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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From time to time your hard disk might write garbage that results in corrupt files. Time Machine will have no clue that those files are corrupt and will back them up. Hopefully Time Machine will have backed up a good copy at some point in the past. HFS+ is an old filesystem and doesn’t do much to prevent filesystem corruption. That’s when a data recovery ...


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search your computer with Grand Prespective and it will show you your entire mac, and what and where the data is


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The consequence is data stays the same on your Mac and isn't kept in sync with other devices that use iCloud sync. You can test if this is the cause of slowness by just disconnecting from the network. Turning off iCloud documents is simple though and you can always turn it on again if you find something else was causing the slowness or you wish to have an ...


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Downloading podcasts to iTunes on your computer and syncing it from there to your iPhone (via cable or WiFi) does not require a 3G/LTE connection, so you should be fine.


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Use iTunes You can use iTunes to backup the device, then restore the backup to the new iPhone. Connect your old iPhone to iTunes. Click File → Devices → Back up. Once the backup has finished, unplug your old iPhone and plug in the new one. When asked to set up the iPhone, choose Restore from this backup, and select your backup from the list. If you don't ...


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Yes. When you do a clean install of iOS 7 no to your device, iTunes will prompt you to set up your device. When asked to restore from backup, choose Set up as new iPhone. This will mean that you don't restore your data and preserve your 'fresh' install. Use the tabs across the top of iTunes to select exactly what you would like to sync back to your ...


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Yes, you can "Set up as new iPhone" and later sync apps, music, photos, movies, books, etc., from iTunes. You will lose all app data, including the data stored in the iOS stock apps that Apple provides. Keep the following in mind to be better prepared before you do this: You will have to configure all settings afresh (including settings like WiFi, ...


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You can use traditional unix tools to start monitoring now. iostat 60 | tee /tmp/iostat_60.log The free space statistics can be generated with the df command, but you might just set your warning levels on server app and rely on alerts to notify you when space fills. I can't imagine needing to track storage space more than once a day to graph the growth or ...


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You could try something like FireChat. I have not tried it personally, but it is touted as "a new way to chat: 'off-the-grid'." It uses iOS 7's mesh networking capabilities to achieve this. Now you can chat with people around you – even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage. Whether you’re on the beach or in the subway, at a ...


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Deep Freeze sounds like what you might need, restore the machine to any given state at reboot - http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze/


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I think it's most likely user error. I haven't heard of any bugs like this elsewhere, and it would be a particularly odd manifestation of data corruption. Keep an eye on it, but it probably just got incorrectly entered.


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No. When data is enabled, it will only be used when you are not connected to wifi (iOS was built to prefer wifi). Yes. Your cellular company (i.e AT&T, Verizon, etc) doesn't know how much data you use over wifi, and they will not bill you for it (obviously, there is some cost for internet in your house, but that is separate). When you are actively using ...


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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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