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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.

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UpdateGood morning, EE!

Today is the release of macOS High Sierra, the OS that many of us Apple geeks want on our Macs as of yesterday. It will be available for download at 1 PM EST, so make sure that you have your ducks in order before you make the switch.

Here is a short list of things to consider before upgrading:

1) Update your antivirus application and perform a full scan. What? Your Mac doesn't have an antivirus? Well, then you might be carrying malware with you to the new OS. Even if your Mac hasn't been showing the classic signs of being infected, you might be smuggling Windows viruses into your new operating system. (No, Windows viruses don't infect Macintosh computers, but that's no reason to keep them around.)

Side note: It's important to know that malware is growing for Mac with no end in sight. While some purists believe that it's still fine to run Macs without antivirus, there are more of us security guys/gals sounding the alarm that times have changed and Macs are no longer impervious. Lastly, if you use your Mac for any business related functions, you're more likely than not sharing documents with your colleagues who are using Windows systems. Meaning that you don't want to be the person who hands them a work altering piece of malware.

2) Make a Time Machine backup.

3) Manually move significant folders onto an Ext HDD in case your Time Machine backup fails at some point in the future. This extra step ensures that you're …
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I have the iPhone 5.  Apple are not providing iOS 11 to users like me.  The cynical me says it's because they want me to spend to upgrade to the latest shiny toy.  Is that the real reason?   I really can't believe that hey can't afford to support performance and functional updates for upto 10 years.  

Is Android any better?
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iOS 11 is here! If you need a few pointers (who doesn't) then MacLife has a great free 147 tips guide: Link

Enjoy!
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Thanks for the head's up Andy! I already did the update last night and fortunately for me, I'm not using Microsoft based email so the issue didn't bite me. Big bummer for those that were hit with it!

And yes, I'm loving this update! The new dock on iPad is the real standout for me, along with the multi-tasking improvements. iPad is feeling like waaaay more of a desktop replacement in a lot of cases now. (Although the downside is how it's starting to make me crave a bigger screen, like the larger iPad Pro model. All part of Apple's nefarious plan to sell more iPads, I'm sure ;-)

On iPhone, the new Control Center is pretty sweet.

Still exploring a lot of the changes though, but this feels like one of the best major iOS versions in a while (well, other than that Outlook bug. That part is lame.)
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Driving Mode is KEWL, and turns on Do not Distrub me, and sends Auto Texts!

It's a Good Reason for me, to let people know I cannot email whilst I await a patch from my Phone!

We drew straws in the office today, who should be the gambler and upgrade, last time we upgrade a major iOS we ended up with a brick!

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I can not remember how long this problem has existed, but I did upgrade my cell phone from iPhone 6 to 7 a few months ago.

I enter a new contact into Contacts on my El Capitan MacBook, but it never shows up on my iPhone. I make sure to select the

"All iCloud"

choice on the left side, under "iCloud"

What could be wrong?

Thanks.
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When I go into the monitor's onscreen menu, it shows my resolution as 3840x2160, 30Hz (connected via DisplayPort).
Next to that it shows 3840x2160, 60Hz (maximum).
Based on the information I've been reading, it looks like the Mac Mini can't do anything over 3840x2160, 30Hz so that makes sense.
However, when I go into SYSTEM PREFERENCES > DISPLAYS and choose "Scaled" for the resolution, I get only the following options:
- 2560x1440 (low resolution)
- 2304x1296 (low resolution)
- 1920x1080 <- this one is marked
- 1504x846
- 1280x720
I have an abundance of cables but nothing allows me to get this thing to 4K.  Dell doesn't support Apple's OS so they don't want anything to do with it but I've been reading online that THIS monitor is supposed to be one of the recommendations online for a budget 4K monitor.
Any help would really be appreciated.
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I hope to show a picture of a person on my desktop, but want it small. Also, the orientation is portrait, while the desktop is landscape.

Can I do this?

El Capitan...

Thanks
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Is there still a way to immediately delete a file of folder on the recent versions of Mac OS X (Sierra) ... without going into Terminal?
That is, without waiting for it to move file-by-file to the Trash, only having to repeat the same thing when Emptying the Trash?
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I don't like how itunes 12.7 loses the apps tab on the sidebar so I can transfer apps to my ipod touch so I did some things to trash it and install 12.3 --- That worked just fine but this morning it automatically updated to 12.7.  Is there a way to prevent itunes from updating?
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I have a client who has a iMac which currently still sits in oSX version 10.7.5.
I thought we could go into the iTunes App Store on this iMac and find the oSX version upgrades to upgrade it to a more current version of oSX.  But I Could not see it as an option to download in there.

Can anyone advise where I should be going to find the upgrades to manage this Apple Mac to be upgraded to a more current oSX version?

Thanks
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Do Macs have or is there any way software available that will transfer a user's files from the Mac OS X Sierra OS directly to a Windows 10 OS on another computer?

Or do these files need to be manually copied from the Mac OS to the Windows 10 OS?
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What are the best Apple Bluetooth keyboards currently available that are fully compatible with Macs but that aren't made by Apple?

I have a user who doesn't like geniune Apple keyboards.

So what are the best Apple Bluetooth keyboards currently available that are fully compatible with Macs but that aren't made by Apple?
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I went into each individual account and tic the "use only this server" box for each one and then save but it delivers from my San.rr.com email address not my professional email address.
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I have a clients iMac thats still on Lion. Whats the best way to get it upgraded to Sierra. Software Update doesnt seem to give the option and i think i have to do the upgrade in several hops. Finding the downloads to older OS's seems tricky, or am i just looking in the wrong places>?

Thanks
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I was wondering if anyone has seen any issues with setting Network security: LAN Manager authentication level : Send NTLMv2 Reponses Only with currently support Mac OS's, Linux.

We are a large environment.
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Hi Experts

My CFO using Mac airbok 13in  OS Xl Capitan version 10.11.6 and email client ms outlook mac mac version 15.17 , though the sync is set to 1 minute messages does not get automatic download and even some times perform the send/receive still the messages does not download, we did check with mac default email client but here it works as expected, please help in troubleshooting and resolving this. thanks
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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/apple-releases-critical-security-updates-for-ios-macos-and-other-core-products/

Referring to above link, does it mean iOS prior to Ver 10.2.1 is not affected or versions after 10.2.1 is affected?

Last query:
does Apple releases vulnerabilities quarterly, 6-monthly or yearly & where can we find this information?
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Hi Experts
i wanna enable Hermes face on my apple watch but i found that Hermes and nike faces only limited for it's model
i googled for the way to enabled these faces and i found that i need to install cydia to unlock these faces
i googled for cydia but i found that installing cydia on my phone  will voided warranty/support
any idea
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hi folks

i am helping a client to recover some lost Word files on his Mac computer running Office 2011. i know two major folders to be checked should be:

1.  ~Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Office 2011 Autorecovery
2. ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.word

the first folder was there but nothing important was found. the 2nd folder didn't exist at all. FYI the 2nd folder is existing on my Mac Pro running the same version of Office for Mac, so i know that folder should be there.

however, his Office looks good, can open and edit files etc.

i am wondering in which situation that Containers folder could be missing and if there is any risk or impact for his data if the folder is missing?

kind regards,
bbao
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I would like an iPhone app which will allow me to open PDF documents in any app ie Telegram, WhatsApp, etc.. and then edit the PDF and save it.. and the edits will also be saved, and could be shared with both iPhone and Android phones etc.
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How can I run complete and thorough hardware diagnostics on a Mac OS X Sierra v. 10.12.6 laptop?

I would like to check and be sure that all hardware is running properly.
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A user says that his Mac OS X Sierra v. 10.12.6 laptop experiences random issues such as apps not working correctly and software having random glitches.

This user is unable to describe any other specific problems with his Mac or give any more specific details.

His Mac is running Mac Office 2016 and has all of the latest Mac and Office updates installed.

I have already run a file system check and have run Malwarebytes scans and no problems have been detected.

What else can be done to help tune up and fix this Mac?
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How can I find the folders which contain the largest files?

Is there a program or feature of MacOS?

Thanks.
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Apple OS

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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.