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Handing in macbook with root access - protecting data

There is a macbook with a badly swollen battery that will have to be replaced. The macbook itself is out of warranty, and even though the public Apple site lists an option to get it serviced out of ...
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Time Machine backups to Time Capsule use internet data. How to stop this?

thanks in advance for the help. Main issue: by using an internet data traffic monitoring app (TripMode), I finally found out what was using up my home internet data allowance (1TB/month).... Time ...
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How do I migrate my Transmission torrents & settings from an old Macbook to a new one?

How do I transfer my Transmission 3.0 torrents, torrent data files, and colour tags/labels from 1 Macbook Pro to another. My old Transmission app is in the old Macbook Pro MacOS boot ssd on a 2.5&...
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bulk search and copy files on a mac

So i had previously used a software where i could paste a list of file names and automate it to copy all those files and paste into destination folder. Unfortunately i am unable to find it. So the ...
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How to access older iPhone auto-backups / restore lost Safari cards?

Recently I've lost all my open Safari cards on my iPhone. Since i want to move my data to a new model anyway, I was just disabling wifi every time I plugged it to the charger in order to not let it ...
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App that tells me what app is using data (Big Sur)

We just installed Eero and it has the ability to report which devices are using how much data. I was surprised to see one of our family's laptops uploading a ton of data. Nearly twice as much as ...
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Unmountable disk after Big Sur installation

I have a Macbook Air early 2015 model. I was previously running OS Catalina. I installed Big Sur which then got stuck for hours. I had no choice but to do a hard reset. But now, I am unable to use my ...
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How often should a RAID consistency check be done?

I have a LaCie 60TB RAID array. I've had it for a couple of years, but I am wondering how often I should do a "Consistency Check" on it. I don't know a whole lot about RAIDs. It's formatted ...
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Cryptographic hash of resource fork

In macOS, do hashing tools (shasum, crypto libs, openssl, etc), only consider the files' data forks when calculating a digest? Does the resource fork just get ignored? If so can it be included?
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iPhone 7 using a lot of Wi-Fi data

From 27th October, my iPhone started using a lot of Wi-Fi Bandwidth and I cant use the Wi-Fi for any other purposes. Things I checked: Checked for Whatsapp chat backup, No. Checked for Translate ...
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iPhone 8 on iPhone 6 analytics

I have a strange issue where I have iPhone 8 on my iPhone 6 analytics. Listed in analytics as: AppVariant: 1:iPhone8,2:13. I have an iPhone 6.
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Can Apple give an option to check cellular data usage for every bill cycle?

How can i find on iphone 11 pro the cellular data usage for every bill cycle?
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How can I export all my Iphone's data from the backup data into a useable format?

I am switching from my iphone after many years to a pinephone. I would like to be able to use or access the data, notes, files, sms, images, voice memos, contacts and so on. I don't need to worry ...
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Can employer install any software in Macbook to monitor activity?

My work laptop is a MacBook. can my employer monitor my activity? I have to run a certain proxy config file via Tunnelblick( VPN ) the config file I had to take it from IT.thats it
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Can I remove the content from Time machine?

Is it just delete all the folders in the Time Machine drive ? I am about to leave my current company and want to follow the policy to wipe everything related to IP (e.g., code) Time Machine was ...
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iOS 13/iPhone 7: Abnormally high data usage by system services and apps

I have been observing excessively high data usage each month that appears to be way more then I am actually using. I have always had background data turned off and tried to limit the amount of ...
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I dropped my iPhone Xs into a hot dishwasher, will that damage the data on the iPhone?

I dropped my iPhone Xs into a hot, steaming dishwasher, and it seems to be working fine. However, the photos on it are very grainy and pixelated. Could hot steam damage the data on an iPhone X?
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Other Data on Apple - How do I clean cache and other unused data on Mac

How do I clean cache and other unused data on Mac?
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How can I delete saved game data off Iphone?

I am trying to delete saved game data on my phone for a specific app so that I can start over. Problem is I have tried every way i can find including the icloud storage way. Everytime I redownload the ...
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Record network traffic to plain text similar to nettop

I have been monitoring my network traffic by app with nettop -P The result is similar to this: interface state bytes_in bytes_out rx_dupe rx_ooo re-tx rtt_avg ...
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Fastest way to migrate file by connecting two Macs together

I am migrating data files from an Early 2011 MacBook Pro to a 2019 MacBook Pro 16" (all UCB-C cables). What is the best (fastest) way to migrate the files in terms of connecting one mac to the ...
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Does SuperDrive read 8GB DVDs?

I would like to read some old 8GB DVDs I burned on Windows years ago. Does Apple SuperDrive read that discs? Reference: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD564LL/A/apple-usb-superdrive https://www....
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Will backing up files also include files that are marked for deletion?

If i use Time Machine to back up my data to an additional disk, will the backup also contain files marked for deletion that have not been overwritten yet? To clarify, I do not mean files in the ...
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How do I download all photos to a HDD from iCloud? [duplicate]

I have a very simple request, I want to download all my data, or at least all my photos, from iCloud to a local drive, and then I can do whatever I want with them. The instructions here: https://...
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Let a friend/child try a game on iOS?

Is there currently (iOS 12) any way to let a friend or child try a game on an iOS device, starting from the tutorial, without losing my own progress?
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How to get my old disk back that contains personal data?

I was not able to power on my MacBook Pro 2015. It was getting stuck on the Apple Logo. I took it to the Apple Service Centre, they diagnosed it and replaced the SSD. The kept my old disk with them ...
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Can I upload unlimited data to archive.org? [closed]

I have a free account with archive.org and don't know if the terms allow (or if it's even possible) to upload unlimited data to http://archive.org Does that service list any upload limits?
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Access app data of a 3rd party iOS app

I want to access data stored in a 3rd party iOS app called FriendLoan. This app crashes every time I try to open it. Also, it's not available on the App Store. I just need to recover the data somehow. ...
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Does 'erase all content and settings' actually erase all data?

I recently decided to sell two of my iPhone's (5 and 6s) and I used the 'erase all content and settings' option to wipe and factory reset my iPhone. Now, I'm a little concerned whether this is enough ...
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How to revoke the Health App's permissions to Messages

Under Privacy -> Health the App Messages is listed as an App accessing my Health data, and in the Health App, Massages is listed as a Source. How do I revoke those permissions? And is there a way ...
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Cancel Apple Music subscription > Subscribe in future > Playlists lost or not? [duplicate]

If you cancel your Apple Music subscription and subscribe again in the future (say months or a year later), do the playlists you had created and other account data(?) "reappear"? Or when you cancel ...
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How do I delete data on my iPad Mini 3?

I would like to start over on one of my games. But each time I deleted it and downloaded it again, my data was still there. I’m not sure how to get rid of it. It is updated.
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Is there a way to download Screen Time data from iPhone or other Apple iOS devices?

I am a data analyst and would like to look at the underlying data that is the basis for the relatively simple screen time reports. I want to be able to look at my phone usage data in more detail and ...
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How to force iPhone to upload to iCloud over mobile data

Using iPhone 10.3.3 with no possibility of WiFi. Is there a way to force the use of mobile data to upload to iCloud? I understand why the phone will not update using a potentially insecure signal but ...
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Prevent mobile data being turned off

Does anyone know how to prevent mobile data being turned off on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. I want to ensure my daughters data is not able to be turned off at any time. their other parent turns off the ...
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Help - Have I bricked my MacBook Air?

I have a late '10 MacBook Air with 64gb ssd, it was getting very slow and very full so I decided to wipe and start afresh. I followed some online instructions, signed out of everything then erased ...
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How to check storage usage of offloaded apps?

In iOS 11, Apple introduced a feature to "offload" apps to reduce storage usage on the device. In the Storage preferences, there is a list of apps, sorted by storage usage. Offloading an app will ...
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How can users find out or download what information Apple has about them?

The issue of digital privacy is becoming more prevalent in the minds of many smartphone and social media users, especially after controversies such as the recent Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal....
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Did someone copy files from my Mac?

I was away from my MacBook Air (Yosemite) briefly and suspected that someone had copied files from my Mac. Here is what I can see from the system.log under console /var/log. Could some experts ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer 200GB data from 2014 Macbook Air to 2016 Macbook Pro

What is the fastest way to transfer 200GB data (~ 2 million files) from 2014 Macbook Air to 2016 Macbook Pro and how long will it take?
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What is wrong with my iPhone/iTunes? No matter how much I delete, my storage registers as completely full

I have an iPhone 5C. This is a complicated problem, ish, so I'll use bullet points: -My iPhone says that it has a hard storage limit of 5 gigs, roughly. It's actually like 4.98 and it says I have ...
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How to recover trashed GUID partition table?

I did something stupid. I ran (something like) diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk2 GPT HFS+ newdisk against the wrong disk. It was one of those moments where you realize what you've done, as you're ...
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iOS - Data corruption after downgrade

Yesterday, I downgraded my iPhone 7 from iOS 11.3 Developer Beta 1 to iOS 11.2 Release (It was being signed then) using the "Upgrade" option. Downgrade went fine, but after the downgrade, the device ...
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Could Not Activate Cellular Data Network

This is not the first time I’ve had this problem, nor is it the least frustrating time I’ve had this problem, as the first time this happened to me I fixed it within twenty minutes. I’ve read ...
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How to access iMessage library using Sequel Pro on macOS

I'd like to access my iMessages using Sequel Pro. I have been told that they are in a sqllite file.
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Is it safe to give my MacBook to a service center with my data on it? [duplicate]

I have to give my Macbook Pro to a service center for a few days to replace the display. Is it safe from the data perspective? Can they access it? (user login is password protected, but I think the ...
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iOS app retains data between installs?

I recently installed VLC on iOS 10 and noticed that there is play history in it on a fresh install. How does this app preserve data between installs? Should it even be able to? It doesn't matter ...
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Why the DNS service is consuming so much mobile data?

I have reset the mobile data statistic the day before. So these are data incurred within a 24 hour window. I don't understand why the DNS service will consume a disproportionate amount of data. ...
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Recover external hard drive after dd command

I'm trying to be calm... and will try to explain this as best I can. I was trying to use the dd command to burn an iso image to a 16GB MicroSD for my RaspberryPi. I had my 2TB USB hard drive also ...
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How do I ensure my Mac is not sending data to Apple or programmers

The question is self-explanatory: How do I ensure my Mac is not sending data to Apple or programmers? I seem to recall these options appearing when I last installed the macOS, but want to make sure I ...