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comment Blocking incoming hostile traffic dynamically with PF and fail2ban on OS X
@Gilles Let's see which gets the best answer in a week. I agree cross posting is bad, but OS X is enough different from BSD that I disagree U&L is the best place for this. Is there lots of launchd/bonjour experience there? Let's chat or Ask Different Meta if needed to sort out the best place to get the OP an answer.
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comment Blocking incoming hostile traffic dynamically with PF and fail2ban on OS X
Have you run tcpdump or inspected the ssh logs to ensure you are indeed arriving on the IPv4 address and not IPv6?
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comment What are current and any publicly announced planned water resistances to the Watch?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we don't field questions asking about Apple's planned actions. Why not just ask people to discuss how the current watch bears up with swimming. If and when specific announcements are made by Apple - edits and new answers always pop up to correct old speculation or answers that are not correct.
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comment GUI/UI is messed up? (Lion)
I'm placing a temporary hold. "Any help" is far too broad. Please decide if you want help diagnosing the issue, help with backing up so you can wipe the system and start over, or whatever else needs a more narrow answer. It's not even clear what you did with the "fresh install" so if that's what you want to get feedback on, please document that operation with a little specific details.
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comment How to change primary email on Apple ID
Please edit this to have at most, one clear question. Do you wish to solve the full phone issue or solve the AppleID modification issue. The steps and answers to do either are unrelated and can't easily be combined into one clear answer.
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comment Increasing the ppi of a photo in Photo
How are you measuring ppi and what operation is failing due to this setting? Perhaps we have other ways to achieve your end goal if we know a bit more about the actual problem to be solved (as opposed to the next obvious step you have identified to help you get to your goal.) Also what version of photos? What OS ?
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comment Why won't Windows 8.1 64 bit (MacBook Air) recognize all 1GB video memory?
What other software are you using to get Windows on the Mac? Boot Camp version? Emulation or virtualization software and version? Also - be specific on driver versions - "always updated" means nothing - especially tomorrow when someone could let you know the version you have is out dated or if you need to go back to an older version.
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comment My ipad stopped sending messages
Is gmail in the mail.app or just coincidentally the Apple ID you are using for the Messages app. What version of iOS? Have you gone through Apple's troubleshooting Message article? If so, what step fails you?
Jul
31
comment OS X: how to rollback from EI Captain to Yosemite, with user data kept?
I'm closing this as too broad. The upgrade to a beta OS materially changes the files in your user account. (and your library, and the system library) - whatever reason you want to abandon the beta will likely get even worse taking beta tainted files and running them on the old stable OS. Please edit the post to explain why you don't follow the advice to wipe the drive and install cleanly and then hand migrate files back so you can test which ones work and know which ones break things
Jul
30
comment My MacBook Air keeps saying my startup disc is full.
This is quite broad. What part of support.apple.com/kb/PH13806?locale=en_US isn't helping you clear up the space? I've put a temporary hold on this for you to edit in some more specifics of what you really need help with.
Jul
30
comment How to download videos from icloud?
I'm going to put this on hold. Apple has a nice article on how to include iCloud photos on Windows, Mac, iOS and web. You'd need to explain more what you have access to for us to guess what part of that article you are not able to implement.
Jul
30
comment How to check if the screen replacement part for iPhone 5s is an original one?
@yurkennis I already explained on meta that I'm not inclined to cast a reopen vote. Your edit on June 10 was not sufficient and the reasons I listed there are still needing to be corrected. I deleted the other pings since not one person of the 144 views since this was asked felt it was worth reopening. Maybe you should ask a follow on question if you need more information than the awesome answer that's already provided and you haven't bothered to accept or comment on.
Jul
29
comment How do I map a Mac function to an 'unfindable' Windows keyboard key?
I love it. (FYI - self answering is always welcome - especially when it will help others. You will do that since you have enough detail in the question for it to be searchable by others facing the same problem.) Welcome to Ask Different!
Jul
29
comment Bulge in MacBook Pro near Hard drive
Not that much force. If it were in a bag and someone sat on it, that would do it. 50 pounds under the right circumstances (if the case were supported only on the bottom in that area - say the power adapter was also in the bag and pressing against the bottom by the hard drive.) I've seen dozens of Macs that had that exact damage, so people are clearly getting them into situations where enough force to bend is present, yet the machines still work perfectly well and are not damaged functionally.
Jul
29
comment iPhone 5s locked and erased by third person
On what grounds did Apple refuse to unlock the device? I'm going to edit this so it doesn't get closed again as too broad once you've added these details. Just edit in the missing details and the hold will be reviewed and possible released. It seems Apple needs time to research if you are the owner. Is the refusal there final?
Jul
28
comment Why is extracting this tgz throwing an error on my Mac but not on Linux?
I'd rather this not get deleted since the bigger picture is this is a place to learn, and the details in this post are IMO superb. +1 and no delete needed - I think it will help others in a similar situation figure things out if they don't have the OP's corrupt file or the corruption interaction is different, no?
Jul
28
comment Yosemite Server and Client profiles with 802.1x authentication configuration
How many Macs do you have to set up? Less than 10 - do it by hand, less than 50, server would seem a good start, less than 500 - check out bushel.com. What specifically do you need to happen "automatically" when you say "802.1x authentication doesn't apply automatically"
Jul
26
comment Bootcamp partition is no longer accessible (El Capitan)
Please vote on meta to broaden the site scope to include betas.
Jul
26
comment Can I daisy chain Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 to FireWire 400
I've not found a 400 device slowing down 800 devices by adding it to the end. Clearly if you connect an 800 device down stream of a 400 cable/connecor - you can't fit the double bandwidth on the single channel. The main thrust of your answer TB can't connect with FW other than a FW to TB bridge that terminates the thunderbolt chain.
Jul
26
comment Will downgrading from iOS 7.1.2 to 7.0 resolve the issue “Connect to iTunes to use push notifications”?
I'm curious why you don't just connect to iTunes? How would you downgrade without iTunes? What's the back story as to why you don't want to follow the advice?