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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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As I have copied files on a USB 3.0 drive between two SSD based Macs (10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra), I have noted that there is a significant difference in performance depending on what file system I have chosen for the USB Drive.

I have read some performance comparisons, but they are either outdated or Windows-based and they appear inconsistent with my findings from the file copying.

Hence, could someone share some insights on what file system to use for the purpose of copying files most efficiently between SSD based Macs using a USB 3.0 Drive? (The performance of the drive will also factor in, of course, but in this question I am interested in the effects of the file system as they can potentially reduce the effective performance of a USB Drive.)

The file systems that I have available to choose from in my MacOS setup:

- ExFat
- MS-DOS (FAT)   [Disregarding the 4GB file size limit to focus on performance]
- Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

(I am disregarding the Encrypted and Case-sensitive alternatives of Mac OS Extended assuming that they will not perform better.)

What I am doing is
- copying to and from a USB 3.0 Drive (meaning that both writes and reads will factor in)
- approximately 300 GB of data consisting of tens of thousands of files with a file size of a few KB's up to hundreds of MB's. (There are some files in sizes of GB as well, but they are exceptions.)

If I left out something significant from the question, let me know and I am …
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I have trouble getting my Creative T3150 to become visible on Bluetooth. I turned BT on with my iPhone and my MacBook, and had the Creative T3150 powered on. Yet, it is not visible on my my iPhone not my MacBook.

Is there a step I need to execute on the Creative T3150 to become visible?

Thanks.
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How do I check the disk utilized on my 500GB flash drive?

Then, how do I find a list of files, in order of file size?

Thanks.
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If I buy an iPhone X, what is the maximum resolution for an external monitor?  Will it run a 4K monitor at 3840x2160?
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I am working with a small group of sales people and we'd like to divide commissions in thirds for each of us. But I see this would mean we'd need some corporate entity to manage this. But that is not the reason for my question on EE.

What systems exist for dividing commissions? I see this as a potentially complex process to manage.

Are there systems that can be licensed or used online to manage this for me?

I use a Mac, so any non-web app would require Mac support.

Thanks
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One of my co-workers informed me that a family member received an error message on their Home MAC Laptop “Error #0x80072ee7"  A good description of the problem is on this web site:  https://www.2-spyware.com/remove-error-0x80072ee7-virus.html

My co-worker actually called the number and someone was able to remote into his home laptop.  Afterwards he called me and asked me for my thoughts.  I told him it was a scam and not to trust that person or call that number again.  My co-worker informed me that even though the fake spam tech was on his wife's laptop for 3 minutes that same guy did not connect to his work MAC laptop (that is at home).

I want to scan every device that this co-worker has before he connects to our corporate network.  I researched an anti-virus that can be used for MAC/Apple Laptops and found:  https://www.clamxav.com/  

Then I would suggest that the co-worker use that anti-virus program for every other Apple device at his home.   For Windows computers I like to use Hitman pro; but, there are a lot of other programs as well.

I wanted to ask the Experts, if I should do anything else besides scan the co-worker Apple devices (Home and Work Devices)?  I am also thinking about having a little safe computing presentation for top executives of the company.  Even if their time is extremely important.

So my questions is:

What should I do to make sure that the co-worker's devices are virus free before he connects with them to the corporate network?  SO…
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Hi,

I just installed Outlook in a Mac but it downloads all emails from my hotmail accounts, there are thousands of emails.

Is there an option where I can only select to download new emails? I can this on a PC but I can't seem to find this option on the Mac.

Thank you.
Jose
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Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend who has a fairly new iMac, running El Capitan, and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. I sent up an IMAP account with his @sbcglobal.net e-mail (from AT&T), which is able to send and receive. However, it constantly prompts him to input his smtp password, and I have confirmed that the smtp settings and port number is correct. I have tried every possible AT&T server settings, and I check "Keep this password in the keychain". He typically inputs his password in the morning, and ignores all requests that appear after (usually several per day) and his email then sends normally. This issue is not preventing him from using his e-mail, but it is highly irritating.

I am convinced it is either a Microsoft application or operating system issue. Both Office & El Capitan are up to date.

Please advice to make this incredibly annoying error message exist no more!

Many thanks in advance,

Zovoth
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I bought a replacement MacBook, and inserted the 500BG SSD from the old machine into the new one. I also have a few backup HDD's which I used with TimeMachine on the old machine.

Can I safely use those drives with the new PC? The new MacBook Pro is of the same vintage as the old one, and I moved all configurations to the new PC by way of swapping the old SSD into the new PC.

Thanks.
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I transferred the Solid State Drive to a similar PC and loaded the system without incident, but iMessage does not work.

There seems to be a problem connecting to iCloud or Contacts, since if I create  New text message, typing into the To: field does not bring up Intellisense. By this I mean, it does not mater what I type, not contacts pop up. If I try and paste a phone number, it disappears.

What must I do to get it working again on this other machine?

Thanks.
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I expect to get a different MacBook with a 500GB drive and need to replace what's on the drive with the contents of the back-up drive.

I used the drive to back-up my prior 500GB drive, on a PC which died on me yesterday.

Please provide me the exact steps to follow to completely restore the drive.

Thanks
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I have a Mac that died when its video card failed. There is no way to fix that that I have found yet.

If I buy a new Mac, I know I can access the hard disk from my new Mac. Is there a way to access the CD Drive of the old PC from the new PC also?

Thanks
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This is driving me bananas!  Anyone know why an Apple keyboard would all of a sudden no longer be able to copy and paste text using keyboard Cmd+c, and Cmd+p?  I am using OSX El Capitan. Problem appeared about a week ago.
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Is Chrome OS gaining popularity like Windows or MAC? Do most programs that work with Windows or MAC work with Chrome OS?
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I have regular outages when listening to an audio feed via my bowser. It just cuts out.

Is there a way for me to find out why?

Also, I got an email from my cloud back-up provider that a backup has not taken place in three days, even though my PC has been connected to the Internet the whole time.

Suggestions?
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What software or methods can I use to setup Time Machine backup notifications within macOS Sierra v. 10.12.6?

I have already tried and don't like TMNotifier.

What other methods or utilities are available so I can be notified by email whenever a Mac user's Time Machine backups succeed, fail, or have errors or warnings?
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I have been using the Windows operating system since the 90s. I have never owned a MAC before. Should I transition from PC to MAC? I don't game on the PC. However, I do use my PC for music creation, video production and audio editing.
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Hello,

I need to convert come contacts that have been backed up as vcard. The contact were in Mac Mail. Now they told me i need to convert them in vcs format then i will be able to import them in Outlook.

can someone tell me step by step how to do this please ? If it can help the same contacts are in the icloud. so i can have them as vcard from mac mail or i can take them directly from Icloud. I need to import them in my new outlook 2016 which is running on a Imac. how can i do this ?

Thank you
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How can I setup or use shortcut keys to lock a Mac computer running the macOS Sierra operating system?
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Please provide me with guides for implementing group policies for Macs that have been added to Server 2016 AD domains.

These are all the latest Macs that are running the macOS Sierra operating system.

If any kind of special software needs to be purchased provide with these details as well.
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Please provide me with guides for adding and integrating Mac OS X Mac computers with Server 2016 AD so that the Macs can sign into the Server 2016 AD domain controllers.
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Hi

A network error on my Macbook says, at home wifi router, concerning traffic
"Unsecure Network - exposes all unencrypted network traffic, configure your router to use WPA2 Personal (AES)
I have WEP

What should I do?
Thanks
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I bought a new mac book and am trying to switch between windows but cannot seem to work out how to do it!
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A colleague indicated that he prefers iPhone over android phone because the iPhone is entirely encrypted and all apps download from the Apple store passes thru rigorous process prior being placed on the store.  On the other hand, android phone are not encrypted and you can download apps from anywhere, besides the store; in other words there is little control as to the google store apps as to security.  Finally all who developed apps for iPhone have to pay an anual fee to Apple where as to android no fee - insinuating at one point that a hacker can create an apps load it to google store and all can download it; thus being able to reach millions with ease.

Is there any accuracy to this persons comment? Please advice.
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Which AntiVirus program would you recommend for a Mac?

I know that usually a Mac doesn't need one, but still if yes , which one would you recommend?
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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.