We have older Macs that do not have this problem.

Do you have any idea what may be going on there?
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Hi - My client is running Windows 10 Home in Parallels on his macbook pro. He's complaining that its sluggish so i am going to switch him to Bootcamp.
The bit i am unsure of is the Windows 10 license. Will it still let me activate in Bootcamp? Presumably the details MS needs to authenticate a license will be the same on Parallels VM running Windows as the newly created Windows 10 install? It's the same mac afterall.
Should i try to extract the license key beforehand if i can?

Thanks
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I play movies or youtube videos from my MacBook pro late 2016. I stream them to the Apple TV 3rd generation. Invariably the playback on the TV is jerky. Very irritating. Impossible to watch. For movies, I use VLC. Or for YouTube I use Firefox. Where should I start to troubleshoot this issue? Thanks

Greg
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Do macOS come with any full disc encryption and option for encrypting inserted USB before they can be written too, similar in fashion to bitlocker and bitlocker to go on later releases of windows OS. If they do can you provide details, and any tips on how you could verify that these encryption controls (FDE and USB) have been applied to all devices in the environment? we need some assurances from a partner for security audit and are aware they run macos.

out of interest are there any major providers of anti virus for macOS or does the OS itself have any inbuilt AV similar to windows defender?
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How can certain usernames be hidden from the Mac OS X logon screen window when the login window is displayed as a list of users?

We want to keep the list of users view (and not switch to the "Name and password" option and want to simply be able to hide certain usernames from appearing in this list.

How can this be done?

This needs to be done within a macOS High Sierra version 10.13.4 OS.
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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.