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How do I clear data listed as “Other” on my iPhone?

Since iOS 1 I have always lost Gigs of storage to the "Other" category on my iPhone. I have cleared my Safari data, told my phone not to sync music, apps and just about every other syncable option ...
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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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What is Mobile Sync - Backup and why is it taking so much space?

I was checking my directory and found out that the Folder Backup in Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup, is taking 13GB of my Harddisk ... What is this and why is taking so much space ...
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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 secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7?

Apple showed this new feature in iOS 7 called Activation Lock, that if you enable "Find My iPhone" on a device that is lost or stolen, a person that finds/gets the iPhone will not be able to wipe it ...
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Why does OS X Mavericks block the purge command in Terminal?

When I try the purge command on my terminal, OS X Mavericks gives me the following message: Unable to purge disk buffers: Operation not permitted This hasn't been the default behavior until now. I ...
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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 restore my iPhone from an iCloud backup?

I just installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 several days ago, and I backed it up to iCloud. After performing a sync with my PC, it deleted a bunch of apps. I'd like to restore these from the iCloud backup. ...
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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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Can't adjust volume/play music on iPhone 4

For some reasons I can't adjust the volume on my iPhone 4 anymore. Whenever I press it the popup showing the bell is shown but not the bar indicating the . I can't adjust the volume at all. Also ...
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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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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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iOS 6 activation error on iPhone 3GS without SIM card

I recently got an iPhone 3GS without a SIM card. I upgraded it to iOS 6 from 5.1.1. However, the phone is stuck on "Activation error" after successfully connecting to my WiFi. The screen says: ...
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How can I delete photos from camera roll and leave in an album?

I created a named album on my iPhone and placed photos from my camera roll in there. I would then like to delete these photos from the camera roll. However, when I try to do so an error messages warns ...
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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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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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Why does iTunes not recognise a plugged in iPhone on Windows 8.1?

I have iTunes 11.0.4.4 and have just installed Windows 8.1 - iTunes seems to work ok, but when I plug the iPhone in (iOS 6.1.4) it doesn't appear and be recognised. The OS sees the phone and I can ...
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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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If I delete Clash of Clans on one iPad, and download it on another using the same Apple ID, will it save my progress?

I just bought a new iPad and I’m wondering if I can move Clash of Clans from the old to the new and save the progress. I spent a fair bit of money into it and I don't want to lose it.
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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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How can I unstick my trackpad button?

The trackpad button on my 2007 Macbook Pro seems to be sticking. Specifically, it's stuck in the "down" position, which means I'm selecting pretty much everything all the time (you wouldn't believe ...
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How to arrange two windows easily to left and right side?

In Windows 7, we can easily arrange two windows with these shortcuts: Option (Alt) ⌥ + ← maximizes the window to the left side of the screen, and Option (Alt) ⌥ + → maximizes the window to the right ...
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Can apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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Remove Jailbreak and restore to factory settings without iTunes

A friend has an iPhone and they need to wipe it and remove the jailbreak on it. They don't need a backup. The problem is they don't have access to a computer with iTunes on it to do this. Can this ...
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iOS7 Moving Backgrounds - file type and creating your own

iOS7 comes with parallax backgrounds. My questions are: Are these a standard file type? Does anybody know what it is? Is there a process to create a custom one? -- EDIT Thanks everyone - I was ...
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How can I configure Mac Terminal to have color ls output?

How can I configure Mac Terminal to have color ls output? I am using MacOS 10.5
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How can I change my sender name in iCloud email?

I want to correct how my 'sender' name appears when I write mail with my iCloud account. For some reason, iCloud shows my first name in all caps & I can't edit it.
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How to lock screen on MacBook Air?

I know this has been asked many times (Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?) but the hotkey combination does not work on my MacBook Air ...
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How to get iMessages in sync across an iOS 5 iPhone, iPad and Mountain Lion Mac?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the Messages app - and the "fact" that all your Messages threads are consistent across all your devices. I would really like to have my the threads that I ...
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Front facing camera stopped working on the iPhone 4s

Attempted to use the Camera App today and was presented with a closed shutter screen in the Camera app as pictured below. No tramma or anything happend to the phone no recent OS update, just not ...
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Need to print out iPhone text messages

I have a court case and have text messages on my iPhone I need to transfer to my iPad email for evidence. Every time I try it doesn't work, it will send them to my iMessage but not my email. I need ...
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Is there an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows?

It would be nice to have an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows. Does anyone know if such a program exists as a shipping product or an open source work-in-progress? I'm aware that there are many ...
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Transferring PDFs from iBooks to your laptop/desktop

There are a lot of tutorials on how to load PDFs into iBooks, but none say how to backup or transfer them back to your computer. I understand there is a button to email them, but I probably have ...
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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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iOS 7: Disable message “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”?

After the upgrade to iOS 7, while using non-Apple certified chargers I receive the warning This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone. AFAIK there is no ...
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When would the US apple store provide Unlocked iPhone 5S?

The iPhone 5S won't be released where I live until maybe a month or two. I would like to get my hands on one from the US (better prices than UK) but I want it to be unlocked. Apparently only the ...
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How to copy MP3 from PC to iPhone 4s without iTunes

How can I sync my MP3 collection on my Windows 7 PC with my iPhone 4S without having to use iTunes?
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iPhone is broken, how can I still access my contacts?

I broke my iPhone last weekend and the screen remains blank/black even if I connect it to a computer running iTunes. Is there a way I can still access my contacts?
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How can I log in into iCloud.com from an iPhone?

I lost my iPhone and i had a lot of important contacts and documents in my iCloud mail account. The only "computer" I currently have available is my friend's iPhone which is connected to his own ...
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How can I run Windows applications on a MacBook Pro?

I have a friend that wants to buy a Mac Book Pro and he has some windows applications that he needs to run. He doesn't want to buy the applications again. Can he run the Windows applications on his ...
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Is my iPhone locked with iCloud or not? I don't have sim-card yet

I bought iPhone 5C from my friend and he hasnt used it, and didnt know anything bout that, he got it from somewhere. And im not sure is it locked or not? So i dont have nano sim-card yet. When i got ...
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Will an Airport Express extend the Wi-Fi of another-non Apple Access Point?

My colleague has a cheap Cisco Access Point on another floor. The wireless is very spotty. He is using a Mac Pro. Will an Airport Express work to extend this network?
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How can I reinstall Mac OS X (Lion) without erasing data?

My Lion installation ruined. Everything doesn't work. Even my Mac doesn't sleep. I want to reinstall whole OS, but I have no spare backup drive. So I want to reinstall OS without erasing or ...
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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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Microsoft Publisher: Mac Equivalent?

Microsoft Publisher is an excellent piece of software on Windows. Does a Mac equivalent of Microsoft Publisher exist in its own entity ?
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Black screen with cursor instead of login window

Last night my mid-2010 Mac Pro woke up and probably installed some update (Mavericks). After this, every time I boot, black screen with cursor appears instead of login window. I've tried blindly ...
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How can I get a me.com e-mail address?

Was this a service only offered with Apple's Mobile Me? Is there anyway I can still get an e-mail address ending in @me.com?
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How can I mount an ext4 file system on OS X?

Is there a safe, stable application for reading from and writing to ext4 file systems on Mac OS X? If not, what's the best way to access the contents of an ext4 file system on ...
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How to disable Self Control application?

I use SelfControl quite frequently for completing homework and such, but at school, while I was away from my keyboard at the white board, my friend thought it would be funny to set the timer to 10 ...
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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 ...