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How do you turn off an iPhone so it consumes no battery?

I'm not an iPhone user. I have an iPhone 8 that I need for very rare uses, once every few months. I fully charge it, turn it off, and put it away. The battery is always dead when I go to use it. ...

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Automatically open folders in Forklift instead of Finder

I use Forklift (version 3.5.8) instead of Finder. When I type open . or similar to open a folder, I would like it to automatically display the folder in Forklift, not Finder. But note that the ...

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iCloud option is greyed out and some files in Documents directory missing

I am using MacBook Air M1 running macOS Sonoma 14.5. I have a folder in the Documents directory where I saved my presentations (in different sub-folders each for a different presentation) made in ...

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Running Point-of-Sale on iOS 12

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 12 that I would like to convert into a Point-of-Sale. I can install Loyverse and then use a separate card reader, but I wonder if the phone's NFC can convert the phone ...

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Internet Accounts Embedded Browser

When adding a new "Internet Account" for a "Microsoft Exchange" work email I need to use a MFA Yubikey. The current configuration doesn't allow using from am embedded browser, is ...

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How can I fix one user account when the Finder Tags don’t show in the contextual menu?

I’m experiencing an issue with tags in Finder on macOS Sonoma 14.5. My main account has this issue. Creating a new account, the tags work fine. The tags are now invisible (not displayed) when I right-...

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Yubikey always works with ykman but gets "forgotten" as a gpg smartcard

My Yubikey is generally working fine on macOS: It can always write an OTP as a keyboard ykman always works gpg --card-status works for a while after I plug the Yubikey However, after a while, gpg --...

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How can I see the call history from one month ago?

Someone called me last month. I know date and approximate time, but I'm unable to see that call in my iPhone. Is there any way to do this?

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user avatar answered by Stu Wilson Score of 7

Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Mac Equivalent?

Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows provides a variety of functions, the main one of interest being the Task Manager. Is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut & indeed Task Manager for carrying out ...

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How do I type ² or ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. These are the mathematical symbols ...

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How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?

What command is used to create a symbolic link/soft link?

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iOS7 Contacts Have All Disappeared

I upgraded to iOS 7 yesterday. Today, all my contacts suddenly vanished. They were working in iOS 7 this morning, but have since disappeared. I'm not syncing contacts with an external system (...

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Can't download apps from App Store as get button doesn't start download

For a couple days now, whenever I try to download an app from the App Store on my iPhone 5s with iOS 8.3, it brings up the 'use existing Apple ID' or 'create new one' window. When I select the ...

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Is it still possible to get @icloud.com email address?

Set up a new iCloud account for someone and I am not seeing the option to set up an @icloud.com address and use the free email service. Does anyone know if this is still possible and how to go about ...

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iPhone SE audio input simultaneously with computer data transfer

I have a wireless mic receiver with Lightning, USB-C, and 3.5mm TRS connectors. I'd like to be able to use this receiver while my iPhone SE is connected to a computer to use the OBS camera app. I've ...

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Spotlight Keeps Forgetting the System Drive

I've recently upgraded to macOS Sonoma, and while sometimes when I search for the name of an app in Spotlight it returns it immediately (so I can just hit enter to open it), sometimes it behaves as if ...

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Personal Hotspot keeps getting disconected

I use a personal hotspot for my work and basic internet for laptop as I have no access to WiFi. The hotspot has been problematic for weeks now: it keeps getting disconnected. I found auto-lock post on ...

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