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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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What does the “EU Internet” switch do on my iPhone 5s?

I have an iPhone 5s. I recently noticed that my Settings/Mobile page has a "Data Roaming" switch and an "EU Internet" switch: The first I understand (enable data when roaming in foreign countries), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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Why “Settings” needs Cellular in iOS?

I'm getting a similar warning as this one: Whenever I get to Settings in iOS. I have deactivated Cellular connections for everything (including Settings) but Chrome Browser. I'm wondering if ...
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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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1answer
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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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Recover data after reinstalling OS X?

I was wondering if there is a way to recover photos and things alike from a MacBook after reinstalling the OS X. Like when you reinstall Windows there is the "Windows.old" folder and you can recover ...
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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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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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OSX Yosemite uses over 500mb daily, without me using it. And only the total data received shown in Activity Monitor - no detail in specific process

Almost every day, about 560mb of data is received and I'm not downloading anything. When I check in the Activity Monitor, it shows the 560mb usage, but in the list of processes, there is hardly any ...
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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Health data duplicates

Why do several apps (example: Runkeeper) generate duplicate data in the Health App? Is this a bug or something I can turn off?
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Data spread on two disk, but only one Time Machine backup

I have an MBA with 500GB SSD; However I have 850GB of data; I would like to split the data to something like 300GB in the SSD and 550GB in an external drive; And I would like to have one Time Machine ...
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Transfer Health App Data to Computer

Is there a way to transfer the step data (ideally, total steps per day) from my iPhone to my computer? Thanks!
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Monitoring wifi data bandwidth usage on ipod touch

How can a person get per-app network data usage information on iOS (iPod Touch)? On my phone (Nexus 5) I get a breakdown for mobile (cellular) or WiFi, for arbitrary dates, for specific apps, and ...
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How do I get my iPhone's entire text history, accessible from my computer?

I did this successfully some time ago by (i believe) finding the place where they were all stored in my iPhone backups and using an application to read the files. They were all there, in one place -- ...
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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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1answer
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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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OSX Hierarchy questions and organization

I've done extensive searching on these questions and have even come across others, however, they do not answer any of my questions. What are ~/Library and /Library for respectively? I can see they ...
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How do I reduce iPhone data usage on my cell phone plan

I have an iphone 5 as does my daughter on the same family plan. I keep getting a charge for added data space. how can we reduce the amount of data so that I can reduce my bill. If I clear out all ...
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Sync Dailymotion videos

I have Dailymotion app in my iPhone 4s iOS 8.3! Plz tell me how to sync Dailymotion videos so that I can watch them offline?
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Script to delete all User files automatically

I'm searching a tool that deletes all personal files of an user account automatically. We have a small network of new Imacs for students and they save all kind of stuff on the harddrive. So we want ...
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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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iOS 8.4 Update - data usage

I have started the update to 8.4 last night, while my phone was charging and connected to the Wi-Fi. This morning it was still working on something (the black off screen with the loading bar and ...
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apple watch forgot it was paired to my iPhone

My watch battery went low to 10% and I put it in energy saver mode. It was still telling time when I charged it. However, when I turned it back on (push button until apple symbol), it now asks me to ...
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Preinstalled audio, photo and video data size

Have recently purchased new MacBook Pro 13″ 2015 (128 GB) and noticed that "About my Mac" displays 1.31 Gb Audio, 750 Mb photo and 410 Mb Films. Does it mean that someone else stored this data on the ...
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What is a good application for creating and managing a survey?

I need to type in my computer the results of a survey I did. I have dozens of questions and, so far, 10 series of answers. That's a lot a data, and I wonder if there exists a specific application, on ...
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How to access an iCloud backup of my iPad? [duplicate]

I have made an iCloud backup of my iPad. Now, how can I access and explore my backup ?
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Backup of iPad : what is excluded in an iCloud backup?

I am looking into backups of my iPad. Apple describes an iCloud backup as containing “the most important data”. What is excluded when doing an iCloud backup of an iPad ?
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How to sync contacts from iphone to mac [duplicate]

How to sync contacts from iphone to mac? There are some important contacts on my iPhone. How can I move these contacts from iphone to my Mac. Ask for helps!
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I need help in retrieving my iPhone 5S data

I would be really grateful if any one can help me in retrieving the data from my iPhone 5s, as I did an emergency reset without any backup... this just happened few hours ago... I've used the some of ...
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How to copy data from non starting MBA?

My old MBA (2008) is not booting anymore from hdd. I tried to repair it with disk repair and with a DiskWarrior CD-ROM, but nothing. I need to copy some data from the hdd, before replacing it. Any ...