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Create iCloud Mail account without an Apple device

I have already an Apple ID through iTunes. I am a Windows user and have no Apple devices, but would like to have an iCloud.com email address. How can I do that?
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2answers
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What are the secret options of the PDF convert tool from OS X?

I recently discovered the /System/Library/Printers/Libraries/convert tool that is able to convert HTML, DOC, ... to PDF. It works great but it has some optional arguments that are not documented: -a ...
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iOS9 Email Push Still Not Working

There seems to be a general iphone issue with mail.app not pushing correctly atm. I've tried every trick I could find online, but to no avail. What I've done so far: Reset network connections. Did ...
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1answer
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Speech recognition in iOS periodically fails - beep does not sound after hitting microphone button

This problem has occurred on my iPhone 5 with all versions of iOS that have been available for it. When you want to do voice dictation you hit the microphone key on the keyboard, the microphone ...
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3answers
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Macbook Air Aluminum Wearout

As you can see in the pictures bellow, this is the palm rest wear I have on my Macbook Air after 1 year of (heavy) usage. I use my laptop professionally, almost on a daily basis for many hours a day. ...
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How to fix an iPhone 4S with disabled iCloud settings?

I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 7.1.1 and my iCloud is disabled (greyed out) in settings. How do I enable it if I can't select it?
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1answer
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How to prevent burst photos in camera timer?

I can tap the upper-central "live photos" (short video) icon button to assure that mode is disabled. I can assure I'm switched to "Photo" and not "Video" or "Square" or whatever. But I can't seem ...
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1answer
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 briefly displays static after waking from sleep

On my MacBook, whenever I wake it up from hibernation, it briefly displays static for about 2 seconds before showing the login screen, very like an untuned analog TV. The problem is purely cosmetic, ...
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Macbook Snow Leopard Unzipped file

I used Terminal command to unzip an audio file downloaded from a public library. Command used: unzip -v /<zip filename.zip>; rm -rf _MACOSX. Terminal displayed 31 files were extracted and ...
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Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch)

After 4 years of being a Mac user, there is only one thing that I still miss from the Windows world, and that is being able to switch with a single keystroke between all open windows in the computer. ...
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0answers
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What application can rotate a TIFF without re-encoding it?

This question is inspired by my earlier question: Ask Different: Why does rotating a TIFF in Preview increase the file size? One thing I don't like about the Preview application is that even ...
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0answers
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Accessing FTP on different port using Finder

Just wondering, is it possible accessing FTP on different port (not port 21) using Finder? For example if I have FTP port opened at port 8021 - how can I access that FTP server at that port using ...
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1answer
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Why does rotating a TIFF in Preview increase the file size?

When I use Preview.app to rotate a .TIFF image file 90 degrees, the resulting file is about 10% to 20% larger. All I do is open, rotate, save; there is no exporting or "save as" changes. I've tried ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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1answer
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How to exercise a new hard drive by erasing multiple times with Disk Utility app?

In El Capitan, in the Disk Utility app, I cannot find the option to rewrite bogus data (zeros or ones) across the entire drive multiple times. I am using a spinning rust platter disk, not an SSD. ...
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2answers
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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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3answers
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Is it still possible to get @icloud.com email address?

Set up a new iCloud account for someone and I am not seeing the option to set up an @icloud.com address and use the free email service. Does anyone know if this is still possible and how to go about ...
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1answer
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Does Apple provide a web site with content of `man` pages for the command-line commands bundled with Mac OS X?

I want to provide URL links to man page content at apple.com as an authoritative source of information. Describing and quoting the local man page is awkward. Does Apple provide man pages on the web?
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2answers
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iCloud contacts not syncing correctly

I have enabled Google CardDAV contact synching some time ago and disabled iCloud (contacts). Now I wanted to reenable iCloud synching too... I see some contacts on iCloud.com and on my Mac - probably ...
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1answer
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How to install Mac OS X in Parallels VM without extra `OS X image file.hdd` file on host Mac?

How to install recent versions of Mac OS X such as El Capitan in Parallels 11 without creating an extra file on the host Mac? Installing Mac OS X as a guest OS in Parallels is easy. Just choose File ...
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0answers
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iPhone 6s won't update any software

Every time new software is released by Apple for my iPhone 6s, I go to Settings to see the latest version that needs to be updated, but as soon as I click on Update, it closes out the Settings App. I ...
2
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3answers
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How to access/edit iPhone Contacts on computer?

I run Windows 7 (no Outlook available) and don't seem to find any native Address Book application on my computer (it is a work-provided laptop). We use Lotus Notes as our mail application. Because my ...
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1answer
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How to create a Package, which runs a shell script?

While searching for a good (better) solution for this Solution, I try to solve my problem with Packages, but with no success. My concrete problem looks simple: Copy a file to /tmp (it's an ...
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1answer
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How can I force OS X to update its time more regularly?

We have a Mac mini build server running 10.9.5 and sometimes the build fails on the codesign command, which fails because of the timestamp on one of the files. The way we usually "fix" this is to ...
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Does Apple's stock Reminders app geofencing work with iBeacons?

I'd like to know whether geofenced reminders in Apple's stock Reminders app can use iBeacons to trigger. My use case is that I'd like to place an iBeacon in my home, and trigger reminders when it is ...
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1answer
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Why am I seeing these weird characters in the popup that asks for my password when I try to update Adobe Flash on my Mac?

I'm running OS X Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. I recently had an update for adobe flash but when the password prompt pops up to continue the installation of the update it looks like this: What's going ...
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0answers
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Split screen in Messages on iPad

On an iPad Air 2 can a full page be displayed in email or messages instead of a split screen with 2/3 of it containing one opened message and 1/3 showing the entire list of messages?
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2answers
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OS X Internet Recovery Globe stuck

I've deleted my recovery disk or you can say, I've erased by mistake my SSD completely. Now, my only option is to recover my internet, but the globe on internet recovery keeps on spinning and stuck at ...
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1answer
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delete cookies in Safari manually

I tried deleting Cookies in Safari manually, by deleting ~Library/Cookies folder, ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari and ~/Library/Safari. The folders gets deleted, but the next time I launch Safari ...
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Upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to El Captain - App Store crashes [on hold]

I did all the tricks found (deleting the plist, deleting the files - however i didnt have download folder under the debug menu, but found it other way) and nothing helped.. Here is the crash log: Any ...
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2answers
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Mac Hard Drive Storage Decreases even without downloading anything

I have a 128 GB hard drive on my macbook pro retina 13". My mac storage hard drive keeps decreasing for no reason, even when I do not download anything. This still happens even when I don't use any ...
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0answers
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What does this error message in iMovie mean?

I provided a screenshot below for what seems to be corrupted files (I'm referring to the black icons with question marks in them). It seems that I can't reimport those missing files from the memory ...
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2answers
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The wrong name appears attached to my email. Somehow Mail thinks my email belongs to a different name

The wrong name appears attached to my email. It is not on my vCard - I have checked. I have deleted the card of the person who's name is used. I have checked "Previous recipients" and he does not ...
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1answer
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How to delete iPad calendar events when no edit option appears

How can I delete iPad calendar events when no edit button appears? Clicking on events only results in "details" button.
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1answer
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What steps do I need to take to replace my Apple TV 4 remote?

We broke our Apple TV 4 remote, and bought a replacement. However, the new one does not appear to control the Apple TV. Do I need to take any steps to get the new remote to control my existing Apple ...
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0answers
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Control Macs volume with headphones

I have the Bose Quitcomfort 25 headphones for Android and on it there are 3 buttons (volume up, down and play pause toggle). I was able to get the Play Pause toggle up and running by installing ...
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0answers
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Blank Mail.app HTML Emails in 10.11.6 (Beta) 15G7a

A family member somehow got an automatic software update to Beta 15G7a that was released ±24 hours ago. He's very happy to accept PICNIC or CBI as responses to usual support from me, so it's puzzling ...
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4answers
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Can I change the behavior of the Home and End keys on an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad?

I just bought an "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad", then I connected it to my Macbook Pro running Lion. But the home and end key under the F14 key doesn't work as I expected. Say in "Pages", the ...
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0answers
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How to Highlight a Symbolic Link in Finder of El Capitan?

You cannot do the highlight in Finder of El Capitan 10.11.4. However, there may be other methods to do it. How can you highlight a symbolic link in Finder of El Capitan?
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OS X Mountain Lion - Kernel Panic and Restart after Sleep

I have a mid-2009 15" MacMook Pro, with 10.8.2 installed. Periodically, after sleeping my machine, I open it and hit a kernel panic. The logs fail at the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient kext, and I ...
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0answers
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Installing SSD on 2012 MacBook has messed up Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

My MacBook worked fine but was getting slow, so I replaced the HD with a Crucial 1 TB SSD. I usually use it with an external monitor, an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I also have a CPU ...
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0answers
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TextEditor with Overview of Search Tool's Result?

I am trying to find a texteditor which can give an overview of Search Tool's Result. I find the current situation of TextMate problematic You cannot see the section of one search result without ...
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0answers
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I can't dislike a suggestion on iPad Apple Music

On iPhone, you can simply tab and hold on a suggestion and you can dislike a suggestion on Apple Music. However, this is not working on iPad. I have iPad Mini 2 and the latest iOS. Is it a known ...
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How do you get the app password to go away [on hold]

HOW DO I GET THE APP PASSWORD OF MY FREINDS IPAD. ????????? I am so frustrated right now and I am stupid so I came to this website to see how to do this . U know when like u get an app and they ask u ...
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6answers
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
0
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1answer
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Macbook Pro detects the screen, but external screen stays black (mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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vote
2answers
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iTunes is changing the number/order of tracks in an album when it loads into my iPod. I want the tracks to stay in order

iTunes changes the number (and therefore) the order of tracks in an album when make a new playlist. Therefore, I cannot listen to an album in the correct order. I want the tracks to stay in order when ...
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4answers
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DNS resolution broken in El Capitan with Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter on Offline network

After upgrading to El Capitan how do I enable DNS resolution on an offline, internal computer network? Before upgrading to El Capitan I could connect to my internal network, set my DNS and search ...
0
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0answers
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Can “Move to iOS” work on an Android VirtualBox virtual machine?

Is there a way to get "Move to iOS" running on a virtual machine? I tried it but it is always crashing. I want to use it to import SMS to iPhone… My intent was to get some of my old SMS from my ...
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0answers
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How to disable “look up” context menu in Google Chrome OSX 10.10+?

This is a distinct question from Is the "Lookup in Dictionary" context menu option hardcoded in Google Chrome for Mac? I want to get rid of the "Look Up x" contextual menu in Chrome: How ...

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