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How to fix brew after OSX upgrade to Yosemite?

I faced some issue with Homebrew. I upgraded to Yosemite. After the upgrade, homebrew seems to be broken. I would run any brew command and get this error /usr/local/bin/brew: /usr/local/Library/brew....
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Can't install any app, App Store asks for credit card

I haven't been installing anything on my iPad Mini for the past few weeks. But previously, I just had to tap on "Install", enter my Apple ID password and go. Now, for every new application, even ...
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How to change WhatsApp notification & SMS tone for iOS 7?

Does anyone know how to change WhatsApp notification & SMS tone for iOS 7 (on iPhone 5S)? I would like to use a ringtone such as Chinese music uploaded from phone or apps instead of using the ...
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Where can I download Safari for Windows?

This sounds like an absurd question, I know, but when I go to: http://www.apple.com/safari/ There isn't a download link! I'm sure it used to be there :-/ Here's what I see: Scrolling further ...
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iPhone 5 iOS7 no sound only vibrates when ringing?

Here is what I tried... Do Not Disturb is off In Settings -> Sounds, Vibrate on Ring is off and Vibrate on Silent is off The switch on the side is set to silver not red. The music will play over ...
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Install Facebook Messenger on iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6

I reset my iPhone 3Gs but am unable to install Facebook Messenger back on my iPhone as it requires iOS 7. How can I install Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6?
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How does one export all contacts from iCloud?

How does one export all contacts from iCloud in some sort of standard format? I would prefer to keep a backup in case my sync goes bad and I'm yet to find a way to export all my contacts. I would hate ...
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How can I transfer photos from the Camera Roll to Photo Stream?

Not all of my photos go to Photo Stream, some still go to my Camera Roll. I'm trying to get them on my Photo Stream so they will be on iCloud. With 30 photos on my camera, 10 in stream, I took 6 ...
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How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By "...
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Turning off or restarting iPhone if lock button is broken?

Now that I know how to lock the iPhone if the lock button is broken, I was wondering how I can restart the phone or turn it off. The lock button is completely unresponsive and holding it down does ...
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How do I disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) AKA “rootless” on OS X 10.11, El Capitan?

Apple has introduced System Integrity Protection, also known as "rootless", with OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I understand this is a step for general protection against malware but as a developer I need ...
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How can I convert JPG into PDF easily?

Is there any way to batch convert .jpg files into single .pdf files?
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Disable voice control on iPhone 4s, ios7.1

My partner has a hand-me-down iPhone 4s, and a few months ago, the home button started playing up and not pressing. She started using the on-screen home button instead, which has solved the problem of ...
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El Captain update download doesn't continue after restarting the Mac

I started to download the El Capitan upgrade, but then I shut down my computer. The day after I wanted to continue the download but in App Store it shows "Waiting..." and doesn't do anything. Also ...
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Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows

On Mac OS X Yosemite the green icon in every window: is by default used to make the application full screen. How do I make it work the same way as in previous versions of Mac OS X, i.e. to ...
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Is it possible to use a Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 with any other carrier or Pay-Per-Use carrier?

This is probably seems like a FAQ but I haven't seen anything definitive as of today. I have a CDMA-Only Verizon iPhone 4 (not a 4S) that recently came off contract. I'm aware that it's CDMA only ...
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iPhone contacts aren't syncing to iCloud

Contacts on my iPhone 4 are not syncing to iCloud even though it is set as on. It is a new phone, and the contacts synced when I first set up iCloud, but not since. I have tried "backup now" and new ...
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How to store photos in iCloud?

There's been a few posts on this topic, but none answered my questions (at least the several I took a look at). I'm trying to figure out how to store photos from my iPhone 5 to iCloud (via Wi-fi). ...
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How do you EXIT full screen mode in Yosemite?

OMG, I just discovered the new green button behavior in Yosemite that causes the window to go to full screen instead of maximizing it. That's fine, and I can live with option+click to get the old ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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Macbook permanently crashes while updating to El Capitan

I downloaded, and then started installing OS X El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. But I think it just stacked i think. So I turn off mac, and then turn on again. Every time when I try to login on my ...
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How to recover from a forgotten password for MacBook Pro?

I've forgotten the password for my MacBook Pro, which uses OS X 10.9.1. How can I reset my password?
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How can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?

I want to use Migration Assistant to transfer my data from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air. I'm told that I need my product key for MS Office 2011. Is there a way to find my product key on my mac?
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How to separate iMessages with shared Apple ID?

My son and wife both have iPod Touches and I have an iPhone. We all used the same Apple ID and turned on iMessage. Both my son and wife were getting texts from my friends and my work on their iPods, I ...
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What's with all the random folders in the DCIM directory for iPhone?

My photos are spread across 17 seemingly randomly named folders in my iPhone 5's DCIM directory. I can't make any sense of this and it is quite painful looking through all of these directories to ...
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“File Open” dialog is missing sidebar items

I'm having the strangest issue since updating to OS X El Capitan. My "Open File" dialogs show the sidebar but all my main (and useful) locations are missing. Take a look at this screenshot. This ...
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How can I remove a site from the reading list in Safari on my iPhone?

How do I edit the items in my "reading list" in Safari? Unlike bookmarks, there doesn't seem to be an "edit" option.
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How do I exit out of low power mode on an iPhone/iPod Touch?

I entered low power mode on my iDevice and the battery level indicator turned yellow. Now I've plugged it in and it's up past 23% and the battery is still yellow. Does that mean I'm in Low Power Mode ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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Paused & want to delete partially downloaded Yosemite

I was installing Yosemite Beta, however, I paused the download as I have not backup my Mac. Does anyone know how I can delete the paused download of it? It's driving me nuts! I can't just press "...
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How can I hide my texts when my screen is locked?

I had that option before and the recent update messed all my settings up:( now I can't hide my texts. I don't want people at work seeing my texts. I have my phone locked but everyone still can read ...
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Drag-dropping M4R Ringtone to iTunes 12.0.1 to appear in iTunes ringtone folder?

I followed the instructions here for older iTunes but things have apparently changed in iTunes 12.0.1 and iOS 8.1. The drag-dropping and the double-clicking the M4R file do not work anymore. So How ...
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Do I need to set up individual Apple IDs for all my kids' iPads?

I will be giving my three children three iPads as their christmas presents. I am now currently using my iPhone 4 with my only one Apple ID for the App Store. My question is if I set up their iPads ...
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How to remove a book from iBooks

I "bought" a free book on iBooks Store, the book is on my iCloud. Now I would to remove it, but I cannot find a way to do it.
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How to fix a Macbook Pro trackpad where the mouse pointer is randomly moving?

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro just started acting oddly. It's randomly clicking (which might cause me to switch programs), right-clicking and even once my screen even showed the swiping animation as ...
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Back up iPhone that can not be unlocked--screen is broken/shattered. Need help!

I left my phone on the roof of my car and drove away on a busy road. It was hit several times and the screen is broken/shattered and glass comes off of it. It receives calls/text messages, and the ...
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Deleting photos on the phone - does it affect them on iCloud?

Can you delete pictures from an iPhone and still have it saved in iCloud? If so, how?
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How do I copy music to my iPhone using iTunes 11?

I've always managed my iPhone/iPad/iPod Manually, I recently updated to iTunes 11 and now I can see no way to get my music onto my device. I used to be able to just drag songs from my library to my ...
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How can I remove the Reading List column in Safari?

How can I get rid of the Reading List column in Safari when I read a webpage? It takes up too much space on the page.
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How to reinstall Safari 8 without reinstalling OS X Yosemite

Safari keeps on crashing or is unusable for some other reason and I have no possibility of reinstalling it without reinstalling the OS. What do I do?
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iTunes Store: “Your payment method was declined.”

Last night I attempted to purchase an app from the App Store on my iPhone 4. The previous day I had purchased an app with no issues, and this time was told that my payment method was invalid. When I ...
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How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?

What command is used to create a symbolic link/soft link?
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How do I disable iMessage for a contact who no longer has an iPhone

A friend had an iPhone and when I added her contact I set it her number as "iPhone". She's recently got an Android device but my iPhone keeps trying to iMessage her, needless to say she's not ...
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How to transfer Clash of Clans from one iOS device to another

I have two iPhones and an iPad 2. One of the phones is an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6 and the other is an iPhone 4 running iOS 7. Under the same Game Center account they each have a separate village ...
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The simplest way to transfer photos from an iPhone to PC selectively (not sync-all)

Windows 7 user here, though access to a Mac (in case that'd be the only way to do this) wouldn't be impossible. I know I could download iTunes and sync all the photos, but I have nearly 4000 of them ...
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iMessage stopped working.. Contacts are shown as red now

This problem has been seen on mid-2012 MacBook Pros on Mavericks and on late-2014 Retina MacBook Pros on Yosemite. One day while using iMessage on the Mac, all the contacts turned red and messages ...
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How can I change calendar/contacts sync setting for iPhone?

I recently upgraded to iTunes 11.0.1.12. When I plug my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1.1) into the computer, I noticed that under the "Info" tab, "Sync Contacts" and "Sync Calendars" don't have any options ...
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Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable

My iPhone 5 that has been running iOS 7 since beta 1 suddenly wants to be activated. When locked, it shows me my wallpaper. After sliding to unlock, it asks for my passcode. When I enter it, it takes ...
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How to stream iTunes content to Chromecast

Is it possible to stream my iTunes moves and TV series to my Chromecast? I've found some solutions on Google but I'd like to avoid tricky transcoding processes. What's the easiest solution?
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What is the meaning of the “§” symbol (on the upper left corner of the mac keyboard)?

The title says it all, but I'll repeat it here: What is the meaning of the "§" symbol (on the upper left corner of the mac keyboard) as highlighted in the image here? Apparently, this is not ...
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