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Why does Chrome need access to Bluetooth?

Shortly after updating to macOS v11 (Big Sur), I see: Why does Chrome need Bluetooth?

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asked by stevec 13 votes
answered by jksoegaard 17 votes

Is there a way to tell which files I accidentally renamed to *.jpg aren't actually JPEG images?

I have a folder with many thousands of files, which due to an error had their extensions misnamed, all files now have the .jpg extension. In all the .jpg files I would like to find the non-image files....

command-line preview graphics  
asked by New Alexandria 12 votes
answered by nohillside 39 votes

How many lithium-ion batteries does a M1 MacBook Air (2020) have?

I would like to ship a MacBook Air (M1 model released in 2020) from Japan to South Korea via EMS, but the EMS website says it is not possible to send a machine that has more than 2 lithium-ion ...

macbook-pro mac battery  
asked by Blaszard 4 votes
answered by bmike 11 votes

Mysterious folders that appeared in Documents on upgrade to Big Sur

After upgrading to Big Sur today (from macOS 10.14 Mojave) on my 2018 MacBook Air 13", I found a number of unwelcome new folders had appeared in my Documents folder (when viewed with Finder). ...

macos big-sur  
asked by DavidHoadley 4 votes

View big.LITTLE cores on htop or similar utility

Is there a utility in which I can see which of the cores are running at which frequencies? Or, even better, that shows whether a core is big or LITTLE? For example, neither htop (on Rosetta 2, ...

activity-monitor apple-silicon m1  
asked by Guillermo Angeris 4 votes
answered by JMY1000 2 votes

How do I use zsh to pipe results from one command to another (while in a loop)?

macOS 10.14.6 zsh 5.8 jq 1.6 I have a situation where I have a bunch of .vital files, which are JSON files in disguise. I want to extract one piece of information from each file, and I have worked ...

macos terminal command-line zsh  
asked by carlcaulkett 4 votes
answered by nohillside 6 votes

What is this process called?

Apple Time Machine software seems to backup in increments. So you do your first full TM backup and then after that the initial backup seems to be "built upon" with new data. But, in data ...

asked by daikin 3 votes
answered by jksoegaard 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Using Find my iPhone to track my daughters phone

Can I use find my iPhone to track my daughters phone if we each have different apple ids?

asked by user49462 6 votes
answered by grg 7 votes

What is the meaning of the "§" symbol (on the upper left corner of the mac keyboard)?

The title says it all, but I'll repeat it here: What is the meaning of the "ยง" symbol (on the upper left corner of the mac keyboard) as highlighted in the image here? Apparently, this is not ...

asked by David Resnick 24 votes
answered by David Resnick 30 votes

Two Clash of Clan accounts under one Game Center account

I have a problem that I am worried about with my Clash of Clans game. I originally started playing the game on my iPad. I was not able to play it while I was out because my iPad did not have an ...

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asked by tjinvestments 3 votes
answered by PoisonNinja 1 vote

How do i cancel a pending purchase in the App Store?

I have a pending purchase and i just want to cancel it. Its seems that thou may not have an option for this issue.

iphone ios-appstore  
asked by Uuummmm good stuff 3 votes
answered by Mynameisnotyourbusiness 4 votes

How to remove app which is greyed out, can't be deleted, won't open and doesn't appear in apps list?

I have this app with a greyed out icon which I'm trying to delete. I tap and hold, and it asks me if I want to delete it and its data. I confirm and nothing happens. I try to open it and nothing ...

ipad ios deleting  
asked by greener 17 votes
answered by user179641 25 votes

How can I connect multiple wireless headphones to the same iPhone at the same time?

I like to listen to audio files on my iPhone 6 while jogging outdoors. My girlfriend wants to join me (jog with me and have her own headphones listening to the same audio). How can we both pair our ...

bluetooth iphone  
asked by Ryan 32 votes
answered by Ruskes 7 votes

What happens if I click "delete backup", do I still have my photos on the camera roll?

I'm running out of space in iCloud, so I decided to turn off all the backups and delete them. What happens if I click "delete backup" at the bottom of the manage store page? Do I still have my ...

ios icloud backup iphone  
asked by light_brunette 2 votes
answered by lighthouse16 3 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Disk Utility can't resize container although there is free space

I have MacBook Pro 16" with 1TB. It had macOS Catalina installed. When macOS Big Sur came out, I created a new partition and installed macOS Big Sur on it. Then I wanted my 778 GB back and tried ...

macos hard-drive disk-utility partition  
asked by Wiktor Wojcik 1 vote

iPhone 4 won't restore

No matter what I try, it always goes into recovery mode (Connect to iTunes screen) after restoring the device. The progress bar under the Apple logo becomes full, the device reboots, then it goes back ...

iphone ios itunes restore  
asked by Alex Plumey 1 vote
answered by Alex Plumey 0 votes

Upgrading High Sierra to Catalina on 2016 MBP using local webserver

In the past colleagues (and I) believed it was often a bad idea to install newer OSs on older Macs. I get the feeling that has changed, and that putting Catalina on my 2016 MacBook Pro shouldn't be a ...

catalina upgrade webserver  
asked by Bob Meador 1 vote
answered by Allan 0 votes
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