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MacBook Pro is slow, will adding RAM help?

I have an early 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I have used it a lot and at the moment and for a while now it is quite slow. I need to use various applications like Mathematica (for which it is quite slow if I ...
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MBP Retina constantly crashes in sleep mode

My Mid-2014 MBP (bought a month ago) constantly crashes in sleep mode and reboots. This night it happened at 04:12 am, 05:08 am, 05:29 am, 06:37 am, 07:51 am, 08:10 am and 08:45 am. It unfortunately ...
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What makes a .screenflow file so large? Is it possible to compress the data?

I'm using Screenflow to record some FaceTime interviews. It's eating up my hard drive! A 30-minute very low quality video is 6 GB!! The screen (MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011), the microphone voice, and ...
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Macbook Pro 13 in, 16GB Ram, i7 3.1, 512 GB Flash Storage Purchase [closed]

I recently purchased the Macbook Pro 13 in (Early 2015) model, with specs in the title. I was wondering if this is good purchase for a power user who does software engineering, UI / UX Design, ...
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Options for Replacing 60w Magsafe Power Supply

For the second time in four weeks I've had to re-solder the mag safe cord back on to the power supply. This time, unlike the first, the cord broke on the negative terminal on the circuit board itself. ...
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Time machine backups

I recently tried to use the time machine backup but in the middle, it had about 15 minutes left...I shut my laptop (on accident). I got freaked out so I unplugged the external hard drive I was using. ...
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MacBook Late 2008 SSD Upgrade

I have the late 2008 edition of the unibody MacBook. It has a built-in HDD which became unbelievably slow. The other tech-specs are: Now, since its not too bad regarding the processor and the ...
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Can extensive creating, copying and erasing files eventually ruin a HDD?

The HDD of my Early 2011 MBP broke, and I'm considering if it's because of the heavy workload I put it through by installing, deleting, downloading, copying and erasing files, over and over. I ...
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Is there a limit on how much hard drive space a computer can handle?

I'm thinking of getting a new SSHD for my early 2011 13" MBP, and if I do, I had the idea to give my 500GB HDD to my friend who has a 2007 MacBook (white polycarbonate). He seems to think that his ...
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Why can my Macbook plays sound in Windows but not OS X?

Awhile back, a pair of headphones I owned broke off inside of the headphone slot on my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I followed some instructions suggested by people online which involved using a bit of ...
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Waranty and Apple Care plan after exchange of SSD?

I might have to bring my Early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina in for service as the screen shows some strange smudging (I just post it here as it looks quite strange...). But I replaced the internal SSD ...
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Using iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"?

Can I connect iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"? How can I connect them? I read some articles that say it can be done with Mini DisplayPort-to-Mini ...
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Target disk Macbook Pro HD not showing on Host Macbook Pro

I'm trying to recover some data such as movies, pictures, etc from my brother's macbook pro before he takes it in for a depot repair. Anyway, like i've been told, I boot his macbook into target disk ...
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A new device showed up on facetime which I don't own

I got a notification saying a MacBook Pro is using facetime with my Apple ID, but I don't have a MacBook Pro. How do I verify what device this is and where it is coming from? Should I be concerned ...
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Wired mouse detected but not responding

I have a wired mouse connected to my Macbook Pro, OS X 10.9.5. The mouse is powered, but completely unresponsive. The mouse works on my windows machine, and the usb port on my Macbook works with ...
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Reg MacBook Air opening windows

Every time I click to open a link or anywhere, other windows start opening in regards of Mac for e.g Detox your Mac or thing like this. How can I check for malware?
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MacBook Pro failing Internet Recovery with exclamation mark

My MacBook Pro from 2009 restarts itself and doesn't charge, I tried recovery hd but I hadn't used Time Machine so the option is not there and now I'm trying Internet Recovery it give an exclamation ...
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MBP with Serial ATA hard drive vs PCIe-based flash storage

I am not sure how much logical my question is but I am planing to purchase MBP for the first time and looking at the options I have in place, I am all confused. I am looking at these 2 options ...
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Use MacBook Air as a monitor for Win7 Desktop PC

Not sure if this is the right place to ask: but i have a Win7 machine and i want to save apartment space by foregoing the monitor, and use my existing MacBook Air screen as a temporary monitor when i ...
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Can I underclock/undervolt my 2014 MacBook Pro Retina?

Is there any software out there that can do this for i5/i7 processors? Or perhaps editing the config file?
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Turn on and off MacBook Pro Retina connected to a Thunderbolt Display monitor

I would like to know if there is a way to turn on and off my Macbook Pro Retina 15 connected to a Thunderbolt Display monitor when it is closed. Should I open my MacBook Pro Retina each time I need ...
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Why is there still a macbook air? [closed]

The new macbook is awesome but, it brings up a question. Why is the macbook air still around if the new macbook is lighter and thinner than the air? Thanks!
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Buy Mac OS X 10.7 and install on an empty drive

I want to upgrade my old MacBook 3.1 late 2007 by replacing the hard drive with a SSD (Crucial MX100) and updating Mac OS X from 10.5 (Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion), which is the latest compatible version ...
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MacBook Pro won’t boot up after putting the bottom case screws back in place

I'm kind new in this world of Apple, and I have an Intel-based Mac that suddenly had the hard drive fail. So I make a Mac OS X USB flash drive, and realize that the old hard drive died since “Disk ...
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Are MacBooks Laptops, Notebooks or Netbooks

Are MacBooks (not just the retina MacBook) Laptops, Notebooks or Netbooks? This is what I think. Macbook Pro - Laptop (High power and a lot of I/Os MacBook Air - NoteBook (Medium power and a few ...
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How to connect a Mac Book Pro to a LaserWriter II NT

I have an Apple LaserWriter II NT from the late 80's. Is there a way how I can print to it from my MacBook Pro?
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Should I get the new MacBook? [closed]

I'm a math phd student, who currently owns the mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB graphics). I use my laptop ...
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cancelled pdf transfer from yosemite mac to iOS device via airdrop

I can send pictures from my mac to my iOS devices via airdrop. But when I try to send a pdf, it is not working. After a while I get a message on the iOS device saying that the transfer has been ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) shuts down unexpectedly

My wife's MacBook Pro has begun shutting down unexpectedly, at seemingly random intervals. This started occurring after I (very carefully) upgraded the machine from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM and replaced ...
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Fan on Mac Book Air & Finder crash always

This is my first question here. So I hope to be clear in my explanation. I own a Mac Book Air 13-Inch Mid 2013, 1,7 GB, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. OSX Yosemite. Version 10.10.2 FINDER CRASH Every time I ...
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Mac partially isolated from the network

Since I installed a new access point, I have troubles with only one Mac to access the printer and NAS on my network. Every other computer (Mac or PC) or device (Android or iOS) is working perfectly. ...
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Can not visit some sites because of too many ads! Is there any virus in my Mac?

I need to know that my mac was working perfectly fine till today. I wanted to visit same sites which i have visited yesterday in safari,and they were working perfectly fine, so today when i tried to ...
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Is it possible to do a “hard reset” on trackpad driver to solve erratic trackpad behaviour: clicks but no movement

I have a 13" MBP mid-2011 which has some trackpad issues. Every once in a while (can not replicate this reliably) the trackpad "freezes" after waking up. It will click (can select text or click ...
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My iPad unable to view subtitles

My iPad unable to open or view video online with subtitles. But when I open the same website with my lappy, the video and subtitles work well. There have something wrong with the website or my iPad?
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Pages - Why dont numbers like 6th format like they do in Word?

Whenever I type something that involves order, like 6th or 2nd, in Pages, I want it to be able to do the behavior that Word does, i.e, make the 'th' or the 'nd' part upwards of the number. Is there ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI not working correctly?

Macbook Pro 2012 (Non retina) OS X 10.9.2 Belkin DisplayPort to HDMI adapter I'm connecting the DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to my new 65" Vizio Smart TV. However, when I make the displays dual ...
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Mac book Air and Yosemite: presentation mode

When I present sth in presentation mode (powerpoint) I cannot switch to safari or whatsoever. My background screne is showed and I cannot get rid of it. Can someone help?
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Could I have any problems after activating a mac in this situation?

I would like to buy a macbook air from a market place similar to Ebay. The macbook is intact, never been unboxed/serial was never activated but the seller can't provide any proof of purchase so I ...
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Resetting SMC on a Macbook Pro

About a couple of weeks ago, I tried turning on my Macbook Pro and it seemed completely dead. I plugged in the power cable but it still didn't work. Since it's not under warranty anymore, I opened up ...
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Mac Book Pro - Logic board stopped working

I Had purchased Mac Book Pro before around 14 month from one of the apple store. It just blinking and doesn't start. As per customer service they ask to replace logic board and It costs almost around ...
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Will the new MacBook be turbo charged?

The new MacBook 12" has been launched and on the apple store the processor says 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz) Does this mean that the Core-M processor will ...
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Trackpad and USB mouse frozen

my girlfriend broke her trackpad of her MacBook white 2009 and now she's using a USB mouse. This does not work properly and gets often stuck. Do you think the sto issues are related? DO you have any ...
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How to connect a USB-C-based MacBook to a Thunderbolt display?

Given the new 12" Retina MacBook doesn't have a Thunderbolt and only has a USB-C port, how do I connect it to an existing Thunderbolt display?
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Set timeout when falling asleep before network disconnects

I'm using OS X Mavericks (latest) on a 15″ 2014 MBP. There's an option to make the system not lock the screen for x number of seconds/minutes after the screen goes dim. I'm looking for an option to ...
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How do I sync my music library from my iPhone to my MacBook Air?

I just purchased a MacBook Air and I'm trying to sync my music library from my iPhone 6 to the new Macbook and only music purchased from the iTunes Store shows up on the MacBook although I have lots ...
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How to recover data from MacBook which won't startup properly?

My 2012 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.7 Lion would not start up properly (it has the doomed flashing white question mark on a grey folder). I have tried the following: couldn't access Safe Mode; holding ...
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iPhone development on the new MacBook

I want to do iPhone development with the MacBook. The MacBook only has one USB-C port, so I may need a USB-C adaptor to load my apps on my iPhone. Is the USB-C adaptor necessary to load freshly ...
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Accessing Apple Hardware Tool on MacBook Air 2010 running Yosemite

I charged my MacBook Air (Late 2010) up to 100% charge overnight however my battery died within 1 hour. Because of this I want to use the Apple Hardware Tool (AHT) to diagnose the issue. My Mac is 4 ...
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Macbook Pro Airport card problem

I have a problem with the wifi a while ago, so I deleted the Airport connection and am unable to find means to reinstall it. The system now shows no airport card installed. I am using 10.6.8, no ...
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Is my Macbook too old to edit videos?

I got my Macbook Pro 15" around 2011 to edit videos for my film school. I carried my MacBook around with me using Final Cut Pro 7 with no problem for around 2 years. I stopped editing videos after I ...