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comment Apple Knowledgebase pages often blank
Are you seeing this on iOS at all or just OS X?
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comment Apple Knowledgebase pages often blank
grrr.. bad cookies - I wish there were a better way to link here. Thanks for posting this to help out.
Dec
22
comment Juniper Network Connect hangs at “Establishing Secure Session” after upgrading to OS X Yosemite
Wouldn't safe boot mode do the same kernel extension rebuild as kext-dev-mode?
Dec
22
comment Mimic Xcode's camelCase selection keyboard shortcuts in OS X
I think the gist of this question is to get the Xcode sub-word commands outside that one app and on the rest of the standard apps.
Dec
22
comment iPhone / iPod music problem
You might have to tell us how you have iTunes and your iPhone set up. Manual syncing versus automatic syncing will make a difference on how to start. Is a viable solution to wipe the music / clear the settings for the iPhone and then start syncing it as you wish? the iPod won't care how you manage the iPhone so it can be edited out of the question.
Dec
22
comment Is there a iPod touch 1st gen recall program by Apple?
@grgarside Mullet or hairboat? I'm now jealous and wondering who I need to piss off to get a down vote somewhere. :-)
Dec
22
comment Is there a iPod touch 1st gen recall program by Apple?
@jodie and George You're both right - my edit made this worse. I'll fix it now. My apologies.
Dec
22
comment How to validate authenticity of app downloaded from App Store?
Thanks. Apple vets the companies that are allowed on the store quite rigorously - tax records, articled of incorporation, etc. are checked so the risk seems to be all on the network and whether you feel some state or network actor has gone to the trouble to spoof certificates or somehow compel Apple to put up a false binary...
Dec
22
comment How to validate authenticity of app downloaded from App Store?
What meets your definition for Authentic? The simple answer is turn on Gatekeeper to only run App Store apps and by clicking on the app, you are more or less guaranteed it's as Apple approved it.
Dec
21
comment How to know if Apple service staff copied my private data?
@tetsujin's answer is correct - anyone with physical access to any Mac can clone the data without knowing your encryption settings or passwords. You can also read several opinions on whether Apple's staff is trustworthy with personal data which will help you understand how Apple's policies are to use rigorous procedures to keep your personal data secure and private when you hand over your equipment.
Dec
20
comment Deleting content of /private/tmp moved on different HDD
Have you tried running the periodic script once for each time period once the system is mounted? It might also do the cleanup.
Dec
19
comment I want to reset my games progress
Please edit in some details and what you found on the developer support site (or even where that is) and we'll see if we can help you.
Dec
18
comment Why is my startup disk so full?
If this thread doesn't help others, see this link, that link or this great thread on utilities for finding out what's eating your disk space
Dec
18
comment How do I save files on Macbook with crashed OS?
If your Mac is too old to support Internet Recovery (where Apple runs a netboot server on the internet for you), then you are correct and you will need bootable media or another Mac to bootstrap the process. Without knowing the exact model, it's a guess...
Dec
18
comment Will initiating recovery mode on an iPhone permanently disable it until it is recovered?
Could you elaborate on how this addresses "not go through with it all the way" from the OP's question?
Dec
18
comment How do I save files on Macbook with crashed OS?
@marcamillion ifixit.com has take apart instructions and apple.com/support/manuals has manuals for that era computer. It will explain how to boot to target mode as well as identify your MacBook Pro.
Dec
18
comment How do I save files on Macbook with crashed OS?
What model MacBook Pro do you have? Target mode turns your Mac into a glorified hard drive, so if it's not mounting then you have hardware problems or the drive is toast and needs professional recovery. Also, it's simple to pull out HDD from MacBook Pro so I'm not sure why you added that. Perhaps you have an SSD that's not portable inside?
Dec
18
comment App for Website that has paid membership?
Could you explain in plain terms what your problem is? Software development is off-topic here but general iTunes connect is. How would your app be different than the hulu app or the amazon prime video app that works only when you have a paid log in?
Dec
16
comment iPhone 3GS lost and can’t use Find my iPhone
The big question is did you enable Find My iPhone on the device before it was lost? See this and that for some options and guidance.
Dec
16
comment My iPhone & my daughters iPhone are getting the same text messages
Could you explain what "my text messages" means? Is a SMS you send from your iPhone to someone else using your daughter's caller ID? This doesn't make sense with the title saying you both receive the same SMS from elsewhere?