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How do I type a ² or a ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. Now I switched to a qwerty ...
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How can I restore photos from an iCloud backup to a new iPhone?

My iPhone fell into water and is now broken, completely! I desperately try to recover my photos via iCloud. I downloaded the iCloud manager for Windows since I never backed up my iPhone with my ...
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Why does OS X show a forgot password prompt when trying to boot or wakeup screen?

Something came up today that bugged me a bit, I left my laptop on battery power before going to bed. When starting it up the battery was dead. I plugged it in, and here is what happened: The startup ...
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Change my Apple ID email address on iCloud account

I had to make a new email address for my new Apple ID since I forgot my previous Apple ID password and couldn't receive a verification email. Now that I have my new Apple ID and password, my iPhone ...
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How to open iPhone 5c locked with an iCloud account?

I bought an iPhone 5c from a guy in a bar. He said he was going to remove the device from his iCloud list, which he never did and it's been 3 weeks already. The phone is not blacklisted and I know the ...
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How can I delete photos imported to an iPhone from a PC?

How do I delete photo albums that I accidentally imported to my iPhone 4S from my PC? There is no delete available for either album or individual pictures.
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“Verification Required” when installing free apps?

When I tried to install a free app, AppStore says: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to sign in, then verify your payment info. I never had this ...
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Is there a way to turn off iOS 9 update reminders?

The answers to this question imply that the reminders do not recur... but that's for versions prior to iOS 9. Much like with newer versions of OSX, iOS 9 will remind you every other day or so to ...
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How can I recalibrate the touchscreen on my iPhone?

When I tap on the bottom of my iPhone's screen it actually acts as if I tapped in another section higher up. It may be a calibration problem. How can I recalibrate the touchscreen?
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How do I permanently delete data from a game when I delete it from my iPhone/ipad

I have been trying for weeks now to delete a game and all of its data and every time I do this and install the game again it comes back with the previous data. I want to delete the game and start ...
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Using Find my iPhone to track my daughters phone

Can I use find my iPhone to track my daughters phone if we each have different apple ids?
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Downloading videos with Safari 7.0.1 on OS X mavericks

In previous versions of Mac OS X, one could download videos in Safari with ⌥⌘A. How can this be done in Safari 7.0.1 on a OS X mavericks?
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How do I type the euro value sign € on a Mac?

I've tried bashing on my keyboard with the ⌥ alt/option key pressed with the ⇧ shift key pressed but I do not seem to be able to find how I can get the euro value sign. ⇧ shift+4 gives the dollar ...
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How to remove chrome app icons from launchpad?

I uninstalled Google chrome by deleting it from the Applications folder and I also deleted the associated profile data from ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome But I have failed to remove all ...
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How can I bypass Activation Lock?

I bought a used iPhone 4. The previous owner re-set the phone, but did not remove the device from their iCloud. It is asking me for their iCloud information when I try to set-up the phone. I don't ...
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How to get iMessages to sync across an iPhone, iPad and Mac automatically?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the fact that one can sync iMessages across iOS and OSX devices. I would really like to have a thread that I start on my iPhone automatically sync to my ...
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permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac

How do I permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac. I don't want to send/receive/view messages on my computer. I only want to use my phone for sending/receiving/viewing messages. ...
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My iPhone & my daughters iPhone are getting the same text messages

I just restored a phone from back up for my daughter. Now my text messages say they are from her. We both have IOS 7, and share an Apple ID.
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Should I delete pictures from Photo Stream or Camera Roll to free up space on my device?

Can I make more available memory by deleting pictures? Do I delete them from Photo Stream or Camera Roll? I want them saved but can I remove from one of those areas.
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iTunes won't sync music library back to iPhone 6 or 5

This is my Bizarro Problem. For a while, I have noticed that my iPhone has lost some of the music files when I sync to the Mac. First it was CDs that I had ripped, and therefore was not associated ...
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What does “Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes library” mean?

I just plugged my iPhone into my new mac (previously it was managed using itunes on a PC) I just want to delete some songs that are on the iPhone. It seems I can't press delete on the songs in ...
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Turn off message sending from iCloud?

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad that does not appear in the Finder?

I have moved an installer into the launchpad (uTorrent-Installer). The problem is that I would like to remove it now but as it is an installer it doesn't appear in "Applications" in the Finder. I can'...
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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Why are iMessages appearing on my iPad but not coming through on my phone?

I think I have everything set up correctly but randomly this week I have had a few messages appear on my iPad and they have never come through on my iPhone. So I didn't even knew I had a message until ...
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How can I “Delete All” from Inbox or Sent mail folder in iOS?

The sent items folder is about 8 GB and I need to clear it out to free up space. Is there any way to do it without selecting each individual message?
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Alternative to Windows Snipping Tool for Mac OSX

Is there something like the Windows Snipping Tool for OSX? For those, who don't know about the tool, it's an easy to use software to take snapshot of any portion of screen, and is really useful in ...
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How to backUp an iPhone with a black/blank screen?

Recently I dropped my iPhone 4 and when I picked it up the screen was all black but the sensor was still on. I called Apple and basically they said they can try to repair it or just buy a new one. So, ...
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Roll back from OS X Mavericks ( or any newer OS) to Mountain Lion

I installed the developer preview of OS X Mavericks, & too many things broke. I can't stay on it & need to roll back to Mountain Lion. Any ways of doing that? Please help! I originally ...
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iOS 7: delete a location from the weather application

I would like to delete a location from the weather app in iOS 7. If I tap and hold I can rearrange the order and the '+' sign allows me to add one. Swiping left-to-right as in previous versions does ...
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How to turn off iPhone without power button?

My iPhone's power button is broken. How can I still turn it off to send it in for repairs? I found another answer, but it does not really help.
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How can I repair a disk that Disk Utility says it can't repair?

I have an external hard-disk with a single Mac OS Extended partition. This disk stopped working couple of days ago. I tried to repair the partition with disk utility but no luck. The error message is ...
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Why is my iPhone screen stuck on the 'connect to iTunes' screen?

i need help with my iPhone it is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen. iTunes does recognize the iPhone, but when I select 'restore', it goes through a few progress bars then errors again. I've ...
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El Capitan: Appstore says “downloaded” and “there's been an error” (stuck)

In order to download El Capitan, I clicked the "download" button in the highlighted banner of the Appstore. The "busy" wheel began to spin in the upper left, and I thought to give it some time. After ...
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How to activate a used iPhone bound to another account (already removed from iCloud)?

I want to pass my iPhone on to a friend. I backed up his old phone and restored it to the new one. After restarting it I see this: This is the case, because I had "Find my iPhone" activated and did ...
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How can I restart an iPhone 4S with a broken lock button and frozen springboard?

My springboard has frozen and the lock button is broken (two months out of warranty and it's not classed as a hardware failure). How do I restart the phone given that I can't access any apps or ...
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How do I password-protect access to specific apps in iOS?

currently, I have a 4 digit lock on my phone. I know this isn't really secure - and can be broken through if neccessary. It just kind of stops the situation if someone picks up my phone, they won't ...
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Unable to change payment information to NONE in iOS Appstore

Ever since adding an iTunes gift card to my account, I'm getting verification requests like crazy. I can't even download free apps. It takes me to my payment info and when I try to select none, I ...
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Why can't I download iOS 7 on my iPhone 3Gs?

I am unable to download iOS 7 on my iPhone 3Gs. Why? I have iOS 6.1.6 and if I want to download "Find My iPhone", it requires iOS 7. I've tried to search on what else I can do, but cannot figure ...
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iOS 8.4 Apple Music App: How to shuffle all songs by an artist?

With the complete redesign featuring the new streaming mixin (which I don't use), it seems that when listening to music from my library (stored on my device) I can only shuffle songs within a single ...
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iPad won't turn on after a complete battery drain

my iPad iPad mini retina is out of warranty I forgot to plug in my iPad after the critical battery warning and it went some minutes following the warning. I was not worried because same thing had ...
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Some Contacts not showing up but are still stored in iPhone 4

I noticed today that several of my recent contacts are not in my contacts. However, I have been texting them and their info shows up when I go to contact from a text message or recent call. When I am ...
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How do I send text messages to non-iPhone owners using the iMessage app on a Mac or the Messages app on an iPad?

TL;DR I was on ATT for years and could text iPhone and Android users with the iMessage app on my Macs and the Messages app on my iPad. I switched to T-Mobile (and ported over the same phone number) ...
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Is it 'OK' to use the root user as a normal user?

I have enabled the root user on my Mac so I can log into it and run Finder etc. Being the lazy person that I am, just transferred everything from my home directory to /var/root. I'm not too sure of ...
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How to combine two images into one on a Mac?

Say I have two photos (or any images), for example with the following dimensions: +----------+ +----------+ | | | | | | | | |320 x 428 | and |...
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How to shuffle all songs in iOS 8.4 music app

In the old version of the music app you could shuffle all songs when songs were selected: This feature seems to be absent in iOS 8.4 and the new music app: What are the options for shuffling ...
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Removing news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9

How can I turn off news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9?
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The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro just stopped working. How do I fix it?

The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro stopped working. It was working fine, then just spontaneously stopped while I was using external speakers plugged into the output jack. Now, neither speakers nor 3 ...
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Create a Bootable Windows USB from a OS X to work on a PC

What I need to archive is Create a Bootable usb drive from Windows 7 iso image using a Mac running. Use the flash drive to boot and install windows on a PC (not Mac) What I'm looking for is an app ...
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Official way to obtain an OS X ISO file

I'm trying to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox on Windows 8.1. I have VirtualBox installed and the VM set up, but I need an ISO file to install the operating system. I've searched around and ...