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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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Do you find that it is helpful/pruduent to reload MacOSX "every once in a while" similar to how Windows users to so with their PCs.  

I have a MacBook Pro early 2015 running 10.14.2 and it used responsive and never freeze for a few seconds or be slow to start up.  I've done all the optimization/clean up/memory elimination/et cetera I could to do it and it just doesn't feel "as good" as it is did originally.  However, I do use it daily (all day basically) for work.

Would a reload help or is the hardware just wearing out?

(I know there is one way to find out but I just wanted to get some opinion before I go to the trouble of doing a complete reload!)
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I got Apple TV 4k device as a gift.  Don't know how it works.  
Do I need to subscribe for it or can I watch stuff for free?  and another question in general.   How does it compare to roku or chromecast?
Thanks in advance!
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User would like to become a 'cable cutter'
They have some 'smart TVs' (I dislike the interface these have) and 2 Apple TV (If they are not recent, they will replace)

Big requirement - Watching all the major sports events.

Are there paid apps/services for the Apple TV that will allow live sports?

Thanks.
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how can mac book be missing usb.

what to use instead
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I just recently purchased a new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display (3.6GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz). The mouse on this computer stutters and briefly freezes? it doesn't matter what mouse. I've used the Magic Mouse 2 that came with it. I've used older Apple mice and even a wired mouse. Any ideas why a high-end computer would be doing this? it has the latest OS.
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Getting SSD specs from my MacBook (High Sierra)

I will replace the disk, get it wiped, then sell it on eBay. Before I do, I need to know the specs and the maker of the SSD.

How?

Thanks.
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iPhone 6 will not ring on incoming phone call

I check the settings under Sounds and Haptics and hear the familiar ring tone. But when the phone rings, it just buzzes.

How do i make the phone ring again?

Thanks
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hello everyone I have a user that's running Mac OS Mojave the user deleted a folder by accident and then empty the trash can. I am very familiar with NTFS and fat partitions running Drive recovery software to recover things that were deleted in the trash can but I've never had this issue with a Mac any suggestions? also, they were running iCloud backup but because they remove the folder and threw it away it removed it from the iCloud.

I am thinking of taking out the drive and connected it to another mac using my USB to serial cable but I do recall in the past that I used a thunderbolt to USB to connect a hard drive of a non-booting mac to another mac to access the drive, I am wondering would this work instead of removing the drive?
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Two physical SSD drives and one Time Machine backup

I am about to upgrade my MacBook, which has a single 500 GB SSD, and I need more space ASAP. I bought that drive in 2013.

I would love to get a new, fast 1T SSD, but don't have the cash, and am considering using the CD drive on my MacBook for a second 500 GB SSD.

But how does this work with Time Machine?

I love to be able to plug in an external backup drive and know that when that external drive is unmounted, it contains all the latest files.

What about if I had two physical drives?

How does Time Machine solve this new wrinkle?
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macbook air 2014 offered for the price $100with damaged screen.  see attached.
apple support said they can fix for estimate$300
what do you think the problem is?   is it something I can fix on my own?  if not,  would I be able to recover selling parts?
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Hello, I have this incredibly weird problem on an old iMac. The customer doesn't remember, but it must be at least 9 years old.
Anyway, this is what happens: when I get to the login page, any mouse doesn't left click. Not the official mouse, not a mouse with cord, none of them. The pointer moves but I can't left click anywhere.
So I made a backup and tried reinstalling MacOS: well, mouses won't left click during the install procedure either. The keyboard works, but no mouse will left click.

I sincerely don't know what may be the problem here, so I decided to ask here and see if anyone had a similar problem.

Thanks.
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Hello all. i just upgraded an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015) to an ssd and all went smoothly except that the adhesive will not hold the glass. any suggestions would be most welcome.
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Have got a iMac 27", issue with it is that when switching the iMac on I can hear the DVD drive and power start but there's no output to the screen whats so ever but I can hear the iMac is still powered up and running.

Around a week before this issue has happened I has vertical coloured lines displayed on the iMac which I had to hold the power button in to force the power off.

Any ideas I would be most grateful to hear..!
Many thanks.
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Hi,

I have  an Apple Monitor Thunderbolt Display 27" which is discontinued now. I need to plug this monitor to my Lenovo P720 which has miniDP port. Is there any adapter for that?

Thanks
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So  the original SSD of my niece's Macbook Air (early 2014) had failed. I offered to replace the SSD. Silly me, I wasn't aware that Macbook Airs are quite different from normal laptops ...

I bought the Aura Pro X 240 GB SSD but bad news: the host needed at least High Sierra in order to have it recognize the SSD ... but the laptop only had Yosemite. And since the original SSD is broken I couldn't upgrade Mac OS first ...

When booting the Macbook Air and getting into rescue mode at some point, after having tried a zillion things, I suddenly saw the Aura Pro X SSD in the Disk Utility app! I t was even possible to format it and to then (apparently) re-install Yosemite (for some reason) on it. The installation starts but after the reboot, when it should finish the installation, it can't find the disk anymore and returns to the rescue screens :/

I tried to boot from an install thumb drive but although both my own Macbook Pro and mac mini were able to recognize it, the Macbook Air did not!?

I then tried booting from external HDs with a working MacOS Yosemite system on it (which I created from my Macbook). That worked. But when I then wanted to upgrade that version to High Sierra or Mojava, in order to get the Macbook Air's firmware updated, I was told that this version of MacOS could not be installed on external HDs because they have no firmware partition!?

So I am stuck!? It seems like I can't get it two work without having access to an original Apple SSD with a …
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Need a new internal 1T SSD (not hybrid)

I have a 2013 MacBook with a 500GB SSD, but I need more space. The drive is 2012 and slower than today's SSD's.

Any suggestions for a drive I should get? I am budget conscious but do not want buyer's remorse once I upgrade to the new drive.

Thanks.
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Which Mac is better?

I own an old MacBook and need a larger hard-drive. I have a 500GB SSD and found another Mac with a 1T SSD. This is described in the ad behind my About Mac box.

I will be solving my disk problem, and getting a larger display. But, I may be getting slower memory.

Aside from the potential that this replacement Mac may have "screen delamination" problems, do you see that I would be aling a step backwards by getting this Mac with a 1T SSD?

Replacement Mac (Background)
Thanks
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my mac crashed immediately after I plugged in 2 LG ultrafine display monitors today
i have LG monitors with usb-c connected to the mac

I have osx 10.13.6
Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9
Memory 32 GB ram
Graphics Radeon Pro 560X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Grpahics 630 1536 MB


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A client is saying they have malware on their Mac and want to reinstall the OS.  I've read through this a bit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208496 and it doesn't seem to say anything about malware issues.

My question is: Is it better to reinstall Mac OS to clear up malware issues or erase then restore to factory settings?

Are there other things I should be aware of when performing such a task for this macbook?
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Dear expert,

I have an external drive formatted with NTFS extension. This drive divided into 3 logical drive as you can see below.
I sold my windows PC and I do not have access to any windows PC.
I am looking for a way to merge these logical drives into one drive then use it as backup on TimeMachine.
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For some strange reason a users OneNote in his iPhone is super slow in pages that have lot of data.  This problem has never occur and the user has a bunch of pages clogged with data and always OneNote has need working optimum.

Today we noticed the user typed and the characters were super slow to appear the pages with lots of data (FYI there is no images in these pages just typed data and links) - below is a vid of said problem.  However in a new page or a small or regular page contents, typing is ok.

What can be going on?  Please advice.
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Is this iPhone5 usable?

The attached image of the iPhone shows the screen is raised up and I worry it is dangerous even to handle it.

It still works as a radio and alarm clock. But, the Home button is broken so the phone is barely usable.

Any idea what's going on?

Could the battery be getting ready to explode? I have not idea and hoped someone on EE might be able to offer some advice.

Thanks.
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There's a miscomm between the merchant who sent me an iPad
model Md513ll/A but I was expecting an iPad Mini 4:

I'm considering keeping it but will need to clarify the specs:

a) is Md513ll/A's front & back cameras resolution 1.2Mpixel & 8Mpixel
    or what is its pixels?

b) is Md513ll/A still being sold by Apple?

c) does Md513ll/A support latest IOS (as of Aug 2018) ?

d) is Md513ll/A  running 64bit or 32bit processor?

e) is the screen of Md513ll/A  a retina ?
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I'm looking for a product that is the combination of the following 2 items:
  https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/USB2-0-4-in-1-iDragon_60695145343.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.23.3dda34f9mPNcDp
  &
  https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/IOS-11-0-Support-1080P-8_60744064408.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.1.288c2589U4Oj0t

ie an adapter that could connect to iPhone/iPad's Lightning port or Android's microUSB
& can output to TV HDMI as well.

Can point me to an eBay/Alibaba/Amazon link that has photo & selling that item?
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Mirror Apple TV on iPad Pro to view MLB-TV

MLB-TV with iPad Pro (iOS 11.4.1) consistently loses WiFi connection with LAN (44.7 mbs / possible 50) iPad rebooting necessary.

Is it possible to mirror Apple TV (MLB-TV OK here) with iPad Pro/Control Panel to view MLB-TV on iPad? Other folks will be watching TV on cable or Netflix/Amazon Prime. This is the reverse of screen mirroring (see Control Panel) as in viewing iDevice on Apple TV.

If so, are there special settings etc.?
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Apple Hardware

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Solutions

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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.