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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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I have a concern of installing apps where they request my iPhone/iPad password.  So some questions:

  • When an apps request authenticating their apps with my iPhone password, it it possible that apps extract the password?
  • Also, using a Two-factor authentication for Apple ID, would that protect my Apple data even though I gave the password to the apps requesting it?

(sorry for my ignorance and maybe is nothing to worry about, but wanted the expert input on this - so any help would be greatly appreciated).
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Hi,

I just enabled DNS-Over-HTTPS in my google chrome and wanted to know how to set it in the iPhone/iPad.   Haven't been able to do ti; how can I enable DoH in my iPhone/iPad?
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Some how IPads got upgraded to 13.x.x and things have stopped working.  I need to put it back to 12.4.1.  I don't have a backup of this.  Is there anyway to do this?
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Hi,

Does macbook has the same ports as windows computer?  
(for example Windows port 80 = HTTP, port 443 = SSL, etc.)

And what ports should be closed in a wifi router for better protection?
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Hi,

My assistant has a macbook pro and just a couple of days ago he was scammed out of $300 by fraud apple support.  The called him up convincing him to connect to his computer and to buy some sort of gift card so they can "fix" his computer.  Anyways, $300 gone and a valuable lesson - he did called apple (the official apple and confirmed they never did call - he was scam).  The apple technician, the official apple, did connect and found nothing wrong with the computer.  My question to the experts is, since he is no expert and doesn't even know what the scammers did while connected, what areas should he check in his computer? Any advice in a Post-Scammed situation is appreciated.
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I am looking for an 'AutoHotKey'-type program for Mac.  I have to type the same/similar sentences very frequently, and I need to find a reliable short cut.  AutoHotKey was perfect, but I have moved (back) over to Mac, so it doesn't work.  I'm hoping to find a free download, and If automator or appleScript are capable of doing this I am all ears...

Here would be an example of a desired outcome:
Press [Shift + Cmnd + Delete] and the sentence 'Thank you very much for your time today' would appear in whatever app I am working with

Thanks all!
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So I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm trying to create a bootable Mac OSX USB drive.  I'm creating it from a Windows 10 machine.  I downloaded TransMac, formatted my thumb drive and then restored an image of 10.8 DMG file to the thumb drive.  Then when I try to use it by booting to the USB drive on the Mac, it does not show up as one of the drives I can boot to.  Has anyone tried this before and what am I doing wrong?
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Mac (Mojave) Browser Speaker Failure

My speaker works fine, but sometimes, when I play a video in the browser, there is no sound.

I see the volume is set to max. This is true for Chrome, Safari, and probably other browsers.

I saw the other day, I had that problem but right clicked and saw a menu. I chose "unmute" to make the sound play.

It's as if there is a mute which is not supported by certain web pages.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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Need Hotkeys for Mac startup

I left my MacBook (2013) Mojave to go to sleep last night. This morning, I forgot that and started up. But, the cursor stopped moving when I tried to log in.

I hard rebooted by pressing and holding the start button. On restart, it went into the mode where I am prompted to se the language. It was like the hard disk crashed.

So, I took it to MicroCenter where a restart brought up that same language selection window. But the guy press four keys on startup and the Password window came up, and it functioned like normal.

What keys did he hold down?

It seems like that would be a smart thing.

He said I let the PC go to sleep and that causes lots of temp files to be created, which overwhelmed the system.

First, what are those key strokes?

Second, is his explanation making sense to you?

Thanks
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I have recently been charged with the support of the Mac community within our business.

Traditionally (and as previously recommended by an Apple support vendor) new Macs were registered using the assigned user's personal Apple ID. This, as can be expected is now causing issues, especially when Macs transfer between users or users leave the company.


I'd like to understand how other companies are handling this issue so we can create a sustainable policy moving forward.


As a bonus, I'd love to know if there is an option for users to separate/transfer business-related items from a personal Apple ID to an assigned business Apple ID.

Your expert advice would be much appreciated and valued.
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OWASP Proactive Controls
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Learn the most important control and control categories that every architect and developer should include in their projects.

Windows 10 and Apple computers that we want to backup and manage on one external device to protect & secure.  All 13 devices independently maintained and kept updated. Advice appreciated.  “:0) Asta
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Regardless of listening to music or video, I'm experiencing intermittent static while plugged into my office iMac. The static noise is every few seconds, but there is no consistent timing between noises. I moved the cable away from other electronics and power cords to no avail. Muting audio does not prevent noise. The headphones are Audio-Technica ATH-M40x and the computer is an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6

I also plugged the headphones into my MacBook Pro (also running High Sierra 10.13.6) and the static ceased, so the headphones are fine?
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Repeated attempts to reinstall “Swift Publisher 5” continues to return...

“Swift Publisher 5” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “Swift Publisher 5” and download it again from the App Store.

Dragged “Swift Publisher 5”  trash, emptied trash, downloaded & installed current version from App Store & above message repeats...

How do I get “Swift Publisher 5”  to reinstall & run?

Mac OS 'Mojave' 10.14.5
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Need a Mac alternative to MSPaint?

I do not want to learn Gimp. I can not tolerate the incredible bugs in Paintbrush. It lets me design exactly what I need. Then, it fails to save it!

Screwed up!

What free options?

I am slowly learning Photoshop, but it is a slow and steep learning curve.

I need fast, and may just use MSPaint, But that has just one layer of Undo.

Crazy difficult finding good software

Thanks
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My MacBook Pro (13”, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports, Mojave 10.14.5) is doing something weird when I try to use the hidden dock with some external screens.

Never had the problem before, but ever since hooking up to an HD screen (temporarily), my dock isn’t working properly with other second screens.

The dock doesn’t show up until I’ve held the cursor in place for 5–15 seconds on either screen, and even then it sometimes doesn’t appear. I’ve regressed to an unhidden dock for now, but this is not ideal. I’ve tried adjusting resolution size and a few other things, but nothing is working so far.

When I’m not using a second screen, I have no problems at all. Research has not giving me much to go on.
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Hi,

We have an issue with one of our mac cylinder.  It is stuck at the  progress bar with the apple logo, it doesnt go further.  Have tried the following with no luck

1. going to safe mode
2. resetting the PRAM
3. reinstalling the operating system without formatting

Appreciate your advise
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MacOS Disk Eject Hanging

I did not pull out my hard disk after an overnight backup with Time Machine. But this window popped up and shows the spinning wheel when I cursor over Cancel and Force Eject...

I tried relaunching Finder and can not Restart MacOS, since this hangs.

I hate doing a hard restart of my MacBook.

What are my options?

Thanks
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I have an old Mac running Quark version 6. The MAC is slowly heading to the grave yard. Some times you have to wait several days before you can boot to a desktop - YEP, it's failing. Unfortunately the company relies on Quark 6 to create business cover pages, and we don't have the original software.

So, I went to Quark and downloaded version QuarkXPress 2018 on a Windows Pro 7. Yep, I'm about to be hit with all types of compatibility, file format night mares. The first problem I got past related to version. I downloaded/executed QuarkXPress Document converter tool. I was successful in bringing old files up to date, yet I received the following error:

Please note that any web or interactive layouts will be removed during conversion!

These layout types are no longer supported in QuarkXPress 10 and later. “New C-4908_9X.qxp” uses fonts not installed in your system.

      Helvetica
      Helvetica 95 Black
      Helvetica Extra Compressed
      Future Book
      B Eurostile Bold
      Futura Condensed

I  was able to open up the files from the MAC PC via Quark. Unfortunately, the format/font was not correct. I need to be able to recreate the same cover pages as I have done in the past. Is there anyway of recreating this environment?

I have done some research, It appears I'M not the only one trying to copy over MAC fonts to a Windows environment. I understand they are written in a different format (DFont). Has anybody had success with this?
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I have an old Mac Desktop (Power Mac G5) that has a ton of (file name).olk14MsgSource files that a client wants to review.  

What is the best way to import and collect these into a PST file?  

Or make them searchable and reviewable?
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Microsoft Azure 2017
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Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

Hi, I know Apple just removed PPTP from its options for remote work, question, is L2TP still available as a connection method?

Thanks all
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Howdy,
I have a 2012 MacBook Air that I tried to get boot camp going on an external hard drive.
It’s failed completely and have reset the external hard drive back to factory, but now my MacBook can’t get back to macOS, I’ve tried all the key combinations but it just doesn’t want to work and comes up with.... unable to start. Please try another bootable device and try again or similar..

Pls help
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When I insert my Transcend 64GB thumb drive & Western Dig 4TB USB HDD to my teen kid's
Macbook Pro running OSX 10.11.6, both devices are auto-mounted as I can see from  Unix
command "df "

However, I can't copy files into the Western Digital USB HDD (it's partitioned into 2x 2TB)
though I could copy files into the thumb drive.  Both USB devices are formatted as NTFS.
Can't recall the error message that I got but I can test it out again in 3 hrs time.

What's the reason & how can I fix it such that I could copy to the WD HDD?

Basically I just issue the Unix "cp " or "mv " to copy files from the MAC to the /mount
names of the USB devices.
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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.
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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
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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
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Apple OS

12K

Solutions

10K

Contributors

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.