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I would like to make or record a screen capture presentation on a MacBook Pro and also be able to draw freely with a pencil.  What kind of setup would you recommend?  Is it a good idea or possible to use screen sharing with an iPad and an Apple pencil?  What software/hardware would I need?    What else can I do to accomplish this?
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Apple Service when purchasing a computer from them

I just ordered and purchased an Apple Mac Air laptop, along with a couple of genuine Apple accessories direct from Apple's online store and thought I'd share my experience when dealing with them.

The Positives

  • Firstly, the Chat support when purchasing I found to be outstanding. The representative I spoke to was highly knowledgeable when compared to other representatives I've chatted to from other Vendors like DELL and HP. All other vendors I think could take a page from the type of people they hire to assist potential purchasers from Apple.

  • Apple promised to keep me up to date with the progress of my order and every promise made was honored. This again I found to be excellent to experiences I've had with other Vendors, where I got (as an example) an SMS saying that my order was processed and would be delivered soon. That would be great if those SMS's didn't actually come until "after" the product was delivered. Apple's progress reports on the other hand, were all spot on.

  • The boxing of the products I ordered, being the Mac Air Laptop itself, an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter and a Lacie Porsche USB 3.0 1TB external drive were very nicely boxed.

  • The initial setup process for the new laptop was very nicely done and extremely easy to follow, with layman types explanations given every step of the way. The
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export outlook for mac to pst
Are you looking to move from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook? Not getting any solution to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST? Then this is must read article for you which explains the manual solution to convert OLM to PST. It also suggest Outlook Mac Exporter for converting OLM files to PST in one go.
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Hi,

I just started my 7 day Trial of Cloud Class and am looking for a course that I saw before Cloud Class was introduced.  It was about how to do things on a MAC that you can do on a Windows machine, but I can't seem to find it no matter how many search terms I've tried.

Can anyone point me to the video/course in question?
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User has other shared calendars viewable in Outlook for Mac so he must have been able to add them at some point.  Also tried the File, Open, Other User's Folder and that is also grayed out.  Mailbox is in O365...

Thanks in advance for the help...
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My wife has a new Mac with the latest operating system patches.

She is being targeted by the latest Snake malware, and a few other adware programs. Typically while using her Chrome browser.

She's pretty aware, so she never clicks on the links. But they appear 10 times a day.

I installed Avast and Malwarebytes to try and rid her machine of these issues, but neither found any malware. It seems that since she never clicks on anything, she does not have any viruses, adware or malware.

But she is constantly being targeted. Is there anything I can do to prevent the constant targeting ?

Thanks, Peter
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I have a Mac book pro which was running on old version - 10.9.7 with Windows running on boot camp. I am not familar with MAC side and always used windows only on this mac.

Recently, due to some issues on my iphone, had to take my phone and mac to apple store which ended up doing a big update on my mac i believe to version 10.13.7 and helped with my iphone restoral which was successfull.

I came home and logged in to windows and noticed that one of the partition on my windows side disappeared i.e Z drive. I originally had C drive and Z drive. I am not really concerned about the data on my Z drive as i do have it backed up but I am curious what happened to it ?  I checked disk management on windows and there is no partition.

I logged into mac side and could only see two drives BootCamp drive ( c drive of windows ) and the Mcintosh HD drive. It is as if my Z drive partition completely disappeared.

Two questions at this point:

1. Any idea what could have happened to my Z drive ? How can this just disappear ?  Is there something simple I am missing.

2.  Inorder to get Z drive back, I started process of Partitioning my Macintosh drive ( Currently 400 GB into 150 GB for Macintosh drive and 250 for new created Z drive )
     Its currently running the process and applying changes to the harddrive.

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It is now stuck on this checking object map for about 3 hours now and I am concerned is it even doing anything ?  Mouse cursor is …
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Hi

I am trying to run the following code in Excel 2016 for Mac on a MacBook.
As you can see there are missing References as shown in the image including "MISSING: Microsoft Active X Data Objects 6.1"
What do I need to reference here? Should I be using different VBA code?
I am trying to fetch data from an Azure SQL database

    Sheets(oSheetName).Select
    'Range("A2:N300").ClearContents

    'Declare variables'
        Set objMyConn = New ADODB.Connection
        Set objMyRecordset = New ADODB.Recordset
     
        Dim S As String

    'Open Connection'
        objMyConn.ConnectionString = "Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};Server=tcp:lesedisa.database.windows.net,1433;Database=xxxx;Uid=xxxx;Pwd=xxxx;Encrypt=yes;TrustServerCertificate=no;Connection Timeout=30;"
        objMyConn.Open


    'Open Recordset'
        Set objMyRecordset.ActiveConnection = objMyConn
        objMyRecordset.Open strSQL

    'Copy Data to Excel'
        ActiveSheet.Range(oRangeStart).CopyFromRecordset (objMyRecordset)

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I have an early 2008 Mac Pro tower (upgraded Ram & Video) using El Capitain plus a Bootcamp 6.01 Win7 installation on a Separate internal HDD.

I want to install a new Win7 partition on my Mac OS HDD (250 GB of free space) while maintaining my existing Win7 installation on its separate drive.

Thus, I will end up with 2 BootCamp Win7 partitions, one new and the other old and worn out.

My purpose is to create a Fresh Win7 installation to which I will gradually copy and reinstall 10 years of Docs & Applications from my existing over-taxed Win7.

Where do I begin?  I assume I need to create a new Bootcamp partition on my Mac OS HDD, currently a single partition.

Just not sure of the best way to go about that without screwing up either my Mac OS or existing Win7 installation and data!

Thanks

Scott
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I am unable to connect my Samsung Galaxy CORE LTE cellphone, using Kies vesion 3, to my MacBookPro 2012 (OS 10.5.5 Yosemite). The "connect" box shows "working" continuously, with no success in connecting (to be able to transfer photos from my cellphone to my MacBook Pro. I have downloaded the most recent version of Kies, and installed it (but without uninstalling the previously installed version). Any suggestions to resolve this issue? Appreciatively, RBM
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Excel 2016 for Mac not notifying when multiple users try to access same file from the share drive. Some macs on an older OS get the 'read only' message, but not on Sierra.
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MacOS Sierra plug-in configuration a qualified success.  However, I have no CFB perspective.
Install log says:
Installation: Successful with errors.
 
6454 Successes
0 Warnings
2 NonFatalErrors
0 FatalErrors
 
Non fatal errors being two occurrences of
Modify Text File - Single File:   /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Eclipse/Eclipse.app/Conten ts/Info.plist
                          Status: ERROR
                          Additional Notes: ERROR - Unable to locate ASCII text file to be manipulated. Deferring...
 
Indeed there is no such file, whereas there is a file /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Info.plist.  At the install log errors referenced path /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Eclipse/ are located folders: configuration, droppins, features, jre, plugins, readme and the eclipse.ini file, but no info.plist.
 
The implied "Deferring..." action seems to have not happened.  Any suggestions as to what I might do to recover the situation?  What should have happened to an info.plist somewhere? How might I get the CFB perspective to manifest in Eclipse?

Adobe_ColdFusion_Builder_2016_Instal.log
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
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Mac laptops cannot map to printer

i have a mixed network between mac & windows laptops with a Windows 2008 Print server

when i try to browse to the windows server on the macs its not browsing - its unable to find that specific server
if i map the printer by IP address it does not print

Please help
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I want to buy or upgrade a 21.5" IMAC (2017) Hard Drive with Internal SSD hard drive.
My main question here is about "BLADE" vs "SATA" connection, but I am also confused!
Does anyone know of any issues or performance differences between these options:
Option #1 Buy Apple 2TB SSD, "BLADE" type of SSD
or
Options #2 Buy macsales_DOT_com's 2TB SSD "SATA" type of SSD
or
Option #3 Other options to end up with 2TB SSD Internal hard drive IMAC? I can only find this 1 macsales_DOT_com vendor that sells anything compatible. Strange. I would think that there are other options, even with Apple Proprietary hardware, if one vendor can do it.
Thanks in advance for any help!!
- B
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Hi

I have to build an Excel VBA solution for someone who owns an Apple mac.
The solution will pull data from an Azure database using code similar to that shown below
Will this work in Mac version of Excel?
On Windows machines I had to update Windows by installing SSMS
Has anyone been able to pull data from Azure SQL into a Mac version of Excel

Sub oLoad_Query_At_Cell(ByVal strSQL As String, ByVal oSheetName As String, ByVal oRangeStart As String)

On Error GoTo EH

    Sheets(oSheetName).Select
    'Range("A2:N300").ClearContents

    'Declare variables'
        Set objMyConn = New ADODB.Connection
        Set objMyRecordset = New ADODB.Recordset
     
        Dim S As String

    'Open Connection'
        objMyConn.ConnectionString = "Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};Server=tcp:xxxxxx.database.windows.net,1433;Database=xxxxx;Uid=lesedisa@lesedisa;Pwd=xxxxx;Encrypt=yes;TrustServerCertificate=no;Connection Timeout=30;"
        objMyConn.Open


    'Open Recordset'
        Set objMyRecordset.ActiveConnection = objMyConn
        objMyRecordset.Open strSQL

    'Copy Data to Excel'
        ActiveSheet.Range(oRangeStart).CopyFromRecordset (objMyRecordset)
        
        Exit Sub
        
EH:

MsgBox "Error getting data. " & Err.Description & " get1"

End Sub

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I attempted to recover to different system from Apple Time Machine it eventually failed due to a untimely network error. Now I can not umount disk on the targeted machine. When I say I can not unmount it I mean I CAN NOT unmount it no matter what approach I use:
Disk utility -- no
Recover -- no
terminal -- no
force via terminal --no
set as a target disk -- no

terminal commands tried were unmout, unmountDisk, unmountVolume
when using recovery on target machine terminal returns the command "no such command"   (so terminal is currupt?)
I have tried all the logical options Google has presented me, I am hoping someone here has a different solution.
Thanks
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Hello all,

I am looking for a free remote desktop solution for Ubuntu.

My company recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu for desktop computers, but our developers need to remotely connect (with access to the Ubuntu GUI) from their Macbooks.

For a few weeks, we have been experimenting with NoMachine; a wonderful, versatile, and secure application which I fully endorse. Unfortunately, their per-year licensing fees might be cost prohibitive (BTW, it is free for non-commercial use). As part of my due-diligence, I must find a free alternative (like we had when our desktops were on Windows 10).

Our criteria:
- Must be free to use without restrictions (or a significantly lower cost than NoMachine's $44 per user per year)
- Must pass our internal security testing. For one, it can't rely on external servers like Teamviewer.
- Must allow remote access to the Ubuntu desktop GUI from MacOS.
- Must be relatively easy to script and preset by admins for distribution in a standard Ubuntu image.

I've looked at a few options, such as:
  • - xrdp (potential problem: I can't find a recent binary and it seems like a dead project)
  • - VNC (potential problems: there are so many variations. Finding an acceptably secure one is still in the works. Might not allow for a remote session that locks/blanks Ubuntu's (host) physical monitor(s). Might not support dual monitors from host. One example that I'm investigating is x11vnc with RealVNC viewer on the Mac side.
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I cannot access BBC 5 Sports Extra for some programs which have broadcast restrictions. I accept that. However before I could access the channel and if the item was restricted I would be told that. Now when I try to contact BBC5 Sports Extra I get  the following:
'The sound of silence
We're trying to play this station, but we're having problems. Apologies.
The station's stream may be broken, or there may be a mis-match between this stream, and your device.
Please click here to retry'

 I have tried this on other computers and laptops, but with the same result. Can anyone explain?  I have no problem in getting BBC Radio Four and other BBC radio channels.
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Client doesn't remember their password  for Mac mini (late 2012) so unable to Add helper to install High Sierra or add users for Windows shares.
OS X 10.8.5 (12F2560)

Issues
Need to share files with Window(SMB)
cannot open webpage SanMar

My guess is that the update would fix the website issue but can't get past the password. FileVault is not on. Their is no option to use Apple ID to reset password. No other admin accounts on the machine.
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Is it possible to open a window on a MAC to full screen without making it go to the entire full screen like the green button does in the upper left corner?

I like seeing the top tab with the Apple, [open application], File, Edit, View, History, etc and the clock and date on the right.

I don't like having to pull the browser to the full length of the screen.
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How would one go about upgrading MacOS devices to the latest OS (High Sierra at the time of this post) through terminal commands only?  For example, a device running El Capitan needs to be upgraded to High Sierra.  I am looking to run this command across multiple MacOS devices, and for a command or script that could run on any MacOS device.
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how to reinstall mac os x  tiger 10.4 imac a1208 .. I have downloaded  macosx 9  virtual box  but I'm not sure how to open configure and where to start
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Hello Experts,
I have this mac that has become very slow in the last few weeks.
it probably has never been maintained in three years.

What is the steps for a good maintenance, please?
Any software you recommend?
REgards,
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I am moving to my MacBook Pro; HighSierra 10.13.5 from my old PC that finally died. The Mac has a new install of o365, Outlook v2016. I set up my email (cox.net/imap); and it works great. The problem is importing my .PST from my current Windows PC; Outlook 2013. The .PST is approx 2gb. The import works fine; no errors, but when I restart and look in "On My Computer", there is nothing there; no inbox; folders; nothing. It DOES import Tasks (Categories, etc). Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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The user does video editing with Adobe Premiere on an iMac with Thunderbolt.
They are looking for a well-priced 16TB RAID 5

Would the following configuration be good?
  • Drobo 5Dt: 5-Drive Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Array with mSATA SSD acceleration - USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2 ports (Empty) DRDR5A21-T  (3.5 stars on Amazon)
  • Seagate 4TB IronWolf NAS SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST4000VN008)  (5 of these)

The cost looks to be about $1100.00

Is there another manufacturer that we should look at?
Any problems with Drobo?


Thanks
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Mac OS X

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Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.