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Apple devices including Macs, iPhones, iPods and iPad support standard wired and wireless networking technologies, but they also utilize custom applications and some special techniques for networking with each other and with non-Apple devices. Apple manufacturers the AirPort line of wireless networking products, and has its own networking protocols, AppleTalk and AFP (Apple Filing Protocol).

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how easy is it to update a schedule task documents on a ipad and update the document and stire it on a microsoft network
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Are there great benefits to keeping Bonjour programs on my computer.  I do not understand how it benefits me.  Is it network sharing?
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@Brandon: You're forgetting the market of people that don't want Amazon and Google listening to everything they say all the time :-)
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Apple does have a slight advantage there with it's anonymous encrypted IDs.

I fully agree with not wanting unknown companies listening all the time. On the spectrum of who is listening when, Microsoft is the worst with Windows 10, Cortana, and being actively hostile towards privacy issues. After that comes Google who does everything mysteriously, doesn't document much of what they do or give you many controls, and has an interest in gathering as much data as possible to sell to advertisers.

On the other hand Amazon Alexa doesn't listen all the time. They have very clear documentation on exactly what they do when and they let you view or delete your complete voice history at any time. Furthermore there is a physical switch to turn the microphones off. They also have a fully open SDK for both hardware and software. Their main interest is getting you to buy stuff, just like Apple.
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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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Thanks, Justin. :)
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Hi All I am trying to set up my DELL MFP Printer C1765nf to scan to my iMac.  They are on the same network, the printer is networked using ethernet and the iMac connects wirelessly.

I have created a scan folder called 'Dell' where it is shared and have created an account called 'printer' with a password and read and write permissions. 'Everybody' has read and write permissions.  I have gone to System Preferences and enabled file sharing and added the 'Dell' folder and the 'printer' user account.  I have also gone into Options and checked 'Share Files and Folders using SMB'.

Next on the web control panel I have entered:

Server type: SMB

Server Address: the IP of my iMac which I got from Terminal

Share Name: Dell

Server Path: Left blank as 'Dell' folder sits on my desktop

Server Port Number: 139

Login Name: printer

Password: <the password for printer>

Everytime I try to scan I get a Login Failed Error on 031-529.  Does anyone know what might be wrong?

All help appreciated!
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Good morning Geeks!

If you use Hulu, you'll like this news. Hulu now has Live TV! This means for those of us that have cut the cable cord, we now have a legitimate way of watching Live TV for possibly $40. Why possibly?

As of now, the release of this app is before any official announcement of it, so you'll have to stay tuned (yeah I went there) to find out how much it will really cost.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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Hi, Brian!

I agree. I feel that if Hulu really wants to compete with the cable companies, then they'll need to lower the price to $20 -$15.

Why?

Because most of us already pay $10 to Netflix for our on demand entertainment and don't like the idea that we'lll have to pay the price of a basic cable channel package ($50-$60) to get a live TV stream.

Having the ability to watch my college football teams (when the season starts up again) will be nice though.
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Sports is a great case for this! Watching those live can certainly matter a lot more.
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Add HP 8210 Printer to Airport Extreme with USB

I have HP OfficeJet 8210 I want to connect to local Airport Extreme with USB and share with other Macs on same Airport Extreme network.

Currently I have to shutdown/restart the printer to get on the local network with IP address 10.0.1.115 which is automatically assigned at printer restart.

How do I assign permanent IP address (1.0.10.115?) to printer so that printer restart not needed and printer will be available to all local network users?
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Good morning fellow Apple Geeks!

If you own a first generation Apple Watch, and its battery starts to swell for some reason, Apple has extended out the warranty for you. Despite this being a flaw in the batteries, I get excited when Apple does things like this. To me, it shows the obvious business smarts they have onboard, and that they are willing to do what we call in the military, "the hard right over the easy wrong."

In short, Apple doesn't need to extend the warranty to keep people purchasing their products. However, by doing this they are fortifying the loyalty among their base, and shocking the newcomers who are stepping into the realm of Apple for the first time. That's what happens when you own up to your faults and then try to correct them.

Good on you Apple!
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Always nice when a company does the right thing!
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Anyone else own a macbook and having this problem?  Seems like a pretty big bug if you ask me...who the heck wants to rollback to El Capitan? SERIOUSLY?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29015914/Macbook-has-frequent-sleep-awake-failures-part-3-status-0x40003-Code-0x100002000014-Stackshot-reason-Watchdog.html#a42091663
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Ugh... sounds lame... I've occasionally had wake from sleep problems, but they're pretty infrequent. And certainly no worse on my Mac than on my PC. Sorry to hear that's been plaguing you! I like Jackie Man's suggestion to reset the PRAM.
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On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era
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On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

All,

On setting up a mac server its host name is server.local would this have an affect on deploying profiles remotely to it? Thanks
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I have an old mid-2009 MacBook Pro which I am currently using to try to access my newly-installed 1Gbps internet connection. Looks like I can't do that, because 100Mbps is the maximum my machine can do, according to several speed tests.

So I'm thinking of connecting an external USB wireless adapter to get as much speed as I can for my Wi-Fi. What make and model is best for this problem? I'm running El Capitan (OSX 10.11.6).

Thanks for all suggestions!
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My last post on here detailed a problem with favourites disappearing from the sidebar.  I got several very detailed and helpful answers, the main gist of these being move away from the Apple version of Samba to a less buggy version.

Before I undertake this I thought I'd pose an alternative question, that being is there anything like mapped network drives on the MAC?  This is what we are using the favourites for, to point at shared folders on a Windows 7 PC acting as a file server.
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I've recently installed a pair of iMacs running MAC OS Sierra on a network with a Windows 7 64bit Pro PC acting as a fileserver. I added the various shared folders as favourites on the Finder sidebar however once in a while the favourites vanish and need to be re-added.

At first I thought it was perhaps because the iMacs were connected to the network via WiFi and the connection wasn't established before the computer tried to somehow validate the favourites so I've wired the computers in but it's made no difference.
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Is below a real Apple.com site asking a legitimate login request (my account will be locked for a week, then deleted) or a scam. Page looked legit. I was able to login to Apple.com OK - should I continue with this request? e.g. who is 'www.votsalo-construction.gr'

http://www.votsalo-construction.gr/layouts/s6r50h9e/58ced23cf1190146/sessionIDMSAc1a748e437f147df5d7058d160955ded/sign_in.php
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I have a TWC modem (no hot spot available), airport extreme router, and server. I have two PC with Vista that are connected. I am trying to connect my tablets with Window 7. These tablets were in use before the upgrades of modem, airport, and server. Now, the tablets will not reconnect to the airport/internet. I have performed all window 7 updates. The connections icon shows the network's name but does not allow connection. Also, the connection icon has a yellow star to begin with.  I have unplugged- and-plugged the modem and airport too.  My public network is connect on these tablets.
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Anyone know of a good site for online training. I am trying to get the Apple 10.12 certification. Also I am in Indianapolis and it looks like there are no testing centers here. The closest testing center is in Chicago. Is this true? Any advice on Apple Certs would be greatly appreciated.
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half our computers are now macs. Should we update our Windows server?
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We are moving from an Apple server with RAID to a Windows server with RAID and I am wondering what the best way is to do this.  I can just copy the folders over to the Windows but then I cannot see how to apply any sharing or permissions once the Mac file is on the Windows side.

Thank you for any help.
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Dear Experts,

I have a file server (running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1) on our network with 3 drives, C, F, G, and have most of the shared data on F and G drives.  Using MacBook (OS v. 10.11.3), I am able to connect to server via IP address, and able to see all shared folders.
However, when I am away from the network, using Cisco VPN IPSec connection, it is able to see Public folder on C drive, but not the rest.  It also sees NAS storage on the network, but I need to have F and G drives on the file server for the Mac users.  What do I need to do?
Please advise.
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Hello,
I've been hired to unravel problems with file sharing.  The setup is as follows.
Mac file server running 10.8.5.  
10 Mac workstations that are running VMfusion 10.  The VM's mostly have Windows 8.1 on it.  I just upgraded all of the Mac OS to Sierra this week (except the Server).
On the Mac Server there are two internal drives.  The second drive is dedicated to file sharing.
The problem is that computers get intermittent access and or permissions errors.  Sometimes it gives server or network not found errors. Today after making some changes I'm now getting "user and or password incorrect" error.
I'd like to start fresh with the shares if possible.  I actually did unshare and reshare the data drive already and reset permissions but it didn't help.  
I read a post somewhere where someone said they added the computer names in the verizon router somewhere and that fixed it.  I've never heard of that.
Other posts talk about using an App for file sharing that I'd pay for and download from the App store.  Any thoughts on that?
I'm very family with PC's but still learning a bit with Macs.  Do Mac's run into file sharing problems in work groups once they reach a certain number of workstations on the network?  I know this is a PC issue but not sure about Macs.
Thank You!
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What is the best way to share folders between Windows 7 Pro and Mac OS Sierra?  I have a recurring problem - the Mac will remember the shared folders on the PC and allow access for a day or a week or some other arbitrary amount of time then suddenly will say the shared folder is inaccessible.  The only way to get the connection back up is to go into Finder and 'Connect to Server'.  Is there a specific way to keep the shares permanently live?  I've had the same problem at home also, with Mac to Western Digital MyCloud NAS drive.  I've tried duplicatiing the same account credentials at both ends but this didn't make any difference.
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Here is my problem. I just got a new isp and they have given me a huwei router using PPPOE.

Here is my setup
Huawei router > sonicwall > airport extreme > network
I disabled dhcp on my huawei router, enabled it on sonic wall and use airport extreme in bridge mode, since sonicwall handles my vpns and basically is a stronger machine to handle the network tasks of dhcp.
Now i open a port in sonicwall but i am unable to view it publicly?  I cant open ports on airport because i am in bridged mode.
In the sonicwall, the ISP has a policy of not giving me the PPPOE password, so what i had to do was setup a local gateway and static ip (local) the subnet that my isp modem is on.
Now i am unable to open ports, whats my best solution so i can open ports in my nvr, my isp does not support ipv6


Also there is no option for me to make my huwei router bridge and use PPPoe on sonicwall as the ISP will NOT give me the password and i have prepaid for a year, and its the best option available!


Thanks
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If you know anybody that works at a school and has always wanted professional Apple apps (Logic Pro X , Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3) then they're in luck. Apple is taking off $430 of what would be $630 of software.

Side note: To grab this bundle at $199, they'll have to use their App Store for Education account.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/03/apple-pro-apps-bundle-for-education/

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Nice deal!
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Nature, Sky, Sunset, Man
Worried about if Apple can protect your documents, photos, and everything else that gets stored in iCloud? Read on to find out what Apple really uses to make things secure.
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It sounds pretty great, but if you have family sharing turned on is your music/data/etc automatically synced to all devices on the plan? Or are there specific controls for that?
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Hi Everyone,

If you use on Family Sharing you have to set it up in the beginning. You do that by inviting members by name (it searches your Contacts app)  or email address (you can create an AppleID for a child if they don't have an email address). Once everything is setup, you the "Organizer" agree to pay for iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases for everyone that's in your Family Membership. The cool thing about Family Membership though is that "all songs, albums, movies, TV shows, books, and apps ever purchased by family members are immediately available to everyone else in the group" (that's all done automatically if they're in your Family group). Here is the skinny on Family Sharing: Link.

To touch on the music sharing, you will need to buy a Family plan ($14.99 a month), which is good for sharing up to 6 people. If you want just music for yourself it will cost $9.99, but for those college students who need music to keep them going, it will cost $4.99. Yep, Apple cares about you Under/Grad students who live off of noodles and PB&J.
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Apple devices including Macs, iPhones, iPods and iPad support standard wired and wireless networking technologies, but they also utilize custom applications and some special techniques for networking with each other and with non-Apple devices. Apple manufacturers the AirPort line of wireless networking products, and has its own networking protocols, AppleTalk and AFP (Apple Filing Protocol).

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