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How to use Bose QC25 headset (speaker + mic) with MacBook Pro Retina combo jack

I recently got a pair of Bose QC 25 (Quiet Comfort 25) noise cancelling headphones. These are connected via a 4-Pin (TRRS) connector which carries both sounds as well as the inline microphone. I can ...
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OSX 10.11.3 external monitor does not work (mini displayport to DVI)

I've just done a clean install of OSX 10.11.3 on my macbook air (mid 2012). My external monitor does not work anymore (mini displayport - DVI original adapter) Things I've try: - Reset SMC/PRAM ...
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Accessing iTunes music collection from Roku

How do I access my iTunes music collection (mostly AIFF) from Roku? I have read that this is possible, but that "the integration" is not as good as with AppleTV. I am too invested in iTunes (on a ...
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How to restore my Macbook Air thoroughly without a OS X recovery partition?

I brought my Macbook Air(Mid 2015) July 2015. Then I started endlessly installing different linux distributions on it. One day, I make a mistake and my OS X recovery partition was deleted. Now I ...
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iPhone not detected on iTunes (mac)

I have an iPhone 4 and iTunes doesn't detect it (os x yosemite) I've tested it in other PCs but not detected. thanks in advence
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What non-Apple external monitors are currently recognized as 2 pixels per point?

I was thinking about getting a Dell 4k or perhaps a 2560x1440 display, but then I realized that not all non-Apple displays are recognized as 2 pixels per point even though the ppi is high enough. Is ...
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Big black rectangle

A big black rectangle is slowly overtaking the screen on my macbook. It is all frozen can't do anything. Any suggestions?
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OS X installer booting instead of Macintosh HD

Accidentally closed MacBook Pro while installing El Capitan. Now only bootable disks are my bootcamp, Recovery, and OS X installer. Macintosh HD shows up in Disk Utility and I've tried repairing it, ...
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Middle row of keyboard (a-;) duplicating top row (q-p)

I have a 2010 white Macbook and the middle row of the keyboard has gone funny. The keys all work fine still but they no longer correspond to the correct key. Pressing a for example prints q, h prints ...
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How can I install OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook3,1 (late 2007) with broken optical drive?

I'd like to reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on and old MacBook 3,1 (late 2007). Unfortunately the optical drive is broken. I have another MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) running OS X Yosemite. I tried ...
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Gray screen of death when booting

I know this has been brought up many times before here, and I know there has been many answers and suggestions to this problem, but so far nothing seems to be helping me in my situation, so I thought ...
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Are mini DVI port and DVI port the same thing?

I have an old MacBook and im trying to connect it to a new TV, I have a mini DVI port but can't find adapters for it. Is mini DVI and DVI the same thing? I'm looking for some kind of adapter to HDMI ...
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MacBook Air 11-inch trackpad behaving erratically

Just recently my trackpad has started having a mind of its own and jumping around - not usually when typing but in playing card games or even online. Have tried resetting the NVRAM to no avail and ...
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When I send email through Outlook on the Macbook, my font size is different when received in Outlook on PCs

When I send email through Outlook on the Macbook, my font size is different when received in Outlook on PCs. For example, I send a message in font size 14, but when someone opens the message on a PC ...
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USB-C Adapter/Converter for MacBook Pro Power Supply available?

I have a few Apple MacBook Pro Power Supplies left and want to use it with my new MacBook 12. Are there any USB-C Adapter for these MagSafe 2 Power Supplies? I want to connect the adapater with my ...
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Keyboard/trackpad joint failure, resolved on TWO reboots

The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped working suddenly. They went completely unresponsive. The power button did work, though, so I managed to reboot using it. Upon the FIRST reboot, the ...
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Unknown Startup Disk

My problem is that I don't have any Windows install on my MacBook yet but for some reason the Windows Startup Disk keeps showing up when I hold down option key for startup. As far as I know, I have ...
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No Network Access on Macbook air either through Wi-Fi or tethered to a phone

I cannot connect to the Internet on My Mid 2013 MBA, running 10.11.3 either through Wi-Fi connected to my router, or tethered to my iPhone via USB or Bluetooth . Rebooting the machine has not solved ...
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Using a draw pad with OneNote for Mac

I have the newest mac book air, running El Capitan. I was wondering if there were any draw pads that were comparable with Microsoft's OneNote? Also, if there is even a draw function in the Mac version ...
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MacBook Pro wont boot at all (El capitan)

My MacBook Pro stopped working. I was using it without a problem, then all of a sudden the screen went Blue. It didn't respond at all so I did the obvious, force shutdown. Since that moment the ...
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Mac & iPhone auto reinstall software

The day before yesterday, my iPhone just restart, erased and reinstalled iOS by itself. Just one day later, my Mac did the same! Is that a settings problem or maybe a virus?
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Folder with a question mark on purchased Mac

I just got my MacBook Pro mid 2012 laptop and stupid me did something to it, now I have a flashing folder with a question mark. The previous owner said she accidentally deleted the software when she ...
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Macbook Wi-Fi turned itself off and needs system restart

I just recently bought a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, OSX 10.11.3) and found some Wi-Fi problems with it. Every few hours, the connection drops and I have to turn off Wi-Fi and turn it ...
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Buying Macbook Air with upgraded hardware in Abroad (Spain)

I will travel to Spain and I want to buy Macbook Air 13", with CPU i7 2.7 & 8 GB RAM rather than basic hardware with i5 & 4 GB RAM. I could not find any email address for supporting. My travel ...
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Should I upgrade Mac OS 10.6.8 to El Capitan on Macbook Air 2010?

I have the Macbook Air 11' late 2010 with Core 2 Duo and 2 GB RAM. I decided to install XCode 7, but it requires Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan. So, should I upgrade OSX on my 5-yearold macbook air? I worry ...
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Swap CMD and Alt only on external keyboard

On my external mechanical keyboard the Super/Windows/CMD key is between Ctrl and Alt, but on the Mac keyboard it's between Alt and Space. Can I swap CMD and Alt only on the external keyboard?
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Finding suitable SSD for my MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air (mid-2012, MacBookAir5,2). I'm really far from terminology of this subject, I have no idea what is flash memory and don't know if all MacBook SSDs must have a flash memory ...
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Can't boot Windows after installing Windows 10 with Boot Camp

I installed Windows 10 with Boot Camp Assistant in El Captain. I successfully completed all Boot Camp installation steps. After finishing the installation and rebooting the Windows boot option doesn't ...
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Enabling System Preferences > Display’s „Retina scaling options“ on an external HiRes/HiDPI but Non-4K display (Dell U2515H)?

I just bought the 2560 x 1440 px @ 25 inch (117.5 dpi) Dell U2515H monitor and must say that I'm pretty pleased with the design and quality of the display. Excellent bang for the buck, very thin, ...
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My battery icon has x in it

My MacBook Pro 15" battery has a black X in the battery icon and the indicator lights on the side do not light up when button is pressed. What could be the problem? It runs fine when plugged in
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Thunderbolt display firmware message reappears

I'm in a bit of a snag. I've sold my 27" Thunderbolt Display that I used with my Macbook Pro, however my Macbook keeps telling me about the firmware: I can't seem to find any information about a ...
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How to check VT-x status on MacBook Pro

I need to enable VT-x on my MacBook Pro but I don't know if it's already enabled or not. is there a command for checking the status, enabling or disabling VT-x? Those are the device specifications: ...
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Hard disk on Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I am very new to Mac and Apple world, please excuse me for my ignorance if any. I do see Macbook pro or Air doesn't come with Hard Disk drive..!! It comes with flash storage with just storage like ...
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Mac App Store stuck on Sign In

I recently installed a fresh (erased my HD) install of OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 During my first log in I skipped sign in to my apple id Now when I open my Mac App Store and try to Sign In, it gets ...
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iCloud login with an infinite loop on Macbook Pro with OS X El Capitan version 10.11.3 installed

Recently, when I changed my password to my Apple ID, my automatic iCloud login will trip a infinite loop in the settings section of my Mac. When trying to login (entering my password correctly) once, ...
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MacBook Air Battery Not Recognised

From time to time, my late 2010 11" MacBook Air stops recognising its battery. It behaves in every way as if the battery had been removed. Resetting the SMC and PRAM makes no difference; I have to ...
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Making Command, Option and Control work with microsoft sculpt keyboard?

I'm trying to set up the command keys on my 2014 macbook pro (10.10.1 Yosemite) with my new wireless microsoft sculpt keyboard: I went into my system prefs and started trying to make it so I could ...
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Macbook 2010 Crash upon mild to heavy load

My mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro crashes about 3-5 times a day. Symptoms: if I start an iMovie trailer and scroll the options (always) using Chrome (sometimes) if I perform too much activity right after ...
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Message pops up saying I have viruses on my MacBook Pro, claims to be tap snake, dunno what to do

I want to know how I can protect my MacBook Pro.
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Sketchy Message Popping Up On Macbook Pro

message popped up saying macbook pro has been infected with a virus (tapsnake) idk what to do if this is scam or no. Here is the site name: apple.com---updatemac.xyz tried to search url but it says ...
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Internet keeps cutting out and the only way to fix is to turn wifi on and off on the device? [duplicate]

(MacBook Air 13" OSX El Capitan) Hi, I find that my internet keeps cutting out mostly when on Skype but sometimes when I'm just online too. On Skype the call will cut and online webpages fail to ...
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No audio devices shown on MacBook Air mid 2013 with El Capitan

On a MacBook Air mid 2013 there are no Audio devices shown in the Audio Preferences and No Audio Playback I've tried: resetting the PRAM and SMC upgrading to El Capitan removing Soundflower (in ...
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How “safe” is my laptop running on Service Battery

I've had my Mac for over 3 years and I've been good about checking the battery's condition, which was always Normal, but all of a sudden the dreaded Service Battery suddenly showed up. This was not ...
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How can I disable ALL notifications in OSX Lion?

I need to disable all notifications: iCal, Skype, and especially application updates. Everything. I can find info on how to do this in Yosemite, but not Lion. Would anyone know how to go about this? ...
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Can I invert my Mac screen colors without affecting an ext display?

I want to connect an external display to my MBPro running 10.11.2 for hosting karaoke. I want to invert my Mac display without inverting the external display. I had planned to avoid video mirroring ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MD101) makes weird sound on wake up/start up

I have this weird sound when I open up MacBook or when I run it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIUVbq25uvY What is the problem and how to solve it?
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MacBook Pro Retina 15 connecting a 4k monitor

Just got a new MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 15). I have an Acer 4k-monitor which I'm looking to connect to the MacBook but I can't figure out how. The Apple website and FAQ's weren't helpful. I want ...
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Gray screen when booting mac on external monitor

I've run into a problem while booting my MacBookPro (from 2014). When I restart the computer without any monitor attached, I hear the chime, but the screen on my laptop screen stays black. I usually ...
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Upgrade Option in Macbook Air to Pro

I bought Mackbook Air in September 2015 and since it has 4GB of RAM and can't be upgrader, I am wondering if there is an option to upgrade my laptop to Mackbook Pro where I can pay the difference and ...
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Can one exchange SSD's in a single MBP for doing a back-up (delayed) on one of them?

My logic board decided to leave without saying good-bye, MBP Mid 2012. This only serves as a delayed backup. I did however run Time Machine to backup my stuff, unfortunately it was 180 days ago... ...