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How to transfer a movie (.avi) from pc to iPad without iTunes?

I'm trying to copy a .avi movie-file that I ripped from a dvd that I own from my PC to my iPad. I've tried doing this with iTunes, to no avail, and frankly I'm sick of iTunes so I'm looking for ...
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Share internet connection from a PC to an iPhone through the USB cable

In the office where I'm working now, my network carrier has very poor reception, so my iPhone 4 cannot access the internet reliably. I have a pc running Windows XP SP3 that is connected to internet ...
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Minimum requirements for mirroring Mac/PC in Apple TV

I've found plenty of (old) blogs and articles stating that it is/will be possible to mirror the content of a Mac or PC in an Apple TV, but I was unable to find out the current state of this feature. ...
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Can I use a iMac Late 2009 or Mid 2010 as a screen for regular PC

Im thinking about building a custom hackintosh. I currently own a late 2009 iMac, the one which theoretically support video input from mini displayport. The video card I am planning to buy has a ...
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Connecting a PC PS/2 keyboard to Mac

I've just bought a PS/2 to USB cable to use PS/2 PC keyboard (Compaq SK-2860 and Packard Bell 6301N) in my Mac (OS X 10.8.4) because my Mac's wireless keyboard doesn't work: …but my Mac does not ...
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can I have mulitple apple ID's backed up to itunes?

My husband's iphone, my daughter's iphone and my iphone/ipad all have separate apple ID's - so we have 3 apple ID's in our household. I have itunes on my laptop and pack up my ipad and iphone ...
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How to view iTunes U without itunes?

I want to view Stanford's iOS programming course. How can I see it without installign itunes on my PC and on my Android mobile device?
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Sharing Mac hard drive over the Internet to a PC

Similar question to this, but my other computer is a PC. (PC seeing external hard drive from the Mac over the Internet.) My external is formatted exFAT. Neither the Mac nor the PC have issues using ...
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Is there a way to completely erase an iPod Nano 3rd generation without installing iTunes?

I've had this iPod lying around for years. I'm about to sell it and I'd like to erase all the data. Is there a way to do this without installing iTunes? I was particularly hoping that there might be ...
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How do I build a PC Into a Mac PPC G5 case?

How can I convert my (unfortunately) obsolete Mac G5 PPC case into a PC? It only supports Leopard OS-wise and I'd like to keep the beautiful Mac Case and reuse it with PC components inside. Can that ...
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How to transmit my PC onto my iMac?

I use tiny 13'' Windows laptop for work and whenever working from home would like to use my 27'' iMac as a display to it. Is this possible? Would HDMI->Thunderbolt cable do the trick? Is there ...
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Macbook Pro vs. PC - Validation for VA Chap 31

I am in college studying software development and working towards my college degree thanks to the United States of America Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation program called Chapter 31. ...
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How can I access TextEdit documents saved in iCloud on a PC?

I use TextEdit to store a number of notes for me, and now my Mac is in Apple repair, I can't access them. How can I use a PC to access these notes? Is it possible to use an iPad mini to access these ...
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iTunes match is on but I can't copy songs from my PC to my iphone without redownloading them on my iphone from the cloud

iTunes match is on but I can't copy songs already downloaded to my PC to my iphone without redownloading them on my iphone from the cloud. Is this by design or am I missing something. Seems like an ...
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Sync between Mac & PC version control system

Having both a PC & Mac for work, I would like to synchronize development between both devices. I could just use Dropbox or Google Drive, but I would like to have version control (git or otherwise)....
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External Keyboard key remapping

I recently bought a CM Storm QuickFire keyboard. This keyboard is made for Windows. It works perfectly on Bootcamp, but when I use it on the OS X side, the keys are completely remapped. the F key ...
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Removing Files from iTunes Media?

I noticed that I have well over 100 songs in the iTunes Media folder that are NOT in my actual iTunes. These would be songs that were loaded into iTunes then deleted because I didn't like them, want ...
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How to download orginal photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC?

I'am an iPhone + PC (Windows/Ubuntu) user. Nowadays, I'm used to download photos from iPhone to local folder, sort them and then backup them by myself (by syncing to remote disk and burning onto ...
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PC shutoff during Migration Assistant transfer to Mac

My PC shut-off in the middle of transferring data to a MacBook using Migration Assistant. The MacBook still shows "transferring your information". How do I get my PC to pick up the MacBook again and ...
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Sync ratings bidirectional between iOS and iTunes on PC?

Is it possible to synchronize library meta-data, specifically the star ratings, bidirectionally between iTunes on PC and iPad? I am rarely listening to music, but if I do so, it is likely on the iPad ...
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How can I export PDFs from a PC to a new iPad?

I want to load some of the PDFs I bought from the internet to my iPad from my PC (Windows 7). How can I do this? I've never bothered about tablets before, but somehow I got an iPad. I did some ...
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use iphone camera to record video on to a computer

I have a Windows 7 PC and an iPhone 5s with iOS 8.0.2. I would like to use the video camera functionality of the iPhone to record a lengthy (over 6 hours) video. The phone can be connected to my ...
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Do SuperDrives work with IBM computers?

Do Apple USB SuperDrives work with IBM compatible computers? If not, are there any advantages for buying a SuperDrive compared to a generic USB DVD drive?
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Export non-Camera Roll Photo Albums to PC?

Is there any way to export non Camera Roll or Photo Stream photo albums from an iPhone to a PC? There are a bunch of "free" software online than can do this, but they all require you to buy the ...
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Migration Assistant moved files to inaccesible new account, how to get to my old files?

I just got a Mac after many years on a PC. Migration Assistant did not work when I was setting up the computer, so I ran it a few minutes later instead. However, it seems it transferred all my files ...
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Share internet between iPad and PC

I've been searching for this for a while without satisfactory results. One way to share internet from the PC to the iPad is by doing an ad-hoc network, if the PC allow us to do so. Otherwise, I have ...
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How to use iCloud calendar without having an Apple device

My boss wants us to use the iCloud calendar app. However, I use a computer with Ubuntu and an Android phone. Because I do not have an Apple device, the calendar app is unavailable to me on icloud.com; ...
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How to reformat a time machine drive to use on a PC

My sister used to be a mac user and recently switched to a PC. She has her mac stuff backed up on two hard drives, one is formatted as a time machine. We've transferred all her important files to the ...
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Loading photos onto Windows PC with broken iPhone touchscreen

I've cracked my iPhone 5 and the touch screen no longer works. Is there any way I can load my photos onto my laptop without getting the screen fixed? My computer runs the latest Windows and its a ...
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Why are many songs just not played in iTunes in Apple Music? How to force them to be played?

I've installed iTunes on PC and have registered with Apple Music. I've started playing an album. But most of the songs are just not being played. Only one-three songs for an album are playable. What ...
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Apple Thunderbolt display not turning on when connected to ASUS Z87 motherboard

I recently purchased custom build PC with Asus Z87 Expert Thunderbolt motherboard, Intel i7-4790K processor, Sapphire R9 270X 2 GB graphics card, etc. It's not working with my Apple Thunderbolt ...
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Are there ways to set up advanced play count on iTunes, tracking total artist play count, etc?

I'm wondering if there are advanced ways to track play count in iTunes. I want to be able to see who my top played artists and composers are, not just songs. Is there a way to, say, at the end of ...
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Time Machine and Storage

I have a 3TB external HD that works both Mac and PC for storage. I understand the "best" way to back up the Mac would be partition the external as explained here: Time Machine - can it share external ...
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iTunes Error Message 54

I ran into an iTunes error message 54 when I was attempting to backup my phone. I have an iPhone 4 ios 4.2.1 that I'm trying to update to ios 7.1.2. I am currently on Windows 10 operating system with ...
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Copy movies from PC to iPad keeping directory structure

How can i copy movies from PC to iPad keeping the directory structure for off-line usage. Either by USB or Wifi. I have a Linux and a PC box available. I would like to provide a directory and all sub-...
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download icloud backup files to pc

My phone broke and I can not afford to purchase a replacement but I need to access my information backed up on my icloud, How do I download my backed up iphone files from icloud directly from my ...
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Merge all music into iTunes

I have collected about 50GB of music on my PC across a few folders with plenty of duplicates. I just installed iTunes and synced an iPhone and its associated iTunes/Apple ID account, which created a ...
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Can I run a virtualized OS X operating system (bought on eBay) on my PC via VMware Player

I am considering running a virtualized OS X running system within my PC on VMware Player. I want to do this so that I can run Xcode. Can I do this?
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How to recover files on USB stick [closed]

I used my USB stick on a PC as usual, than I put it in a Mac at work. Now I put it again in my PC and I can't see any of the files on it. How can I fix it and see the files again?
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MacBook Air Running Yosemite - Merge Two User Accounts?

I am brand new to Mac. I very recently migrated all of my files from my Windows PC. When setting up my MacBook Air initially, I was instructed to create a user account. When I migrated my files ...
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using iMac (2014) as Display for pc source [duplicate]

I have got iMac (2014 model), which I want to use as external display for my windows laptop. Is is possible? if yes, how? I have got a male-to-male mini-display to hdmi connector. But when I connect ...
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How to put an image from PC to iOS 8 iPhone camera roll?

I have a picture on my PC that I want to put into my Camera Roll. PC is vista so I can't install iCloud onto the computer. I have iCloud but when I log in I don't see anything about photos. I see ...
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How to automatically apply permissions to files added to a shared folder

I have a shared folder setup on a Mac Mini Server. It has permissions for our company group to read/write. When a mac user adds a file to the shared folder, it inherits the permissions of the folder ...
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Looking for specific help with networking iTunes with Air and Home Theatre PC [duplicate]

Let me explain my set up. I have a home theater PC that houses all my music files (about 500 gigs worth of music) but right now it just works as a server in that regard since I play all the music ...
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Delete photos from iPhone after sync

I accidentally synced my iPhone with my pictures and contacts from my PC. Is there a way to revert this action and delete all my contacts and pictures on my iPhone?
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Frequently synchronizing iTunes library between Macbook and PC

I have about 80 GB of songs on my Macbook Pro and my PC Desktop. I sometimes buy music during my travels and import it to my Macbook. When I process my DJ Tracks, they're added on to my PC. I want ...
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Why is my Mac able to write to my NTFS hard drive?

My question is one of confusion. All over the internet I have seen people looking for the ability to use a Mac to write to NTFS, or people formatting drives to FAT32 so that their Mac can share a ...
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Can an iPad (3rd gen) run solo with an Airport Express

My folks are using a PC running WinXP to control a non-Apple wifi-router. The PC crashes often, bringing down with it the wifi network. They no longer actually use the PC, just the iPad, but they keep ...
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Remappings for Ctrl vs. Command for easier alternating between Mac and PC [closed]

I use both a PC and a Mac about equally often. This was hard at first but after a while I got comfortable context-switching between the two. One thing that's been very helpful is using the same USB ...
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Can I use my 2011 iMac as a Thunderbolt display for my PC?

I have an 2011 27" iMac, it has two Thunderbolt ports. I also have an Asus Z87 Deluxe Quad motherboard which has two Thunderbolt ports. I recently got a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable from Apple. ...