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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Migration Assistant returns 'Logout Failed'

If this does not work, can I use Target Disc Mode? I want to move MS Office 2016 to another Mac Mini - both with High Sierra
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A customer brought in a macbook pro laptop and when she attempts to go to her online bank account she gets an error message, "Safari can't open the page "" because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server ""

   she can open any other web page she wants and I went on my computer and went right to the website no problem.  

I reset safari (all boxes checkmarked) but that did no good.

What do I need to do to make it work?
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.
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.
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?
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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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.
mac OS 10.13.2 will not start after setup of 2nd User Account. 2nd account always available but never logged in.

After activating existing OS 2nd account, Mac will not start in Safe Mode or using Option + Command + P + R Keys

Progress Bar ran for > 1 hour without startup. - this displays 'macOS Utilities'

As last resort I have recent Acronis 2018 backup and current Time Machine disc

Best method to restore/restart OS without losing data?

My goal is, of course. to restore macOS without loss of Logins, data or program files.
Hi guys,

I want to ask - somehow, recently i lost all my emails in my Apple Mac laptop. I used Micro Outlook (apple). I went and opened Outlook on my apple and i cannot remember what i must have done. But anyway, the outlook is emptied and i cannot see all my messages.

However, i can locate the main identity where i believe all the database and messages of my Outlook at this location: Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities)

Please can someone advise me steps on how to restore all my emails into Outlook again so that it work the same structure to before?

Maybe i need to import the database inside the "main identity folder" or the messages?

There is a way.

Please would appreciate the help and steps?

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?

after trying to follow internet instruct on earasing high sierra to sierra(prev upgraded from elcapitan) ? appeared. followed more instructions , now looks like rebooting but when indicator line below apple fills, nothing else happens.allowed to stay for 30 min still no start.
An office of 9 Macs. All up to date OS wise. All are joined to the domain xxxxxx.local and can log on and authenticate as domain users.

Connecting to the server to access a share  brings this message: There was a problem connecting to the server. URLs with the type "smb:" are not supported.

Only happening on one Mac. Any ideas? I've removed it and re-added it to the domain fine!!! It picks up and IP address just fine but SMB seems problematic. I had been fine for the past 10 days since I bought and installed it...

My iMac hard drive started clicking and the I Mac wouldn't boot. Removed HDD and put it into a "dock" making it an external USB drive.  Connected it to my MacBook Air and it eventually mounted.  Started copying files to a windows 7 PC acting as a server.  Copy process is extremely slow!!  Three days later, Microsoft decides its more important to restart that computer than whatever else i had it doing.  

Meanwhile, I had replaced the hard drive in the iMac and installed MacOS on it   So I moved the external drive to the iMac, intending to "restore" the files directly to the iMac.  

When I connect the external HDD to the iMac, I get NOTHIN. Reconnect to the MacBook and it discovers and mounts it.  Reconnect to the iMac - nada.  Repeat, same results.  

Checked USB ports - they work fine.

In Finder, I check-marked the option to show external drives on the desktop - still no joy.

Why would this happen?

Anyone?   Anyone?   Beuler?
i am not able to debug my xamarin.ios project using iphone simulator on mac using Visual Studio Community for MAC
i am sure i was able to debug  perfectly without any issues.
but now i am getting below error:
"cannot execute ".../myproj/bin/iphonesimulator/debug/myapp.exe"

i am able to run app on iphonesimulator without any issues
( run -->start without debugging).

But i need to debug my app ( run--> start debugging) to debug my code.
i am using :
Apple Developer Tools
Xcode 8.3.3 (12175.1)
Build 8E3004b

Version: (Visual Studio Community)
Hash: 1b460cb9
Branch: d15-5
Build date: 2017-10-13 18:49:56-0400

Version: (Visual Studio Community)

Not Installed

Xamarin Inspector
Version: 1.3.2
Hash: 461f09a
Branch: 1.3-release
Build date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:26:57 GMT
Client compatibility: 1

Operating System
Mac OS X 10.12.6

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.