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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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Yes! You can change the volume from a removable device to a fixed disk by flipping the removable bit. Lexar made an application for Windows called 'Lexar BootIt', a well known application for this task. I found a solution involving DD, but I have not tested it and I'd severely recommend backing up your card before doing anything with DD/Terminal. I created ...


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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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This could easily be explained as the 120 MB of used data is likely for the data all the apps store in iCloud. Contacts, calendars, specific third party apps can have storage in iCloud. You can determine this by looking at the Manage Storage pane in settings app (see below). The warning you describe comes up when the expected size of the next backup is ...


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If you haven't enabled Photo Stream syncing on your Mac/PC, you should keep the copy that is in your camera roll until you've copied it to your PC. That is the original copy, and it won't be deleted until you do it yourself. If you have enabled Photo Stream syncing on your Mac/PC, you can safely delete the photo from your Camera Roll after syncing with ...


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The used space will likely be cached images, audio and video - there's not a lot you can do to clear the space with the exception of uninstalling it! Don't trust apps that claim they can save you space - they generally end up breaking things!


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Yes - I install restore images and emergency boot images on to SD cards as a matter of routine. You should have no problems booting from these storage SD cards due to the SD card or the OS itself. They don't boot as fast as spinning hard drives in my experience as the cache there seems to do a better job than the controller on the cards. I generally get 60 ...


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iPhoto pictures are stored in ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library iMovie movies are stored in ~/Movies/iMovie Events (iMovie 9) or ~/Movies/iMovie Library (iMovie 10, name may be different as my system runs on German settings) Select the library and type Cmd+I to open the "Get Info" window which also shows file size (may take a while to calculate).


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Photos in either of the two places will consume storage space on your device, since they are stored on your device regardless of location. To free the most amount of space, remove photos from both Photo Stream and your Camera Roll.


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I'd say that's normal, my own 16GB iPhone 5 is adding up to 13.3 GB of available space. I would assume that the other space would be taken up by iOS itself, with system files, libraries etc. Also, as Kent mentions, the actual space is not 16GB to begin with.


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Keep in mind that you don't start with 16GB, but 16 x (1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000) รท (1024 x 1024 x 1024), or roughly 14.9 GB. So, the OS itself is only using up around 1.5GB.


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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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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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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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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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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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To see the size of each application open the /Applications folder in Finder switch to list view make sure to have 'Size' selected in the options (Cmd-J) and wait a few minutes until all folder sizes are calculated by the system. Then sort by Size and remove any big apps you don't need any longer. I wouldn't recommend to delete the standard applications ...


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Open finder and use the go menu to open your home folder. press command 2 to get the folder list view press command j and turn on Calculate all sizes Once you know how large these folders are, you can start determining where the "other space" is allocated. I like to sort by size, decreasing so that the biggest users of space bubble up to the top of the ...


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Restart holding CMD-R to start from the Recovery partition, and run the Disk Utility from Recovery mode. Do a 'Check Disk' to see if there are any problems - and 'Repair Disk' if it finds any. IMPORTANT: Make sure you have a backup of your disk before you do this. Sometimes you can 'find' surprisingly large amounts of free space, by doing this. Also make ...


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When you complete the upgrade to iOS 8 on the iPhone 5 - you will have 27.35 GB of usable capacity out of 32 GB of "marketing" storage. If your phone is smaller or larger than 32 GB, approximately 4.6 GB will be reserved for overhead. On iOS 7 - you probably lost 4.1 GB, so the loss would be 500 MB on the upgrade from 7 to 8 for a 32 GB device. For past OS ...


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Mailboxes are stored in ~/Library/Mail. You can move this to your SD card then symlink the new location back to the original location. Move ~/Library/Mail to your SD card. Symlink the folder: ln -s /Volumes/SD/path/to/your/Mail ~/Library/Mail


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In my case, I have the problem that Icloud estimase my data usage to be 10.9GB, while I have chosen to back up maybe only 1-2GB. If I turn, for example camera roll off or on again, it doesn't matter. Icloud estimates this wild, high, far too much space to make a backup, and I even deleted my previous backup and started new, to be sure to 'reset' everything, ...


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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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No, that won't work. Simply connecting the external drive to the Time Capsule wouldn't start a backup by itself, because, counter-intuitive as it may seen, a Time Capsule doesn't know anything about backups: the Time Capsule is, in effect, just a network attached drive -- it doesn't back up anything by itself, but rather just makes storage space available to ...


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I've pinpointed this to be mail related - specifically the time duration you're syncing mail. I use exchange for work mail and when I had 1 month of mail sync, "other" was at 5.5gb. I changed that to be 1 week sync and it dropped to .5 gb. Don't know if icloud or gmail are affected as well but it appears to be an issue with the default iphone email app. ...


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Open the iCloud preference pane on your Mac to get the easiest way I've found to manage the storage. Click the Manage... button in the lower right. This will calculate all the storage users counting against your quota and offer you details on how to clean up each category. Once you've reviewed each bin - you can decide to delete or if you would rather ...


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I added an SSD to my Macbook back in 2012, and did a write-up about it here: http://blog.omgmog.net/post/upgrading-my-macbook-pro/ Most 2.5" drives should do, the dimensions of these drives is pretty much standardised. If you're putting a HDD fitted using an adapter in the old optical drive bay, it won't have the shock detection that the lone HDD bay has. ...


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Yes and no. Flash storage is storage that uses electronically programmable and erasable memory modules with no moving parts. It refers to a very specific implementation of data storage. It can come in different packages though: wrapped in a hard, plastic envelope you slide in to your camera; mounted to a PCB stick with exposed connectors and docked inside ...


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An SSD has flash storage inside but SSD is a special form factor, in most cases meaning that it is designed to fit in places that a normal 2.5" HDD would be installed. Flash comes in a huge range of formats from tiny cards for phones and cameras and in Macs it can be an SSD, mSATA, and PCIe form factors. So if you have a flash device in the shape of a 2.5" ...



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