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Third party software or hardware for Apple devices. Third party means that the software or hardware is not made by Apple.

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Can I test multiple disk simultaneously? (In disk Utility or a third party program)

For example, if I have multiple USB drives, an SD Card, an internal SSD, and multiple external SSDs and HDDs connected to a mac, I would like to save time and run First Aid/Repair/Erase/etc. on ...
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Different apps stopped working after updating to Monterey 12.3.1 from 12.2.1

Yesterday I have updated my M1 Mac mini from 12.2.1 (or .2) to 12.3.1. I had some work apps opened (vscode, figma, slack, firefox..) so I decided to let the Mac update given that my work day was over. ...
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Can third-party macOS apps read personally identifiable information?

When macOS starts, you are asked to enter a name and account. I wonder if this potentially personal data third-party macOS apps can read, especially the user's name or username. I'm on macOS Big Sur ...
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How can developers properly fix "App is damaged and can't be opened" errors?

There are already several questions here on this site dealing with the error message "$App is damaged and can't be opened". The workaround given (which has worked for me) is to use xattr -rd ...
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What third-party games have been included with Macs at some point?

To phrase it differently: Over the years, Mac computers have come with various pieces of software not developed by Apple, many of which are games, such as Marble Blast Gold, Bugdom, and the Big Bang ...
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Can Apple decrypt iCloud data of third-party app?

Suppose that a third-party app is encrypted (say, with AES 128), and that this app stores data in iCloud through iCloud Drive. In general, can Apple decrypt this data as it would with data stored in ...
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how to delete .cleverfiles created by disk drill

I found this folder called .cleverfiles and it takes over 130G of my MacBook space I found it Accidentally but before I deleted I went to check what is this folder then I lost its path and I can't ...
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If my app *links* to pirated content, does my app "contain, display or access third-party content”? [closed]

I know that question is borderline, but my app does not contain third-party content: only links.
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What size is this internal screw for the Macbook Air (A1466)?

I just replaced the battery for my Macbook Air (A1466), but in the process I lost one of the screws (image attached). I initially ordered a standard replacement set from Amazon, but realized it may ...
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Can anyone suggest a good alternative to Cs Music Player?

When iOS 10 was released, I quickly realized that I didn't like that Apple removed the ability to clear the "Up Next" playlist in the native Music app. I also wasn't a fan of its new appearance. At ...
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Concerns re: upgrading to an OWC Aura Pro SSD on my 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

Looking to upgrade HD space on my 2015 MBP 15" — considering purchasing the OWC Aura Pro 1TB drive, but am quite wary of the many negative reviews I've seen surrounding it (overheating, battery issues,...
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Hide an application from third party uninstallers

Is there a way to hide an application from third party Uninstallers like MacKeeper? I am using an application that blocks websites and everything else I want. When its blockers are running, I set it ...
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Does iOS keyboard "allow full access" setting allow use of data from default keyboard?

Does the allow full access setting allow third party apps access to what's been written previously using the default keyboard? Or can they only access data that is written using the the third party ...
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Disable SIP with third-party GPU

I'm running Mojave on a MacPro5,1 (previously 4,1), which requires using an upgraded GPU, and I'm using the Radeon RX580 (which is listed by Apple as supported). I need to disable SIP to enable ...
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How to choose a compatible SSD replacement/adapter for Macbook Air mid-2011 13"?

What parameters should I consider when choosing an after-market replacement for an original SSD in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 A1369? Looks like there are third-party adapters available now (eg QNine). ...
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How to remove third-party menu bar elements [duplicate]

I would like to remove third-party menu bar elements, e.g. a menu left by an application which I have removed from the Applications folder. I know that I can rearrange the elements if I command-click ...
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Where to buy the Logitech crayon for educational iPad use?

I bought the new 2018 iPad for my son and I want to buy the crayon as well. Except that it's not available anywhere I’ve searched (Apple and Amazon) and the blogs say its only available via schools: ...
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iOS Bluetooth "mouse" for navigation and Virtual Reality Apps

I bought a set of BlitzWolf VR Goggles to use with iPhone X, and the headset came bundled with a Bluetooth VR hand controller/mouse. In order to test this setup I downloaded a VR Roller Coaster app. ...
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Third party application cannot write to disk

I downloaded this application: Donkey Simulator And after unzipping there should be an executable file but also a folder called "log", and once the application is running, new files are written into ...
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black and white photos on iphone

I started clicking some black and white photos (monochrome) using the iPhone. I would like to see them in a separate folder, is there some setting provided by iOS to do so? If there is no such option ...
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Replacing a cracked MacBook Retina Display with third-party hardware?

I need to replace a cracked Retina Display on a 15″ MacBook (2015), but I do not want to buy Apple's expensive replacement parts. Is there third-party hardware that I could use? "Retina Displays" are ...
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Verifying third party apps doesn't do anything

When I get a third party app it says it needs to be verified before I can use it but when I go to settings to verify I tap verify and nothing happens. Is there something I can do so I don’t have to ...
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Looking for an App to manage Finder Tags

I am looking for an user friendly App to manage the Finder tags, multiple file, intelligent tagging and so on. Is there anything like that?
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Can I use Siri with these apps?

Could YouTube, Todoist, myEmail (fill in name app your looking for) be controlled/used with Siri? Could a third party iOS app be controlled by Siri?
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Third Party keyboard behaving strangely

I have a late 2013 iMac running macOS Sierra. I use a Coolermaster Storm Quickfire TK mechanical keyboard with this computer. It has worked perfectly until last night. I was writing some code in the ...
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Does macOS ship with software developed by third parties?

I know in the days of Classic Mac OS, Apple had a habit of shipping the OS with pieces of software, often useful little utilities, that while on the face of it look like any other piece of bundled ...
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Microphone not working on third party apps only (iPhone 6)

Recently my iPhone's mic has stopped working but solely for third party apps such as Whatsapp, Snapchat & Telegram. I have tried the following: Restarting my phone Updating my phone to the ...
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When using a third-party script library, I can no longer save an AppleScript file in Script Editor.app

I have an AppleScript .scpt file that uses the Dialog Toolkit scripting library: Dialog Toolkit is an ASObjC-based script library for showing enhanced dialogs. The following line is at the top of ...
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Is there a third-party iTunes store browser?

I like browsing through the iTunes store's music content, but I really don't like the UI on the macOS iTunes store application (Macbook Pro). Is there a third-party app that emulates the iTunes store (...
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Does Touch ID for Mac Touch Bar support third-party apps?

Does Touch ID for the MacBook Pro 2016 Touch Bar support third-party apps? E.g. could it be used, in theory, to authenticate login to password manager applications like 1Password, much in the same ...
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Sign into different third party app accounts

I'd like to be able to sign into different third party apps with separate accounts. Is there a way to force iOS to open a web view instead of switching to the app for sign in? For example, I currently ...
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Mac Pro (Early 2008) - Unable to print in color to HP 4730 MFP

When I print from a Mac Pro (Early 2008) running El Capitan (10.11.6) to a HP 4730MFP, all my color prints come out black and white. However when I print from my Lenovo running Win 10, they print just ...
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How to extract third party application data (mp3 files) from iPhone6 to Windows 10 computer

I need to extract (download) from my iPhone 6 the data from third party application (mp3 files) to my Windows 10 PC. The data load to iPhone were from this third party application (radio.kartina) and ...
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Use third party bluetooth keyboard or virtual keyboard to login to MacOS

Hi I started to use a third party keyboard with my MacOS. As I remember in the past bluetooth keyboards from third party are not activated on the login screen. I tried this one and it is also not ...
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Empty favorites sidebar of third-party applications

From my update to El Capitan (now at 10.11.3), I've some difficulties with sidebars. My Finder's sidebar working very well and can be very complete : But third-party applications (like Preview, ...
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How to fix Right-click issue in WebStorm on Mac

I am using the BetterTouchTool Version 1.47, and configured that a right click should be simulated using a tap with two fingers using the magic mouse (see picture). The problem is that WebStorm 11.0....
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Bottom row of system preferences (third party apps) not showing

In OSX Yosemite I used to have a bottom row of third party preference applets that contained Java, Flash, Air Display etc in System Preferences. This is no longer showing. How do I turn it back on? (I'...
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Waterproof Watch case?

I am looking at getting a tough armor spigen case, and I hear the Watch can survive a shower. The spigen case seems to cover all but the Digital Crown. I am not comfortable even with rain on the ...
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Apple Watch - Can third-party apps update the activity app's exercise ring?

Third party apps usually have their own "record your exercise" button. Will the exercise ring be able to reflect data recorded by these apps, even if the automatic trigger for the Watch to consider ...
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Thinkpad keyboard & scrolling

I have got an Thinkpad external keyboard with my mac. The keyboard has some mouse buttons and trackpoint. The trackpoint mouse function with two mouse button works fine but scrolling with middle ...
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Best way to delete "SetupAssistantPlugins" on Yosemite?

I noticed that in the InternetAccounts folder in the System Library on my iMac's HD (late 2012) that there are a bunch of folders that contain ".iaplugins" from such unwanted companies such as ...
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Privacy Pane wont let me add a preference pane to control my computer

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch and i just upgraded to yosemite with a fresh install (no data on any hard drives). I am trying to set up FunctionFlipper, a third party preference pane that will let ...
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Can iCloud drive be used for sharing documents produced by third-party apps?

I have upgraded to Yosemite and iOS8.02 on all my devices, including a MacBook Pro, an iPad2, an iPad Mini, and an iPhone 5c. I understand that one can use iCloud Drive to share documents produced by ...
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How to pack MagSafe cable to prevent its breaking?

I am looking for a (most) powercord-safe way to pack my MagSafe adapter for a daily backpack commute. Official Apple recommendations (as illustrated by third-party videos like this) don't prevent the ...
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How to uninstall 3rd party keyboards on ios8

I've installed a 3rd party keyboard on ios8. I didn't like it so i wanted to uninstall it completely. It stills appear under "Third Party Keyboards" when I press "Add new Keyboard..." in the ...
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Persistant name on Finder tabs

I'm looking for a way to always display a label on Finder tabs instead of the current folder name, to differentiate them when folder name is not relevant. (Long story) I use tabs to switch between ...
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Is it safe to install a third party high capacity battery into my iPhone 5S?

I stumbled upon this battery on Amazon and I was wondering if it'd be safe to install it into my iPhone 5S, assuming it's actually compatible.
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What Macbook have you tried QuickerTek QCard2 with?

I wonder which versions of Macbook Air/Pro is QuickerTek QCard2 (2-port) compatible with? Anyone tried? With which Macbook? Did it work flawlessly? Any compatibility problems?
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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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How performance of Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 battery from iFixit compares to the original one?

Please share your performance of the replacement battery as sold by iFixit (I'm interested in the New one, not B-Stock) as compared to the original battery from Apple for Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 (...
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