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Why does the iMac charge my iPhone faster than the wall charger?

I've noticed that my iMac at work (21.5", Mid 2011) charges my iPhone 5 about 2-3x faster than the included wall charger. How does it do that?
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Temperature logger compatible with Mac?

I'd like to measure the temperature in my fridge over a few days and graph the results, since I think the fridge may be starting to fail. So I'm looking for a cheap device which can run independently ...
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Mac Mini 2013 wakes immediately after sleep when USB drive plugged in

I have a 2013 mac mini running osx 10.9.3. I used to be able to send the machine to sleep by going to the apple in the menubar and choosing sleep. After a recent update, when I do this the displays ...
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Fix “Permission Denied” when copying files

Whenever I try to copy all the content of a usb to my Mac partition it says Permission Denied The command I am using is cp -R /dev/disk1 /dev/disk0s3 My error message is: /dev/disk0s3: permission ...
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Use 256GB USB Thumb Drive as main boot drive

My iMac is very slow and I would like to start from a fresh Mavericks install. But instead of spending the time to backup my internal drive, I would rather just get a big 256GB thumb drive and install ...
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Mavericks GPS Receiver

Can anyone suggest an USB GPS receiver that has support for Mavericks 10.9? It would be nice if it has a replaceable antenna. I'm going to use it for reading data from within an application I'm ...
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Create a LAN between Mac Mini and two MacBooks without internet

I have a Mac Mini (with USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, and one Ethernet port) and two MacBooks (both with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 but no Ethernet ports). I want to use the Mac Mini as a central ...
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getting error 0x80020025 when using a external Blu-ray drive?

I have a external blu-ray drive, I use to rip blu-rays. It is connected to my 2010 mac pro using a E-SATA cable connected to a Newertech 2 port E-SATA card. When I turn the blu-ray drive on a message ...
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Print wirelessly from USB printer connected through router

I have Canon Pixma MP198 (USB only) printer that is connected to my d'link router with usb cable. Can I print documents wirelessly from my iPad 2? Without the need to turn on my PC if I want to ...
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I can no longer use my Kingston DTSE9 flash drive because it is 'write-protected'. How can I remove the write-protection?

Disk Utility won't allow me to Erase or Repair the drive, it will only let me verify it. Clicking on Disk Partition, I get the following message: This partition cannot be modified. This disk is not ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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Disk not readable message when using

If I try to use either of the two usb ports on my macbook pro, I get the following message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." and I don't have a disk inserted anywhere... I ...
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How to use TL-WN823N USB adapter on Mavericks

So after a long search on the webs I've found some questions regarding this specific USB adapter on a Mac. It appears some people were using the driver of a D-Link and other guy made it work by using ...
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MacBook Air / Parallels USB Storage Drive Association Issues

I am working with a 13" MacBook Air and G-Drive w/Thunderbolt. I have to utilize Parallels/Windows to run ESRI ArcView. The G-Drive and another Lacie Storage Drive are tied in to my 27" Thunderbolt ...
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Sunflower Mac running OSX 10.4--needing driver for USB Wifi dongle (such as TL-WN823N or SWA-130)

I purchased a TL-WN823N wifi USB dongle because the airport cart of the old mac won't connect to new TimeCapsule router (I think the old drivers don't know WPA2, only WEP). So a suggestion I got was ...
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Prevent Mac(bookpro) form sleeping while iPhone charges

I charge my iPhone by plugging it in my MBP. Until recently, if I closed my MBP when my iPhone was already connected, my phone kept charging. If you plugged it in when my MBP was already in sleepmode, ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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Is there a way to blacklist USB devices without unplugging?

I'd like to prevent an USB device from registering (e.g. the internal Bluetooth hub). Is there a way to blacklist/disconnect USB devices without physically unplugging them?
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Do I need to zero out a new disk after formatting it?

Does anyone know if I should 'zero out' the new disk I bought? It was NTFS formatted so, unable to use it like that. I did a repartition to HFS+ in seconds, and then decided it might be better to ...
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How to keep data from an old Mac to restore later

I have a new Mac, and I want to selectively move files over from an old Mac. I've sold the old Mac and need to ship it today, so what I really want to do is simply take a complete copy of the HD in ...
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Odd hangs where monitor sleeps and sshd is still active post 10.9.3 update?

I am seeing an odd issue that I started to see during the 10.9.3 seeds and then it has carried on for the last two weeks or so. Oddly enough it also, for me, coincided with adding an Inateck KT7001 ...
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Way to bypass USB lockdown from the ProfileManager via command line?

As I manage a few MacBooks in a company we enforce security policies by Profile Manager. One of those policies is blocking USB ports. We have a group of people that we allow to use USB. It works well, ...
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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osx Captive Portal with USB to Ethernet adapter

I am trying to get the Captive Portal working on Mac osx. When using wifi to connect to my server, I get the expected wispr request to http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html - however, using ...
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How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s)?

How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s) ? I'm happy for any workable answer, but hopefully someone may know of a link to a supplier of a cheap USB ...
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How to create a USB installer for Multiple OS on an OSX system?

I would like to be able to create a disk image (that I can transfer via Disk Utility.app to a large USB storage thumb drive) which is a multiboot installer for provisioning various operating systems ...
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Apple Lightning to Micro USB

I am in the process of wiring up some iPad carts but they bought keyboards for the iPads that need to be charged by Micro USB. The cart is already wired for Apple's Lightning and was wondering, is ...
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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Didn't Apple use to provide USB stick with OS X on it?

I'm quite new to the Apple Mac world, and I've been told that some of the older macs used to include a USB stick to boot the OSX Mountain Lion. I have a Macbook Pro with Mavericks, and there was no ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't recognize my Nexus 5 when plugged in via USB

When I plug in my Nexus 5 into my Mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" nothing happens. It doesn't show up in the finder / on the desktop and when I enable USB tethering, it doesn't show up in my network ...
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USB port not working properly

I have a late 2011 mac book pro. I have tried everything: PRAM reset SMC reset (Which caused my laptops internal hardrive to die. So be careful) Update the software from 10.8 to 10.9 And nothing ...
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WLAN USB adapter and 802.1X

I've recently bought a WLAN USB adapter for my Mac: EDUP EP-N8508 with chipset Realtek RTL8188CUS. It works perfectly with WEP and WPA/WPA2 hotspots, but I can't make it work with 802.1X. That ...
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Using old MacBook battery as an USB charger. Known adapters/cases?

I have an old MacBook with an OK battery. When I go out sailing or traveling I have a lead battery with me to be able to charge USB-things. iPhone, portable speakers, etc. The old MacBooks battery ...
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External drives won't mount on restart

One of my staff just got a new Mac mini with the USB 3 ports and Mavericks. It has 2 Seagate GoFlex 3TB hard drives connected: 1 for Time Machine, the other for Dropbox files. When the computer is ...
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Measuring activity of a serial device

I have a hardware RNG that appears as a serial device (/dev/tty.usbmodem1421) on my MBP. I have it continuously feeding /dev/random. However, if it were to ever stop, I wouldn't know it. Is there a ...
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USB Boot iMac 4,1

I have a Fat32 USB that I would like to boot on my iMac 4,1. The Mac does not recognize the device from the boot menu (option key on boot) and I have tried the Plop disk but it freezes when it says ...
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Macbook often won't shutdown if external not manually unmounted first

If I don't have my external hard drive plugged in, or if I eject it first, the computer shuts down very fast thanks to my SSD. But if I don't eject it first, it either takes much longer to shut down ...
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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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Does the iPad draw more current when charging?

I seem to be able to charge my iPhone 5 on a variety of USB chargers (car ones included). My iPad retina (iPad 4) seems to be very fussy about which chargers it will actually charge up on. (The ...
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Apple A1277 USB ethernet adapter not working on MacBook Air

I've bought a USB ethernet adapter (A1277) and tried to make it work on my MacBook Air MD231 (mid 2012) and may OS is OS X Mavericks, but It's not working. I tried adding USB ethernet connection in ...
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Software-only way to disconnect and reconnect a USB device?

I have a DisplayLink 3rd monitor on a Mac Mini. Half the time I wake the computer up, the DisplayLink syncs but the graphics onscreen are garbled. Reaching behind the computer and ...
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Copy/Paste creates a hidden files

I have a copied music files to USD drive, but after copy/paste, the files are hidden. For example, in Finder: Console: And in hidden file there are a many attributes. Example: ...
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iPad lighting adapter for hdmi and USB

I've seen a few third party lightning adapters that have an hdmi port and a USB host port. Does anyone have experience using one and can guarantee that a particular model lets me mirror my iPads ...
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Can a mac do a bitwise copy of a USB disk with proprietary disk format?

I have a USB disk with a propietary format that I want to bitwise clone to a new identical drive. I have CCC but the disk doesn't show up in Finder. It does appear in Disk Utility. I tried ...
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Trying to set up a USB 2.0 with Tails and Virtual Box

So i want to set up a usb to have Virtual Box on it so that I can run tails in a VM in VB from the USB. I saw a similar post here:Can a VirtualBox Windows 7 virtual machine be installed on a USB hard ...
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Reconnect an external HDD after proper ejection [duplicate]

After I "properly eject" an external HDD or USB stick, can I "reconnect" it without physically unplugging it?
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Remount drive without physically disconnecting?

So I have unmounted a usb external hard drive but I went to re-mount it. Is there a command that I can use to remount the drive? Only way I know to re-mount a drive is to disconnect the usb cable ...
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Lacie Porsche not working on MBP 15"

I've bought a Lacie Porsche usb key two weeks ago and it used to work well but now I can't mount it on my MBP, it's not even detected by the system profiler... But it works well on a friend MBA or ...
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USB external SuperDrive

I'm working off an older system, 10.5.8 and want to upgrade,but it won't let me without getting the 10.6.3 disc upgrade,now the problem with that is the internal cd drive won't work anymore and has a ...
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How to clone a bootable USB drive?

I have a USB drive that contains a bootable version of Windows 7, and I would like to make an exact copy of it, including boot sector, etc. so that I can easily restore it if needed. Is it possible ...