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How to transfer a movie (.avi) from pc to iPad without iTunes?

I'm trying to copy a .avi movie-file that I ripped from a dvd that I own from my PC to my iPad. I've tried doing this with iTunes, to no avail, and frankly I'm sick of iTunes so I'm looking for ...
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How do I stop the Adobe Creative Cloud app from auto-launching on login?

How do I stop the Adobe Creative Cloud app from auto-launching on login? I don't see any option of stopping this, and for some reason it's not in OS X's user login options.
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I included emoji in my password and now I can't log in to my Account on Yosemite

I wanted to check if it's possible to use emoji in a password for my Account on OS Yosemite. It worked but I didn't realize that the login screen has only native keyboards, so I can't type emoji there....
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How do I delete all Music off my iPhone library so nothing appears?

I’m having problems deleting all my music off my iPhone. I have deleted the music through iTunes and tried to delete it on on my iPhone but it still shows the track and just has the download symbol ...
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How to remove apps that are remembered by App Store?

Over the past few years, I have downloaded various apps onto my iPhone from the App Store. I have noticed that the App Store remembers the apps that I have downloaded. So, for instance: If I ...
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Is there an iMessage client for Windows?

My wife's iPhone has iOS 5 and hence iMessage installed. I would like to be able to chat with her using my Windows computer. What options are available for this? Is there a Windows client or any ...
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iPhone alarm through headphones only?

By default the iPhone alarm sounds both through the headphones and speakers (understandably), is there a setting somewhere to set the alarm to only go through the headphones? (The use case is I want ...
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How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?

There is a question that deals with the different behaviour of the fullscreen button in the window bar. There, it is shown that by doing: ⌥ + ⇧ + Click on green or outer right icon (plus icon) I can ...
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How to record both screen and sound with Quicktime on El Capitan?

I'm trying to record both what's happening on screen and the audio being played by the applications. To my surprise, QuickTime did not record the sound. I believe it worked before in previous OS X ...
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How do I make iTunes play slower or faster? I want to play CDs slower for a course I am on.

I want to play videos in iTunes faster (1x, 2x, double speed, etc.) or maybe slower. How do I do that?
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How can I list my open network ports with netstat?

I would like to list my open network ports in Terminal with built in commands. As what I know, netstat is the command to use. But I'm struggling to get any useful information out of it. How can I ...
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Why does my iPhone heat when charged and when in use

My iPhone gets really hot when charging and sometimes when I use it. I thought it might do this because my iPhone is cracked and I've thought about getting the screen fixed but I'm not sure if that's ...
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How do I view my iCloud Photo Stream online?

I set up iCloud when I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone and was excited about Photo Stream. I logged into icloud.com and found there are no photos. What gives? I was hoping that this would end the need to ...
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How can I create iPhone screenshots without the lock button?

Is there any way to create a screenshot of an iPhone without using the combination home+lock button? Is there an app for jailbroken phones? Something else? I do not have a Mac; only Windows.
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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What are alternatives for Menumeters on El Capitan?

Menumeters no longer works on El Capitan (see here), what are some alternatives? I just want to see my network and CPU stats.
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Native Youtube app suddenly stopped working on iPad 1

It's been some weeks now, whenever I try to used my Youtube app, it tells me it's impossible to connect to Youtube. Since it's an iPad 1, I have had trouble finding information online. Did Google or ...
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New iOS9 Spotlight search not finding contacts

I've just upgraded to iOS 9, and the new Spotlight search isn't finding contacts for me - it sometimes finds contacts, but not the one I'm searching for. I've turned off every app in Spotlight search,...
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How to downgrade iPhone 4S from iOS 9.0.1 to iOS 7.1.2?

(Please read the whole question before flaming me) Today I updated my iPhone 4S (Model A1387) to iOS 9.0.1 from 8.4. Since the Wifi doesn't work with either of these versions I decided to downgrade ...
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Turn off buzz when plugging in iPhone

I keep my iPhone on silent pretty much all the time. When I plug it in to a charger, it goes "buzz-buzz". My iPad doesn't do this. Both behaviors are the same with iOS 6 and 7. How do I make my ...
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How do you delete individual texts from a message conversation in iOS 8?

I have downloaded ios8 and I am struggling to delete individual texts from a message conversation. When I open a message and highlight a text bubble, "more" still appears, but when I tick the box, the ...
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Magic Mouse can never reconnect on Yosemite

Since upgrading to Yosemite (did a wipe of my HD before installing, so no settings was there from Mavericks) I can only connect my Magic Mouse normally once per boot. Normally you would be able to ...
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Calendar stopped working properly on iPhone. How can I fix it?

The calendar in my iPhone does not allow me to input new events. It was working fine, and I did nothing different to the Phone. When I try to input a new event, it won't 'stick'. Here's what I know: ...
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Attempting to update app asks for a different iTunes account password

I am trying to update WhatsApp. It is asking me for an iTunes password of a different email address and I can't change it. I rebooted my phone, signed in and out of iTunes and it is not changing it. ...
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Why does my iPad keep asking for my iCloud password?

I keep receiving an iCloud pop-up message to insert my iCloud password every time i switch on my iPad and I'm unable to do anything on it, inserting the password doesn't help. What should I do?
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What's the practical difference between a 16GB and 32GB iPhone?

I'm looking to close a deal on an iPhone. What I am having difficulty understanding is the difference between 16GB and 32GB. When does it matter if you have 32GB and 16GB? I understand, of course, ...
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Write to NTFS-formated drives on Yosemite

I sometimes need to mount USB drives that are NTFS formatted and write to them. On Mavericks I achieved this using the Homebrew formula ntfs-3g which depends on osxfuse. After upgrading to Yosemite, ...
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Bigger keyboard keys on iPhone 6 with iOS 8

I want a default keyboard with bigger keys. That's it. No Swype, no SwiftKey, nothing fancy, no other customizations—I just want… bigger… keys. I have thick fingers and I dont want to use auto ...
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iPhone shows wrong location

I recently moved and my iPhone still shows my old address for location services (e.g. in the Maps app and 3rd party applications that use Apple's location services). I assume the source of the problem ...
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If I turn off iCloud will it delete my photos

I need to make room on my phone and while searching for things to delete I found that ICloud sharing and my photo stream take up much more space than I'd like them too, so I was wondering if I turn ...
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How to download Bootcamp drivers without Bootcamp assistant?

I'm setting up my MacBook Air for a Windows-only boot setup. This was easy enough. It already had rEFIt on it, I just connected a Windows 7 boot thumb drive, and away I went. However, it seems Apple ...
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Cannot play videos in my iPad Air after upgrading to iOS 8.0.2

After upgrading my iPad Air to iOS 8.0.2 I can no longer play videos in any application. I've tried playing videos in Safari, Youtube, MVP Video Playlist, and any other app you can think of and ...
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How do I send a file by Bluetooth from Android smartphone to an iMac running OS X Lion?

I am unsuccessfully sending a file from my smartphone Huawei Ideos X5 with Android 2.3.5 to my iMac. I paired the devices successfully. Android phone receives successfully anything from iMac, but iMac ...
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Macbook Pro volume greyed out — no internal speakers available

The volume on my macbook pro has suddenly become greyed out. I haven't installed any updates or made any modifications to the computer, it just suddenly became greyed out after waking the macbook up ...
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iphone status bar activity indicator spins forever

Can someone point me why this activity indicator is spinning? All apps are closed. It's starts to spin right after I'm activating wifi. Wifi turned off - activity indicator disappearing.
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How big should my Time Machine backup drive be?

My 13" MacBook Pro has 500GB internal hard drive space, and I bought a 1TB external HDD to use as my Time Machine backup. I only read from many articles that the backup should be about 2 to 3 times ...
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How do I move a contact on the iPhone from one group to another?

I have about 20 contacts on my iPhone that is in the wrong group. How can I move them to another group?
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Can I upgrade my MacBook mid 2010 to 16GB of RAM? (2x8G)

I bought a MacBook mid 2010 which I have upgraded to 8GB of RAM. But now, 8GB is not enough for me. I need more RAM for my work. Can I upgrade my MacBook's RAM to 16GB? I know the new Macbook Pros ...
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Cannot take photos, message pops up that says “Not enough storage space”

I am trying to take a picture and my iPhone 4s says there is not enough storage space and to go to settings. I went into setting and into iCloud and deleted the prior backpack to free up space and I ...
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264k views

Is there a way to start a specific application with a keyboard short cut?

Sort of like the Windows+R command in the windows world? That actually just lets you run a command but you get the idea.
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Is there a way to automatically forward text messages to email?

Is there a way to automatically forward text messages (received on my iPhone) to email?
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My SD card slot doesn't work

My SD card slot on the latest Macbook (Mid 2012) won't mount my SD card. The SD card doesn't appear in Finder, Disk Utility, Image Capture or anywhere. I know it's not a software problem, because ...
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How to maximise a window to fill up screen in Mavericks?

Before Mavericks, I could maximise a window while holding shift key, and the window would always fill up the entire screen without needing any third party tools or changes. It no longer works in ...
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“Unable to download the app at this time”

My iPhone 4 can't download any apps. There's a warning message that says "couldn't download the app at this time" and "done" and "retry". What can I do?
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How can you unlock a Sprint iPhone 6 Plus? It was paid in full without a contract

I purchased a Sprint iPhone 6 Plus 64gb off contract. I paid the full amount which was about $1,000. As of today (2014-09-24), how can we unlock the iPhone 6 Plus which is on Sprint? I am a Sprint ...
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Copying ISO file to USB drive in OS X?

I have tried to copy an ISO file to a USB drive. I am unable to do it with Disk Utility. How can I copy the ISO file to a USB drive? But I get the below. I have enough space in the 16GB USB drive ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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iOS 7 Apps on iPad show up as installed but are not actually installed

I have a few apps that appear to be installed on my iPad running iOS 7 but are not actually installed. For instance, the app is no where on any home screen or inside any folder, but visiting the App ...
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Remove bookmark/reading list/link column in safari on ipad

Updated ipad to 8.1. On safari now I have a bookmark/reading list/link column on left of screen. It takes up about 1/3 of the screen and I want to delete it. I can not figure out how to do so.
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How can I receive FM radio broadcasts on my iPhone 4?

How to listen my local FM stations in my iphone 4? Like I can listen with my old Nokia phone, without using Internet, GPRS etc. Is iPhone 4 lacking this facility? I heard about "Pandora Radio" but ...