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Retina macbook max USB power output

Could someone tell me how much Ampere the retina macbook pro can deliver over usb. I thought that one should be able to charge an ipad with a retina macbook which would mean, that it should be about ...
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Customize external HDD spindown timeout?

It's possible to enable spinning down of mechanical hard drives using the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option in Energy Saver, and it's possible to customize the timeout period with sudo ...
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What unit does the activity monitor use in the energy tab?

The activity monitor of OS X show in the energy tab the energy impact. What unit does this value use? Is it Watts? If so, 327 seems a bit high for my taste. I am running this on the low end 21" late ...
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Getting a < 75 Watt charger for a macbook pro due to flight constraints

My MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012) charger has a rating of 85 Watts. I want to use it on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. (24 hours). (Airbus A380-800). You can plug in an AC ...
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Why does GPS on the iPhone use so much power?

I keep reading in articles that GPS on the iPhone, or any cell phone for that matter, uses a lot of power, but I've never heard an explanation of why. Why is this? The phone doesn't have to transmit ...
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Turn on MacBook with eject key or via USB

I had a problem with my MacBook Pro keyboard (mid 2010), and the power button stops working. Now, to turn on my MacBook I have to short the power pads. In the new MacBooks with no optical drive, the ...
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MacBook Pro - Only runs while MagSafe charger connected

My 2013 MacBook Pro only runs while the MagSafe power charger is connected. Model Number: A1425 (EMC 2672) When the charger is disconnected system immediately powers off (no shutdown). MagSafe ...
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Macbook battery problem

I have a MacBook 13" (A1181) running Mac OS X 10.6.8, I have a problem with the battery When its turned off it responds to power button only when charger plugged in. After starting i can remove the ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2010) replacement power supply issue

I have a multi macbook/macbook pro household, made up of a 2006 mb, mid 2008 mbp, and mid2010 mbp models. I recently purchased a new 85 watt power supply and immediately noticed that it would not ...
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How do you check how much current a Mac USB port can deliver?

This question is similar to the superuser question "How to check how much power a USB port can deliver", which is answered for Linux and Windows. How do you check the same on a Mac?
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Display toggle on/off

Sleep mode seems to cause problems with my MacPro. Is there a way to turn the monitor off and on? In "System preferences/Display/options" I can select "Display Power Button" "turns the display on ...
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What power class does an iPad and an iPhone have?

I am doing antenna simulations in order to visualize the electric field produced by an iPhone and an iPad. In order to do so, I need to know what typical power output these devices have. From ...
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iPad screen is black and won't turn on after charging and resetting

Yesterday I dropped my iPad 3 but luckily the screen did not crack. However the screen is now black and will not turn on. I can still here sounds from the iPad. How can I fix this? What I tried: ...
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Is there a way to prevent a Macbook Air from sleeping when external monitor is plugged in but power is not?

I have a 13-inch Mid 2012 Macbook Air running 10.9.3. I usually run with the lid closed plugging into 2 Apple cinema displays. Everything works great, except when I accidentally bump the power cable, ...
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Is it safe to use the mac's cable for an airport express?

When you pull the power plug off the airport express, a connector appears, similar to the connector on the mac's power brick. These connect perfectly, but I want to be sure: is it safe to use a mac's ...
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iMac shutting down when trying to install downloaded updates from Apple

My iMac keeps shutting down when I try to install the downloaded updates. It gets to "optimizing" level and shuts down.
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How to charge the MacBook Pro from 12 Volts?

Aim: I would like to charge my MacBook Pro (MBP) form a 12V lead-acid battery. However there are no official chargers from Apple for that purpose. There exist quite some alternative products on the ...
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How to limit cpu frequency in OS X?

The OS X kernel does control this directly since below 5% my CPU gets locked to 1.2GHz instead of the normal 3.7GHz so there has to be a way to control the CPU speed. I am aware of this question ...
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MacBook Pro Hibernates Straight Away

Whenever my Mac goes to sleep when its on battery, it straight away saves its contents to the hard drive and powers off, going into a deep sleep. This gets really annoying when I walk away for 10 ...
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Monitoring power consumption on Mac

The Android OS monitors the power consumption of running apps and hardware (display). As you may guess, this is a useful feature as it allows to track down energy greedy apps. Is there an application ...
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using Apple products abroad: just replace the plug?

For many Apple products, e.g. macbook air, or iphone, the power supply is the same for different countries, and it accepts a power range of 100-240V and 50-60Hz (which I think is a great idea, since ...
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Does closing the lid put a MacBook Pro to sleep? Would it hurt the computer if I carry it around without shutting it down?

When I first got my MacBook Pro, it took less than 30 seconds to start up. Now, after several months, it takes about two minutes to startup and I can tell that it is not as responsive when using some ...
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MacBook Pro Battery Problems

I have a MacBook Pro late-2012 model. And my cable started showing symptoms of fraying. So I ordered an offbrand cable from Amazon with good reviews and it arrived today and I tried it and the Mac ...
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Powering a graphics card in a Mac Pro 2008

I'm looking to update from the stock graphics card in my my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008). The logic board only has two 6-pin ATX connectors, and the card I'm looking at (a GeForce GTX 760) requires one 6-pin ...
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How to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption?

I'm seeking a way to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption -- or any MacBook for that matter -- to save battery life. I want to vary the CPU power consumption variably, so that I can ...
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Keep iPhone Screen On (when plugged in)

Is there an app (normal, jailbreak) that will keep my iPhone (3GS, OS 4.x) screen on, indefinitely, when it is plugged in, regardless of what app is running in the foreground?
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Can I restore pre-Mavericks power key behavior?

Mavericks changed the behavior of my MacBook Air's power key to put the Air to sleep immediately when pressed briefly. Prior to Mavericks, the power key would summon the Shut Down dialog. As ...
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Mouse Power Issue

When I plug in a third party mouse into my iMac it does not get any power. I've tried the USB port on the keyboards and directly on the machine. I've tried two mice and one of them used to work (I ...
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Find out what adaptor power socket an unopened iPhone 5s has

I have an unboxed iPhone5s here, which I have received as a gift from a friend who also received it as a gift and did not want it. I might end up regifting it myself, so I would rather not open it. ...
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MacBook won't sleep while charging

An ongoing problem: my MacBook Pro (i5, 2.4ghz, 15") won't sleep while charging. I close the lid, but I don't get the pulsing "sleep light", it just stays fully illuminated. If I listen closely, I ...
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Battery indicator is stuck on one number

I have an iPhone 4s and the battery indicator is stuck on one number no matter how long I charge it. If I turn the phone off and then try to put it it on again it won't happen it will say the phone ...
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Can a thunderbolt cable transmit power?

Is it possible for thunderbolt to transmit power to or from a Macbook Pro. Perhaps to power/charge it or power/charge an external device?
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Can I safely charge an iPhone 4S with a 5V 2A source?

I just bought a New Trent IMP99D external battery, to keep my phone alive while gaming during long-haul flights. It has two USB ports to connect to, one which supplies 1 amp at 5 volts, another which ...
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Will a MacBook with its lid closed (asleep) restart at the scheduled time?

I think the title says it mostly. Will a sleeping MacBook Air with the lid closed restart automatically at the time scheduled in the energy saver pane?
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Are L-shaped and T-shaped Magsafe 1 interchangeable? [duplicate]

I want to buy replacement Magsafe 1 cable for my MBP 17" Late 2011, and they are available in two options — L-shaped and T-shaped. My computer was shipped with L-shaped connector, however I want to ...
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App to shut down iPhone 3G

Is there an app to shut down my iPhone 3G? It's a non jailbroken iPhone and the power button isn't working anymore. So I need to shut it down with an app. Any advice?
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How much power can be drawn from the lightning connector by a external device?

How much power can be drawn from the iPhone/iPad lightning connector by a external device? Update: The use case is a audio-related device for iPhone/iPads. It would require around ~100 mA at 3,3 ...
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iPhone/iPad/iPod turn-off blocking?

Its possible to block turning off the iPhone/iPod or iPhone? For example, in case of loss, theft? The point is that the thief could not turn off the iPhone, so I could find iPhone through Find my ...
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iPhone 4 cannot be charged via power supply after iOS 7 update

Using an iPhone 4 and a original power supply (a1357) + cable (usb) i am not able to charge the phone. However connecting my phone to the pc (windows) it will be recognized and charge. This ...
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Correct battery voltage for new MacBook Pro battery

I have a 17" Macbook Pro (5,2 mid 2009, MC226LL/A) that has a battery that is in need of being replaced. I'm looking for the correct battery for it and have found various batteries that say they are ...
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Is there an app for iphone that can notify me whenever my mac powers on?

I would like to know if there was an app that can notify me whenever my mac is powered on. like IFTTT app. example if mac powered on then send a message to iphone.
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Why am I told to “Connect to a power source” for best results when installing/updating software?

I've experienced this when installing or updating a number of applications, most recently Logic Pro X. What's the reasoning behind this?
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Lots of weird stuff happening today

So I'll just list the symptoms I've experienced in the last few hours, so far I can't seem to find a pattern, suffice to say the macbook is virtually unusable for my purposes. It's a 2010 Macbook ...
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“USB device drawing too much power” error on startup with no devices connected

Since upgrading to Lion, I get this error every time I start up: I've read the answers suggested here, but they seem to indicate that it's the presence of a second device that's causing the ...
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Apple charger port magnet has lost it's pull

My friends laptop was dropped and fell directly on the power charging connector as it was connected to the charger. Now the port still works, but the strength of the magnet that holds the connector ...
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Is my MagSafe covered under my MacBook's AppleCare?

I have a white 2010 MacBook, and the outer casing for the wire on the MagSafe power adapter has developed a small split. Is this something that may be covered under my MacBook's AppleCare? Is it ...
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Is there a way to view and control the powerstate of the discrete GPU on a 2011 MBP in OSX?

I noticed that running with the discrete GPU uses more power and generates more heat. I just need the discrete GPU to drive an external monitor, I'm not concerned about performance. By controling the ...
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Out of warranty MBP ,Burned Magsafe port and frayed charger cable - repair option and cost?

I have a MBP 15" 2011 model and has is the burned magsafe port (leftmost pin melted) which i noticed today. The connector gets too hot sometimes ( but remains ok when I charge in sleep mode). ...
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Dim LED on Magsafe, Macbook Pro won't boot

I have a Macbook Pro late 2008, and today, it suddenly decided to stop booting. The battery level is very low, and connecting the adapter to it shows a very dim green light on the Magsafe connector. ...
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Magsafe light occasionally turns off while plugged in

Every once in a while, the green light on my Magsafe adapter will turn off, but the computer will indicate that it's still running off of AC power. If I unplug the adapter from the computer and then ...