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Selling macbook, best/fastest way to delete data?

I need help to erase all of my data from my computer... Selling 2009 Macbook pro w. Lion. I don't have the startup disks. So I've created another admin account and am trying to delete mine from ...
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iPhone 4 water damage - how to recover data?

My sister dropped her iPhone into water and made the fatal mistake of turning it on just a few hours later, thinking it was already dry. I put it into a bag with rice for days. She had taken a lot ...
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if both data and wi-fi are enabled, will iPhone use both?

I was using my iPhone with both data enabled, 3G enabled and inside my hose, where I was connected to wi-fi. I just saw that I exceeded my monthly limit and I was billed $10. So when data is enabled, ...
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What counts as data usage on the iPhone?

I went from low usage of data on an average to over my limit and I do not know why. How can I tell? Does streaming music count? I have AT&T, so I think I have unlimited texting. Do photos on my ...
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How can I log OS X Server disk performance?

I know Activity Monitor exists to view disk i/o and other performance metrics. However, does Activity Monitor have the ability to log any of these metrics? If not, how can I log these metrics into a ...
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Trying to securely erase hard drive, but Security Options not available (Mavericks)

Recently got a new Macbook Pro 13″ and I'm preparing my old Macbook Air for sale. I'm following steps in the Apple Support article on this topic (as well as other similar articles I've found). I'm ...
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apps/music/photo sync **after** clean install of iOS 7

I am preparing to upgrade to iOS 7.0+ via a clean install. From what I've read, this method is best to minimize the chance of taking a hit on battery performance. If I understand correctly, a clean ...
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Lost Data on Macbook Pro

After I could not boot my Macbook Pro (OS X Lion 10.7.5) I tried to run safe boot. I thought it worked, but only thing it did was booting the mac without any data i used to have. All the software is ...
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No Data in cells when opening older excel files in Office 2011 for OS 10.8

I have older excel files saved as xls. When I open them in Excel 2011 on my Mac with OS 10.8, I get all of the formatting but no data in the cells. This happens whether I double-click to open or open ...
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mba 2012 protect data against theft

I'm looking for a way to protect my data files on my macbook air 2012 I'm a sales rep with sensitive client data. Always moving with my laptop in sleep mode. So far I have my password set up, ...
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What happens to the data for an app that gets removed during the update from iOS 5 to iOS 6?

I have been using Mile Tracker app for logging business miles. Today when I updated my phone to iOS 6, that app disappeared. It also no longer appears in the phone app store or in the iTunes 10.7 ...
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iMessage sync with the computer?

I know that if you have an iPhone and an iMac computer/laptop, you can text off your iPhone, then once coming within a certain radius of your computer, iCloud uses Wi-Fi and sends the conversations to ...
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iPhone contacts off by one digit and/or swapped digits

A few weeks ago, I erased and reinstalled my iPhone software (iOS 5.1). I also decided to jailbreak it right around that time. Since then, I've noticed that several of my contacts have the wrong ...
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Is it possible for me to use my iPhone4 microsim dataplan on an iPad2?

I have the new iPad2 and am wondering if intead of buying a new microsim/connection from AT&T, I can just use the microsim from my iPhone4. Please advise. Thanks
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Is it possible to use an iPhone without data?

I recently started at a new job and now work at home four days a week (I only go in to the office once a week for a company meeting). Because I'm no longer commuting regularly and obviously have wifi ...
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App that allows iPhones to share information while overseas without a plan (and no data)

I need an app that allows a number of iPhones to exchange information between each other during an event that there may be no WiFi available while myself and two buddies travel overseas. None of us ...
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How do I transfer saved data to a new iPhone?

I want to upgrade to a new iPhone but have apps that store data, such as inventory, car maintenance data, etc… I don't want to lose this information when I upgrade. How do I transfer this saved data ...
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What are the consequences of turning iCloud Document and Data syncing off?

I have disabled Documents and Data syncing in iOS 7 to overcome the sluggish keyboard issue. But I wonder what the consequences of turning Docu and Data sync off are?
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What should I do after I lost my MacBook data?

I lost my data on my Mac and now I don't know how to recover it. Do I have to go to a recover shop and pay for the costly recovery?
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Data exchange from old to new iphone

How to transfer apps and its data from one iphone to another through hard disk? Since I am changing my laptop. I want to know whether the backup includes app data also? What i mean is when i restore ...
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DiskAid stuck “Checking Tracks Already in iTunes”

I downloaded DiskAid yesterday and am trying to move songs over from my iPod to my iMac. There is a window that says "Checking Tracks Already in iTunes" that has been spinning since yesterday. It ...
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Why does AT&T claim I used more data than my iPhone does?

I reset my data usage in Settings (iPhone 4s) at the start of every billing cycle. Every month I near my data limit of 2GB so it's important to me to be careful of this number. However it seems like ...
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Reinstalling my Windows machine and wanting to preserve iTunes backups

Is there a way to preserve the backups from all my iDevices stored into the iTunes folder - photos, audio notes, SMS etc. and move them to the new Windows installation. Is this possible? How?
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If mac has the built-in backup tool time machine, why we still need mac data recovery?

I dont know much about computer thing and just knew that mac has a built-in backup called time-machine? what is that? can it help us recover the lost data in my mac. and why people still need some ...
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Download and view podcast

If I download a free podcast onto my iTunes and onto my iPhone does it still use data from my contract?
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How to keep all the data on my applications when I buy a new iPad

I am buying a new iPad because I only have a 16gb iPad and I want to keep the data on my apps ie. on sims I want to keep the houses and people on it but is it possible to do that when you buy a new ...
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Iphoto recover deleted photos

I have used several data recovery software systems. I cannot retrieve the specific photos I've deleted. Many photos have shown up including some I deleted at the same time. The ones I'm trying to ...
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iPhone Locked, Touch Screen and Home Button Broke, How do I restore for parts resale?

iPhone 3GS Home Button does NOT work Touch Screen does NOT work And iPhone is locked.. I cannot use touch screen to enter in code. I am selling for parts.. I need to wipe the data clean.. How do ...
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syncing my IPhone5C with my iPad and Mac desktop

I recently purchased a new Iphone5C. I can not get it to sync with my calendar, notes, etc with the 2 other devices. Also it will not send email messages. My text messages now quit coming through ...
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iOS 7 settings usage shows no data for Videos app even though there are 1 GB

I've noticed that when going into iPhone Settings → General → Usage, Videos app has no data written instead of showing the 1 GB of videos I've uploaded through iTunes. Why is that? The remaining space ...
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How can I import my contacts and data from Basecamp to Proofhub?

I've been using Basecamp as a project management tool since 2010. It has a good interface and organisation of data, but sometimes you might not be willing to share the secrecy of a project with the ...
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Delete old “Faces” and other data and thumbnails in iPhoto 9.5.1

I split my iPhoto Library into two by: Duplicating it Deleting most old photos from the new one I will continue to use (and emptying the iPhoto trash) Deleting the photos from the archived one that ...
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How to see what process on iPad/iPhone is using data?

I have my iPad using shared WiFi from my Mac. It's not plugged in, nothing's updating, nothing's open. But unless I have it on airplane mode I see it draining all the bandwidth from my Mac. Is there ...
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iPhone 5 trying to back up my latest data on 6.1.4 after installing iOS 7 and restoring it to 6.1.4 [duplicate]

Ok admittedly the title was confusing sorry I have no idea how to phrase it. So I have my iphone 5 which was running the latest version of iOS 6.1.4 with all my data on it, but stupidly I decided ...
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Move passwords from Dashlane to Keychain

I'd like to import the passwords stored in Dashlane into the Mac OS X Keychain. Can you help me to do it? Thanks. I understand that Keychain app is AppleScript-able, and that Dashlane exports ...
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How can I write to a USB 3 flash drive faster than 15 mb/s?

I've got a USB 3 flash drive that should be able to write at about 50 mb/s, but I'm only able to write to it at 15 mb/s. I'm using a Mac Mini 2012, which has four USB 3 ports. I am connecting the ...
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Is there an application to create xml or plist files in a visual way? [duplicate]

What do I mean by "in a visual way" ? Actually, I would like to create a simple "structure" where an element can have several sons, and so on. The xml format is a good format for this structure. But, ...
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Restoring user data to os10.7

My computer crashed and I made a copy of the entire hard disk by drag and drop on an external hard drive in target mode. Can I restore everything from this drive to the computer now that is 10.7 has ...
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Two laptops authorized to play my iTunes library; what can each laptop see?

There are two computers authorized to play my iTunes library; one is my main laptop and I sync my iPhone and iPad to this. The second laptop is an old one which I gave to a friend when I upgraded. I ...
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Calendar, addressbook access by an app and the data use policy questions

When an iOS app seeks permission to access my addressbook or calendar, what is it that they can do with my data? I am thinking of these things. Do they transfer the data from my device to their own ...
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Does the iPhone 5 support simultaneous voice and data on CDMA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will the Verizon iPhone 5 be capable of accessing cellular data while on an active phone call? I asked this question for the iPhone 4S. Now that the iPhone 5 is ...