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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Your new phone will need free storage to take new photos. There is no provision to take a picture directly and have it go to iCloud. You'll want to run a calculation on how many photos and how many hours of video you need in addition to the other data on the device and then weigh that against the increased cost for the 128 GB model.


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I have a 64GB iPhone 5S. Before that I had a 64GB iPhone 5. And before that a 64GB iPhone 4S. And before that a 64GB iPod Touch. Each time I bought one of these & told people the capacity I would hear the same thing: "Why don't you use iCloud?" or "Why don't you use Google Drive?" or any number of the same thing: Device storage is irrelevant since it's ...


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Try an app called DaisyDisk, it breaks down your storage usage folder by folder.


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Open the Terminal.app and type sudo du -k | awk '$1 > 500000' | sort -nr, this command will search for all Directories bigger than 500MB and sort them by size. So you should find the Location to your Backups.


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~/Library is where all your apps store their prefs, how you want them to work for you. It would generally be unwise to start playing in there without being certain of what you are doing.... That said, some apps can store large cache files in there, others may be folders for apps you long-since deleted - those would be safe candidates. 70GB is a pretty big ...



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