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How can I keep my iMessage on iPhone, but stop them coming through on my Mac?

I don't want my private messages popping up on my Mac, so is there a way I can remove my account on my Mac, but keep it on my iPhone?
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Errors restoring OSX Lion on a macbook

My sister has a late 2007 MacBook running OSX 10.7 Lion. She's managed to acquire quite the collection of adware, so reinstalling the OS seems like the easiest recourse. However, when I boot into ...
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Apple ID for employees having no credit card

I would like to create Apple ID on my employee's desktop. She has no credit card, I can't create Apple ID without card, having no apple id she cannot update her desktop. Is there any workaround of ...
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Using different apple id for store purchase and icloud and syncing contacts & calendar

I have following Apple devices - MacBook Air - iMac - iPad I am planning to buy iPhone 5s soon. iMac is used at home, and while travelling I use MacBook Air. iPad is used by my younger brother ...
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App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...
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Purchasing OS X Mavericks for a fresh install

I have a Mac Mini here that I just reset (wiped everything). When I try to reinstall OS X Mavericks through the "Install OS X" interface, I am seeing this error message: This Apple ID has not ...
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What are the implications of linking your Apple ID to your Mac User Account in OS X System Preferences?

What are the various effects, in terms of usability, privacy and security, of storing your Apple ID in 'Users & Groups’ in your Mac System Preferences, like so? E.g., could one effect be not ...
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549 views

Manage Apple devices for small company

What's the best way to manage 10-20 Apple computers for a small company? All the devices are purchased and owned by the company. We want to be to reassign computers from one person to another, and ...
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Selling a MacBook Pro with preinstalled OSX and transferring the license

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 and have since upgraded all the way to Mavericks. I am now selling the device and the online restore option requests my apple ID. Using that, I've installed a clean ...
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purchased a paid app on a laptop and will not appear on my mac's itunes

I purchased a paid app on my laptop, after logging in with my apple ID, and even got an email verifying my purchase. Today, I logged in to my mac, opened itunes and the app was not in the list with my ...
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357 views

New Mac Machine is asking apple id [duplicate]

New Mac Machine is asking apple id on start up of machine is it really required or mandatory to have an apple id to start with this? if so can i create an apple id without providing any credit card ...
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786 views

Change apple ID associated with Mac App Store application

How can I change the Apple ID associated with an application downloaded from the Mac App Store? For example, when I try to update an application, it says for me to login with the account that ...
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1answer
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How can I get started with FaceTime on a Macbook Pro?

I just bought a Retina Macbook pro about a week ago and I have been trying to use facetime. When I go to select a contact, it dials them but stays in the connection position. It just doesn't seem to ...
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2answers
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Remove applications from Software Update

I have two applications showing up in Software Update that I didn't install, don't exist anywhere on any volume attached to my computer (and never have), and I would like to remove them. When I click ...
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1answer
928 views

What domain name is appended to a default Apple ID when created in OS X?

Upon booting a MacBook Air for the first time (OS X, Version 10.8), I was prompted to create an AppleID. I selected a username and a default domain name was added automatically to this username. I ...
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Can I partially use iCloud with someone else's Apple ID without syncing contacts to my device?

I'm using my mum's Apple ID on my new MacBook Pro, so, because of iCloud, I'm receiving all her emails, I have all her contacts, etc. I just want to use her Apple ID for iTunes, the AppStore and ...
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Transfer Lion with my MacBook Pro sold to 3rd party

I had a old MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), then I bought the update to Lion (OS X 10.7). Then I bought a new MacBook Pro that already comes with Lion and sold the old MacBook Pro. So, ...