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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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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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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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iPhone 4 will charge in wall, but won't sync or charge via USB

I have an iPhone 4 that is showing its age. It will charge when plugged into the wall charger. However, when I plug the same cable into a USB port on my computer it will not charge or be recognized ...
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Gray screen after installing Yosemite

Yesterday I updated my 2012 MacBook Air to Yosemite. Everything was good, everything working great, but, at the end of the night, my laptop’s battery was low so I decided to shut it down, instead of ...
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How can I get my iPhone to sync with a new computer without being erased?

For some reason, Apple has imposed a most absurd restriction where the only way to get an iPhone (or other iDevice) to sync with a different computer is by erasing it first. I haven't verified ...
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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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What does the “Current Period” data usage number mean?

In the Settings app, under Cellular > Cellular Data Usage, I see a “Current Period” value of 6.8 GB. However, I’ve checked this number several times over the years, at all different points in my ...
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Install Windows 7 with Bootcamp on OS X Yosemite with USB Key

I have an iMac (bought in 2011) and I recently upgraded it with Yosemite. I am trying to install Windows 7 on it via Bootcamp. However, its optical drive does not work, so I chose the USB key ...
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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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Is it possible to hack facetime call?

Me and my girlfriend are using facetime regularly for talking. I'm worried if anyone can hack our Facetime calls and record our videos? Is it possible? How safe is Facetime?
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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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Locking an iPhone if button is broken?

My friend's iPhone's sleep/wake button no longer works. Is there any way to turn off the screen besides setting up auto-lock and waiting a few minutes?
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How can I find out which apps I have already downloaded on my iPhone?

When you attempt to download an app that costs money, you will not be charged if you already bought the app. After you press buy and enter your iTunes password, it will say "You have already purchased ...
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How to use Nike Running with iOS 8's Health app?

I installed iOS 8 on my iPhone 5S today and the got the Health app as a result. It shows on the Health app that it can get data when the app "sends" data over to the Health app. So I assume Nike ...
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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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Can iPhone wake me up if I completely turn it off?

On the feature phones I used to have, I could set the alarm clock, then turn the phone "off": the alarm clock would trigger at the set time anyway. Can I do this on iPhone? By "off" (in quotes, ...
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Popcorn-Time movies error loading data, try again later

The error appears when choosing the movies tab. I am noticing it in Popcorn-Time Version 0.3.5-4 (0.3.5-4), OS X 10.10.1. Also noticed that the movie thumbnails are not appearing.
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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 to transfer music from one iTunes library to another using shared library?

I would like to transfer music from one iTunes library to another but I tried to drag songs from local library to a shared library and it didn't work. Is it possible to do this transfer using just ...
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'Sign in to iCloud' pop-up won't stop popping up on my iPad

This is obviously a common problem but even after following the 're-boot' advice I can't get rid of it. I can't sign in to iCloud because that e-mail address no longer exists and I can't receive the ...
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How can I retrieve a saved WiFi password from iOS 7 and newer?

I have some wireless networks that I joined on my iOS device and I now want to retrieve the passwords from the device. How can I (by hook or crook if necessary) get into the iOS 7 or iOS 8 keychain ...
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WindowServer high CPU on Yosemite

This is a follow up to So my Yosemite install is slow - what to do? Since installing Yosemite a week or so ago my machine is very sluggish. I am a web developer so I change windows/apps a lot. ...
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Unable to Resize Partitions

I have recently created a partition on my macbook air running OS X 10.9, and this was to run install another OS instance (Yes, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but that is an aside to the query I have) on it. I ...
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How can I use an iPhone on the TracFone network?

I am looking to buy a used iPhone for use on the TracFone network. I am pretty sure that it will run on the network. According to eHow, I can do it with a jailbreak and according to another eHow ...
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Can't update apps in iOS App Store; can only Open

On my iPhone, the App Store has a badge saying "2". When I open the App Store and go to the Updates page, there are two apps at the top, which for a split-second say "Update" and then immediately ...
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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 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 do I share a post in the Facebook app for iPad?

My mom uses the Facebook app for iPad and wanted to share a post, such as on the web interface: How does one share a post within the app?
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How to mimic Safari 5 Activity window with Mountain Lion, to save FLV video files?

With Safari 5 in Lion, I used the Activity window to save video files. Safari 6 has no Activity window. With Mountain Lion, what is the best way to replicate what I could do before?
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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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All apps wiped from jailbroken iPhone (iOS 7.0.4) after reboot from battery loss

Basically I have my iPhone w/ iOS 7.0.4 jailbroken using the latest evasion software. I recently ran out of battery, and when I had managed to recharge and get my handset back on, all of my apps ...
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Where does iTunes save iOS updates?

When I choose to install a new version of iOS on my device via iTunes, the installation file is huge (e.g. 750 MB). Where does iTunes save this file, and does it get deleted after the installation is ...
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iPhone 5 stuck on “your iPhone is being restored”

I got an iPhone 5 and restored it from the iCloud backup of my iPhone 4. Now when I look at the iCloud backup settings for the iPhone 5, it says "Backup options will be available when your iPhone is ...
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If I have an iPod touch (1st gen) can I install apps?

I found what I think is a first gen iPod touch (see here). I had to restore it and it says it cannot update beyond iOS 2.2.1, build version 5H11. When I browse the App Store, all apps seem to ...
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Email on iPad not showing after some days

After a few days my older emails on iPad2 stop showing in the inbox. Dont find any clue where they went. Does the mail program store the older emails elsewhere? How can i show all the emails and not ...
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iPad Mini stuck in iTunes logo (failed upgrade)

I tried to update to iOS 8 today, and when I opened iTunes to do so, it also requested to update itself, as I thought it could handle both things (especially because I assumed it would update itself ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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How do I install Mavericks now that Yosemite has been released?

I have a late 2009 iMac running Mountain Lion, I also have a Macbook Pro running Mavericks. I have been planning on installing Mavericks on the iMac, but now that Yosemite has been released, Mavericks ...
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How to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air with Mountain Lion

I recently downloaded Mountain Lion because I wanted to be able to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air. But, for some reason I'm not able to add my number to my Mac. When ...
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Why is “Add to Wishlist” option not visible in iOS 7 App Store?

I've found several apps that I'd like to add to my wishlist to download later, but the option isn't visible in the menu. I thought "Add to Wishlist" was a new feature in iOS 7 for the App Store. But ...
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Disable steps count in iPhone 6

Today I opened Health on my iPhone 6 and I realized that it is counting my steps. However I never enabled this functionality. Is there a way to disable it?
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Is it possible to log out of 'mail' on the iPad?

I set up my email into the iPad 'Mail' app, and I cannot find how you log out to prevent another user from opening and reading my mail. Is it possible to log out of 'mail' on the iPad?
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Why doesn't iTunes detect my iPhone?

When I connect my iPhone 3GS to my computer, iTunes does not detect it. The phone displays the green battery meter indicating it's charging, System Profiler detects an "iPhone" connected to the USB ...
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Turn off iMessage on computer but not on iPhone

I've recently bought a new Mac. iMessage is on it. I'd rather not have it on my computer. I want my texts to be kept private. How do I keep it on my iPhone and remove it from the Mac?
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Why are my iMessages being sent through my Apple ID?

This had never been a problem until around an hour ago. A friend texted me and it showed up on all 3 other iPhones my family has (we all use the same Apple ID). I tried turning my phone off and on, ...
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Yosemite volume up and down doesn't make a feedback sound

Instead of playing a sound when volume up/down is pressed on the keyboard it now plays a sound when you hold down SHIFT + Vol Up / Vol Down. How does one configure it to work like it did before?
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How to sync iCloud contacts with Google?

I recently started using the Gmail app on my iOS devices because it has better search functionality than the native Mail app. However, that means that when I'm writing emails the app is using my Gmail ...
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Write in NTFS using Mavericks

I was able to read and write NTFS filesystems normally in Mountain Lion, but after the upgrade this stopped to work. I installed ntfs-3g and fuse4x using homebrew in Mountain Lion and followed the ...
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How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?

What command is used to create a symbolic link/soft link?