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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in this discussion at Apple's forum. I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The ...
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my Mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device ...
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network - Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan [duplicate]

I have exactly the issues outlined in these two posts - has anyone got any solutions to this kind of issue? Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan ...
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Macbook pro doesn't want to start, “no RAM installed” beeps (1 every 5 seconds)

I have a problem with my Macbook Pro. Everything was working fine up until yesterday; I can't start it anymore and it "beeps" once every 5 seconds. According to the support, this indicates that "no ...
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Prevent sleep after 30 sec login screen inactivity

When I'm at the login screen, the screen will turn off after 30 seconds if I don't do something. Is there a way to make the login screen stay on for longer? For example if I log out and then walk ...
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Mid 2012 MBP shuts down claiming no power with charge at 30% or 40% or more

I have two mid 2012 MBPs. Sometime last year they both started randomly shutting down and showing the 'please plug me in to power' image when trying to start them up. That would be fine if the batter ...
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iPhoto isn't working on my 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X Lion

I don't know why but my iPhoto on my dock just has a picture of some pencils and an ø through everything and it was the same thing when I looked at it in the applications. When I try to open it, it ...
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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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hotspot stops being detectable

I have an iPhone 4 and a MacBook Pro. If I turn 'Personal Hotspot' on my iPhone to on, then I can connect with my laptop fine and everything is great. If on the other hand I then disconnect the ...
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Location of Speakers on MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch

I realize this question sounds rather idiotic, but I've truly looked all over the internet and haven't been able to find a simple answer (in a diagram or anything) telling me literally where the sound ...
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Unable to reply to emails on occasions using MacBook Air MAIL

I am unable to reply to emails on a consistent basis. When I reply a blank message opens but I cannot type or send, the blank email goes in Draft folder as "has no content" Any recommendations ...
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Why is Target Display Mode via Thunderbolt so unreliable for me?

I frequently want to display my MacBook Pro 15" Retina with my iMac Mid-2011, in Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. TDM often fails on first attempt and just shows a black screen on the ...
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Why does a .DS_Store file keep appearing on the desktop?

Every time I delete it from the desktop, I get the same file ".DS_store" created after some time. Is there a reason why this happens ? And can I permanently stop it from being created ?
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MacBook Pro charging tip [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a Mac Book Pro Retina, I'm going to use it mostly at home and when needed I'll take it to my workplace, and so forth. I know it does not have a removable battery, so I'm wondering ...
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iTunes movie not showing up after I have purchased it

I was trying to buy a movie from iTunes and after I bought the movie it didn't even show up or download on to my computer, but I know I bought it because I had like $15 and now I have 3 cents.
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Can a skilled electronic technician with proper tools upgrade the RAM in a MacBook Air?

I know these computers have RAM soldered directly onto the motherboard. I know Apple states that these computers cannot have their RAM upgraded. I know that if you do get a RAM upgrade through Apple ...
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Blue Box with White Question Mark

On certain websites (minecraftforum.net) most images appear as a blue box with a white question mark in it on safari. On my school forums (private to the school only, so can't link) normal images work ...
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Which types of SSD are compatible with mac book pro mid-2012 (not retina)?

I am looking to replace the hard drive of my macbook pro mid 2012 with an SSD from an ASUS taichi laptop will the SSD from the taichi be compatible with my mac book?
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Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the time damage the battery? [duplicate]

I am using my early 2015 MacBook Pro as a desktop by connecting it to an external display, thus, it needs to be plugged in to a charger all the time. Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the ...
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Running Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2015 — run natively (dual boot) or run in virtual machine for longer battery life?

I currently use Ubuntu in a virtual machine, using VirtualBox software on my host operating system, OS X, on my MacBook Pro 2015. However, the battery life drains quickly when Ubuntu is used ...
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How to eliminate Internet lapses on my MacBook Air 13?

I have a MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). I connect to the Internet using a Virgin Mobile Netgear Mingle hotspot. During Internet browsing sessions I will at times ...
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Screen Brightness keeps automatically adjusting to 100%

I have a late 2011 Mac book Pro, which I have kept in mint condition. Recently, my brightness has kept adjusting itself to full 100% brightness on the display, and keeps adjusting itself every few ...
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Is it normal for there to be a 5min+ period of high CPU usage when going to sleep under El Capitan?

I have recently upgraded my 8GB MacBook Pro (mid 2010, model ID: MacBookPro6,2) from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.11.4. Under Snow Leopard, after I closed the lid it would take something like 30 seconds to ...
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Macbook Pro display distorted when outputting to external monitor

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) and a Dell U2715Q Monitor connected via mDP to mDP. Things were going well(able to display on both monitors) until I started messing with some display options(mirror ...
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Four-finger swipe gesture also triggers three-finger swipe gesture

I have set App Expose to open with a three-finger swipe down, and I used BetterTouchTool to set up a four-finger swipe down as a custom gesture to close tabs in Chrome. However, whenever I four-finger ...
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Rescan built-in display on a Retina Macbook Pro

I have a small crack on the bottom left of my screen. The cost of repair for a Retina screen off warranty is insane so that's not going to happen. The crack in the screen caused vertical bars on the ...
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QuickTime Screen + Audio Capture

I'm using Retina Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is it possible to use QuickTime to capture both audio and screen ? If not, what are the free apps that can do it? P.S. A lot of the times ...
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Ethernet MAC address on Macbook 12"

I am trying to locate my ethernet MAC address on a Macbook Retina 12" using ifconfig but I can only see en0 which should be my wireless card; it's quite baffling. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Can my 13" Retina MacBook Pro Late 2012 output 2560x1440 at 60hz?

I'm planning on buying this monitor, its resolution is 2560x1440@60hz. I have a Late 2012 13" MacBook Pro Retina. Will mini-displayport to Displayport output the full 2560x1440@60hz?
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All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software

All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software! Is there a way to get at least my iPhoto Library back? I have not made a back up before. Thanks for your ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad stop working on brand new Macbook Pro with Mavericks?

I just got a brand new Macbook Pro (2.4 GHz Intel Core i5) with OS X 10.9 Mavericks preinstalled. It's working great and I love the retina screen, but I've had a recurring issue daily where the ...
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1920x1080 resolution not in the options after connecting external monitor on 2015 Macbook air running El Captain

I connected MacBook Air 2015 to my 1920x1080 AOC 22' monitor using mini display to VGA converter. It does not still show me the 1920x1080 option. Tt shows a maximum of 1280x768 only. Can someone help? ...
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File permissions after migration to MacBook Air OSX 10.11.4

Sharing and Permissions I have migrated from a MacBook (OSX 10.7) to the Air. Access to many of my files is now difficult and denied. I open up Sharing and Permissions to find: "You have custom ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Retina Force Touch Trackpad Issue

I've been using my MBPR 13" for about 8 months now. I don't usually use my trackpad much since I use a wireless mouse most of the time. I tried using force click for the first time and noticed ...
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Is the battery in the new Macbook (the one with USB-C) replaceable?

It seems that the new battery is glued into the computer. Does this mean that it can't be replaced, or has Apple somehow figured out a way to remove the glue?
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Can I use the battery from an early 2014 MacBook Air in a mid 2012 Air?

I just bought a used mid-2012 MacBook Air to replace the early-2014 model my dog killed but the battery life is terrible comparatively. Can I take the battery out of the 2014 and use it in the 2012 ...
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MacBookPro crashed with pixel disturbed screen and 3beeps

I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011 Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Once a week it crashed with beep sound ( 3 times ) beep - beep - beep Then pixel in the display ...
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MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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Can gaming damage my MacBook Air in the long run? [duplicate]

I noticed my new MacBook Air getting kinda hot and the fan spinning up when running a 3D game. I know this Laptop is not made for gaming but I like to run a less demanding game from time to time. Also ...
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Toolbar keeps hiding on Safari

I am trying to keep the toolbar visible all the time....when I select 'View' the 'Hide Toolbar' is grayed out. My wife has the same machine, and her's has 'Hide toolbar' not grayed out which I assume ...
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OSX crashes and reboots several hours after going to “sleep” (lid closed)

I have a MacBook Pro as my work laptop. When I go home, I close the lid and take the laptop with me. Very often, the next time I open my laptop I find that the OS restarted "because of a problem". ...
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Why is my mouse lagging so much it's impossible to use?

I've a little logitech mouse, and suddenly, with no reasons, it started to lag heavily, and now it's impossibile to use. I've a MBP mid 2012 13'', and never had problems, but now it is unusable. The ...
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Help my MacBook Pro keeps crashing and I have no Idea why

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro 13" Retina running 10.11.4 , which has been crashing every now and again and have no idea what sets it off. The last two times I was on Safari and the other I was happened ...
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FileVault won't login

The login password is entered correctly. The progress bar starts to load and gets all the way to the end, but nothing happens. I did not turn on FileVault, just turned on my MacBook one day and this ...
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Can't download Mavericks - I got a Mountain Lion CD, what to do?

This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this. But doing the following: Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567 Step 2: ...
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Unable to boot into recovery mode on Mavericks Mid 2009 17" Macbook Pro

I am trying to restore a new SSD I placed into my MBP using a Time Machine backup on an external HD. In order to do this, I read I need to be able to go into recovery mode as I boot my system up. To ...
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MacBook Pro: OS X reinstall is taking “forever”, (over 12 hours) to finish

This is my first time ever dealing with a Mac OS X reinstallation. About a week ago, while working online, my MacBook Pro just started to be very very slow to do anything. I would get the WHEEL ...
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Overheating problem in MacBook Pro

I have MacBook Pro I bought 6 months ago. When I charge it, it overheats in the charging port and my charging adapter is also hot. Should I return it or keep using it?
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Hide/Fix Macbook Pro Retina Screen Scratch

I noticed that I have a small scratch on my Macbook Pro Retina's screen. When this has happened on my desktop LCDs I've used some Vaseline to hide it. While I know that doesn't actually fix it I am ...
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Macbook white A1181: Startup manager, just mouse pointer

I'm dealing with my friend's Macbook White A1181. Original hard drive died a few weeks ago so we installed a brand new Samsung 840 EVO (256GB). I've read several tutorials on how to reinstall OSX on ...