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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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Replace power supply on late 2005 G5

I recently bought an old G5 to use as a server. Whilst there the guy had another G5 that I bought for spares. The 'spares' G5 is a newer model with better GPU / CPU etc so I intend on swapping them ...
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Which presentation remote controls are OS X compatible with Powerpoint?

I'm looking for a remote control to use for controlling a Powerpoint presentation, and want it to be compatible and reliable w/ OS X. Any recommendations on one that functions well with Powerpoint?
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Anything to watch for when buying a 2009 MBP?

I have the option to buy a 2009 13" MBP for $500 - mid 2009 with the 2.53 GHz C2D. At this point, I'm leaning towards it (I'd be using it for iOS development). I know it's been well taken care of. ...
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It is 2013. Is it feasible to purchase an iPhone 3GS for telephony and skype?

I'm thinking about getting an iPhone for a friend whose vision is decaying because of the possibility of making it display large text. However, the budget is very tight, buying a new iPhone is out of ...
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How to check if MacBook battery is genuine?

My white MacBook's battery has completely died, so I'm looking for a replacement. It costs $150 from Apple, or about $70 for allegedly genuine Apple batteries on eBay: I'm leaning toward this ...
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Is Apple Cinema Display 27" Thunderbolt good choice for software developer? [closed]

I am a software developer currently working on a Macbook Pro Retina 15". The Retina display on my Macbook Pro works well for me. I am considering a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display. Is the Apple ...
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Are there Output-Only Bluetooth Adapters?

I have a 1/8th" line-in jack in my car, so it is easy to plug in arbitrary devices, but would rather have the ability to just press play when I get in my car and not bother with cables. In order to ...
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Buying a Macbook pro retina 15", RAM or storage? [closed]

I'm a web developer but I use a lot Photoshop and video editing software too and I'm about to buy a Macbook Pro retina 15" 2.4GHz. I'm not sure if I should upgrade to 16GB of RAM or to 512GB of ...
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iPhone 5 Lightning to USB Cable - Is it safe to use replicas? [duplicate]

I need to buy a Lightning to USB cable for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? If I use an original power adapter, a ...
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Are non-Apple lightning cables and power transformers safe to use?

I need to buy an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? I am more cautious about a third ...
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Will this hard drive work with my 2009 15 macbook pro unibody?

Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB SATA 3 GB/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 2.5-Inch Mobile Hard Drive i need to know if this hard drive will work with my computer? I have 8 GB of ...
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Can I put a 7200 RPM hard drive in my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2009 15" unibody MacBook Pro. It came with a 250GB, 5400 RPM hard drive. Will a 7200 RPM drive make it overheat? I have read somewhere that putting a 7200 RPM hard drive in the MacBook Pro ...
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Which SSD Thunderbolt Product For Main Boot Drive for my iMac?

So I have a 2012 iMac. I got the base model 21.5" which means I have a painfully slow 5400 RPM hard drive. The pure SSD option would have cost $1,300 ($1 more than the $1,299 base price) if I could ...
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Macbook Pro vs Macbook Air for IPad development [closed]

I have IPad and I want to buy Macbook for development simple programs for IPad. It will be my first Macbook and I don't want to spend too much many and look at Macbook Air 13' 128Gb. I'm just ...
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Game Cube Controller to USB

I just digged out my old Game Cube with a few controllers. Also, I found an adaptor on eBay which claimed to do this but is NOT Mac compatible. Do you know how to connect them to my Mac?
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Can I replace optical drive with 2nd hard disk on MacBook?

I have a unibody MacBook, late 2008 I think. The optical drive failed and I wondered about adding a second hard disk. Is this simple to do?
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How to upgrade HDD to SSD and replace the optical drive with HDD?

I am trying to understand the process of switching out my HDD for an SSD and then replacing my optical drive with the same HDD just removed in a late 2011 Macbook Pro 15.4". Is there any benefit to ...
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MacPro 3,1 (2008) logic board SAS connector: Has anyone “replaced” the stock hard drive backplane?

I have a lightly hot-rodded, early 2008 MacPro 3,1. Boots from an SSD mounted in the lower optical bay and attached to the second optical SATA port. Each of the four internal drive bays hosts a 3TB ...
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Can a RAM module not be compatible with Macs?

There are DDR3 RAM modules sold on Amazon (branded by KomputerBay) where it is specified that they are "PC only" and not for Mac. They cost around £41.99 ($68). The same company has modules with the ...
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Reliability of cheaper RAM like Komputerbay, or unbranded?

Online stores sell DDR3 memory from companies like Komputerbay for a fraction of the price that Kingston, Samsung, Crucial, OWC, etc. charge (not mentioning Apple OEM). Most reviews are good, but ...
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External display with pixel density similar to macbook pro 17" (132 ppi)

I own a macbook pro 17" late 2011 which has a 1920×1200 display with a pixel density of 132 ppi. Yesterday I tried hooking up the display to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, and to my great ...
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Are there any iPad accessories that vibrate, for silent alarms?

Are there any iPad accessories that vibrate, to permit the same kind of silent notification iPhones can?
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Can't connect my Mac Pro4 to a Wifi

I've always had an Ethernet cable to connect to, until now. There is a wireless Internet signal at my location but I think this computer may not have the hardware to connect? I don't see the antenna ...
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What type of bracket to use for HDD/SSD in optical bay? (MCE vs. OWC)

Looking for a bracket/adapter/caddy for installing a HDD/SSD where the MacBook Pro SuperDrive used to be. There are two general types: 1) Minimalist open-type brackets (in the truest sense of the ...
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SSD adapter for optical drive

I'm going to add a SSD drive to my macbook pro. I'm wondering if the optical drive adapter can have any influence on the disk speed, taking it down from a SATA III to a SATA II or I.
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What kit enables iPhone or iPad use for wearable computing?

I am wondering if there are wearable computer kits for the iPhone or iPad, or are there resources on how to do it. I would like to be able to, at a bare minimum, type text while walking, possibly do ...
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Which wifi repeater to buy that can be OS X configured?

I need to extend my Wi-Fi and would like the type that just plugs into the mains. I cannot find a repeater or extender that does not use Windows to configure. Is there a repeater or extender which ...
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Need an AC powered iPhone dock with audio out

I'm looking for an iPhone dock that has the standard 30 pin connector at the dock but is powered from a typical wall outlet. But also has audio out. This also needs to work with a wireless Bluetooth ...
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Can iOS devices be connected to the Thunderbolt port on Macs? [closed]

I saw an image on a rumor for a new Apple connector to attach the new iOS devices to my Mac using the Thunderbolt port. This would be great because the one port on my MacBook Air that isn't in use ...
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Small case for mac book air that will hold charger and mouse? [closed]

I'm looking for a good case for my macbook air 13" that is compact, but still has room for a charger and mouse. I found this one like I liked, but the reviews I have found say the pockets aren't big ...
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Configure MacBook Air at Apple Premium Resellers in Singapore

I am Abhimanyu, located in Singapore. I have a question for you all: Can I configure MacBook Air at one of the Apple Premium Resellers? I want to buy 13" MacBook Air, but I need 8 GB Memory, instead ...
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How to map the Command key to a “Windows” keyboard?

I would like a nice new keyboard with mechanical switches. Pretty much every high-end keyboard I see is a "Windows" keyboard, with the Windows key. And no Command key. I imagine that I could use a ...
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Is there a case or cover that allows the iPad to stand up in portrait orientation?

Is there a cover that is designed for standing up the iPad 3 in portrait as well as in landscape orientation? I'm not talking about the Apple official Smart Cover. Something, possibly, in leather.
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Best low-end Mac for iPhone game development? [closed]

I am a freelancer who mostly works on developing websites and other video editing stuff. I want to move into iPhone app development, but I am unable to decide on which Mac I need to buy. I'm looking ...
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For equal cost, why would you select the MacBook Air over the MacBook Pro? [closed]

I can see that the 13" version of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air is same $1199, but the Pro is more feature-loaded than Macbook Air. Why would anyone buy MacBook Air? What's the catch in this? I was ...
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Some information about an extra SSD drive in MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (6,2; mid 2010; 4GB DDR3, 2,66 i7) And for a while now, I've been thinking about building in a SSD in my Mac. My first plan was to switch my 512GB drive with a 512GB SSD, but ...
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Which options exist for a Macbook air (2010) SSD upgrade?

I Know OCZ has released an SSD for the MBA, what other brands sell this kind of hardware?
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Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac

I am refreshing my home technology stack and considering a Mac. I could use some advice about new versus used. I am currently running a hodgepodge of old 2005-era machines running iTunes, web sites, ...
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Are “generic” Optical Bay Hard Drive Enclosures for Macbook Pros just as good as Optibay/OWC

I'm looking at replacing my DVD drive in my Macbook Pro with an SSD. The Optibay and OWC solutions seem awfully expensive compared to "knockoffs" found on Amazon and eBay. Do these knockoff products ...
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Is there an external bluetooth GPS antenna for Google maps on iPod touch WiFi?

I have a iPod touch WiFi and would like to use Google Maps with GPS for driving. Question: is there an external bluetooth GPS antenna that will allow for this?
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Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys

Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys that has same "feel" as Apple wireless keyboard. Found these: keyboard1 (Apple-copy-cat silver, which I like) keyboard2 (regular ...
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Which Mac mini with 3 USB controllers can be recommended for high bandwidth USB traffic?

I'm currently looking for a Mac mini for development. I know the FAQ says no programming, but please bare with me, there's nothing related to code in my question. I will need to connect 3 Kinect ...
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Using SD Card as external storage for Macbook Pro retina

I am getting a new Macbook Pro retina display with 256GB flash storage. The capacity may be a little bit too tight, but I should be able to manage it. I am considering to get a 128GB SD card as a ...
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Mac support for Blu-Ray

I would like to buy an external Blu-Ray drive. I have a specific model in mind (the LG CP40NG10), but I'm open to suggestions if anybody has a different one they recommend. The documentation says ...
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Recommended MacBook Pro 13 (mid 2012) SSD upgrade?

I am going to buy the high end MacBook Pro mid 2012. I want to get an SSD, but the BTO options given by Apple are too pricey in my opinion. Which third party SSD (512 GB) are recommended (for ...
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Power Nap support

I read that Power Nap coming with Mac OS Mountain Lion will require a Mac notebooks with flash storage. Do they mean that by upgrading an early 2011 MacBook Pro to a Crucial M4 SSD would allow Power ...
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Drawing glove for iPad

I'd really like to draw more on my iPad but I like to rest my hand on the screen doing so, which registers as a stroke along with the pen. I've been looking around for a proper gadget for this ...
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Is there a dock available that can dock an iPhone (with bumper)

The Apple dock cannot take the bumper, you need to take off the bumper. I need a dock for work and at work where I can just slip my phone in (bumper and all). Any ideas?
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Recommendations for headset (+ mic ) for macbook in 2012

I'm looking for a stereo headset and not simply in-ear headphones for Skype at affordable prices. From past experience, I own a dual-jack headset Logitech from my PC. Sound came out but the mic never ...