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Aug
16
comment Bootcamp Installation Space
@DavidAnderson on my system the recovery partition loads an image into RAM as disk1s1, and mounts this as root. This allows disk0 to be unmounted. You're right about needing to check MBR as well if you use hybrid disks.
Aug
16
comment Bootcamp Installation Space
The local recovery partition, cmd+R on boot. It allows disk0 to be unmounted so it's enough.
Aug
14
comment How can I back up my iphone if my touch screen is broken?
When you connect you iPhone to a new device, you have to accept the connection as trusted on the phone, which the OP can't do if the touch screen is completely broken. This solution would work only with a previously authorized computer.
Aug
12
comment Install El Capitan in Virtual Box for testing purposes
@smoooosher Actually Apple's SLA allows you to virtualize OSX on Apple hardware, so as long as the host is a Mac, it's allowed. "you are granted a [...] license: [...] to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac Computer you own or control that is already running the Apple Software, for purposes of: (a) software development; (b) testing during software development; (c) using OS X Server; or (d) personal, non-commercial use."
Aug
12
comment Why can't I select tracks in Apple Music?
It works on my iPad Air WiFI+Cellular and on my MacBook Air mid-2013 running 10.11, so it's either a random bug or something iPhone- or iPhone-6-plus-specific.
Aug
12
comment Why can't I select tracks in Apple Music?
Thanks for the suggestions, but I've already tried all of those. The funny thing is that shuffle works, so there is some kind of a connection. I've submitted feedback to apple about this, so hopefully it works in the next version.
May
8
comment Reformat a Partitioned Mac OS Extended External Disk?
@DavidAnderson Actually since Buscar's comment was the only one, the notification gets fired automatically. The ping is only needed when there are already multiple comments from multiple users.
May
5
comment Cannot boot Mac OS X Yosemite due to libJPEG.dylib
Actually that error shows up if there are too many levels in the symbolic link. Are you sure about the symlink command, you didn't accidentally switch the places around?
Apr
22
comment Can I upload an iOS app from OS X running on a VM to the App Store?
Note that running a virtualized OSX outside Apple hardware is against the OSX EULA. It allows you "[...] to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac Computer you own or control that is already running the Apple Software, for purposes of: (a) software development; (b) testing during software development; (c) using OS X Server; or (d) personal, non-commercial use." Source: Software License Agreement For OS X Yosemite
Apr
21
comment Apple Mail generating Mail[378]: No worthy mechs found. What is it?
Have you seen this? stackoverflow.com/questions/26447316/…
Mar
27
comment Unable to re-enable Spotlight on Volume
Have you tried erasing and rebuilding the stores with mdutil -E /Volumes/Backup? Also check that there isn't a file called /Volumes/Backup/.metadata_never_index.
Mar
11
comment How to find Intel SKU for Mac CPUs
@Buscar웃 The site you linked doesn't contain the actual model string. For example, my Air shows Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4650U CPU @ 1.70GHz, but the site only shows "Processor: Core i7 ULT (2-core), Model: MacBook Air, Clock speed (in GHz): 1.7, L2 cache: 2×256, L3 cache: 4, L4 cache: —, CPUs: 1, Cores per CPU: 2, HT: Yes, ITB: Yes, Introduced: June 2013, Discontinued: current". The fact that the processor is a i7-4650U is missing.
Feb
20
comment Mac Encrypted HDD Please help!
When you encrypted the drive, did you select to option to store your recovery key with Apple? If so, you can contact their customer support and answer the security questions to get your recovery key.
Feb
20
comment Transfer PDF from iPad to Mac without Internet
Could you create a personal hotspot with the iPhone and use that connection to email it to yourself?
Jan
28
comment Using kdiff3 as default git diff viewer on Mac OS
Is it possible to update your Git and use git difftool (docs) instead?
Jan
27
comment Receive iMessage on my lowtech phone
Are you certain that the app is safe to use? Most iMessage apps for Android have been harmful so far and have been pulled from Google Play Store, and it seems that this isn't available there either. Also, the site won't let you download the app without filling out your info on some ad sites.
Dec
18
comment Intermittent Static / Garbage External Display On Wake and Boot? Picture included
Possible duplicate (mine): External display occasionally shows just noise
Dec
12
comment External display occasionally shows just noise
I use the display with the HDMI->DVI converter with another laptop and the Macbook Air with the TB->HDMI converter with multiple other displays, no problems. So it can't be a faulty converter, but the combination of the two can be a problem. Will try to get a straight TB->DVI adapter for testing.
Dec
6
comment Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not avaiable how do i Fix it?
Do you have FileVault enabled? Have you modified your disc partitions manually?
Aug
13
comment Encryption of the whole Time Capsule drive
Not to my knowledge, but I don't have a Time Capsule to test, I use an OS X Server for my backups which has more options.