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Is it bad to store a mac on top of a windows laptop due to the magnetic power cord?

I have a Windows Laptop and a MacBook and I like to keep them both in the same place. Is it bad to stack them on top of each other? This has been asked a couple different times (as in What computer ...
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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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Power_On_Hours and 'ac -p' differ

Have recently purchased new MacBook Pro 13″ 2015 (128 GB) and noticed that there is an 9.5 hours difference between ac -p command result and "Power_On_Hours" S.M.A.R.T. value. Does it mean that the ...
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Can I use a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13“ charger with my Late 2013 MacBook Pro 13” with the MagSafe Adapter?

I bought a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" but eventually upgraded to a newer Retina Late 2013 13" model. I'd like to get another charger, but I'm curious if I could use the old charger that came with ...
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VMB (Vodafone Mobile Broadband) without Java

I have a VMB key that I use with a SIM card to connect my MacBook to the Internet while mobile. Recently I've formatted my Mac and I decided to avoid installing Java. No problem until I tried to ...
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Will the new 2015 “MacBook” be able to run VMs effectively? Windows especially

I currently use a 2Ghz i7 x 8gb Memory 2013 MacAir. With this I am able to effectively run a windows 8 VM running Visual Studio Professional and other developement apps simultaneously, or Ubuntu and ...
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Keys not working after cleaning under key caps [macbook pro early 2008]

I was using my father's computer while mine was in the shop, and thought I would clean out under the keyboard to be nice. Unfortunately, I managed to break his D key in the process. Needless to say, ...
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Is there a keyboard binding to move programs between “desktops” [duplicate]

I know you can move between desktops by swiping or ctrl+arrows, but is there any shortcut to move programs? For example on Linux I can switch between desktops by alt+ctrl+up/down, and I can move my ...
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MBP OCT '11 17" Not loading properly

I'm starting to have issues with my MBP. I was using it the other day and It completely shut off, no warning just blacked out on me. It was fully charged etc. I tried turning it back on and logging ...
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My MBPR can't connect to wifi network

My MBPR is unable to connect wifi network while my iPad, Android phone and other laptops are connecting fine. It always give me Invalid password error. Notice: Only once I was able to connect to this ...
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Is it possible to use Time Machine with iCloud?

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2011) with a 320 GB hard disk, and I have a 200 GB storage plan on iCloud. The problem is that I cannot simply copy the Applications folder to iCloud Drive and restore it ...
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MacBook Pro wifi vs. iPhone wifi in same location

I've noticed that every minute or so, the wifi on my 15" MacbookPro Retina just doesn't seem to work, yet the icon displays full bars (4/4). In the exact same location my iPhone shows 2/3 or 3/3 bars ...
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AirDrop between MBP and iPad not working

I have a mid-2012 MacBook pro running Yosemite and an iPad Air 2 with the latest iOS 8. The 2 devices can connect via Bluetooth (at least they claim to be connected), however, neither initially showed ...
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MacBook Pro a lot slower after reset

I recently had some issues with my computer and since I had a backup of all of my files I decided to just wipe the hard drive clean. After, what I thought, was a full reset I am beginning to suspect ...
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Bluetooth Headset won't stay paired after restart

I have a Macbook Pro early 2011 running on Yosemite with all updates installed. I have a bluetooth headset which I pair with my mac, it works all good until I shutdown and re-boot my mac. I will no ...
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2015 MBP external monitor options

I've just purchased the 13" early 2015 MBP with Intel Iris Graphics 6100, and am planning on investing in two external displays to use at my home office. What kind of 4k support does this chipset ...
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Single User Mode not starting

First of all, there's no firmware password or anything fancy. I'm trying to diagnose a late-2011 MacBook Pro 15", and I'm trying to get into the single user mode. I press and hold Cmd+S (the left Cmd, ...
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2011 MBP won't go into Terminal or let me log in

I have a complicated issue, please bear with me! I seem to have really screwed myself over. My 2011 MacBook Pro (Maverick) won't let me access Terminal. Once or twice it showed up for a second but ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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I have a Macbook Air, early 2014. How do i get 3840x2160 resolution output?

I am getting only 1080p on my 4K TV, via thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. I want to know how to get more resolution output.
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Why don't I hear dialogue through headphones on my MPB after upgrading to Yosemite?

Since upgrading my early '11 MBP to Yosemite (with RAM upgrade) I have a bizarre issue with VLC and Youtube videos when using headphones: I can hear the 'background noises' of a video at normal volume ...
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Mac cannot get to sleep properly

My Macbook Pro 15" Yosemite (model 3 years ago) has a problem with sleep mode. I even formatted the disk and reinstalled OS X. When I click the Apple icon and choose sleep from the menu, the mouse ...
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How to connect Macbook pro's Retina screen with my Mac mini?

I want to use my Macbook Pro as a screen of my Mac mini(with both OS X and Bootcamp Windows). I've following cables: 1. Thunderbolt to Ethernet 2. Thunderbolt to VGA Any possible solution?
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Getting Windows laptop screen on Mac

I need some advice on setting up a better arrangement for my work environment. Back in January I took a new job with a company that does consulting work. They provide me with a MacBook Pro 15" ...
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does ZTE MF65 WIFI HOTSPOT works on macbook pro [on hold]

Would like to know if ZTE MF65 WIFI ROUTER works on MacBook Pro with latest OS X YOSEMITE 10.10.3?
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Does CPU heating to 90 C cause any permanent damage?

I have a MacBook Air 6,2 (2013) with an i7 (1.7 GHz normally). When I was installing Debian on it I completely forgot about the "Turbo Boost" feature — my CPU was clocked at its highest possible ...
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MacBook Pro screen freaks out, goes psychedelic — I'm at a loss — suggestions?

Been using and taking care of Macs since 1985, and I've never seen this before. Can't find anything online. Anyone? Graphics card going south? Reboot fixed the problem, but it returned 2x the next ...
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Re-sync messages between iPhone and computer after period of not syncing them?

I have recently re-setup the message app on my iPhone to sync with the messages app on my MacBook. New messages are now appearing in both places, however messages that had occurred before syncing ...
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Mid-2014 15" rMBP: Crashes on OS 10.9.5

Update #2: The MBP crashed at 1:31am in the morning while sleeping. Console log and kernel panic log enclosed below: ======== Console Log: 4/22/15 1:29:52.000 AM kernel[0]: ...
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Why does my hard disk (in MBP optical caddy) keep unmounting when writing?

I replaced the optical drive in a 15" Macbook Pro (late 2011) with a new 2TB Samsung HDD in a caddy tray. It formatted fine and Disk Utility says it's OK. The problem occurs when I try to copy a ...
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Macbook Pro 2014 Retina with Yosemite (Remove all Mac OS x and Install Windows 8.1 Pro or Mac OS X again if possible)

Me and my ex-girlfriend purchased a macbook pro last year, This is the new 13inch MBP with retina display and has no cd drive. I have never used a macbook pro other than to surf the internet. We ...
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Why don't I see a significant boost in performance moving to SSD on MacBook7,1?

I've got a 2010 MacBook (MacBook7,1) with 8GB RAM running Mavericks 10.9. I recently replaced the stock HDD with a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD and restored from a Time Machine backup. Though Disk Speed ...
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Macbook Pro: Why do colors vary on my macbook pro

I recently noticed that the color blue looks kind of ultraviolet on my brand new Macbook Pro, I noticed that from the facebook header it's not really blue, it looks ultraviolet, is it because the ...
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Display preferences pane could not be loaded

I am running OS X 10.10.3 and I tried to rotate the internal display of my Macbook Pro using this rotation trick. After I selected the 180 degree rotation, the screen rotated properly but all the ...
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My Macbook Pro Retina 15" has a 250G H/D which is full. How do I identify what I can remove [on hold]

In The about this MAC- under storage- thedrive is full. The colour bar named "other" takes up 170G. I want to clean my hard drive to open up some operating space
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2010 13“ MBP restarts self ”due to problem" after RAM upgrade & software update

My 13" 2010 MBP worked well up until I upgraded from 4GB memory to 8GB memory. At this time, I also upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8.5 (I believe these are the correct versions, not completely sure). ...
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What is this 'findmydeviced' in my location icon on the top menu bar?

I have location services on (for Maps & Safari only) and I randomly get this location notification on the top menu bar saying: " Apps using location: findmydeviced" What does this mean?
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Why are my sounds lagging on my 13" Macbook Pro?

Specs of my computer: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, running on Yosemite 10.10.3, 2014 macbook pro retina model Basically my problem is that sounds on my computer keep lagging, but ...
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Missing date in 'About this mac' window

I'm looking for used macbook pro and found this one. Why there is no date of manufacture in 'About this mac' window? Can it be hacked mac? Also on second screen shot there is mystical '1Tb flash ...
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Brand New Macbook Pro 15" Battery

I just bought a brand new 15" Macbook Pro (mid 2014) and it came with already 2 battery cycle counts, is that normal?
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Mac camera not working even after sudo killall VDCAssistant

I ran sudo killall VDCAssistant, SMC and resets and still it shows my camera isn't connected. I have recently updated OS X to Yosemite and it was going fine for a month or two but now my Photo Booth ...
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Daisy chain two dell UltraSharp u2414h to MacBook Air (mid 2012)?

I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2012) and was thinking about buying 2 Dell UltraSharp u2414h monitors. Would it support daisy chaining these two monitors with the mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable ...
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What is the difference between a 2011 i5, and a more recent i5?

I am looking at my daughter's MBP. It is circa 2010/2011, and has a 2.4 i5. Why are processors today called the same name, but are advertised with slower clock speeds?
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Apple TV Black screen (OS X Yosemite )

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and also a third generation Apple TV. Lately, especially after 10.10.3 update for OS X Yosemite, I am having mirroring issues. I have checked all the ...
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Installation of Yosemite taking over 20h

Yesterday I started installing Yosemite on my MacBookPro 2011. It all went well until it started rebooting. It is stuck on the Apple grey screen for over 20h now. The progress bar is at the very same ...
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Macbook Pro: Yosemite crashing all the time

I just bought a brand new Macbook Pro 15 Retina Mid 2014 and it comes with Yosemite. yesterday the Contacts app was crashing and refusing to open and giving me the following error: Contacts quit ...
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Swap MacBook Air Logic Board

Just wondering, whether it is possible to install an early-2014 13'' MacBook Air logic board into mid-2012 13'' MBA? Having a look at ifixit.com: 2012 MBA logic board: 2014 MBA logic board: ...
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Macbook shuts down if key combination used when booting

My MacBook first stayed a long time displaying the apple logo with the twirling "you roll we wait" icon that appears below that logo. I left it to find it DID boot to the usual desktop after God know ...
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Installation of Office 365 on 2008 Macbook with OS -X 10.6 failed

I was installing Office 365 on 2008 Macbook with OS X 10.6 and about half way through the installation a pop-up said to close Safari to continue installation. When I did, I received another pop up ...
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Apple recognized repair service asking for password?

I took my MacBook Pro to an Apple recognized provider for repair, and as part of the repair setup they asked for my account password... Is that a regular routine?