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I believe Apple's position is a standard erase is good enough on SSD. In the article on secure erasing, they recommend enabling FileVault before you ever introduce any sensitive data to the drive so that you can just throw away the encryption key and not need any passes of erase to be secure. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201949 That being said, in ...


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Three passes is akin to slamming on your brakes and screeching to a halt in your car. Your tires will be fine but you've just left a few hundred miles of rubber on the road. Chances are you hit the brakes for a good reason though so it was worth it. You won't damage the SSD. Yosemite's 3 pass includes 2 passes of randomized data, which is very much like ...


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In my opinion, I'd get the newest Mac, especially if you get a warranty with it. The newer the computer, the more OS X updates it can handle. As far as graphics go, I'd go with the one that has better specs. If you do end up buying a new one, upgrade the RAM, and if you plan on working with video editing software, definitely get the i7 processor instead of ...


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I think your hunch is correct. You seem to have run into a problem with App Nap. To save energy, a background task with no visible UI gets throttled down and eventually stopped. Each time you bring the dialog to the front, it has a "visible UI" and gets a new lease on life. Depending on which app is doing the copying, you might be able to disable App Nap ...


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I am using a 13-inch mid 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It is about 3 weeks old and already has clocked 13 charge cycles. Is this too high? A charge cycle is just the process of using and then recharging the full capacity of the battery one time. From Apple: A charge cycle means using all of the battery’s power, but that doesn’t ...


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Fastest is probably Target Disk Mode. With the 'donor' machine off, connect both with Firewire or Thunderbolt cables. Boot the 'donor' & hold the T key. You can then treat it like an external hard drive & copy files from one to the other See - Transfer files between two computers using target disk mode - same method for any OS


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Aside of using the Target Disk mode, which is sort of rough way, you can use the build in Migration Assistant already located in your Utility folder. It is designed to transfer information from- to but also to place it in the right position, unlike the Target disk mode.


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There's a way to hide all "dot" files from Desktop with 3rd party app called XtraFinder. Go to Settings -> Features tab -> Hide dot files on Desktop Though I still didn't manage to hide all .DS_Store files and keep all other dot files visible, this is a pleasant improvement.


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HDMI did not work for me but the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI converter cable adapter worked perfectly! with a HP Pavilion 25bw


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I had the same issue with Windows 7 guest on a MBP 2013 retina display. It was solved for me by unticking the "Automatically adjust user interface size in Windows" checkbox.


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I purchased a Dell P2815Q 4K Monitor from the Microsoft site $299.00. My mac is MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) 2.6 Ghz Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB will run at 3840 x 2160 I am running at 2560 x 1440


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That's not really what you wanted, but have you tried this arrangement?



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