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Does iOS report usage in megabytes or mebibytes?

When looking at usage stats in iOS (data sent/received), are the megabytes/gigabytes in base-10 or base-2? The docs are not entirely conclusive (since it doesn't address usage specifically) but ...
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What is the Apple / OS X name for “Alternate Data Streams”?

On old Macs before OS X files already could have two "forks" - a data fork and a resource fork. According to Wikipedia, at some point the HFS+ filesystem of OS X gained the ability to have an ...
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What's the canonical name for the “sunburst” waiting animation?

Is there an accepted name for the spinning animation that's displayed when one needs to wait for an indefinite amount of time? It looks like this:
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What do these different terms for system memory in OS X mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does it mean if I have lots of “Inactive” memory at the end of a work day? I just bought a MacBook Pro (I've been a Windows user before this), and I ...
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Is there a name for the common ground between Lion and iOS 5?

While working on the wording for another question, I wanted to refer to the parts of the Apple environment which are, by design, the same in Lion and in iOS 5. For example, it is reasonable to ...