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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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What's the best way to update Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 (Mid-2010) from 10.6.8 to either El Capitan or Sierra or at least something newer than 10.6.8. We do not mind doing fresh install. We have other El Capitan Mac which we could use to create an installation image. Can we just install El Capitan and will it automatically activate and not ask for licence serial number? Will drivers still be available?

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Hello, I got a few users that using Mac's os High Sierra and in their office, we have one guest Network, main office 2.4 and main office 5ghz but all day their systems keeps jumping on to the free Xfinity connection in the area. I have gone into network properties and removed all other connections and just added the main office connection and it still happens... what am I doing wrong?
I am new to swift and I have developed an app code based on various tutorials. the app is video recording app with a custom button and custom screen. All I need is to record the video and save the video to an external server based on the click of button. Please help

import UIKit
import AVFoundation
import MapKit
import CoreLocation

class fireSOSViewController: UIViewController,AVCaptureVideoDataOutputSampleBufferDelegate,CLLocationManagerDelegate,MKMapViewDelegate {
    @IBOutlet weak var cameraview: UIImageView!
    @IBOutlet weak var mapView: MKMapView!
    var takeVideo = false
    let locationManager = CLLocationManager()
    @IBAction func cancelFireSOS(_ sender: Any) {
         self.dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)
        var captureSession = AVCaptureSession()
        var previewLayer:CALayer!
        var captureDevice:AVCaptureDevice!
        var takePhoto = false
    public var screenWidth: CGFloat {
        return UIScreen.main.bounds.width
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        //   nLabel.text = labelTitle
        if CLLocationManager.locationServicesEnabled() {
            locationManager.delegate = self
            locationManager.desiredAccuracy = kCLLocationAccuracyBest
            mapView.delegate = self

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Mac OSX question

I have a large library of digital media. Most of it is kept "offline" but the library software I use (Plex) uses media files to build the library and so I need to use placeholder files.

Using 30 second "this file is archived" videos I can easily catalog offline movies in Plex. I "rsync" the directory structure without files and then "do cp" a placeholder into each movie directory and rename using the parent folder name.

For TV shows this isn't practical as there can be hundreds of episodes per show. I would like to know if there is a way to duplicate the folder/file structure of a tv show, with many episodes under a single folder, using the same placeholder file.

To reiterate, the ultimate goal is to take a placeholder file eg. "placeholder720p.mkv" and use this file to recreate the source directory with the same filenames. So in the end I will have a folder that looks identical to the source, but consists of this placeholder file duplicated over and over. Also, there are non-alphanumeric characters and spaces in the filenames to be duplicated.
Hello I have a Macintosh MacBook with latest Sierra OS and I configured the basic to acces it via VNC. It works, the problem is that the computer doesn’t look the screen when you are using VNC. How can be locked the screen while you are using via remote the Macintosh via VNC?
I have the following code which works on IE and Chrome and iPad (iOS), but not an iPhone (iOS)

Does anyone know why - does iPhone IOS have a restriction that isn't on iPad (iOS)? Any insights would be appreciated.

#myVideo {
    position: fixed;
    right: 0;
    bottom: 0;
    min-width: 100%; 
    min-height: 100%;
  	 z-index: -1;

<video autoplay muted loop id="myVideo">
  <source src="GreIDD5Tech1.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  Your browser does not support HTML5 video.

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We have one client that has a SBS2011 with Exchange 2010.

One of the users decides they want to use a mac in the environment for external use and internal.

They use the built in email app that buit into the ios OS.

I have added A records on the server DNS for pointing to the exchange servers IP address.

DO I need to add anything else because it still does not work.

I have the internal and external server settings on the app to both
How to split a slide from a presentation using VBA or Apple script. previously i used a VBA code to achieve the same but in powerpoint 16.13.1 I am getting an error as "Mac PPT does not support opening file in window less mode." and it was working on previous versions of PowerPoint.
Sub SaveSlide(lSlideNum As Long, sFileName As String)

    Dim oTempPres As Presentation
    Dim x As Long

    ActivePresentation.SaveCopyAs sFileName
    ' open the saved copy windowlessly
    Set oTempPres = Presentations.Open(sFileName, , , False)

    For x = 1 To lSlideNum - 1

    ' What was slide number lSlideNum is now slide 1
    For x = oTempPres.Slides.Count To 2 Step -1


End Sub

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In the above code I am getting error in this line
 Set oTempPres = Presentations.Open(sFileName, , , False)

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Please help me.
I have a bunch of Macs married to Active Directory. I want to change the default web browser from Safari to Chrome. The machines are running 10.13.5 . I want Chrome to be the default even when a new user logs in on a mobile account for the first time. Anyone know how to accomplish this? Thanks!
We configure and prepaire IPads with apple configurator 2.5 on a mac.
With this program we change the background, hide some apps, etc.

Now a user wants to change their screen-lock settings, but this setting is locked (greyed out).
I have searched the policies regarding screen-lock but failed to find anythng related to that..

Do you have any suggestions?

thanks in advance!
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In Google Chrome Settings we enabled "Show bookmarks bar".

After setting up the bookmarks as we wanted, after a while we noticed what we modified has been returned as before (like we have not modify out Bookmarks Bar).

We have iCloud and it always synced ok, but for some reason the Bookmarks after a while, all reset to its prior stated.

We have Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.  and in out mobiles, Safari in iPhone/iPads

What is going on and how can we fixed his?

To see the effect and maybe it could be fixed,
  • We disable iCloud setting to not sync Bookmarks chrome.
  • then we went into the computer and disable iCloud extension.
  • then deleted all bookmarks in chrome.
  • We went to iphone/ipad and restarted both device (didn't touch the safari bookmark, in both device its the same)
  • Went back to iCloud and enable chrome sync
  • Went back to chrome and re-enable icloud extension

By re-enabling & restarting we though chrome would download from iCLoud, but its empty.

Please advice.
Hi all, with the Mac File vault encrpytion - will this ask for a code on startup - kind of like bitlocker on windows?
We have some IOS app developers who have made a app for IOS (IPA package). They have send the IPA file to me, and they have signed it with their own developer certificate - and say that we must sign it with our own, before we can deploy it.

We are using Intune with SCCM (hybrid) and SCCM I know very well how to deploy and stuff. But do any have some input how we should do this ?. It must be noticed, the App must not be on "app store". It is a local company app that we want to deploy to company phones etc, so outside App store

Can any give some input on this ?

Another note. I tried to put the Ipa on a phone through apple configurator 2. It install, but afterwards the icon stay "grey" - and when trying to click on it, the error comes that the application cannot be installed.  Must the app not work through apple configurationer with manual installation ? - or has this also something to do with the developer signing etc ?

As per my screenshot (attached), one of my Gmail accounts keeps show as 4 unread messages for about 5 seconds, and then it changes back to 0... or if I actually have 2 unread messages, it will show as 6, etc... then back to the 2 (the real unread number).

- it doesn't happen any of my other Gmail accounts
- it only happens on my iPhone and not on Mac Mail or Gmail in web view
- i've deleted the Mail account and re-added it... but the problem still persists
- i went into the account on my iPhone and selected all emails... marked them all as unread... then selected all again and marked them as read... but the problem still persists

Any help at all would be much appreciated.

Hi, I am a member of a website that has a number of AVI videos. I only use IPad Pro and do not own a pc/laptop.

I do not have access to ITunes. Is there a way I can watch these AVI movies directly from the website on my Ipad. I tried using VLC and input the http address but it does not seem to work.

Appreciate any assistance.
When I try to upload an shows this errors

webservice content type is not application/json
could not connect to apple's web service

Iam using native webservice calling.and Iam sending parameters as an appended string with utf8 encoding.

I set content type as form data

But still it shows these errors

Given below is my web service calling

 var data = [String]()
        for(key, value) in params!
            data.append(key + "=\(value)")
        let str = { String($0) }.joined(separator: "&")
        let url = URL(string: strURL)!
        let session = URLSession.shared
        var request = URLRequest(url: url)
        request.httpMethod = "POST"

        request.httpBody = .utf8)
        request.addValue("application/x-www-form-urlencoded charset=utf-8", forHTTPHeaderField: "Content-Type")
        request.addValue("application/json", forHTTPHeaderField: "Accept")
        request.addValue("dfgdfgdgdfgdgdfg", forHTTPHeaderField: "Authorization")

        //create dataTask using the session object to send data to the server
        let task = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { data, response, error in
            guard error == nil else {
            guard let data = data else {
Hi, i had a friend of mine, she brought her mac laptop (model below):

- MacBook Pro, Retina, 13-inch, late 2013
Processor 2.4GHs intel core i5, Memormy 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Serial Number: C02LG613FGYY

She showed me that her Storage is 50.49 of Photos but she is aware that in her iphoto folder only has about 10 photos and the rest she had deleted them. She is confused as to why her storage is 50gb of photos - maybe they are stored somewhere which we are not aware of? Please can you advise?

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, 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!  
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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).

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.
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.

We are currently trying to get our macOS devices to play nice with Windows Authentication websites we host for a variety of 'intranet' websites for various staff services at our college.
As I understand it, we have IIS Web Servers hosting things like our staff home page, a forms system and a student landing page. These all authenticate using 'Windows Authentication' with 'Negotiate' and 'NTLM' set in the 'Providers' box.
These IIS servers are bound to an Active Directory, as are the macOS devices. When a user logs into, say, a MacBook on the domain using their domain credentials, I was under the assumption that Safari would simply 'just work' with NTLM auth and 'pass through' their domain credentials to access our internal web pages. This does not happen, however, and they are prompted for a username and password for each individual website we are hosting.

I have tried changing the trusted NTLM settings in Firefox and using this instead, however, the same thing happens and users are prompted to enter their credentials.
I must be missing something here and it may very well have something to do with our IIS setup.
I was also under the impression that Windows Auth made use of Kerberos authentication, and I have checked and verified that users are received a Kerberos ticket upon login on the Macs. However, this doesn't seem to be used for authenticating against our websites, even when explicitly setting Kerberos as a provider for authentication in IIS.

Any clues …
So a client purchased a new PC and i moved all his music to that PC.  I installed iTunes and dropped all his files into the "Automatically Add to iTunes."  After we did the first sync, the music library is coherent and up-to-date, but his playlists disappeared.

We tried following the steps that include moving the "iTunes Music Library.xml" and deleting the "iTunes Library.itl" but I cannot find the said XML file on his PC or any backups.  I'm not sure why it would delete it but, when we first connected his iPod, the playlists were there.  It was just that after sync they vanished.

Any ideas?


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.