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I have a client with a MacBook that is MIA.  

We believe that it has been wiped and has had Mac OS X reinstalled.

If it has an active internet connection is it possible to find it via serial number or some other way?

I figure it is a lost cause but I am not a Mac expert so I thought that I would through it out there.
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Can anyone recommend software that will read/rip a BluRay BD disc to my Mac?
I have a suitable BD Drive, and proved that it works by using "Leawo" free trial, but do not want to buy that particular SW.

(For what it is worth, the Leawo.Net  software did work flawlessly ... but ... <rant warning> the download page said "free", with no sign of a Trial, THEN it became $44.95 with no other info, so I tried the SW then went to Purchase it, the $44.95 is for One Year only (that was not disclosed earlier earlier) and the "Lifetime" version was $99.  To borrow a term from my SEO friends, this was a little too much 'black hat' for me, and I don't want to do business with them, whoever/wherever they are!)

Thanks All
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Dear users,
I am using "final cut". In my video, there are a face/element and I will cover them with a customized mask. I want that, this mask follow the faces dynamically during the video. I cannot use the "censor" instrument: it need ages and ages, because I have to click "+" for each frame. Is a way to say to final cut: "this is the face, this is the mask, please follow this face with this mask during the video"? Thank!
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Good afternoon experts,

my question on the surface seems rather innocuous, because simply deleting files on my hard disk is the answer, but that would be to easy.

I have plenty of  free disk space on all of my drives, as seen below:

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I am not sure how Apple looks at disk space, so I am hoping someone can enlighten me to what is actually happening.
thanks in advance,

Regis ( BLACKTHANOS)
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I want to eraser or remove the blackout text to read the text original but i can't found the way to recover the text under the blackout ..i paint with color on the text photo and saved so i want to back to original photo ..plz help me if we have an application or any trick to remove it
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Dell Inspiron 15 (3000 series), OS Windows 10.

Two Step Authentication is  required by Apple from 17 June - today.
 I have been trying to set it up for 3 weeks now without success.
I accessed instructions on how to set it up and follow them to the letter: Here is what happens:

I go to my PC, open my browser, go to www.icloud.com and log in with my Icloud account, name and password.  
My Icloud  page appears and I click on 'Settings' . Next, I click on 'Manage' Apple Id.'  I am asked again (don't know why)  for my Apple ID and password and also am given  two security questions. I answer these  successfully and am admitted to 'Manage my Apple Id' (a page with headings 'Account', Security', Payment and Shipping', 'Devices'.  
According to instructions  I am   now supposed to 'click on "Generate Password..."', but this option is NOT VISIBLE on my screen. Instead under 'the heading of 'Security' is a message:  'TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION. Add an extra layer of security to your account.Get Started'.
So I  click on 'Get started:  A page  appears titled : 'What is Two-Factor Authentication?  - with 'Continue' at the bottom.. I click on 'Continue'.  This leads to a page which informs  the reader 'How To Turn Two-Step Authentication  On. (Not on how to set it up). '  At the bottom of this page is an 'OK' option. I click on this. When I do I AM SIMPLY RETURNED TO THE EARLIER PAGE   (with Account, Security, payment and Shipping, Devices)  with  the message :'TWO-FACTOR …
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If I want to log what I do every hour to see where my time goes is there an app for that ??
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Nice when all the major browser makers get on-board with establishing a new standard!
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I am trying to determine whether it is possible to retrieve for the local machine, an account that was previously cached within Apple Mail

Here is what I think has happened:
- User had an @me.com (Apple) account that was active within Apple Mail
- User placed a load of notes within that account
- The @me.com account was terminated (It was provided by a previous employer) and therefore started causing authentication error messages
- As an attempt to resolve the issue, the user removed the account from Apple Mail
- User realised that they had lost their notes

Is it likely that the notes will be available in a local cache? If so, where might they be found?

Thanks
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Currently our MDM policy blocks our corporate-issued iPads
from accessing iTunes (to prevent data leakage/loss).

There's a number of senior staff who wants to use the
iPads to project out via projector for presentations.  However
our MDM (think it's MobileIron) will enable iTunes access if
we enable this projector access via the iPad's lightning port
(which we use an adaptor to connect to the projector : I
 presume it's the projector's HDMI).

How can we allow projector connection & yet block iTunes
access?  

I'm assuming the data leakage/loss will occur when these
staff bring the iPads home to connect their lightning port
to their home laptop's USB (via an adaptor).  

Any IOS apps that's smart enough to detect if it's projector
traffic or iTunes traffic?  or any way to block sync'ing or
communication with iTunes from these iPads?
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@Brandon: You're forgetting the market of people that don't want Amazon and Google listening to everything they say all the time :-)
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Apple does have a slight advantage there with it's anonymous encrypted IDs.

I fully agree with not wanting unknown companies listening all the time. On the spectrum of who is listening when, Microsoft is the worst with Windows 10, Cortana, and being actively hostile towards privacy issues. After that comes Google who does everything mysteriously, doesn't document much of what they do or give you many controls, and has an interest in gathering as much data as possible to sell to advertisers.

On the other hand Amazon Alexa doesn't listen all the time. They have very clear documentation on exactly what they do when and they let you view or delete your complete voice history at any time. Furthermore there is a physical switch to turn the microphones off. They also have a fully open SDK for both hardware and software. Their main interest is getting you to buy stuff, just like Apple.
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Looking to help a friend who uses a mac - I only know windows.

He says it's running really slow.  Where would you start to troubleshoot?  

Is there an equivalent task manager to show what's running / what's taking processor power?

How do you tell if the hard drive is full? (is it the same as windows - you don't want the hard drive near full because of temp files /  etc?

How much RAM would you want on a machine these days? What mac would you say is just too old for casual business use these days?  Me, I don't like celerons or any other processors others than i5 or i7 (maybe i3).  Yes, core 2 duos run windows, but sevearl year old windows PCs just crawl with all the patches / updates / etc on a windows machine.  same for a mac?

And for windows, I'd want 8GB+ RAM.  4 would be the lowest I'd deal with.

thoughts?
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my iPhone 5 did not complain of low storage space & after I did the IOS 10.x upgrade
over the weekend, it complained of low storage (a popup message):
is the installer lying somewhere in the phone that I could delete it away?

Any other things I could housekeep?  It's a 16GB phone.

Pls provide step by step instructions as I'm newbie to IOS
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This is so cool! I've already gone through some of the sections in Apple's Swift Playgrounds app and loved it, but this new support for programming robotic toys looks even more amazing and fun. Great way to get kids learning programming at an early age. (Ok, who am I kidding... I want this for myself!)

Any of you check out the Swift Playgrounds app or have any of these robots? Are you teaching your kids to program?
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That is awesome! I did not know about it. I will definitely learn more about it to show it to my nephews and nieces.
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And when I click 'erase' then the iPad does get erased, I set it up again as a new device then but Configurator will still complain that it's already prepared!! and suggest to erase it again!? Any ideas?
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Hi,

Is it possible to configure an iPad so that it will boot into a certain app and activate a kiosk mode so that the users can't get out of it (without a passcode)? If yes, how?

Thanks!
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So that people can't launch certain elements of an app, for example.

This is possible with 'Guided App' but we need a solution that results in an app loaded in kiosk mode automatically ...

Thanks!
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I had a 3 hour recording in voice memo on an iphone ios 10.3.2.  I wanted to copy it off. I did the same thing I did with 1 hour recordings - click the folder with up arrow, choose drop box and then it woudl upload it.

But for this file I got an error about dropbox.  FIgured the file was too big to go as a single file?  figured I'd break it in half.

in voice memos, for that file, I clicked edit, then the trim icon.  Trimmed it and tapped something.

then the file was 1 1/2 hours. but didn't ask me to save / confirm change, etc.  

So now I don't have the original 3 hours, only 1 1/2 hours!? ANy chance to get back the trimmed part (can I paste it into another file? Back into this one? Is the original 3 hours still available?!

Any advice would be appreciated!!
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Hi
I know I shouldn't be having this issue, so I must be misunderstanding something. I generally don't use ITunes, except on occasion to back up my IPhone.

For music, I generally prefer my Galaxy, where I can simply connect it via USB to PC & drop entire  directories full of music without any issues.

So my question is, how do I copy a directory/directories with music to the IPhone using ITUNES.

When I have tried to drop it on my device, nothing happens.
I saw a posting where I needed to have "manually add music" to device. But when I do that it says my device is set to sync with a computer I no longer use and wants to delete all the music currently on my phone.

How can I simply set things up so nothing currently is deleted but I can easily drop a directory/directories full of music on my phone. What am I misunderstanding. I have had a few computers that I have had iTunes on and have backed up or synced to them.

Thank you.
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Am trying to set up my icloud email account on an Android phone (Doro 8030). I have carefully followed all the instructions in setting it up. As follows:
 
User name (excluding the '@icloud.com part .  Email address and Password.   Incoming Server: imap:mail.me.com. Security Type SSL, Server Port: 993.  Outgoing Server: smtp.mail.me.com . Security Type SSL (I have also tried STARTTLS).  Server Port: 587.

 However when I finally press 'Confirm' I get the following Message: 'Could not connect to email server, please check your email settings. '
I cannot get any further than this.
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We have iPhone 7 plus syncing to a brand new computer that has a fresh iTunes installed; both devices are updated in latest versions, etc.   The problem is that the iPhone has a bunch of music and audio recording.  However when we click on "Sync Music" in iTunes, it says it will delete all iPhone music & video contents.  On this new computer we have 5 new songs we want to sync, or add, to the iphone; we don't want to delete the contents already in the iPhone.

How can we sync iPhone with iTunes, add these 5 new songs and not delete the existing music/video content on the iPhone?
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How do I Autofill text boxes in macOS Pages 6.1.1 - for example, using more Lorem ipsum than current Pages 6 text box will contain (either more text or increase text size), how to have text fill (flow) to 1 or more text boxes below in current document. Text boxes may be on successive pages.
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Thanks, Justin. :)
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Apple Software

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Programs written for the Apple operating systems are distinguished from software created for other operating systems in that it must be approved by Apple for use on its devices, whether it is from Apple (Final Cut, iWork, Keynote, Logic Pro and GarageBand are popular titles), or is a third party application from Parallels, Nuance, Microsoft and Amazon, among many others.