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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...


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It depends on what you / your girlfriend wants to do with the iMac. If it is really just used for internet and occasionally watching a movie and listening to music, then an 'entry level' iMac offers more than enough performance. IMHO even an iPad would provide enough performance… We actually use our 5+yr old iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.66GHz) as a media hub ...


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There may be a piece of commercial software that can intercept a call to reboot/shutdown however I do not know what it is, if it exists. My suggestion, despite you editing out the issue in your OP, is to fix the issue and not look for a workaround! That said, I give you a workaround that you certainly can test and it should prevent a software call to ...


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I would suggest, that assuming you can physically--and safely(!), taking note of the comment about voltages and CRTs--removing the hard drive and taking it apart. Most times you can get the actual platters/discs out without too much trouble and carefully smash them. Most are, I think, a metal coating on glass of some sort, so watch splinters wear eye ...


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I just had the same problem. If I tried to move an icon, it would bounce back. The answer was so simple I couldn't believe it. I went into "View" and clicked on to Sort by "None". Simple. Problem solved.


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You can backup multiple Mac's to a central Time Capsule. On each Mac: System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk. Choose the same Time Capsule for all your computers. Each computer will have a separate .sparsebundle on the Time Capsule disk. When setting up the Time Capsule disk you can set individual accounts which should solve the security issue: ...


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The first pre-installed OS on the iMac14,1/iMac14,2 was Mac OS X 10.8.4. You may install any OS version newer than that one. If you have any personal data on this Mac, save it to an external drive. After creating a bootable thumb drive using the Mavericks installer, boot to the thumb drive, erase the main disk and install Mavericks. Restore your personal ...


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The iMac 21.5" Mid 2011 shipped with "500 GB, 1, or 2 TB (7200-rpm SATA) and/or 256 GB (SSD)" Storage and its Hard Drive Interface is "6.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)". So any normal 6.0 Gbps SATA SSD should work. As an example, from Crucial, Apple iMac (21.5 and 27-inch, Mid 2011) compatible upgrades


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As you write, Apple seems to have undertaken some effort to make replacement of the internal HDD difficult, as described here: For the main 3.5″ SATA hard drive bay in the new 2011 machines, Apple has altered the SATA power connector itself from a standard 4-wire power configuration to a 7-wire configuration. Hard drive temperature control is regulated ...


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When the Bluetooth device is connected, press ALT/OPTION and click the Bluetooth icon. When you select the device in the list you will see a Remove option that should stop if from connecting in future.



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