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Make Time Machine-like backups of Photos onto external drive

I don't need to backup my whole disk but I want to backup my Photos once a month. From what I've read, Time Machine seems to work amazingly well so I was hoping for a similar solution for Photos. I ...
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Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.7 - how to drag n drop copy files from local to remote

I've been able to use Apple Remote Desktop to copy files and folders from my local machine to remotes for many years. I've updated to ARD 3.7 and I can longer copy files. Is this no longer supported ...
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What happens if I click “delete backup”, do I still have my photos on the camera roll?

I'm running out of space in iCloud, so I decided to turn off all the backups and delete them. What happens if I click "delete backup" at the bottom of the manage store page? Do I still have my ...
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Backup single 4tb drive to 2tb internal + 2tb external time-capsule

Is it possible to time-machine backup single 4tb drive (80% full) to 2tb time-capsule with 2tb external drive?
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How to stop xampp mysql server?

I just installed xampp on my mac os x. When I tried start mysql it displays a message that mysql is already running on this computer. In order to start mysql stop first mysql. I tried following ways ...
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How can I add new folders to the Favorites in the Finder sidebar?

I'd like to create a new Favorites folder item in the Finder, how can I tell the Finder that I would like a particular folder to appear in my list of Favorites shown on the left hand sidebar of the ...
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Mac mini (Late 2014) and 4K TVs

Based on Apple's documentation, my Mac mini (Late 2014, mid-range model with Intel Iris) should be able to support 4K video through HDMI. I've plugged in my Seiki 39" 4K TV (SE39UY04), but when the ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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Spotlight overrides first character

What's wrong: I hit CMD+SPACE to open up spotlight, typically type in the name of the application I want to start, hit enter and either the wrong app or no app at all will start, because the app name ...
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1answer
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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...
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Can't add or change custom images of address book entries

Sometimes I'm not able to change any of the custom images associated with contacts in the address book. If I quit and restart several times, it eventually works again. What would cause this sort of ...
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1answer
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A process called sdmd is using huge amounts of resources…!?

There's a process called sdmd running which reads gigabyte after gigabyte from disk and is slowing my computer to a crawl. What is that, and how can I get rid of it?
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OS X and apps keep forgetting saved credentials and login status

The past couple of weeks, several apps have forgotten stored credentials a number of times: Google and iCloud account configured on the Macbook (have had to verify my Google account using 2-step ...
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MacBook Air keeps shutting down immediately

My friend has a MacBook Air (11 inch, Mid-2011, OS X El-Capitan) that keeps shutting down immediately (in minutes). Tried resetting SMC. No luck. Tried Apple diagnostics (it shuts off during). Tried ...
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6answers
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Greyed out songs when trying to add from itunes to iphone?

I just got an iphone 4 and downloaded the most recent version of itunes onto my computer because i had a version that was too old. It told me i needed to convert the songs to create an AAC version of ...
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1answer
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Mail Failing to Send SMTP Password

Very frustrating issue started yesterday with Mail suddenly deciding that it's not going to send my SMTP password to my outgoing mail server. Nothing else has changed, it just suddenly isn't working. ...
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3answers
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Late 2012 Imac 27'' constant beach ball loading and slow downs

I just bought myself an iMac 27'' late 2012 model. I am constantly getting beach balls and the computer slows to a crawl taking anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to get back to regular speeds. ...
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0answers
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OS X Photos app won't show videos on iPhone 5s

I want to transfer videos from my iPhone 5s to my Macbook Pro but for some reason only photos are showed in the Photos app on my MacBook. Note: my Macbook is running El Capitan 10.11.1.
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Some videos won't play through icloud.com

I have an iPhone 5s and have enabled the iCloud Photo Library. Recently I shot five video clips with my phone and they got synced to iCloud. One of them plays fine through icloud.com. Three don't even ...
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0answers
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Upgrading OSX in my old MacBook

I have a Macbook, model Identifier: MacBook 4,1 - processor Intel Core 2 Duo; processor speed: 2.4 GHz; memory 6gb; hardware UUID: 91EE2130-1059-5A07-A0B4-2CBC928A80A4, running OSX 10.6.8 Chrome is ...
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MySQL server (MariaDB) cannot start

I'm trying to start MySQL server (Maria DB 10.0.12, installed via Homebrew) but it's not working. When I run mysql.server start, it keeps running forever without actually starting the server. ...
0
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1answer
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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Intel Graphic HD 4000 Driver [on hold]

i am new here and i want to ask a question,i have installed OS X EL CAPITAN on DELL OPTIPLEX 3020 Processor i7 4790k RAM 8GB SSD 250 GB HDD 1TB GRAPHIC INTEL HD 4000 but i cant ...
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Set time restrictions for certain websites even on admin

Is there a way to set time restrictions per day on certain websites like YouTube on my own admin account? (preferably free) I tried the application SelfControl , but there aren't many options, and I ...
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4answers
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How to play all songs by genre in iOS 8.4 Music?

I cannot seem to find a way to play music by genre after the iOS upgrade (**cough) to 8.4. I've tried to workaround this with playlists (which I would have to do every change in my music library). ...
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1answer
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iPhone 4 with updated iOS 7 not synching some contacts

Since updating to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4, the home address of some of Outlook contacts do not sync to the phone. Some contacts will show home and work, and some will not show any address on the iPhone. ...
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My cursor is wrong in certain apps (Safari, Chrome, Mail)

I have this weird issue, where my cursor isn't changing to a pointer (or any other cursors) when I'm browsing the web or in Mail. MBPr mid 2012, OS X Yosemite, Safari 8 Anyone knows how to fix ...
6
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1answer
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Replacing OSX with Windows/Linux on aging mac

I have an old 2008 13" Macbook4,1 model (not pro) running Snow Leopard with 4GB of RAM and 160GB of HDD. It is adequate for my needs at the moment but the OS is no longer being supported by Apple (NTP ...
5
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1answer
246 views

What is the max number of hard links in OS X (10.11)?

I have a file that I keep linking to. It's up to 45 links now. Does anyone know how I can find out what the maximum number of hard links is in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)?
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Retina MacBook Pro running very hot?

I have a late-2013 Retina MacBook Pro, and it gets really hot really easily. I've monitored the temp with htop and iStat and they both show the same readings. It's supposed to be able to play some ...
0
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0answers
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Booting from SD card freezes Macbook

I followed the instructions found here: http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-install#osx for installing Kali onto a 4 GB SD card. I got output from the terminal similar to that in the ...
2
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2answers
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How to get iTunes to stop trying to download purchases

I purchased a TV series season last year to watch on my Apple TV. My Macbook still tries to download all the episodes every time I launch iTunes. I read online that you can delete everything in the ...
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3answers
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Recover corrupted Mac HFS+ drive (image) under Linux

I'm trying to recover an apparently corrupted disk. It appears that through improper shutdown the drive has been somehow killed. It's the main partition of a Macbook Pro. I've used dd to copy the ...
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1answer
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Does Apple listen to feature requests? [on hold]

One pet peeve of mine is that the volume button on landscape mode stays the same, regardless of the home button position. Shouldn't the "right" button always be UP volume? So when you flip the ...
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3answers
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How to delete photos only from one device?

As I have limited storage on my iPhone, can I delete photos from my iPhone and they will still remain on the iCloud? Or can they be accessed on my iPad which has more storage? I think when I have ...
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1answer
24 views

How can I send saved library videos through Snapchat?

For pictures I can see the share option to send it through snapchat, but I can't seem to find it for videos. I want to be able to record a video using the phones default camera app and then send it ...
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1answer
22 views

How to change icon of an app through Terminal

I want to customize my app icons, but there's a lot of them, and I don't want to be tedious and go through the whole Get Info process over and over again. Is there any way to write a program, ...
0
votes
1answer
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What is tmp.0.sDQWBe?

I have a file called tmp.0.sDQWBe located on my MacBook/Macintosh HD /private/var/folders/k1/(a ton of random text)/T/tmp.0.sDQWBe. The file is 13.2GB and I have no idea what it is. I want to delete ...
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1answer
18 views

How can I upload a directory structure from a PC to iCloud without first copying it to my iCloud drive?

I have a directory structure of about 12GB on a network drive that I'd like to copy to my iCloud storage. I don't want to copy the 12GB from the network drive to my local iCloud drive folder just so ...
6
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2answers
4k views

Disabling sound output devices (e.g. Internal Speakers) in OS X

Since my Cinema Display is both connected through mDP and USB, I can (stupidly enough) both choose “LED Cinema Display” or “Display Audio”. Also, I never use the internal speakers since they sound ...
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0answers
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Display won't turn on after opening lid

Here's some system info $ system_profiler | grep Processor Apple: AUDynamicsProcessor: Apple: AUVoiceProcessor: Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.9 GHz ...
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2answers
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Will a live USB for a Mac run on a chromebook or windows computer?

I created a live Kali USB for my Chromebook which single boots ubuntu mate. I was wondering, if I made a live kali(or other linux distribution) for booting on a Mac, so using .img instead of .iso ...
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2answers
319 views

Unable to delete the core storage local volume group

Currently, I'm trying to delete one of my partitions but for some reason it's giving me this issue: Does anyone know how I could go about clearing this?
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votes
1answer
27 views

Safari and Firefox Browers not working

I cannot open Yahoo or Google or other websites with Firefox or Safari on my Mac. I cannot open Apple either. I made sure the proxies were not checked, I emptied history and cache and cookies, I ...
2
votes
3answers
874 views

iMovie costs money now?

I bought my computer in 2014 last fall and this summer I brought it in to get a factory reset (to take out everything I had done). When I brought it home I realized that iMovie was deleted and I ...
0
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2answers
22 views

macbook air early 2008 (original) 13inch: 45 W magsafe charger

here Apple has two slightly different adapters called magsafe L 45W: the first one is recommended for my model, but then on the store they only sell the 2nd one: will this be fully compatible with my ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

Transfer between iPod users

My son would like to pass off his iPod to his brother since he has a phone now. I switched to my other son's Apple ID from his iPad but how do I get rid of the stuff on the iPod while keeping it on ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't uninstall MacFuse in Mavericks

I recently upgraded from snow leopard to mavericks and couldn't mount a truecrypt volume that was on an NTFS partition (which had always worked before). Following some advice on a forum, I installed ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Why does my brew installation not work?

I installed brew before, but it does not work now. When I run brew, it gives me the error -bash: brew: command not found So I tried to reinstall using the code ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...
1
vote
1answer
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Mountain Lion printer not found on bonjour, can't install by IP

My networked HP6310 suddenly stopped working today from my MBPro running Mountain Lion. Other laptops in the house (MB running Snow Leopard, MBP running Lion) can still print. I can connect via USB ...

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