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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Mac 10.14.4 with apple mail 12.4 and user can no longer send e-mail with DMARC failure response.  Client has Yahoo, Gmail, Centurytel, and iCloud e-mail accounts.  No account can send e-mail due to every account was trying to use GMAIL for SMTP.  Tried adding a iCloud SMTP server as Apple recommended, but once I select iCloud for SMTP on any account it quickly defaults back to None.  I have scanned to computer for viruses with Avast Free, as the computer had no protection and she had fallen victim to a tech support scam on this computer.
Why does the MAC screen go suddenly blue, after I logged into it? Steps, I logged into the MAC, instead of seeing the usual desktop picture, I saw a blue screen for a few seconds.
macOS 10.14.4
Question about apple ids

We've generally just setup people with their own apple id, but now we are using apple business manager, should I setup these users in apple business manager and give them a new user id? since I cannot re-use their other one? or can apple attach their user id to my business manager account? Do I set them up as staff?

Not sure the best way to manage my organizations apple ids
I've setup an apple business manager account and need to setup MDM

Here are my thoughts,

I need to setup MDM and am thinking about using SimpleMDM

I will then use Apple configurator 2 App on my mac mini to push a supervised account profile to my ipads

I'm assuming I setup the SimpleMDM on my mac mini? and use the Apple configurator 2 to image the ipads?, then I can link the simple MDM to my apple business manager account as seen in the attached screen shot?
We have 5 ipads used by some of our employees. I set them up with an apple id and logged them into the ipad. The problem is if I need to wipe the ipads there is an activation lock and I need their apple id to unlock. So my concern is that is they leave employment and I cannot get their apple ID password, the ipad is bricked?

I have tried to reset the password, but the phone number on their account is their cell phone, which I don't have access to.

1. Is there a way to wipe the ipad and remove the activation lock without their apple id? Will apple help since it's a corporate owned device? Do I need some type of MDM?

2. Should I be setting these up differently to prevent this issue?

Thank you.
I have a Macbook Air mid 2011 (model A1369) and a MacBook Pro 2017.  I would like the MB pro to connect to the old MBA (which has a broken LCD screen so cannot view it properly) and see the display contents.

Can I do this wirelessly.
Refer to attached screen.  Majority of the storage utilization is under  "Others".

My teen kid's Macbook Pro  ran out of storage space & she can't install a new dmg.
She doesn't store much video, some photos.

She watches a lot of movies, could it be there are lots of temp files under "others"?
How can we housekeep / free up more space on the 250GB drive?

OSX version 12.11.6
I have a 2012 MacBook Air which will not power on normally. If the case is removed and the battery is disconnected then it can be powered on when running on AC power. Once successfully powered on, the laptop can be shut down and the battery reconnected, then it will power on from battery power once. The battery holds a charge and seems fine. It discharges at a normal rate and charges normally if connected to AC power. If powered down on battery power, then the laptop will not power on till the battery is disconnected and it is connected to AC power.

Troubleshooting done:
I have reset the SMC (After your Mac shuts down, press Shift-Control-Option on the left side of the built-in keyboard, then press the power button at the same time. Hold these keys and the power button for 10 seconds.) and I've reset the NVRAM (Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. Turn on your Mac. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys immediately after you hear the startup sound. Hold these keys until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for a second time.)

Has anyone come across this issue and know what the possible cause/fix is? Thanks
Hello fellow Experts Exchange members:

I have a user with an iPhone and a Yahoo e-mail account who is having difficulty sending images via the Photos app on her iPhone.

The user reports that she used to (as of several weeks ago) be able to e-mail her G-mail account photos via the Photos app but that she abruptly started encountering difficulties doing so roughly around the same time (or so she thinks) as a new DC/file/application server for the corporate LAN was installed.

All of the e-mails she sends without any attachments go through fine, but most of the e-mails she sends from her Photos app simply disappear.

The e-mails appear in the Outbox folder in her Mail app but abruptly disappear (along with the Outbox folder) and never appear in the Sent folder nor in the recipients' mailboxes.

There are no error messages that appear on her iPhone or bounceback messages that appear in her Yahoo e-mail.

(The user does not use her iPhone to access anything - workstations, servers, printers, etc. - on the corporate LAN.)

Images sent as attachments via her Mail app fared slightly better, but she would like to be able to e-mail from her Photos app directly.

I asked the user to try e-mailing photos from her Photos app with WiFi disabled, and one time I (and she) did receive an e-mail from her Yahoo account with the attached images.  However, she tried several more times (with WiFi disabled), and neither of us received any of the other messages.

Have any Experts…
Update to Office Mac Mini systems

I am looking for general office update info. I am the only user of these systems

Currently I have 2 Mac mini (late 2012 & late 2014) both running macOS Mojave

Late 2014 has 2 non-4k displays from earlier Windows PCs & 8Gb RAM

Late 2012 has 1 non-4k display  from earlier Windows PC & 8Gb RAM

Each has Acronis backup to local 2TB HD and Apple Time Machine Backup

My computer work is > 95% working with text documents (Pages, Word) and email.
Image work is limited to infrequent iPhone image touchup with Affinity Photo + output to SmugMug.
Swift Publisher is also used to enhance document layout.

My thought is to have 1 Mac Mini with more than 8Gb RAM [16 Gb?) and using all 3 displays for multitasking Pages/Word/etc. documents. I am looking for faster response time to input which is currently *very* slow to activate. System startup time is minutes…

Seems a 2018 Mac Mini has considerably more processing power than I need

I would appreciate Mac Mini model (Year) and Memory (RAM) recommendations.
When I get outlook meetings via email or when I register to an event (*.ics), it get placed to a calendar not my own (I have my calendar and icloud calendar).  I want to always have them place in iCloud calendar; how can do this?
I use iPhone Tasks a lot and have a whole bunch of task.  I am trying to view or get just a list of only past-due tasks in apples iPhone reminders? Every time I click on my iPhone ‘Reminders’ apps to see my expired or past-due tasks, I get the entire list both upcoming and expired tasks in a random order (hope there is a way).
How do I rejoin inadvertently closed apple account.

I have accidentally closed my account (and my Apple ID passwords have been deleted from all my Apple devices [by Apple?])

How do I rejoin without loosing data/files currently (still?) in my account.

I have Time Machine and Acronis backups of both Macs [OSX 10.14.4]
We have a bunch of MAC's using AFS formatting. We have a NAS that does not have the horsepower to keep up. So my question is is there any solution that we can add to the server that will allow AFS formatting and give us the performance we need? I know I can purchase a $1000 NAS and accomplish this, but trying to see if there is a simple cost effective solution that we can add to hardware we already own.( Server)
What can cause CSRF verification to fail, in Safari web browser?
OS: MacOS 10.14.4
I have a fiend who wants to copy music files from a PC to an iPhone? I downloaded a free program called AnyTrans but it didn't work.
     Also, the music on his PC is neatly categorized into folders, which are further categorized into sub-folders, etc. Even if AnyTrans had worked, we would have had to select the music from each individual folder (very tedious) and then dump them all into one big folder on the iPhone (when we tested AnyTrans we only copied about a dozen music files from one of the folders).
     This may be asking for too much, but is it possible to not only copy the music but to do it with them all still in their respective folders?

We have a staff and who uses a windows laptop to RDP  into our network . Recently  i brought a 9.7 inch ipad for the staff and  and it is possible to use the RDP from the ipad.
If so please let me know the best app that i need to download and install on the ipad for doing the RDP.

I have an iMac that I am getting ready for sale.  Once I return the unit to the beginning
how do I reinstall the OS?  I want to make sure that all of my data is removed.
When using the Microsoft Remote Connection Client built by Microsoft for the MAC. It is difficult and challenging to remove a User Account from multiple remote connections in the list that builds up over time. If you make a mistake in the entry there is no easy way I can see to delete a User Account? There is no Remove or Delete User Account. See the images below) I am not saying the actual User who accesses the machine but the user account that is generated from a remote connection from a MacBook Pro per se to a Windows based machine. Does anyone know how to do this? Many support topics at the Microsoft Support site tell you ho to change the Registry Keys in Microsoft but hard to find anything about how to do it on a Mac? Any help appreciated.

From the Mac Tray at the bottom of the screen you see this icon.
Tray iconThen when you click on a Saved Desktop or create a new connection to the desktop you see the following type screen.

Microsofts Remote Desktop Client for the Mac
Again I am remoting in from a Mac to a Windows 10 machine. How to remove the user account on the MAC in the Remote Desktop Connection
I have a 21.5 i5 iMac that I want to sell.  (5 years old and hardly been used possibly 6 months).   How do I reinstall the OS so that all of my files are completely no longer
accessible on this computer?
Hi guys

My father's 27inch early 2011 imac needed a little upgrade. I went and put in a Crucial 500gb SSD disk into it into where its old hard drive used to be.

When we boot, i am getting the question mark with a folder. I tried holding the Alt option and in doing so only the internet recovery comes up. I tried command R and same thing.

Anyway, so I chose the internet recovery. It took 20mins. Then it came to the menu where I could choose disk utility. I went in and could see the SSD.  I formatted my SSD to Mac format (journaled). I restarted it and still same. Then i tried doing something similar to choose it as the startup disk but I can't. I tried attaching an external disk with Mac Sierra installation on it. It isn't giving me the option of seeing this disk either at startup.

What gives? Is it the Mac itself? Should I take the SSD and install it onto a MacBook Pro and try putting the OS on it that way?

Thanks for helping
HI there,

i'm trying to get an iMac running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) to boot up again. It was constantly freezing up with the a continous spinning wheel so i was recommended to "Repair Disk Permissions", after doing this it will not boot back up again. It boots into recovery mode, asks me which language i want to use then i get
OS X Utillities -
Restore from Time Machine Backup
Reinstall OS X
Get help online
Disk Utility
There is no Time Machine backup so i opened Disk Utility and ran the various verify/repair disk & have included screenshots of the results.
I also ran diskutil list from Terminal & included the screenshot aswell.
I guess first think i'd like to know is if it's possible to back up my files from here & secondly is it possible to get it to boot up again without reinstalling. Also is this a sign that the hard drive needs repalcing?
I'm a novice with Macs & OS X so be as detailed as possible please & as always all help is much appreciated.
MAC computer (macOS 10.14 Mojave) is able to successfully connect to corporate network via Anyconnect mobile vpn client. But when attempting to map a shared network drive to a windows server share it hangs and finally times out after 2 minutes or so and wont map the drive. Yet there are 6 other MAC's with macOS 10.14 Mojave that do not have this problem.

Tried pinging the windows server from the MAC after successfully connected to the VPN and it will continuously times out but there is a reply to ping every 15th ping request for about 2 pings and then go back to not responding to ping for another 15 pings.

When pinging MAC from the windows server it will ping successfully continuously!

I already plan on performing apple diagnostic on the MAC next but I am not too familiar with Macs and want to see if there are any other suggestions from the community!

Appreciate any other ideas....
I have a gifted iPad ver 2 with Kindle app already installed and there are books for me to read.  How do I navigate this App to open it and navigate the menus.  I do not know what version the App is.  Are there any videos for my ver of Kindle? thank u
Obviously by my question, all will know that I am Apple illiterate.
I have a client that has a MAC Apple computer and the password no longer works.
I have done the following:
Booted to Recovery Mode
Ran Utilities - Terminal Mode typed resetpassword
Choose user [only one user present, and it is the user I want to change the password for]
enter password for [I think this may be an Apple ID]
This is where the problem occurs, The "other user" is no longer with the organization, and has no recollection of ever having created the ID. [I think that this computer was the first Apple that "other user" had anything to do with.

Is there anyway to recover  or revoke or replace the current other  Would it make sense to try wipe the computer and start over with a fresh install of the OS?  Obviously any data that may be on the computer is lost if the password cannot be reset.  Can the computer operating system be restored without knowing the information for "other user"

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.