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Questions tagged [hardware-recommendation]

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Playing music from the iPhone wirelessly to a stereo that doesn't support Bluetooth

I'm looking for a way to stream music from my iPhone to a stereo which doesn't support Bluetooth, but does support connecting a standard audio cable to it. For example, I can take a standard audio ...
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Braided cable and USB-C adapter to resolve the Wifi/USB C interference on Macbook Pro

I've been reading an article about the interference problem between the Wifi signal (2.4 GHz) and most of USB-C adapters on the market. One of the solutions to solve this problem is to make sure that ...
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PCMCIA USB 3.0 card for Mid 2010 Macbook Pro

I had an 17 inch Mid 2010 Macbook Pro (MacPro6,1) that had 3 USB2.0 ports, and a 34PIN expressCard slot. I heard one way to get USB3.0 I/O for this machine is to use a USB 3.0 PCMCIA expressCard. ...
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Use iOS device as monitor for anything (iOS app + hw only)

Is there any hardware which enables iPads and iPhones to be used as a display for other devices? I know, that is it possible to use these devices as a wireless device for Mac or PC, which has the ...
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Looking for a right angled connector for my 15" Touchbar MacBook Pro

Currently I have an LG Ultra Fine 5K Display and a MacBook Pro with TouchBar. I have one cable connecting my laptop to the monitor that takes care of power, display and USB. I'm using the cable that ...
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internal damage to lightning connector

I use my iPhone a lot while the charging cable is plugged in. I keep damaging my lightning connector internally, I suppose, by bending it too much while connected to my iPhone. I go thru a lot of ...
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Using scp with large files kills ethernet?

This morning I tried to use scp to copy a single large file from my old Linux Ubuntu machine to my brand new 2017 Mac Book Pro. I ran into a very strange problem: scp would happily copy 95% of data (...
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Ergonomic Keyboard for OS Sierra [closed]

I recently switched from PC (many years, many Dells) to an iMac. I'm learning to love it. I do not have any issues with my wrists, etc., but I am a very fast typist and am used to an ergonomic ...
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Smooth MacOS under heavy load possible?

I do various development work on a 13" 2015 RMBP with 8 GB of RAM and a dual core i5, always using the latest MacOS. The experience is painful, to say the least. Every IDE's UI is laggy, and Xcode is ...
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Macbook Pro 15'' early 2011 - external monitor 27'' with DVI connection

I want to buy an external monitor for my Macbook Pro (15'' early 2011). I would want a 27'' with 2560x1440 resolution but I have a doubt: a mini diplay port/DVI converter is sufficient or I will need ...
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iPhone 5 Lightning to USB Cable - Is it safe to use replicas? [duplicate]

I need to buy a Lightning to USB cable for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? If I use an original power adapter, a ...
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SSD adapter for optical drive

I'm going to add a SSD drive to my macbook pro. I'm wondering if the optical drive adapter can have any influence on the disk speed, taking it down from a SATA III to a SATA II or I.
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iPad case that can block the home button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPad case that blocks buttons I'm making an app that is supposed to sit in a public space and so I'm looking for an iPad case that can block the home button from the users. ...
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Can I upload my Garmin Forerunner running track data from my iPad 2?

I use a Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS watch to track my running. At the moment I have to use an ANT+ USB dongle to get the data (GPX) from my watch on to my computer/laptop. I upload the data to the ...
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A better configuration to do development?

currently I have a mac mini: Hardware Overview : Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini2,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 1,83 GHz Number Of Processor: 1 ...
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Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac

I am refreshing my home technology stack and considering a Mac. I could use some advice about new versus used. I am currently running a hodgepodge of old 2005-era machines running iTunes, web sites, ...
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Which presentation remote controls are OS X compatible with Powerpoint?

I'm looking for a remote control to use for controlling a Powerpoint presentation, and want it to be compatible and reliable w/ OS X. Any recommendations on one that functions well with Powerpoint?
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Can this model of MacBook Pro satisfy my scientific needs?

I've recently decided to buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Although this costs me a lot, first-time experiencing this machine could be very interesting for me. Its weight is the other reason that attracts me....
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Which parts of MBA-13" mid-2011 can be upgraded?

Which parts (if any) in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 can be upgraded to either: an original part from a later version of Macbook Air/Pro or a third-party component which has a better performance/extra ...
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Is it safe to use styluses with iPads?

I know my question sounds stupid but I can't imagine scratching my iPad mini screen! I have iPad mini (Retina Display) and I'm considering getting Applydea Maglus stylus. But is it safe to use ...
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New iMac (mid 2013) storage options

I recently purchased a maxed out iMac: NVIDIAGeForceGTX780M 4GB GDDR5 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB (upgrading to 32GB myself) 256GB Flash Storage ...and I'm ...
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Which Mac mini with 3 USB controllers can be recommended for high bandwidth USB traffic?

I'm currently looking for a Mac mini for development. I know the FAQ says no programming, but please bare with me, there's nothing related to code in my question. I will need to connect 3 Kinect ...
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MacbookPro 13 or 15 2010 for software development

From my own research and asking on other Mac forums. The answer to my question seem to be split. People who prefer mobility chose 13 over 15 and people who like better screen resolution pick 15. How ...
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What is an OEM SSD for Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Retina Display (Early 2015). I only have 128 GB of storage. I'm thinking of upgrading it. I've seen a lot of articles about purchasing OWC or Trascend's drives; however, I ...
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How should I cool my Mac?

I was wondering if I should by a CoolerMaster X3 cooling pad for my mac. I got a Late 2011 mac which reaches temp 80 degrees C even at 720p video buffering in browser and goes bonkers if I switch it ...
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Will an 85W power adapter fry the MBP 13" Mid 2009? [duplicate]

According to Apple, the 60W version of Magsafe is compatible with the MBP 13" Mid 2009. However, I've read that the 85W version is also compatible and leads to faster charge times. I'll keep this ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro Versus a Later Build

I have a used Macbook Pro i7 late 2013 that I bought when I started my contracting work. I was thinking of buying a new one (except 15"), but I don't know if it's truly worth making the purchase. I ...
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Suggested hardware requirements for Xcode 7 [closed]

I'm having a little trouble finding any decent information on the minimum requirements in terms of hardware for the latest Xcode. I'm soon going to be starting iOS development, but I want to see ...
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i phone 5 screen replacement

Is there a difference between these two replacement parts ? 60 Dollars 55 Dollars 30 Dollars or is there another one you would recommend ? I am starting to repair IPhones and would like some ...
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Which RAM to buy for mid 2010 15 Inch Macbook Pro

I am looking to upgrade my 15 inch macbook pro from 4GB to 8GB of RAM. I have never upgraded anything on a macbook before and I am wondering how important is the specific RAM that i purchase? I read ...
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Macbook Pro vs Macbook Air for IPad development [closed]

I have IPad and I want to buy Macbook for development simple programs for IPad. It will be my first Macbook and I don't want to spend too much many and look at Macbook Air 13' 128Gb. I'm just ...
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What kit enables iPhone or iPad use for wearable computing?

I am wondering if there are wearable computer kits for the iPhone or iPad, or are there resources on how to do it. I would like to be able to, at a bare minimum, type text while walking, possibly do ...
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Which options exist for a Macbook air (2010) SSD upgrade?

I Know OCZ has released an SSD for the MBA, what other brands sell this kind of hardware?
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Is there an external bluetooth GPS antenna for Google maps on iPod touch WiFi?

I have a iPod touch WiFi and would like to use Google Maps with GPS for driving. Question: is there an external bluetooth GPS antenna that will allow for this?
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macbook pro mid 2012 hard drive upgrade to SSD SATA recommendation [closed]

I want to upgrade my MacBook pro mid 2012 Hard disk to 512 SSD, I opened my MacBook back and took photo see below. and then I found this on website with the following spec, the size of my hard drive ...
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Extension cord or “hub” for USB-C / Thunderbolt 3

The picture below shows how my desk looks after I got my new Mac Book Pro (2017). The bright adapter is for USB, HDMI, USB-C and Ethernet. The darker adapter is from USB-C to Mini Display Port. It's ...
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Performance issues with Dynadock after upgrading to OS X Sierra 10.12.6

I just took an update today of OS Sierra 10.12.6 on my work laptop (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)). Which I had been putting it off until now. After the upgrade, I noticed that the frame ...
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How do I sell an unopened Macbook Pro?

My old MBP broke, which Apple replaced for me. By the time they decided to replace it, I had bought another laptop. I want to sell the unopened MBP that Apple gave me. Is there anything I need to be ...
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Slow motion camera feature on iPod?

I am thinking of obtaining an iPod (any generation) for recording slow-motion videos, like the ones that can be shot on an iPhone 5s and above. Is there an iPod that can do slo-mo, or is an iPhone ...
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Mighty Mouse clones?

Does anybody make a (preferably BT/wireless) Mighty Mouse knockoff? It's my favourite mouse design by a long margin, but Apple doesn't make them any more and the old ones all have bad scroll balls by ...
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Are there any Hardware RAID Cards with Batteries that will work in a Mac Pro 3,1?

I'm looking to install Proxmox on my MacPro3,1 and it's suggested that if you plan to use the system for 5 years that you install a Hardware RAID card with a battery in it, so that if the power goes ...
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Use my old MacBook Pro as a Rack Console

I'm just getting into using number of cheap server racks. I look into rack consoles and they look pricey for this particular work I'm doing. Do you know if I can turn my old MacBook Pro (early 2011) ...
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My macbook pro is getting some current while connecting to external monitor

My macbook is getting some current or can be said as vibrating when i connect it to Thunderbolt to VGA adapter to external monitor. and then when i connect macbook to magsafe connector for charging , ...
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Renewing iOS Developer Program with Lebanese credit card

Since I emailed apple three times now and shockingly got no response at all, I am laying out my problem here. I am trying to renew my developer program using a lebanese credit card that has a ...
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How do I make sure I purchase the correct replacement gfx card for my iMac?

I have a 24" Early 2009 iMac, and it has a faulty graphics card (detailed here). I'm obviously no longer under warranty or applecare, and I'd like to try to replace the part myself. I'm unsure about ...
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Can I use a Mac Pro for my office and run Parallels for my Windows-based ERP software?

I have a small business that runs a Windows-based network. I'm wondering if I can set up a Mac Pro, with virtual servers, and use Parallels for my ERP software? Basically, can I have a Mac-based ...
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Will this hard drive work with my 2009 15 macbook pro unibody?

Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB SATA 3 GB/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 2.5-Inch Mobile Hard Drive i need to know if this hard drive will work with my computer? I have 8 GB of ...
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Configure MacBook Air at Apple Premium Resellers in Singapore

I am Abhimanyu, located in Singapore. I have a question for you all: Can I configure MacBook Air at one of the Apple Premium Resellers? I want to buy 13" MacBook Air, but I need 8 GB Memory, instead ...
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Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys

Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys that has same "feel" as Apple wireless keyboard. Found these: keyboard1 (Apple-copy-cat silver, which I like) keyboard2 (regular ...
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Is Xcode 4.2 available for a MacBook Pro 2.2 with a Core Duo processor?

I'm trying to figure out if this computer will be able to run the new Xcode 4.2. These are the specs: MacBook Pro 2.2 15'' Core Duo 2.16GHz (T2600) 2 GB RAM The full specs can be found here.