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How much more storage than iOS 7 does iOS 8 ACTUALLY use up?

I have read so many reports about iOS 8 installation storage requirements that I've lost count, and none of them even answer this very basic question. “The download is 1.2 Gb… the free space ...
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Reclaiming Disk Space on my Mac

I've got a MacBook air with a 128 gigabyte SSD, and it reminded me again this morning that I'm almost out of storage space. What caches are safe to delete, and what other places are good to reclaim ...
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Why does my iPhoto masters file taking up a lot of storage?

I want to clear some storage from my Mac and it shows that my masters file is 94.7GB, however I only have 2500 pictures and the iPhoto software says it takes up 15.8GB. Why is the masters folder so ...
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Shortcut to display storage information

Obsessed with how much space left in Macbook Air 128GB SSD, I find myself frequently checking the storage information by going to "About this mac" ==> "More info" ==> "storage". Is there a shortcut ...
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Applications eats a space in iPhone

Let me explain so my problem would be imaginable. I have photos made in standard Camera app. I need to upload them from my iPhone to a cloud service. I'm using Flickr for images. Also, I've tried ...
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How can I delete pictures off Photo Stream to free up iCloud storage space?

I have Photo Stream set up and my pictures show up in iPhoto on my Mac. Do I have to import them to keep them permanently? How can I free up iCloud space?
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Why does Pages, export to *.doc a file that is larger than expected?

I authored a 1 page document of about 900 words, and an embedded image (a chart). Storing/exporting this document from Pages 5.2 causes the file to expand to 1.6 MB in size. However, opening and ...
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Storage only shows “Other” + Fluctuating storage

I have a late 2009 Mac, and my storage keeps depleting in front of my eyes. Despite disabling local snapshots on time machine, searching for numerous apps to figure out where the space is going, ...
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Are iMessages saved to iCloud even if iCloud is turned off on my phone?

If I have iCloud turned off on my iPhone, are incoming and/or already received iMessages still stored in the cloud? Can someone sharing my Apple ID see my iMessages even after I delete them on the ...
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Free up over 70 GB of Applications

Today I checked out my MacBook Air's storage and found that my Mac is using 70.53 GB on applications out of 120.47 GB. I can't figure out where it is being used as I didn't download any applications. ...
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Why iPad Air 16GB WiFi shows wrong amount of storage space free?

I clean my iPad regularly and I noticed that my storage space doesn't show true free space. I have used 12.8GB for apps. It shows 7.7GB available and 5.1GB used. I used calculator and it shows I ...
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Why Disk Utility full?

My Disk Utility is full. My Disk is about 1T but now I only have no more 100GB to use. I don't think I have used that much, the yellow one is belong to what? I want to erase some files to get more ...
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How can I mirror two macbooks [duplicate]

I have two macbooks. I want them to be exact copies. They have different CPUs, RAM, but they have the exact same drives. I work on both of them. I never work on them simultaneously. Can I setup ...
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Imported 32GB of images into iPhoto, 65GB library is the result - Huh?

I just imported 32GB of images (my local Images folder) from the past 10 years into iPhoto. I was honestly surprised that the result was an iPhoto library of 65GB. I have no RAW images and am ...
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Cannot take photos, message pops up that says “Not enough storage space”

I am trying to take a picture and my iPhone 4s says there is not enough storage space and to go to settings. I went into setting and into iCloud and deleted the prior backpack to free up space and I ...
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Promise pegasus 4x2TB Disk upgrade [closed]

I have a promise Pegasus with 4x2TB Hitachi disks, would it work with any (or some specific 4x4TB disks?
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“disk full” error — quota disagrees with system information

When I try to download anything or create/save new files, it fails saying "Disk full". Entering quota in terminal tells me around 417600 blocks have been used out of 512000. However, going to About ...
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Is “flash storage” the same “SSD”?

Looking to see if the two are interchangeable and if not what the differences are.
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Unable to create iCloud-Backup

i wanted to create an icloud backup for my iphone. after i started i lost my wifi connection because i left my house. after i came back i found out, that the backup failed. since then i was not able ...
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Others in Macintosh HD

How can I reduce the size of my HD folder? I have more than 22 GB in "others". It is actually using more memory than my documents and apps and does not show contents. I have deleted the main info in ...
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What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?

The limitation in a 15inch early 2011 mbp is that the hdd should have a height of 9.5mm and that the SATA port only works reliably with drives that connect at SATA 2 speeds (3G bits/sec) To use a hdd ...
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Boot from SD card

Can I boot from SD card with speed 95MB/s and capacity 32GB on my MacBook Pro (early 2011)? How fast it is?
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“Cut the Rope” game and used space

Just recently noticed that "Cut the Rope" free versions on my iPad Mini with latest iOS is taking up to 500MB of space. Is it really necessary for them to take up so much space? Maybe someone know to ...
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camera roll “usage” number does not match photos in the app

I have completely deleted all photos in all categories from my iPad 3 (16G iOS 7) but my settings continue to state that I still have 3.5G "used" (camera roll) in the Photos/camera app. I have no idea ...
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Is an external drive connected to Time Capsule also backed up?

If I connect an external hard drive to a Time Capulse, it that drive also backed up to the Time Capsule?
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Deleting of photos on iOS

When photos on iOS are added to an album, does that duplicate the amount of space being used? If I add the photos to another app, can I delete them from the camera roll?
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iCloud has space but iCloud Backup says that I don't have enough to complete a backup

I use 120 MB of iCloud storage space for iCloud Backup of my iPad & iPhone. There is still 4.8 GB free from 5 GB, but I have a notification in iPad's backup window that I'm lacking space to back ...
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How to move Mail data to an SD card?

I have MBA 128 GB, and my local Mail cache is too large to be stored on the HD. Now, I have the external 16 GB SD card plugged in via compact Nifty adapter. It's always mounted. How can I set up ...
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Block external storage for a user account

I am doing a proposal for new network where the Macs will be networked, OS X Mavericks + server app Is there any solution to disable external storage USB/Thunderbolt/Firewire/CD/ Bluetooth? ...
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Can I mark a SD Card as permanent storage?

I own a PNY - StorEDGE 128GB and I remember that it was initially recognized as a fixed/permanent disk like a hard disk. I reformatted it to add encryption but now the disk is shown as a removable ...
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Should I delete pictures from Photo Stream or Camera Roll to free up space on my device?

Can I make more available memory by deleting pictures? Do I delete them from Photo Stream or Camera Roll? I want them saved but can I remove from one of those areas.
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iPhone storage too far from its actual total amount?

It appears that the storage space on my iPhone4S is not adding up to 16GB. I know 16GB is just the theoretical storage space, but currently, the total space seems too far away. Here's a screenshot of ...
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Can I store pictures in my cloud, keeping them there AFTER I delete them from my computer?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to get my photos OFF my MacBook Pro and into storage. I'd ideally like to put them into some kind of external hard drive AND onto the cloud (for double ...
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Can I transfer everything I have stored on my phone to iCloud storage?

I need to free up space to update my iPhone 4 (8 GB) to iOS 7. I have purchased 25 GB of storage for iCloud. Is it possible to move everything that is in the phone to the iCloud storage, so I can ...
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Disk space used by iPhoto/iMovie libraries on OS X

How can I tell how much space my iphotos and imovies are taking on my Macbook Pro hard drive? I've checked the applications from my finder, but iphoto and imovie are not listed there.
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Messages taking up 6.8 GB on my iPad

I have tried restoring and backing up and deleting long chains of messages but it still takes up 6.8GB which is too much memory space for less than 10 message chains. What can I do to troubleshoot and ...
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In the disk of an iPhone, are both HFSX slices journaled?

The question Is journaling enabled for the system partition? Background Answers to three questions show that both HFS slices of the disk are HFSX: What is the file system on iPhone? (2011-10-12) ...
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OS X software RAID 0 with 6x SATA SSD?

I will be able to use a former video editing "Mac Pro" :) for a bit, free to configure anything I want in software. I would like to experiment with setting up OS X software RAID 0 with 6x SATA SSD. ...
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Free iPhone from pictures and access them on demand

I'm running in a head scratching problem with my iPhone. I'm running out of memory and the main cause are the picture made with the camera. Is there a way to unload them from the iPhone and simply ...
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What are the consequences of turning iCloud Document and Data syncing off?

I have disabled Documents and Data syncing in iOS 7 to overcome the sluggish keyboard issue. But I wonder what the consequences of turning Docu and Data sync off are?
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Can I store and run applications on an external drive?

I am thinking of getting a this MacBook but the hard drive space is not sufficient. I was wondering if I bought an external hard drive for it would i be able to download apps and things onto it.
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In iPhone and iPad use, where does the space usage come from?

iPhones and iPads come with varying amounts of space available; iPads offer powers of two from 16G to 128G and the price difference between them offers a substantial amount of other software and ...
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Does an iPhone Photo Stream upload store a duplicate of the photo locally?

That is to say, does a photo uploaded to Photo Stream and/or a Shared Photo Space take up twice or thrice the space on my phone, or does each instance point to the same single data store?
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Can someone explain why so much “Other” space is occupied on an iPhone 4?

I have the problem in iTunes where the "Other" data on the iPhone is excessively large. It's taking up over 5GB of space. I've searched this topic over and over, tried just about every option I've ...
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What does a family do for charging and storage of multiple Apple devices?

What does a family with multiple devices do for charging and storage of a growing number of devices. We now have 4 laptops 5 iPads and 5 iPhones plus several other iPods. Are there any cabinets ...
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iPad: upload photos to web storage (Flickr or Picasa)

I want to upload photos from iPad to web storage. I use Google Plus and Dropbox. But these things have some disadvanteges like: Dropbox have a limited space Google Plus doesn't upload a full size ...
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iPhone says there is not enough space/room to download an app, but there is

Cannot Download There is not enough available storage to download "<APP>". You can manage your storage in Settings. My brother gets this error message when we go to install a large app ...
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Change default installation location to install xCode

I want to install Xcode in my MacBook Air OSX 10.8.3. The issue is my MacBook Harddisk is just 64GB and it's almost full. I have an external HDD (Formatted to MAC partition) and how can I install ...
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Hard Drive Preview / Disk Utility Used Space Discrepancy? [duplicate]

So I recently cleared a lot of space off of my hard drive as a sort of "spring cleaning," and I got it down to less than 40GB, but my computer doesn't seem to agree with itself on that. If I look at ...
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Mac hard drive almost full; diagnostic apps do not explain why

157gb of my 159gb mac is showing as used. In the storage area 145gb of this is showing as other. What can this be? I have just downloaded whatsize app to understand and whilst the 157gb is showing ...