Apple OS





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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can macbooks/apple macs be joined to a windows AD domain and used by end users in the same way as a domain joined windows 10 laptop?

Or would there typically be an additional application on the macbook installed to allow connectivity to the domain, e.g. file servers and applications, and the devices not directly added to a companies AD? I'm a tad confused how these devices would be managed, as I don't suspect you can deploy group policies to macs for example to lock down USB ports etc, as you can with windows devices.
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What are the best software programs for performing file comparisons between 2 different folder locations within a Mac OS X computer?

I need to find out which files and folders exist in one location that don't exist in the other location and if there are any differences between the files within the two folder locations.
I have a client who is unable to receive emails with attachments from a particular address.  The emails come in with an attachment of winmal.dat instead of the PDF attachment that should be there.

The client is using an iMac that is about 5-6 years old.  It has osX version 10.11 installed.  It also has Office for Mac 2011 with updates to 14.2.1 (I think that is correct).

At the moment it seems to happen when we send email to her email address from an Office365 managed email address.  The O365 managed address is a reasonably new domain set-up in the last 3 months.  The O365 domain email address does not have issues with the majority of emails they send to other addresses.

My reading has been that the issue is with the iMac and possibly the Office software.  If we configure the same email address that is on the iMac on my PC in Outlook, the emails receive fine with the attachments.  In my opinion this rules out the sends O365 domain as the issue.

Today the O365 sender contacted me to say another client of his has had the same issue this morning on an email from him, so he is adamant it is the O365 setup.

I still dont think it is.

Can anyone assist with their experience of the winmail.dat email attachments issue
Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to download YouTube clips to an iOS device (without connecting to a computer).

YouTube did release this feature in their app, but removed it a few weeks later.

Is anyone aware of any other apps that do this?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Starting clean with an external TimeMachine drive that's full

I have multiple TimeMachine drives and found I get informed when older backups are deleted. I like that. But today, I was told the disk is full and can not do the backup.

I did move my machine to a new MacBook, then back to my old MacBook, so it is trying to do a 312GB backup. Those are likely files it already has, but from a different machine ID.

How do I simply start over with that drive?

Here's the use case:

iOS 11 on iPhone form factor
Mobile Safari
WebRTC (web not native, they are different somehow)


- WebRTC video is blank and no audio
- Does not ask for permission to use the camera or audio
- Used to work in an early iOS 11 developer beta
- Same code works on iOS tablets and MacOS desktop Safari

Seems to be broken in iOS on a phone form factor only (iPhone/iPod Touch).


What could be different?
Hi, I have an internal Adobe Acrobat from that I have made to be filled out, and also use it for calculations.  All my PC user can use it fine, my Mac users can not.  The field that is supposed to calculate miles and also calculate dollar amounts, does not work.  The fields stay blank where the calculations are.  I have text fields that populate on another page, and that works.  I have downloaded Acrobat Reader for Mac, downloaded the form to their desktop, and then opened from Acrobat Reader.  Are they any solutions to this?  Do I have to create the form on a pro version of Acrobat for Mac? I'm getting ready to redo the whole form on a Mac, but the form is complicated, so checking here first before starting it.  Thanks for any help!  
I've updated a iMac from Sierra to High Sierra and the file system has converted the main flash storage drive from HFS+ to APFS. Is there way to revert back to HFS+ so that Deep Freeze will work without having reinstall all of the programs and apps on this machine?
Emails from Mac are having fonts changed randomly. One user is complaining that everything seems okay on his Mac, however, he noticed that when people reply to his emails, his [art has different font and size to the one he used to send that email. We did some testing and it is definitely his machine. He is using Outlook 2011 for Mac and Mail. He has Mac OS X version 10.10.5. We are using Office 366 and he has Exchange account added to his email programs.
I was thinking about disabling Rich Text options on the email server and only leaving Plain Text and HTML.

How can I make sure that his emails look all the same?
I have an original video that is 1092x820. I'd like to make this radio 16:9, so something like 1280x720.

Could I create this as a "letterbox" video in Final Cut Pro, meaning can I create the 1280x720 project, import the 1092x820 video and get it to fit inside of those constraints?

Any suggestions on how to do this? (I'm a newbie at FCP X).

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How can I configure my printer to always print 'doublesided' on an iMac (hp 6800)
How can I delete a file on my iMac with my keyboard
I need to find out how often a user has been rebooting or shutting down her Mac laptop.

How can I query the Mac logs to determine the dates and times when a Mac OS X computer has been rebooted or shut down?
How can I determine the last time that a Mac OS X computer was rebooted or shut down?
I have someone using an Iphone 7.  She has an Icloud calendar.  She had sent herself an invitation to her work email using Outlook. (connected to an Exchange server)  I don't use an Iphone so I am unsure of what it should be doing.   At first she said she couldn't sync back and forth.  Now she is saying she used to be able to but it just quit, but that the problem is with Outlook and not her phone..  She said she has a way to read it now.  Here's what she emailed me:
"Outlook isn’t letting me join it – it doesn’t work. It’s not my phone-  it’s our computer/server that has the issue. We somehow get it to be “Fixed” for a while- and then it just stops working all of a sudden. "
What she is said in a previous email is this:
This is how I “join” the calendar (see below) – officially (so it gives me updates as I make them) – but this stopped working so I tried to redo it and now it won’t work.
I also found a way to get a read only copy which is what I’m using now, but that way won’t update and so it’s just an old read-only version and isn’t helpful.

So I am a little out of the loop on this.  I can't tell her something won't work since she has told me it has before.

Any help would be appreciated.
hi Mac folks

as you might have known that, for some reasons, macOS HS has removed Translation Widget from its Dashboard, and one of the workaround methods is to copy the widget from previous OSX or macOS to the HS installation's /Library/Widgets folder.

I did that, copied the Translation.wdgt from my Mac Pro running El Capitan to MacBook Air running High Sierra.

But, it doesn't work as expected: as shown in the screenshot below, the copied widget can be added into the Dashboard, but it doesn't work at all because the language fields can't be switched or selected.  the fields just show <b>nothing</b>.

do you have any idea what to do now? thanks.

kind regards.
On a Mac OS X computer how can I add a Mac folder location to the Favorites list within Finder?

I would like to add the "My Drive" folder to this Favorites list (see the screenshot). How can this be done?

Mac folders
What are the costs of converting back to Windows?

I love my Mac, but have how two bad buying experiences in the past couple weeks. I am now considering NOT spending a bunch of money getting some new PAC and just going back to Windows.

I have an iPhone and use iCloud for data sharing, but even that has had technical troubles, to be honest.  Apple ID has let me down with log in problems, even the Apple Care seems to have trouble getting to work.

Any advice on dumping the whole platform and just saving a lot of money?

I have an iPhone 7, and intend to keep that. But I am not a power user at all.

I really dislike Windows 10, though. At least when it shows me all this flashing junk in all these different windows.

The new MacBook I bought for $2,400, where I would need to spend another $375 for Apple Care, has this problem where the machine hangs on me. As I use Chrome, the whole machine freezes. That is an ugly issue where I would rather return the machine that try and debug it. Also, it's got all these fancy keyboard option, BUT only three hours of battery life. Just like I told the sales rep, those bells and whistles use up all the juice.

So, I am losing faith in the Mac brand. Anyone want to try and restore it?

Or, what brand and model of Windows machine might be interesting to consider as an alternative?

What kinds of file issues might I have? I have all my data on Time Machine backups. I also use Carbonite.

How do I get my 450 GB of files over to…
Brand New MacBook "Hangs" on web browsing

This was supposed to be a fast computer, but while I browse (Chrome) it hangs and the round Google Tab stops, with the whole machine completely unresponsive to any input from the keyboard or mouse. Then , about a minute later, all is forgotten and it works fine.

I got this machine days ago and it's happened at least 15 times over about 25 hours of use.

If I do not find an answer, this machine is going back to the store where I bought it.

It was on discount since the box was opened.

I really do not know what my next move would be.

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I have a fairly good Mac Book pro.  I would like to install windows 10 on the system as a second operating system.
What is the best way to do this...Parallels or Boot Camp?   Is there anything  I should be careful with when trying
to do this?
Hi -

I have a client who recently had their Apple mail app crash and i needed to update to High Sierra to sort it because the mail folders had got too large to make it worthwhile to do a Time Machine restore.
The client now has all email accounts back but the messages only go back to last week (despite being on IMAP i dont think it was set to save much on the server).
They have asked if i can restore the emails from 2017 from some of the archives that were made at the end of 2017.
I did not make the archives so i had to search for them. I found a folder with the heading archives 2017 but the folders are several, totaling to 22GB but the one folder called archive.mbox is only 2 GB. The largest one i could find has a long name which does not initially make any sense. I have attached a screenshot.
I have initiated an  import of the folder but being being so large i will have to wait a while before i know if it is the correct one. Could someone explain to me why these folders are created and named in such a way if the secretary who did the archive i assume followed the correct procedure. Why isn't there just one MBOX file?

Hard Restart on a MacBook Pro with no Power Button??

I just got a new Mac and it has no power button! So Far, I have only Restarted It.

I had the machine lock up on me and wondered, before it magically unlocked, what the heck I can do to Hard Restart it?

Secondly, once I shut it down gracefuly, how do I restart it?

What possible ways are there to centrally manage IOS devices having different Apple IDs? Like managing IOS devices in a without the need for sharing.
How do I remove my MacBook User?

I bought a MacBook via Internet and created a User, then realized I needed to return it.

I see a Guest User as well.

How do I remove my User logon?


Apple OS





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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