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Could be running Spotlight. Leave it on overnight and see if it eventually stops.


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The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) originally shipped with a Mac OS X 10.5.7 DVD and if you have the Mac OS X DVD that came with your system, or one that's compatible with your system, you can boot it from the Mac OS X DVD and see and test using Disk Utility and Terminal.


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Kaspersky made a tool that can tell you whether or not you're part of a known botnet. Another tool you may find useful is the antimalware app, Malwarebytes for Mac. It's served me well on Macs and PCs, and it's completely free.


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Papers App does most of that. It is used for academic papers and can be synced via DropBox, including all notes and annotations. It does not keep track of your last read spot though.


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Without a list of sites that work and a list of sites that don't - here are some tips. Open Activity Monitor and look at CPU and choose View menu -> All Processes (and then sort by CPU use descending). Watch this for apps that are slowing things down. Open text edit and type there. - make note of what process are using CPU when you type and how fast it ...


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I wouldn't recommend trying it. Pakistani power outlets are generally around 220~250V AC RMS @ 50Hz & Canadian power outlets are generally around 110~120V AC RMS @ 60Hz. Check the details printed on your actual battery charger/power supply. You may need to buy a new power supply, you may need a voltage transformer, at very least the actual plugs and ...


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Yes it will. Just be sure you want the keyboard layout in the country where you buy. Changing the physical keys is practically a non-stater. Everything software will reconfigure properly.


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I have the same problem on MacBook Pro Retina, early 2013, OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite. Shutting down without warning around 22%. In the battery menu it says "Service the battery". The reset of the SMC didn't help. Yesterday I asked at Genius Bar about this. The answer was "We need to investigate it and probably you will have to replace the battery." It is not free ...


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If you press cmd + option + esc - it should bring up a module similar to the task manager on Windows. From there, you can force quit any application you are in including finder.


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Try this! I got the same problem last week. Boot with "Option/ALT startup". Launch the terminal. Execute: umount -f /Volumes/enter_your_diskname Hope this works!


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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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I doubt you'll reach a limit. HFS+ which stores the file limits you to 2.1 billion files in a folder so you could have a lot of emails stored to archive. When you go to archive them, that one file holding billions of messages could grow to a size of 8 EB (and one exabyte is one million terabytes) so there's really little chance Mail app will prevent you ...


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Dell supplied their monitor (at least my U2312HM) with DVI Single Link cable. That's the reason why you have incorrect resolution and frame rate. To get higher resolution you need to buy DVI Dual Link cable (with 9 additional pins) to get support higher resolution and frame rate. I sure that Dell made a mistake to supply the monitor with DVI Single Link ...


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I have the same problem. After the update to Yosemite 10.10.5 the WiFi network does not work properly. With previous versions it was a little slow, but now the WiFi network is almost totally out. It's not a problem in the router, it's a problem with the software running in the mac itself. The problem goes even worst if you turn on the Bluetooth to use a ...


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Just FYI: I got same setup, and while being totally inconvenient, it actually works if you plug in both screens via the DisplayPort connector.


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Funny I had the same problem after updating to my OSX (Macbook Pro 13") and kept having the same issues over and over again to no luck... then I plugged in my computer to the router via CAT5 cable... connected to the net.... and tried the wifi again... and it worked. Weird.


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Update to latest OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4. Both the updates solve the annoying Internet issues. The issues were frequent disconnection in regular intervals, slow Internet speed etc. In Yosemite, Apple introduced the troubling Discoveryd component for networking which was the main cause. It has been replaced in OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4. Install the updates ...


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Because they want to make more money by having you pay for more ram. I work with windows all the time. I have a dual boot on my mac. The mac end only sees 8gb of ram installed but windows utilizes all 16. hardware that meets the specifications required will work in the hardware world. It is the software that determines how it's utilized. Trust me I build ...


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It looks like it's the SATA Flex cable used in the MacBook Pro that has died. I have the same laptop and it's died as well. You can either go to the Apple Store to have it replaced for a nominal fee, or do it yourself by ordering this part.


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I don't know if it would be this straightforward for every situation, but I was having the same issue with this process using up too much memory. What worked was switching the Systems Preferences from Network (the window open at the time) back to the main "Show All" window. Instantly, the process went away! Worked for me, anyway.


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Found issue to be in the display assembly. I assume something on the control board got shorted or is not functioning properly, causing EFI to not recognize the screen at boot.


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Yes, you will be able to use your internal mic and headphones. A useful shortcut is option click on the speaker icon on the menu bar.


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Hold alt and click the Wi-Fi symbol in the menu bar; in the extended menu does it list the Internet as reachable? If not, it can be a external problem or perhaps there is a secondary login required on a splash website or something.


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I faced the same situation and found that my colleague uses Notifyr app (http://www.getnotifyr.com/) which runs with bluetooth connection. I asked him to stop using the app, the problem seems to be solved in these two days.


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To free up space in your EFI partition, you would have to first mount it. This can be done using the command given below. Enter the command in a Terminal application windows. diskutil mount /dev/disk0s1 Below is an image of the entire contents of my EFI partition. I assume you can delete any folder and/or file other than what is shown below. (Actually, ...


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Dragging the status bar (in Display Settings) to the screen you want as default worked for me! :)


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I had the same problem. You just need to reformat it again even though it shows 100% empty, just click format.


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"Silviu St" tho a tad snarky is absolutely correct. Apple has not released Schematics for computers since the Apple-II days. Apple uses state of the art PCB manufacturing and I would be willing to bet that taking a soldering iron to it or even a volt meter would be like taking a framers hammer to a dent in your car: likely to do more harm than good. You ...


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Find the Android phone in Finder, as it shows as just another USB device. Drag photos from iPhoto to the Android device in Finder.


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In order for your connected display to use DisplayPort 1.2 you also need a compatible cable. I'm not sure about the third-party cable you were using but I believe the Apple Thunderbolt cable only carries DisplayPort 1.1a signals. If you buy a third-party cable that's confirmed to support DisplayPort 1.2, 60Hz MST should work properly. The DisplayPort ...


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Yes, you can. When you set up the new Mac and connect it to your Time Machine backup either through the network or via cable, you can select restore from Time Machine Backup during setup. If you have already set up your new Mac and want to now restore, use Migration Assistant found in your Applicatons > Utilities folder. The instructions can be found on ...


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To permanently unload an agent or a daemon simply add a -w. Example: sudo launchctl -w unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.nsurlstoraged.plist


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Personally, I recommend Intel for SSDs. I'd go with them any day over Samsung. They're great quality and pretty inexpensive. I've been using the Intel 530 Series SSD for about 9 months, without one problem. It was $100 for a 240 GB drive. That one, however, won't fit in your Retina MacBook Pro, it only fits in older ones, such as my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. You ...


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Depending on your MacBook model, removing the hard drive may void your warranty, so it might be better to prediscuss this with the store or ask them for other options. They may also offer you a way that they can do the backup for you (at extra cost maybe) or give you the old hard disk back after getting your MacBook working again.


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This may not be a full fix. In the Display setting. Click the Arrange Tab. You will see how the Screens are being arranged. There you can adjust the layout. But more importantly you can drag the menu bar icon ( white line at the top of one display) across to the screen you want as primary. I would try that and see if you at least can get starting in at ...


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For development especially if you use VM's then 16GB is better since you can "simulate" in this way a more powerful machine. Its only a matter of money of course but if you can, do it! (especially since you can't upgrade at a later time) I use a 16GB Macbook pro myself and I am able to run Linux/Win VMs for development and it is really great that my ...


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You could try a NVRAM reset by starting your mac and holding the following keys: CMD + ALT + R + P. (More info) When your Mac restarts, you could release the keys. Some say that you have to do this 3 times for the best result, but I can't explain why More information about a PRAM/NVRAM reset can be found on the Apple Support Website When you use ...


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See this tread on Apple Support Forum Poster OGELTHORPE writes: With an SSD, RAM is not as critical. If the bank account permits, then purchase the 16 GB, if not I think you will find the 8 GB will not be that much of a handicap Look at this diagram of the affect of RAM and SSD. Note that the increase to 16 GB from 8 GB is very marginal.


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It supports up to 512MB on 13" models. I'm afraid if your model is 15" or 17" there's nothing you can do. Oh wait, your last chance is to upgrade (coming this fall) to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan which includes Metal, a new graphic framework. I have El Captain Beta installed and the allocated GPU memory went from 1024 MB (in Yosemite) to 1536 MB.


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same thing happened to me and for me its not really a matter of having the crack hurt the screen its the fact the crack is there. it is very annoying to see the crack but I don't feel it's worth repairing. If you really are worried, place some clear tape over the Apple to ensure that the plastic doesn't move further towards the LCD and damage it. Also, a ...


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Try http://www.hashtagtodo.com Integrates to-do functionality within Google Calendar events. Works anywhere you already view your calendar (browser or any client).


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The easiest explanation is that the MacBook Air is by no means a performance Mac. Their processors range from 1.1 GHz to around 1.8GHz. Some have 8 GB of RAM, while others have just 4 GB, and some (like one of my family member's MacBook Air) have only 2 GB. Graphics processing units and other parts follow suit. In short, the MacBook Air sacrifices ...


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Here are a few things you can try: Check your trackpad setting (Use Spotlight [⌘ + Space] to open System Preferences and use the tab and arrow keys to navigate through the options) Try the options listed in this question Plug in a USB mouse


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If you are not getting any response from the Keyboard and or Trackpad you can always hold down the power button until it turns off. It's not the best solution however if you have no other options then its a way to go.


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Just in case this helps anyone. I recently added a Samsung SSD to my late 2011 17 Macbook Pro running Yosemite and after a few week I had the same issue. Screen freeze, sometime grey screen with lines and then auto re boot. First thing I tried was putting back the old hard drive and that worked so it must be an issue with the SSD. Annoying because with the ...


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You're trying to solve the wrong problem. HDMI can only display at 30Hz on a 4k screen, irrespective of what you are pushing to it. Unless the display has some internal resolution management (only transfer a 1080p image and scale it) then you will always have this limit. Connect with DisplayPort if you monitor supports it.


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The problem was a cheep VGA cable. Replacing the cable sorted out the resolution.


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Disable Spotlight Spotlight is Apple’s technology for indexing all your disk’s contents to facilitate fast searching. When making a disk clone, you do not want the booted Mac to re-index all that copied content. No need. Worse, Spotlight is fighting for the limited USB to read from that external disk while SuperDuper is trying to write to that external ...


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No, that SSD is not compatible with your MacBook Pro, as the form factor is different. Your Mac takes "blade" SSD, while the one on Amazon is the regular old hard drive-like enclosure. Personally, I recommend Intel for SSDs, I've had great luck with them.


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Yes that drive will work! I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with a very similar SSD that I replaced myself. It's a very straightforward process and shouldn't give you much trouble. I'll assume that you have a 2014 MacBook Pro and not a retina MacBook Pro. The retina MacBook Pro uses "blade" SSD's.



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