Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Do I need to be certified with Made for iPhone if I'm writing an application to interface with an already certified piece of hardware?

The title pretty much says it all. If I buy say a flash drive that interfaces with the iPhone and it's already certified with Made for iPhone, would I need to become certified myself to simply write ...
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Failed to make bootable USB drive and now I can't even format it

I want to do a fresh install of Yosemite and I got a brand new 8GB flash drive and I followed this tutorial. I formatted the USB drive and was copying the Yosemite installer, however I got the ...
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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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“createinstallmedia” compatibility with Windows [on hold]

When using the createinstallmedia command in Terminal with El Capitan Install, is the resulting USB bootable on any computer, or just Apple computers? For example, I thought I would use my MacBook Pro ...
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OSX Yosemite bootable usb drive circle slash (“no” symbol)

I have a Late-2011 Macbook Pro (4GB RAM) that has been running slow for several OSX cycles, and since Mavericks it's been unbearable (spinning beachballs whenever you do anything). I tried upgrading ...
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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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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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How to create a Windows 7 installation USB from OS X?

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 installation USB (for use on a PC) from OS X. I've tried following these instructions from a similar question on superuser: Insert the USB flash drive and run the ...
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USB Drive Will Not Mount, Not Listed in Disk Utilities, but Found In System Profiler

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go drive with the optional docking station. I use it to keep files that I don't access on a regular basis and as a place to do "quick backups" of things like my Paperless ...
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Create a bootable USB with Windows installer for Yosemite?

I'm having trouble creating a bootable USB for my mac. I have an iMac, and I'm wanting to install a copy of Windows Server 2008 x86 onto it. I've tried BootCamp, but I'm getting errors when selecting ...
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Need to boot MacBook Pro into USB recovery mode

I am trying to help someone recover data from a non-functional MBP (it was dropped). I have the internal drive mounted in a sled and connected to another MBP via USB. I can boot off of the drive ...
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Iphone recorded video not showing on USB

I've recorded two videos. One is 21 seconds long, the other is 1 hour and 5 minutes long. The short one shows up on my computer, but the long one isn't there. From what I can see, there aren't a ...
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Will a bootable USB made with boot camp work on PC?

I just finished building my PC. It has no optical drive but I made a bootable usb with my iMac. When I plugged it in my PC motherboard recognized it, I chose to boot from the USB but it takes to me a ...
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USB 3.0 Card on a 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite 10.10

I have a 2008 Mac Pro that I used to have a USB 3.0 card installed on that has stopped working with each OS release and is dependent on the use of a Kext Wizard which can create compatibility and ...
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Can I charge my Samsung Omnia W with MacBook Pro USB port?

Currently, I am using a Samsung Omnia W and mostly I am using my MacBook Pro's USB port for charging it. Is it fine for charging the battery in the mobile phone? Sometimes, I have received a 'high ...
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How to make MBP use USB Ethernet first and when disconnected, use WI-FI?

The Wi-Fi where I work is spotty at times and spotty in certain locations (like where my cube is :-( ). I won't get into why it's still like this after months of complaining but I want to use the ...
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Only Work With External Hard Drive

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. In January 2014 (9 months ago), both USB ports stopped functioning--except that both still recognize my Seagate Backup Plus portable drive. I have continued to back up my ...
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boot camp fails to copy windows 8 installation files

I have been struggling to get Windows 8 installed on a brand new Macbook Pro Retina. It seemed simple enough to just run Boot Camp 5 with a 16GB flash drive in the USB port and a Windows 8 ...
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How to use 802.1X authentication with edimax ew-7811un usb wifi adapter?

Edimax ew-7811un, Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. According to the manual, you can use 802.1X tunneled authentication with Windows (it is mentioned e.g. on page 23, http://www.edimax.us/download/...
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iPad 4 not charging solution with usb 3.0 dual ports Y adapter

Just recently picked up an iPad 4. Saw that it specifies "not charging" when plugged into the usb port. Saw that it is a common issue due to usb power. I have usb 3.0 ports on my desktop so I tried ...
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External Hard Drive Doesn't Initialize

I have just purchased an 2.5" external hard drive enclosure to accommodate my 2.5" SATA hard disk for use on my El Capitan 10.11.5 MacBook Pro Retina 15 (A1398) computer. However, every time connect ...
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Software to control the amps output through USB

I have a 2014 MBP, and I'm trying to set it so I can charge my phone off the USB. I know it's 3.0 because it is capable of 1000mA in this cropped screenshot of my System Information: But it's ...
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How to create a Mac bootable gparted or Parted Magic thumb drive?

Is it possible to create a Mac-bootable thumb drive containing gparted or Parted Magic without installing a full Linux distribution? I tried several methods like unetbootin (some blogs suggest this ...
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Cannot mount USB with anything, including Disk Utility

I am trying to connect a USB to a Mac I am using, and i cannot seem to. When i plug the device into the Mac, i get an error that reads 'The disk inserted is not readable by the computer.(It contains ...
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USB devices unrecognized; stuck in connection purgatory

I have had a frequent issue with the USB ports on my MBP (Retina 13" Early 2015; OSX 10.11.5). This happens a few times per week, and reappeared today. I was working with a USB device (Arduino) with ...
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How to format the OS X installer USB stick that comes with MacBook Air?

When you purchase a new MacBook Air they give you a mini-USB drive that is used to reinstall OS X and iLife '11. How can I format this USB stick and put whatever I want on it? The option to format ...
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How can I disable a specific USB port in my MacBook?

BRCM2046 is the USB card from my macbook (according to System Profiler), and one of the ports is a problem that it generates an error on the console. I would like to know how to disable this port.
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Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub?

Is there a Thunderbolt to USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 2 (10 Gbps) adapter, dock or hub? It is to connect a Mac mini with Thunderbolt port to USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD to get full speed (10 Gbps). Thanks.
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Can a VirtualBox Windows 7 virtual machine be installed on a USB hard disk?

My MacBook Air has only a 64G hard drive which is so small that I don't want to install virtual machines on it. I'm planning to buy a 1TB portable USB hard disk to run virtual machines. Has anyone ...
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Creating a Windows 8 bootable usb on Mac 10.6.8 without BootCamp?

I'm running 10.6.8 and when I try to use BootCamp, it tells me I need "at least 10GB of free space", which is interesting since I have 21GB of free space. However, trying to fix this issue has seemed ...
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Mount USB drive in single-user mode without writing to root file system?

I'm trying to recover files from a MacBook with a failing hard drive. It can't boot normally, it can't boot to recovery, it can't do target disk mode. It CAN boot to single-user mode, and I can read ...
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External accessory that shows whether the FaceTime HD Camera is turned on?

Essentially I want an external/USB "Recording in progress" ("On air") device with a light that blinks on when the FaceTime HD Camera is on and turns off when it's off. Does anything like this exist ...
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USB 3.0 disk not mounting in single user mode

I have a MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2013) with MacOS X 10.11. To cut a long story short, due to issues with the NVIDIA card and graphics switching, I'm able to boot into single-user mode, but can't ...
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How to use 3rd-party USB Ethernet adapter with El Capitan

I am plugging a USB Ethernet adapter (not Apple-brand) into my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). No go. I do not see any relevant "USB Ethernet" item listed in System Preferences > Network. ...
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How do I pass the following error message in the Boot Camp Assistant: “Please format the USB drive as single FAT partition.”?

I am running the Boot Camp Assistant on El Capitan. Whenever I reach the third screen, titled "Save Windows Support Software", on which I can select an storage medium to save the Windows support ...
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What's the order of USB Cables in the male connector of Apple Keyboard with n. Keypad?

The male connector end of my keyboard, Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad, got squeezed beyond repair. I chopped off that bit and newly stripped the 4 leads: Red, Black, Green & White/Grey. ...
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Will Bluetooth speakers and/or USB speakers work for sound when there is a broken headphone jack stuck in my macbook port?

I bought a Macbook for a low price because it has a headphone jack broken off in its port. I have tried some of the fixes for removing the jack, but it is broken deep in the port and unfortunately ...
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Driver issue with the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

I have a MacBook (2016) and the first time I plugged in my USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter it prompted me to install an update to the driver - I didn't complete the installation at that point. Now ...
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USB Debugging/Identifying

I have a pair of headphones with an ARM chipset of some sort, and wondered if there was a way of identifying it with a micro USB plugged in, but then I thought, how would I identify a USB device in ...
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Updated to 10.11.4 now getting “Disk not ejected properly” every time my Mac mini sleeps

Been running El Capitan since it was officially released. Updated to 10.11.4 a few days ago. I have a WD Elements USB 3.0 drive connected to my Mac mini (directly to the rear ports, not via a hub). ...
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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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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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Estimated copy time?

Copying Finder folders of JPEGs from new iMac 10.11.5 to new SanDisk 256GB flash drive, USB 3.0. 129 GB is taking three hours. Seems slow to me, does this sound right?
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Charge iPad Pro 12.9 on an USB 3 port?

I just read through Fast Charging iPad Pro 12.9 and am intrigued. However I'd like to use the USB 3 port on my MacBook air instead of buying a new power brick just for the iPad Pro. Has anybody ...
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Boot Camp, Windows and a Kinect

I am going to be playing around with the Kinect v2 and I know I'm going to want to try 3D scanning areas that are not just my room. I intend to scan the outdoors mainly. So this brings me to requiring ...
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Multimedia USB device noise

I'm using a USB device that combines a few inputs(optical, USB, 3.5mm) and outputs them to one 3.5mm port. After outputting my MacBook Pro sound to the device through USB for a few minutes there ...
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USB ports loose after MacBook Pro was repaired?

I had to take my MacBook Pro in for service. The video card went bad and Apple replaced the board. Since the repair, I noticed the two USB ports on the left side of the chassis are loose. I'm aware ...
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How can I use my thunderbolt 2 hard drive on the new (usb-c) Macbook?

I want to upgrade my ageing Mac Mini to a new mac this fall (probably a new macbook pro) and I'm assuming they'll be USB-c only. I have 2 big external hard drive daisy chained that only have ...
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AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
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Share iPad internet connection to PC over USB

Can I use my iPad to connect to my PC over USB and receive internet? My iPad has Internet but at the moment my PC doesn't and I don't have a wireless router yet.