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I don't know if I can necessarily help you out with the "fastest" way, but I think I can help with "best". Most of your data will indeed be in your account, but there's also the chance that other personal items may be scattered about your hard drive. I would not personally sell a computer after just removing my own account, particularly if my account was ...


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Yes - programs like PhoneView can often read files from a device that iTunes insists must be restored. The iTunes function is to sync and clearly the OS is now in a state where it can't run itself or be updated, so the "correct" thing for iTunes is to ask for a restore. I wouldn't say that you are guaranteed to get the photos back, but it's good you have ...


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If someone else has an SSD, the secure erase options are currently disabled for SSDs in Disk Utility. According to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3680 erasing an SSD normally might be secure enough: Note: With OS X Lion and an SSD drive, Secure Erase and Erasing Free Space are not available in Disk Utility. These options are not needed for an SSD drive ...


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Interesting - so apparently, according to Apple Security Options is grayed out on SSD's because erasing an SSD normally is secure enough: Note: With OS X Lion and an SSD drive, Secure Erase and Erasing Free Space are not available in Disk Utility. These options are not needed for an SSD drive because a standard erase makes it difficult to recover data ...


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You have inadvertently wandered into the murky realm of video codecs. The screen recording you made with Quicktime was initially saved using the extremely efficient H.264 compression algorithm. H.264 is a codec optimised for distribution of video. It is designed to store video using the least possible amount of data at the cost of using a lot of CPU time ...


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I believe it allows data roaming, but only within European Union countries. See http://www.cultofmac.com/288360/europeans-new-roaming-options/: Inside cellular settings, Apple has added a dedicated “EU Internet” switch alongside the existing data roaming toggle. It gives users the ability to active Internet connectivity when they visit countries inside ...


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Time Machine is a bit different from third party data recovery software. Here's how they work: When your computer is connected to an external hard drive and Time Machine is turned on, every hour it backs up the files on your computer (or any files changed since the previous backup). In this way, you always have a copy of everything, including versions going ...


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I'll take a crack at "fastest": (Note: This should go without saying, but make sure you read through this and understand it before you do anything.) Assuming your original admin account was "joe" whose home was "/Users/joe" 1. Find User ID Number ls -nld /Users/joe drwxr-xr-x+ 65 501 20 2210 May 8 00:19 /Users/joe/ See that 501? That's your user ID ...


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If you just saw that you exceeded your data, it could've been many hours ago while you were not at home. AT&T says it could be delayed by 24 to 48 hours. In my experience, the iPhone will only use data from one connection at a time, not both; Its choice is indicated by which adapter symbol is showing in the menu bar. When you see the Wi-Fi symbol, your ...


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Do you have a backup of the phone on your computer? If there's no backup, the photos are not in iCloud nor synced with another device/computer, & the photos have been deleted from your phone, you would appear to be out of options.


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This is most certainly possible. The first few months I had an iPhone, I didn’t have a data plan either. In Belgium (where I live), iPhones are generally sold separately, without a data plan / SIM — they’re officially unlocked iPhones. So, the answer to your question is: yes, it’s possible to use an iPhone without a data plan — but you can only change the ...


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The simple answer to this is that the EU Internet option is to allow the use of Local Breakout (LBO) providers, who can offer data at a different rate to your "parent network" most home networks will not provide any support if you are using a LBO as the provision is provided through the "EU internet" APN (Access Point Name). In short if you don't want to ...


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The Apple installer does not erase the disk unless you tell it to - that involves opening Disk Utility. So your files are fairly likely to still be there in the Users folder, just under your old user name. However, you said "She used the installation CD" - you have old hardware running OS X.6 (Snow Leopard) or earlier? those versions DID have an "erase and ...


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Nothing is allowed until you poke holes in the app sandbox. iOS requires apps to request permission to access data outside their sandbox. Open the settings app and look at privacy on iOS to see what your iOS and app have negotiated. Most people expose far more data to Facebook by entering their credentials in the Internet Accounts section of the iOS ...


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No, not since 4.2 can you do this because the APN settings disappeared off the devices. Though, there are videos on youtube and tutorials in other places that can walk you through adding the features back on to your device. Whether or not they still work or will work for you depending on your current iOS version installed on iPad is a different story. A ...


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It depends on what condition the hard drive is in, if the drive is still at least partially working and can be connected and recognized by a computer, your in luck and you should be able to do your own recovery. Note that the drive does not have to be mountable it has to be able to show up in Disk Utility. If there was a mechanical or electrical controller ...


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To keep track of your mobile data usage you could reset the "Statistics" on the phone on the first day of your billing cycle. To do this go to Settings → General → Usage → Cellular Usage and go to the bottom of the page. There you will see the amount of Cellular Network Data sent and received.


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Everything that is not either a) texting or b) phone calls uses data. (That is to say, everything that sends or receives something.) Streaming music uses a lot of data (streaming video uses even more). Photos only count when you send them or receive them. Also, note that the phone will use a WiFi network if available instead of the cell network, so that ...


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The upgrade to iOS 6 doesn't remove apps, so this is more of a case where things don't go as planned so it's going to be very hard to discern why this happened in your case (and similarly for others with the same symptom but not necessarily the same cause). You should not lose data from an app - iOS update or not and the procedure is the same as if you lost ...


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If you are a windows 8 user and you have already authorised your computer, then definitely you can see the images on phone by Photos app in windows 8. It syncs all the images You can also try logging to iCloud.com and try your luck there. You can try making a new backup via iTunes to your phone and check whether you got your photos or not.


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I can't be sure if this will be any better than the methods you've tried, but you could see if something like 'Phone Disk' (see https://www.macroplant.com/phonedisk/) would work for you. Unfortunately this one seems to have been discontinued now, but the company has a more recent product that apparently does the same thing. Basically it mounts your iPhone as ...


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You've actually posed two questions. For the iTunes library, I'm assuming you've gone to the menu and Authorized This Machine to access your content. This authorizes the computer to access your paid content, meaning movies, tv shows, and songs downloaded through iTuens or via iTunes Match (if you enabled that on this machine too). For contacts from your ...


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What happens in your proposed case is that if you delete messages from the iPhone, and then power on your Mac, the Mac will not receive those deleted messages. EDIT: Well, folks, I stand corrected. I certainly believed the above to be the case, but my tests proved otherwise. I sent several messages from multiple devices to other devices that were powered ...


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Yes, it is possible to re-enable secure erase. All you need to do is to format the partition once again. Just make sure you select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)", with any password that you will remember (just in case). Once formatted, the "Security Options" button will be available again, and you can securely wipe out the partition!


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On a recent trip to France I found that enabling 'EU Internet' and data roaming did not work (no internet connection), but turning 'EU Internet' option off, allowed the regular Data roaming to work. Today, I received a txt from Vodafone confirming this and, telling all IOS8 users to turn this feature off (even if they are in Europe)... so it may well be ...


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OS X spawns from two different cultures: Unix/POSIX and Mac OS. Folders like /usr, /var, /etc, the command line shell in the Terminal (bash by default) all belong to POSIX environment. Portable software targeting Unix-based systems (like git) go into /usr/local by default, or into package manager's defined location if installed by it (Homebrew uses ...


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I do not know if I had this problem because I have unlimited data, but my friend did. Notably, she also has a different carrier (Verizon) with limited data and when she noticed the high data usage she contacted Apple. They acknowledged that with some carriers this is a bug in the newest version of the iOS. The fix they had her implement, until the next ...


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You are on the right track. With modern storage, the value of secure wipe is so little, I prefer to just write files over the free space. Make a new account - do this before deleting yours. Download Rick Astley movies to the new user until space fills. Delete your user account - choose to delete the files Perform "paranoid" log cleaning and purging of ...


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iOS sandboxing prevents apps from getting access to data usage of other apps. That's why iOS has the Data Usage section in Settings to show exactly that. There might be solutions for jailbroken phones, but given your constraints a jailbreak doesn't seem to be an option. PS: If you don't trust the numbers in Data Usage, why would you trust those in a 3rd ...



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