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MacOS Calendar issue

My Calendar app is configured to read more than one calendar (iCloud, Google, Exchange). If I create an event from my computer, it won't be visible on all other calendars, and if I create an event on ...
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External bootcamp drive not seen on different MacBook Pro

When I purchased my MacBook Pro I setup BootCamp to run Windows 10 from an external SSD drive. I wrote up the details here: https://blog.brettski.com/2015/11/08/booting-a-macbook-pro-to-windows-using-...
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“Send as Text Message” not available on iMessage for one contact only

I am currently having issues with iMessage. I cannot text my friend for some reason (iPhone user as well). When I hold the iMessage to send it as a text, it says "Send as Email" instead. However, I ...
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iPhone won’t shut off

I’m sorry if this isn’t the right board, this seems to be the only Apple board. My iPhone 5s just randomly stopped allowing me to shut it off with the power button. I don’t understand why but every ...
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MIgration Assistant from HFS+ (case sensitive) to APFS (case sensitive)

I have a new 2018 MacBook Pro, OS X Mojave 10.14.2, hard drive formatted as AFPS (Case-sensitive) and an old 2009 MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite, hard drive formatted as HFS+ (Case-sensitive, Journaled). ...
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Apple Maps caching

I would like to download the streets and maps to my child's iPad. Google maps allows one to download a define map region by saying "OK Maps". Does Apple Maps have similar functionality. It would be ...
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Automator crop image is doubling the inputted dimensions

I'm using the recommendation from this answer to create an Automator service that crops all photos I send to it. It works perfectly except that the crop automatically doubles the dimensions. I've ...
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iOS - Album metadata displayed incorrectly

In the Music app on my iPhone, one of the Albums is showing the name of the album before the song title (unlike all the others). The album shows up correctly in iTunes, ruling out the case of ...
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Which video player uses the least power on iPad 1475?

To maximize battery life which video player is the most efficient? For example, I notice that on Ubuntu, the Videos application runs significantly cooler than VLC for the same video. I would like to ...
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Graphical bug viewing PDF in Safari

So, I'm looking at a PDF in Safari 12.0 off JSTOR. And it appears like this: Which definitely isn't how it should be rendered. But more concerningly, this persists with a number of PDFs from ...
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Apple TV - Remember Airplay speaker choice

We have our Apple TV 4 connected to a projector and we're using an Airplay speaker. Upon wake-up the Apple TV defaults to the physical audio output; we have to switch it to the Airplay speaker each ...
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How to use DV IEEE1394 to USB cable to import from camcorder

I purchased a DV to USB cable thinking that I would be able to import the videos from my old camcorder. Unfortunately when I connect the cable from the camera to my 2010 and 2015 iMacs, none work. Did ...
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Transfer Notes from iCloud

I originally created an Apple ID for use on the App Store in iTunes. When Apple introduced iCloud my Apple ID ended up being used. I recently creating a new iCloud ID for my personal use, retaining ...
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How long does it take to convert a cdr to an iso? [closed]

I ran the command sudo dd if=/dev/disk# of=/Volumes/Path/To.iso at about 6am this morning. It's now almost 2pm and the command is still running. The cdr input image is about 300GBs. I have a Late ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop to view External HD files

Can I have my Macbook Pro offsite access my other Macbook Pro at home using the Apple Remote Desktop? (Or if you know of another better way to access, let me know.) If so, can the Macbook Pro at ...
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App like Lightroom and Photos to display geotagged images in a map

I am looking for a Mac app to display locations of the geotagged photos in a folder using google maps. I don't want to import them from Photos. I know it is possible using Lightroom but I am ...
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Alpha index in IOS music?

We have two iPads, and one MacBook Pro (MBP) with two users. All four are on the same Apple ID. The iPads are similar models on the same IOS, 12.1.1 (16C50) but different memory sizes. One has ...
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Does this MacBook have a screen or GPU problem?

If it is a screen error then I don't mind fixing it myself, but if the GPU is the problem, I'm worried I might have to buy a new logic board assuming I can't use the GPU.
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Video Playback Freezes - Mojave 10.14

I'm using a Mac mini (late 2012) with Mojave 10.14, and I'm having issues with video playback. After using the Mac to play back videos, whether that's online streaming/YouTube or IINA/VLC video files ...
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After a failed bootcamp installation of Windows 10, I am stuck with multiple partitions

I canceled a bootcamp install of Windows 10 because it was taking AGES to work. Anyhow, I now have a partition on my Macbook I cannot seem to get rid of. If there is nothing on the extra partition (...
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Unable to install OS X from internet recovery

Had a computer working normally at work at last use. Wanted to reinstall OS from scratch. Went into internet recovery, deleted the computer's main drive. Now I am attempting to install the OS X ...
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USB Hard drive has very small chance of being recognized by Macbook Pro each time it is connected, but works with other machines

I have a WD "My Passport" 1TB external hard drive. It isn't recognized by my Macbook Pro (retina, 2013) or a friend's very similar model, but it works with every other machine I've tried, including ...
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Multi-color Safari Pinned Tab Favicon

How do I make my Safari Pinned Tab Favicon multi-colored like Pandora has? My logo and favicon are three colors. I followed this tutorial to get the red svg I currently have, but it's a few years old....
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Word docs saving to com.apple.mail only, can't change it!

After upgrading to macOS Mojave, i cannot save a word doc to anything but com.apple.mail. I have previous folders full of Word docs and cannot save to any of them. Defaults to com.apple.mail. How do ...
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How do I get llvm-gcc to point to gcc instead of clang?

When I ask which version of gcc I have, I get the following: Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM version ...
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My husband is the admin and can read emails and texts [on hold]

My husband bought and registered my iPhone, iPad, I watch and MaC. He’s the administrator of our private server. How do I detach myself completely from his abuse of power? Can I take myself off the ...
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AppleScript shell script

How can I run a shell script on multiple different computers with the same code? If I have it run from /users/'my name'/desktop/etc. then it won't work when I use it on a different computer, ...
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Partition corrupted or disk breaked? mac osx

I have one of my external HDD stack. When I connect the disk first to boot and then boot I can't read the disk (The disk you inserted was not readable etc) if I connect after boot the HDD is readable ...
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Make iOS 6 device (iPod Touch) DLNA renderer

We got an unused, semi-broken iPod Touch lying around. I would like to make it a DLNA renderer, so i can stream music TO the iPod, which is connected to the Audio-Amp. People often get the terminology ...
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What is this “Screen Shot” app using so much battery?

The battery on my MacBook Pro drains very quickly compared to what other people report. When I'm running Slack, lots of Chrome tabs, and Docker for Mac and everything, that's to be expected. ...
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How to Restore backup from external drive to itunes or iphone in Windows 8?

I back my iPhone up to My Windows 8. Since I don't have much space on my C: Drive, I moved my iTunes backup folder to an external drive (mklink/J "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "J:\...
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How can I create a new user through terminal macOS 10.14

I am trying to write a script to add a user to a computer. These will not be admin accounts and should be staff accounts. I ran the following script and can login to the account but I can't access any ...
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FaceTime option not showing on FaceTime user's contact

One of my contacts just switched from Android to an iPhone and they have activated both FaceTime and iMessage. We both have iPhones SE and are both running iOS11.2.1. However, even though we can ...
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Get two-factor authentication code from terminal?

Is it possible to retrieve my Apple ID two-factor authentication code via the terminal instead of the GUI prompt, i.e. via ssh or a bash script? I don't own any Apple devices other than a headless ...
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What to do about scam app in app store?

When looking through the iOS App Store, I stumbled upon this app Submit Your App Idea. After some research, (checking their website and social media,) it is painfully obvious that this is a one-man ...
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Set the skip value for Podcasts to more than 5 seconds in iTunes

On the Podcasts App on iOS (11.x), you have the ability to skip ahead 15 seconds by hitting the "15" in the clockwise or counter-clockwise circular arrows. On iTunes, I can skip ahead 5 seconds by ...
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Can iPad get dead pixel

I had my iPad for years, it is old and today while something black was on the screen (normal, I was looking at somthing black) I noticed some tiny greenish (barely noticed) pixel things on the screen, ...
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Can I charge my Macbook pro 2015 without using MagSafe 2 power port?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) https://www.apple.com/in/macbook-pro/specs-2015/. Now after three years of use, the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. I tried to reset the ...
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What and how does macOS Mojave implement to restrict applications access to personal data?

I'm rather exited to soon receive a new update for my Mac in the form of macOS Mojave. As well as many of the other features talked about during it's release such as Dark Mode and the addition of new ...
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Mojave installation hangs repeatedly

I am trying to install Mojave onto an external USB stick. I have tried repeatedly and it gets to a point saying 16 min remaining and just hangs there. Is there something for OSX like the good old ...
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how can i download any mac os full installer from windows [duplicate]

To start with, i have to say i dont know anything about apple products. I have got this macbook pro (i dont know version or serial number) of a friend who asked me to format it for him. after ...
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Why does Dropbox require Accessibility?

In System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Accessibility: Dropbox.app is there and it is checked. Why does Dropbox need access to the OS's accessibility features? Is it safe to uncheck it, will ...
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Why does iTunes stick on “Waiting for sync to start” when using WiFi sync?

Sometimes I get "Looking for iPhone" and then a silent failure. Sometimes it finds the iPhone and sticks on "Waiting for sync to start" long enough (more than 10 minutes) that I forget and/or try to ...
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When ever I press right shift it show Desktop, but in the setting 'Show Desktop' is set to Control Down

And when I assign other command to left shift it display error, and when I press the sign it redirect me to the keyboard shortcut, which does not display any conflict... I just want to use my right ...
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Apps disappearing from purchased section in App Store

When you download an app, and it gets taken off the App Store, aren’t you still able to download it from the purchased section in the App Store? This usually works for most apps (Ex: I can still ...
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How can I combine multiple PDFs using the command line?

Is there a quick one-liner to combine multiple pdfs into one? I know it can be done using Preview.app
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Simple AppleScript exporting to Application does not work

I have created a simple script that takes some parameters as input, opens a new iTerm2 window and executes them. The script is fairly simple: on run argv set argList to {} repeat with arg ...
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Recognize externel hard drive as internal

I need my 2018 Mac mini (Mojave) to recognize the external hard drive as an internal one so I can use Bootcamp and install Windows on it. I tried the answer in "How to let MacBook Pro recognize my ...
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Mac Touchbar Usability [on hold]

Does anyone else think the touchbar buttons should register a button-press on finger up instead of finger down? If I haven't used the touchbar in a few seconds I first have to flick the trackpad to ...
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After I upgrade to Mojave I have a major error

Sandbox: iyEyOGTe(93) System Policy: deny(1) file-write-create /Library/Updates/.dat.nosync005d.Q5RrXv My laptop is loosing hard memory, in 4-5 hours 35 GB and it heating

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