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In a nutshell: No, you can't. Apple uses proprietary protocols for iCloud access (both data and backup) so you can't just switch backends by redirecting some DNS entries. And as far as I know, nobody has reverse engineered the protocols yet (at least not the full set required to implement an alternative server-side solution).


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There is a bug in Pages. When you export a file in ".doc" or ".docx" format it embeds 489KB PNG files (a single one in a docx file, three in a doc file). These files are intended to be used as the background fill on default shapes, but they are present whether they are used or not. I documented the bug here. And reported it to Apple as rdar://17089255. At ...


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The Ars Technica iOS 8 Thoroughly Reviewed article pegs it at 600MB difference on the iPhone 5. DEVICE SPACE AVAILABLE (IOS 7.1.2) SPACE AVAILABLE (IOS 8.0 GM) 32GB iPhone 4S (AT&T) 27.4GB 26.6GB 32GB iPhone 5 (VZW) 27.3GB 26.7GB 32GB iPhone 5C (AT&T) 27.2GB 26.5GB 64GB iPhone 5S (AT&T) 56.0GB 55.1GB


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Short answer, no. The Libraries are using 'hard links' to the real location of the files, so both appear to be approximately the same size, but each actual photo is only located in one place on your hard drive, with pointers from both Libraries. Deleting either Library will not affect the storage space, only deleting both would actually remove the 50GB of ...


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Essentially it’s anything that OS X does not allocate to the listed specified storage types of applications, backups, audio, movies, backups, and photos. That means a very broad list of items will be considered as Other, including things like the following: Documents and file types, including PDF, doc, PSD, etc Archives and disk images, including zips, ...


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Hard linked files share the same inode (which kind of identifies the file in the filesystem). So what you can do is to get the path of two photos which should be the same ("Reveal in Finder" in the old application, probably something similar in the new), open Terminal and run ls -li /path/from/old/app.jpg /path/from/new/app.jpg to see whether the number ...


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No, placing files in iTunes doesn't reduce the space required on the Mac. The files are still stored on your Mac.


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To see which folders inside ~/Library use most of the space, run something like cd ~/Library; du -sm * | sort -rn | head -16 in Terminal which gives you the 16 folders using the most space. Specific cleanup actions afterwards depend on the folders found.


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Copy your home directory over to the other drive. Open up System Preferences then the Users & Groups pane. Click the padlock to unlock it Right-click on your name Change the Home Directory to point to your newly copied one on the other drive. NB. You might want to use a syncing program to do the copy, or create a different user to do the copy as after ...


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Did you emptied the trash after removing the image file (if it was removed in Finder). Check in About this MAC > Storage, if this 500 GB is not used by Backups. If it is, that means that it might be local snapshot of time Machine backup including this file. See http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht4878


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I recommend you scan your Disk with 'Daisydisk' and locate the files that are eating up your Diskspace.


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I just had this problem and now i think i fixed it. Just for your info i also tried deleting old pictures etc etc and it still says i cant take photos because not enough space (grrr) Solution: i just switched my phone off and turned it back on! This must be a bug....


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Those might be Local Backups Feature of Time Machine. Local snapshots complement regular Time Machine backups that are stored on your external disk or Time Capsule by creating a local backup on your startup disk when your normal backup drive is not available. This provides you with a "safety net" for times when you might be away from your external backup ...


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This isn't referring to storage on iCloud but on your device itself. Go to Settings > General > Usage Under Storage (which is above iCloud) you will get a list of all the apps by size. If there is one you don't use you can delete it to get space to take a picture. If you don't see a list of apps, your phone is probably processing through and you ...


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You could setup a Mac OS X Server and boot from the network, however you will need to have a third Mac, which might be costly unless you have an old one. You can purchase the Server from the AppStore for $20. However, booting your Mac from your server requires a moderate internet connection as well as a quick bandwidth (at the place where the server is and ...


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The iPad/iPhone might be saving cache/meta data to the device (which helps it to loud images quicker). It will not show you this via the user interface. You can delete it by using iexplorer (which is awesome). Plug in your iPad/iPhone device Open the program (windows or Mac) Click on media The delete "PhotoData", "Photo StreamsData". You should only do ...


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I suggest to use this free and opensource utility: GrandPerspective It will show you graphically the disk usage. For each rectangle there is also the option "Reveal in Finder" (right click menu) to open directly the selected file/folder.


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I am a big fan of DaisyDisk. It provides a nice graphical view of the different types of data on your disk. It also permits you to drill down into each data type to get details, as well as delete files from within the application. Here's a sample of how it looks:


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apparently the "recently deleted"-feature in iOS8 is broken. Photos you've deleted don't disappear after 30 days, they're just hidden on your device. The storage being used isn't "phantom usage", since the photos are still safely stored. The easiest short term solution is to set back your date on the phone month by month (until the release of iOS8), and your ...


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I'm pretty sure I have your answer! I just had the same problem myself. It seems that the Photos app has a "nice feature" called "Recently Deleted" that CONTINUES TO KEEP deleted photos on your device for a certain period of time. SO ... Just click on your photos app, then click on its RECENTLY DELETED folder, then empty its contents. Hope that helps!


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If you’ve deleted applications/programs, and they have leftovers in the Library/Application Support/ folder, then it is probably safe to clean out that program’s Library/Application Support/ subfolder. If, for example, I wanted to remove Firefox’s old data after uninstalling, I would go to Finder’s search box and type firefox. Make sure the search is set to ...


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You have to buy the additional iCloud storage. I couldn't figure it out, then bought the 20gb for $.99 a month and it immediately cleared all the phantom pictures out. I now have plenty of space on my phone.


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You can check for hard links by selecting either the folder [possibly a bit excessive] or one sample file… You can access the contents of a Library file [which is really a folder] by right clicking it & selecting 'Show Package Contents'. Be careful not to actually play around in there, Apple would rather you didn't ;-) but looking through the folder ...


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Yes you can delete anything in the Cache folder. There's no unsaved things. Just cached data. Like renderinged things in the case of After Effects. In video editing software you can often define maximum cache size.


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I wonder if your Spotlight index is corrupt or Spotlight is turned off for the volume, and thus classifying all of the files as "Other". Try rebuilding the Spotlight index. You can tell the Finder List View to report the size of all of the folders; however, this will not show you things your user account can not see. To find what is using up your disk space ...


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After navigating to Settings > General > Usage as suggested by @dwightk at the top of the page you will see your Storage Available and Used. If your Storage Available is too low, you will not be able to take any more photos. Underneath this then is a list of all the storage space used by Apps, and how much each App uses. This list is sorted in descending ...


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The bottom of any Finder window if you toggle Show Status Bar from the View Menu... Will then add this to the bottom of the window [It's selected on a per window basis, as far as I can tell]


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Unfortunately, iCloud will not sync your videos from your iPhone. They will not be available in your photo stream or when you do a restore. Check out For more reference


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If you are talking about using windows explorer to delete files, that would be of no help. Windows Explorer can ONLY see photos and videos. It treats the phone as a camera and can only see such. Use iTunes to manage the storage of the device. It will even give you a breakdown of whats using the most on the phone. Alternatively you can go to Settings -> ...


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iCloud storage price : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5879?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US So it depends if you have a good network connection for download what you need when you want (photos with iCloud, musics with spotify...) or if you want all your photos, all your iWork documents and all your stuff on your iPhone all the time. It depends if you take ...



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