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Are there any advantages to partitioning a SSD on a Mac?

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD. It's used to be a best practice to put the OS on a separate partition from data. Does that make any sense? What are the advantages to partitioning an SSD?
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MacBook with 10.6.8 Snow Leopard freezes after Wi-Fi connection

I recently switched service providers and received a new router. My phone and old Windows computer connect fine, but my MacBook freezes (rainbow wheel starts going around forever after about 2 mins of ...
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KERNEL PANIC recurring after reinstall for Macbook Pro OS X 10.6.8

We reinstalled operating system at apple genius bar due to 3-4 previous crashes. Updated and timemachine restored files but it has started crashing again. Is it a firefox problem? Has the problem been ...
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a bad Shutdown resulting in a flashing folder with question mark

I was rebooting my MBP when i turned off abruptly, now when i turn on my Mac again i just see a Flasing folder icon with a question mark instead the Apple Logo. i have MacBook Pro 15" Late 2012 (Non ...
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Web pages won't load but network is working

I can't get web pages to load on my MacBook Pro. Airport connects with the router and ping tests work fine (on www.google.com) but web pages aren't loading in any browser in any user account. Internet ...
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Can't boot MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2010)

The problem occurred after installing the update SMC 1.6 on Apple - OS X Mountain Lion: First for a long time was a white screen and noisy cooler After the system battery icon was crossed out and ...
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MacBook Pro updating to SSD

I have a 15-inch, Late 2011 macbook pro, i mainly use for programming, and occasionally watch a movie or two. Its getting a bit sluggish, and i reckon its time to update the HD to a SSD one. So my ...
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Apple software - Numbers [closed]

How do I identify and add(sum) only specific cells in a row - they are not continuous cells. Ex. I1, O1, U1 total sum and show in BG1
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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Bootcamp Installation Space

I'm installing Windows via Bootcamp but during the partitioning, my MacBook Pro crashed and now after the reboot I'm seeing that I only have 15GB of free space left. I had 33GB before partitioning. ...
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MacBook that spontaneously restarts and often shuts down instead of sleeping

My Macbook Pro has started shutting down rather than sleeping when I close it and it just decides to shut down in the middle of an operation and restart. When I ran Repair Disk Permissions on Disk ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 won't start up after kernel panic

I got a kernel panic. When I restart the laptop the system gets stuck in the loading screen (Apple logo and loading gif) with the fans spinning as if there was no tomorrow. I tried booting in safe ...
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15" rMBP (mid 2012) - screen won't turn on, fans full speed

Since yesterday I've been having major issues with my 15" Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2012 model). When I boot it, the screen is black (no backlight: Apple logo doesn't light up). I do hear the startup ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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MacBook Pro wakes immediately after sleeping

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, it will immediately wake up again after ~5 seconds, then go to sleep again and keep on sleeping and waking. This happens no matter if I close the lid or use the  ...
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iMessage no longer working on Mac after AppleID change

I recently just got my first MacBook Air. I already have an iPad mini and I just changed my Apple ID. I had everything set up before I decided to change it and iMessage was working perfectly on both ...
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Macbook Pro got stolen. Thief knows password. iCloud Keychain all compromised?

My Macbook was stolen. And I think the thief knows my Macbook's login (admin) password (not Apple ID). (I know, very stupid of me) Does that mean all my passwords stored in iCould Keychain are now ...
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MacBook Pro frequently disconnects from network

My MacBook Pro frequently disconnect from the network after I lock the screen. Any suggestions how to prevent this?
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How to fix messed-up MacBook disk partition table?

I have broken the disk of my Mac doing partitions with gparted. Now, nothing boots (except pendrives) and the OS X Rescue Disk recognizes the disk as Virtual Whole Disk. Nothing works, repairing or ...
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Best OS X for late 2009 MacBook

I have a white 13" MacBook (late 2009) with 2GB memory. It is currently running Mavericks. The machine is too slow, probably because the memory is just 2GB. I'm considering downgrading it back to ...
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How to access the IR sensor of MacBook Pro Mid 2010 to be able to use non apple remotes

I have an Audio to IR accessory for my iPhone which works very well with most of the TVs and DVD players as the app that comes with it supports them. I was wondering if it would be possible to write ...
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MBP 2015 with Iris Pro Only and External Monitor

I'm about to buy a MBP edition 2015 (15''). There are two models: model having only Intel Iris Pro (without dedicated graphic card) model having Radeon graphic card I don't play video games, ...
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Trackpad unresponsive, or reverted and speed very fast

My device: Macbook Pro early 2011, Yosemite 10.10.4 Since a bit more than a month now, I experience some problems with my trackpad. At first, it would start to be reverted with very fast speed ...
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External Microphone input for MacBook Air 2012

I am trying to get an external microphone (this Sennheiser ME3) into the TRRS jack of my 2012 MacBook Air, through a headset splitter such as here. (this is so that I can use speech recognition ...
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How to fix a Macbook Pro trackpad where the mouse pointer is randomly moving?

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro just started acting oddly. It's randomly clicking (which might cause me to switch programs), right-clicking and even once my screen even showed the swiping animation as ...
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My mac boots to a grey screen - target disk mode works

My macbook boots to a grey screen - BUT the hard drive is OK. I tested it in target disk mode and the drive loads fine on my other machine, so I can only assume it is something to do with the ...
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Ubuntu VM on the new MacBook

I need Ubuntu 14.04 for a class I'm doing, but I didn't want to install it side-by-side. Does VirtualBox runs smoothly on the new MacBook(http://imgur.com/zGmsv0o) ?
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How to upgrade Macbook Air 2014 SSD?

I have a Macbook Air 2014 - 128 GB, and I am running out of space. Is it possible to upgrade the SSD to one of bigger capacity?
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variable USB3 / bluetooth interference with an MBP

I've got: a hengedock, a late 2013 retina MBP, a USB3 hub, and a USB3 backup disk, and a bluetooth trackpad. Sometimes, it all works great. Sometimes, the pad goes on strike. At worst, it even ...
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Using terminal to get current fan speed?

I would like to view the current fan speeds of my MacBook and iMac using terminal. I've found that running spindump then cat /tmp/spindump.txt | grep "Fan speed" will show it, but that's very slow and ...
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What are the Best Ways to Speed Up a Mac?

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and although it seems to be working fine, over time it has seemed to become more sluggish and less snappy / responsive. So is there any good ways ways that I can 'speed up' ...
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When shaking my MacBook I hear a strange sound, like a wobble

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). When I shake it vertically, some slow sounds come from it and it sounds like something wobbles in it. Is this normal?
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How do i unlink my iMessages between mac and iPhone?

I just recently bought a new macbook pro, and I've found that my iMessages directly send to my mac whilst I'm using it, which is very helpful. However when I shut down my mac, the replies to my ...
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Safari High Avg Energy Impact

Under the Energy Monitor, it always shows high Average Energy Impact (1000+) for Safari. Is this normal? I have attached the screenshots. Although I formatted the entire disk and reinstalled the OS, ...
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Unusually long boot time in non-verbose mode - early 2008 MBP + SSD + Mavericks

Inside my early 2008 MBP (15", C2D 2.4, 4GB, GF8600M) I installed a used Samsung SSD (128GB), did a clean Mavericks install and at first startup, I restored the Applications, Desktop, Documents etc. ...
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Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro doesn't detect external monitor anymore on Mavericks

I have a late 2011 13″ MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks updated to the latest version, which was usually connected to a HP Pavillon 23xi monitor using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. It worked like ...
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what is com.apple.coresymbolicationd in caches?

Doing some cleanup on my Macbook Air with 128 SSD looking for big files to reduce space used. I found something named com.apple.coresymbolicationd that is 1GB in the library/caches folder I don't ...
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Use Of Thunderbolt Between Mac Mini and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro I recently purchased (13" 2015). I am now looking into desktop solutions, and think my needs make a Mac Mini my best option. I haven't used Thunderbolt before, and am wondering if ...
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Can I get iPhone messages through my Mac?

I am wondering if there is any way I can get my iPhone messages to come in through my messages on my Mac computer? My iPhone is not working at the moment and has to get the battery replaced so it ...
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How to redirect MacBook Pro audio to my TV?

I just connected my MacBook Pro 2013 to my TV using HDMI. The visuals are working, but the TV does not get the audio from my MacBook. How can I redirect the audio from my MacBook to my TV?
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Macbook Pro detects the screen, but external screen stays black (mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
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Securityd process uses 100% CPU when Mail app is open

I have a Macbook Air mid 2011 with OS X Yosemite. For a couple of weeks, I have a process, called Securityd, that runs and uses 100% of my processor, making it hot and noisy. After some time, I ...
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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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Windows 10 BootCamp Drivers

Would it be harmful to my rMBP if I installed Windows 10 when it is released? I was talking to someone about it, and because Apple uses non-standard hardware voltages could cause damage using the ...
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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

I recently got a retina display MacBook, and all my screenshots (via ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+3 or ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+4) end up being twice the size compared to how they appear on-screen. How can I stop this from ...
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'About this Mac' will not work anymore [closed]

A'About this Mac' will not open anymore. How can I fix it. I have only had this computer a month and it was working before.
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Only hibernate when closing the lid, display sleep otherwise?

I am looking for a way to hibernate (i.e. RAM saved to HDD then turned off) only when closing the lid. When the lid is opened, I expect OSX to simply turn off the screen after X minutes (i.e. ...
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Any way to get Bluetooth to work on MacBook 12″ Boot Camp?

I know that it’s not officially supported, but there is any manual way that I can get Bluetooth to work on a MacBook 12″ Windows Boot Camp partition?