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I may be under-using this awesome Finder app. Please tell me what a Smart Folder is.

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Free Tool: ZipGrep
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Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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?

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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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How do I create Popup box [form] in Apple Pages with text and web page/email links, including close [X] option? Opened page should be on top and can be closed independently

I also have Swift Publisher 4. - if this helps...
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I am a C# developer and Mac user and like the idea of using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2017 for Mac to write a cross platform app for iPhone and Android.

I have played with Xamarin and understand it's actually a website I would be offering, which is in stark contrast to an Objective C native app.

My question involves the need to the App Store from Apple.

If I wrote a cross-plarform app, could I distribute it outside the Apple channel? An iPhone user can purchase anything they want from a website.

Wondering...

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It has been a long time, since i used the itunes to backup my Iphone along with Apps and musics, and everything.
i just realised that when i backup my apps, i can no longer see them moving to the itunes folder; while, in the past couple of years ago, i could do this.

my apps, also have downloaded data in them, for example my udemy app has downloaded videos inside it. i do not want to redownload them when i restore from iphone after a compelte erase.

i could not also get my mp3 files and my ebook. anything that is not purchased via itune store, cannot be moved and retrieved back after restore.

is there any possiblity or a software that can help backup everything from my iphone and put it in a folder, so that i can easily put it back after a clean erase, when i say everything, i mean everything from my mp3 files, videos, pictures, my apps including their downloaded contents, my ebooks, ringtones, everything.

thanks for sharing your idea and experience
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We recently migrated from Exchange 2010 (in SBS 2011) to Exchange 2016.  Outlook clients, OWA, ActiveSync (iPhone / iPad) are fine.  Autodiscover is in place and all the tests at https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/ show up with a pass, including the EWS tests.

Accounts in Apple Mail however, do not work.  The accounts were set up previously and as the OWA internal and external URLs have not changed (DNS is updated correctly) the accounts should still work, but don't.

Also if we set up the accounts from scratch, autodiscover populates the server settings correctly with the EWS URL, but then the same error:

"Unable to verify account name or password"

We have tried DOMAIN\username, username@domain.local, username@domain.com, etc. to no avail.

The users do not want to use OWA in Safari.  How can we get an Exchange 2016 mailbox working in Apple / Mac Mail?

Thanks in advance as always for any advice.
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I have an iMac with OS Sierra 21.5.  There are two separate accounts on it but they are merging address books and bookmarks.   How do you keep these things separate?
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What is a good app to track my foot steps?

Besides counting steps, I also need to track as much stats as possible.

I have a MacBook in the event the data is not available on the web...


Thanks.
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Hi - I have a client who needs to free up disk space on his Mac air laptop - it has 120GB of disk space and 10GB free. This is fine for now but i wondered if there were any good tools out there that can find stuff that can be deleted and give an accurate report of what's taking up the space?

Thanks
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On my wifi network, I see that there is an iPhone other than my own, probably my son's phone, that is using services 62078 iPhone-sync/ http://code.google.com/p/iPhone-elite/...
He is much better with technology than myself; is this some sort of attempt to sync with another device that I may not have access to? What is this used for?
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I have read everything on the Apple Website re: the limitations / features of the Apple Music Family Plan - can't find a clear answer.  What is the maximum device limit on a Family plan?  I understand there is a limit of 5 family members (including me - a total of 6).  But if each of my 6 family members (I want to add my parents to the plan) has their own Apple ID and their own personal iPhone, iPad, Laptop, and iWatch - does that mean I can have a total of 24 devices?  In other words, theoretically if 6 family members X 4 devices = 24 devices?
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I'm interested in making some short animated .gifs of actions that I'm taking on my desktop computer. (e.g. showing where to click or demonstrating the effects of some action on my computer). Would like a really simple, streamlined way to make the recording and get it saved as an animated .gif. A cross-platform (Mac and Windows) option is preferred, but I'm open to solutions that only work on one or the other if what you like isn't cross-platform.

Any of you have advice on what ways you like to do this or software you recommend for it?
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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.