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Apple ID for employees having no credit card

I would like to create Apple ID on my employee's desktop. She has no credit card, I can't create Apple ID without card, having no apple id she cannot update her desktop. Is there any workaround of ...
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Thunderbolt connected external SSD worth the use?

I'm planing to get an SSD(500GB) probably Samsung EVO or Corsair(LS,LX,GT) & seagate thunderbolt adapter for my macbook pros' 2011 and 2013 Retina. ⌘ - I've already upgraded my 2011 MBP with ...
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Can I downgrade to Mavericks after installing Yosemite?

I have installed the developer preview for Yosemite. Huge mistake. Everything in my workspace is broken. I don't have any sort of backup image. I was wondering if I could re-download Mavericks and ...
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1answer
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Prevent display from turning off with certain applications

I have a MacBook Pro, and during media presentations, my screen automatically turns off according to the settings app (which of course is operation as usual, to be expected). I'm looking for an ...
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1answer
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Format SSD and restore TM backup

My SSD stopped mounting by itself on boot. So I booted into Single User mode, ran /sbin/mount/ -uw / and exit and it got mounted and I could boot from the SSD. However, after booting all I see is the ...
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Restoring old iPhone settings off iCloud with different iOS without iTunes?

I backed up my iPhone 5 on iOS 7.3 last night, today I got a new iPhone 5 with iOS 6 on it. When I went to restore from iCloud upon turning on device, it won't let me because all my back ups are on ...
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iPhone setting to turn off auto-detection of phone numbers?

In Safari and the Notes app on iPhone, wherever there are strings of numbers they get linked and treated as phone numbers. I'm sure there was a setting to turn this off but I cannot find it. Where is ...
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How to enable English mode as default for OS X login

I cannot input user account in English without changing input mode when to type user account at login dialog box. I have to change input mode to US every time when I boot mac. Settings: Region is ...
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Disk Utility won't Unmount HD for formatting

I have two internal drives in my 27" iMac (10.8.5). An SSD system disk and a 1TB SATA drive. The HDD has been acting up recently, very slow performance, bad behavior etc. Tech Tool Pro and Disk ...
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Is the lock screen PIN secure enough when sending in for repair?

The button on my wife's iPhone 4 has become unresponsive and I would like to get it repaired. Like most people, the phone contains important emails, documents and photos which she would not like to ...
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View Time Machine backup drive on Windows 7

I use an external hard drive to regularly backup my Mac using Time Machine. However, I wanted to copy the data on this drive to a Windows 7 machine which does not work. It seems, that the PC ...
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1answer
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Resetting application window size

I would like to know how to reset a user set window size for an application to the one chosen by the developer. Are these settings usually stored in some plist file?
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1answer
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Converting Automator Action in applescript to bash script

I just wrote an Automator app using AppleScript (along with a couple of bash lines) to start FTP with a single click. However it runs more than a tad slow. Here's the code: set ftpstatus to "off" try ...
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Import Safari Bookmarks from XML Export

Awhile back, I set up a cron job on my wife's MacBook to automatically backup her Safari bookmarks to Dropbox every morning using the following command that I found online (I forget where): ...
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1answer
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OSX Messages shows contact accounts as invalid

I had Messages.app since I had my mac a year and a half from now and it worked great. Since a few weeks all my contacts in my previous conversations appear now in red (as if they would not have a ...
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Messages on Macs don't work

I've tried every suggestion I could find on Apple forums. Deleted .plist files, removed message caches, reset passwords, coordinated sign on/offs between my iPhone and my Macs, reset iPhone and ...
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How do I see the location path of an application?

I need to check the path to a program -- I want to point to the binary, not to the ".app" which is a directory. How do I do this?
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1answer
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Deleting All Photos from iCloud

I want to free up iCloud storage by deleting photos that are backed up elsewhere. How can I delete photos from iCloud without deleting them from my iPhone?
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Why does a click on a website zooms in on a part of the page?

I'm not sure this is even a Mac issue, but when using Gmail on Chrome with OSX, clicking on certain parts of the page makes them zoom in. It's a little hard to explain, so here's a vid: ...
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Mac mini pages won't open after connecting iPad

I have a Mac mini 10.7.5. After connecting iPad Air to it I cannot open emails in Apple Mail. I can open Finder & Applications, Downloads etc but cannot open anything on these pages. I can't open ...
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Messages.app on mac: search in history

i've a problem, i'm able to search for string in messages.app. It actually tells me all the matches for every conversation, the problem is that is shows only the last match, how can i go through all ...
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1answer
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Apple Push Notification reliablity

I have one app supported on both Android and iOS. The app needs a background service which hits a remote server every minute. The job is simple for Android app but since background tasking is not ...
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1answer
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How do I enroll devices while “Can enable remote management” is disabled?

I'm deploying a large number of iPads and Mac Minis in my environment, and I need to be able to enroll them so they can be managed by my server. In my server "Profile Manager" there is a setting to ...
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Multiple screen presentation Keynote

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I want to realize different slide for screen 1 and 2 (or one single slide that fill correctly each screen with different contents). The content ...
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3answers
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Restore all Notes from iCloud

I deleted numerous Notes from my phone that I want to get back from iCloud. My phone has not updated to iCloud so the Notes are still good on the cloud. How do I get all files from cloud back onto ...
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How do I record the Windows starting progress? [on hold]

You can record whatever activities on the screen when you've entered the Windows interface. But how do you record the starting progress which takes place before the desktop appears?
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plot boat travel on Maps in OS X Mavericks

Is there some (worldwide) way to paint or plot a travel plan on rivers and seas with the OS X Mavericks Maps application? If not, is there some other OS X or service application that allows for ...
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How to backup iPhone contacts (no iCloud, iTunes or Outlook)?

I have an iPhone from another age (pre 2008) which is ready to be commissioned as defunct and replaced with a new 4S. My question, is how to back up the contacts form the old iPhone and transfer them ...
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1answer
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How can I disable shift + control + scroll zoom in chrome?

I use ⌃ ctrl + ⇧ shift + ⇥ tab to move between tabs in Chrome, but if I scroll with the touchpad it'll zoom the page. This happens quite a lot and it's frustrating. Is there some way I can disable the ...
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1answer
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Airport Express is not seen by Macbook, is seen by iOS devices

I have an Airport Express 1088 (about 7 years old). My Macbook with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 doesn't sees it, nor does my wife's Macbook. Strangely, my iPad and iPhone can detect it and the network ...
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my changes will not be saved until the problem is resolved [on hold]

I am trying to change the size of an image which is too large. I change the size but when i save it i get this message.'Your changes will not be saved until the problem is resolved. You can also ...
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Imported contacts are empty

I have an odd problem. I got an iphone5 and of course, I want all my contacts from my nokia into my iphone, I imported the contacts into outlook, then exported to an csv file, then imported to gmail ...
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Is there any Itunes API?

What I am actually looking for is to get the app download statistics from itunesconnect. There was this idea where some coding could be done in the iphone app section so as to determine if the app is ...
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iPhone 4s won't receive calls when screen is off

I recently noticed my mothers iPhone 4s does not receive calls if the screen is off. If the phone is unlocked or even if just the screen is lit, it wil work just fine, otherwise you will go straight ...
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Remove duplicate emails on Mac via subject match?

I've got a peculiar setup with IFTTT whereby many emails, (they're notifications about activity on Facebook) are coming in to my Gmail account. It sends emails in which many of them have an identical ...
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1answer
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Best external screen size/resolution for XCode?

I'm looking for an external LCD for my Macbook Air (i5, 2013). The only thing I (am going to) use the Mac for is Xcode, so I'm looking for something really cheap (around $200-250). I hear the minimum ...
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1answer
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Log out of Apple TV

Can you sign out of Apple TV using an iPad or phone? I logged into my exs Apple TV and now I am not sure what he can see or use in my stuff.
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Install Windows on MacBook Pro without Optical or USB Boot

I have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,1) and my optical drive has died. I need to install Windows on it, and was hoping to do so via Boot Camp. I have a Windows 7x32 .iso and have also created a ...
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How do I access certain directories from the finder?

I would like to be able to do something simple such as open up a finder and be able to select files that are in '~/' or '/' Is there a simple way to go about doing this? For instance, sometimes I ...
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If we use SoundFlower to record the system's audio output, then we can't hear it at the same time?

SoundFlower can let us play the system's audio to the SoundFlower 2 channel and record with this SoundFlower 2 channel, so QuickTime on Mac OS X Lion and record exactly what the system is playing for ...
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What angle do I insert iPad SIM eject tool into new iPad to get the tray out?

I've found lots of videos on how to eject the SIM card holder from an iPad 2, but the location is different on the New iPad, and no matter whether to put the pin in parallel to the screen surface, or ...
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2answers
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Finder can't recognize USB drive

When I put in a USB drive, VMWare asked me if I want to connect it to Mac or Windows, and the USB drive shows up in Disk Utility, so I can confirm that the USB is not broken and USB port is also ...
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Disable network device for specified period of time

Recently I converted an old MacBook into a server, running OS X 10.6.8 (the normal, non-server edition). I use it as my VPN server, my bittorrent rsync server, web server, ssh server and so forth. ...
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4answers
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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1answer
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How to securely delete individual files (documents) on the iPhone?

My understanding is that when files are deleted on a computer (and here, I am considering the iPhone a "computer"), those files are typically recoverable using forensic tools. I know there are easy ...
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7answers
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Case-insensitive ls sorting in Mac OSX

How can I make the ls command in Max OS X Lion sort files and directories similar to how Ubuntu Linux does (case-insensitive, directories NOT on top, dot files NOT on top)? Ideally I'd like to do ...
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1answer
2k views

iPhone with personal hotspot not apperaring as a network interface (USB) in the Network preference pane on OS X

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.2 and a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. On the iPhone, I have the tethering option enabled (personal hotspot). I wish to connect via USB, and not over wifi, but ...
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1answer
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Mac mini won´t boot up

I have a Mac mini that fell from a desk, my kid was playing aroung and it hit the floor, I picked it up and it stared up but when the Apple logo comes up the little cricle appears and thats it, it ...
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3answers
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Network stops working, with “Can't Assign Requested Address”

On OS X 10.9 (but no prior version), every now and then, I start getting strange network errors. I can still ping, but anything that requires actual content (like a web page) completely stops. For ...

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