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Can an iPhone 7 be made to function as a NFC Tag?

From what I’ve read, I know the iPhone 7 can work as a NFC reader, but I want it to be a NFC Tag. I have a NFC reader (an ID-12 RFID reader) for my house that controls a door. I’d like to be able to ...
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Apple Photos: can I force it to treat 'burst' photos as separate items?

I like the 'burst' feature in my iPhone for taking photos in low light conditions: it increases the chance of there being at least one photo without motion blur. However, Apple Photos insists on ...
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windows pdf highlight, underline, etc come with a square in mac preview?

How to get rid of them in the first place? I mean, I don't want to delete them one by one as in the other threads. I just want to know how to prevent this happening at all(may be has something to do ...
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Slightly broken SD card is not readable on macbook

I put the SD card (sandisk ultra 32gb) in the card slot in macbook pro. But it is not getting detected. When I tried to find on Disk utility it doesnt show up. I have very important data in the SD ...
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How to access ASL (Apple System Log) from macOS Recovery?

I have trouble booting the MacOS system. It's in constant loop. I don't know how can I access the logs from MacOS Recovery so I can troubleshoot it. Any suggestion? Can I do SSH to the system?
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External HDD No Longer Accessible (ExFAT formatted)

I have an external HDD Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB HDD in an external enclosure. Recently it suddenly no longer accessible. When plugged to a Mac, it will prompt "The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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Massive Amount of Random Files appearing in Documents

Really hope someone can help me with this issue! For the past few months, I have had an annoying issue whereby I have multiple 2-character 0-byte random folders appearing within Documents, along ...
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Delete or Update Swift Book in iBooks

I had downloaded the Swift Book 4.0, it updated successfully on my iPhone but not on my Mac. It did not even open the book. I followed the solution here, after I deleted the folder, I opened iBooks ...
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Connecting Mac Book Pro 2017 to 2 Projectors via USB C

Just wondering can I connect my 13" MacBook Pro to 2 HDMI projectors? I would like to extend the displays ( 3 display, 1 laptop screen and 2 projector screen) instead of duplicating if that is ...
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Apple Mail rule that combines “all” and “any”

I would like to create a rule for Apple Mail that combines "all" and "any". Specifically, I need to do a rule where I have a group of "any" criteria, "Message content contains X" OR "Message content ...
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How can I repair a keychain in Mojave?

Whenever I encounter a password field in Safari which it wants to auto-fill using my keychain, it freezes up for a few minutes and shows nothing but the beach ball. I presume it has to do with a ...
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How to fix Automator passed arguments returning empty files?

I'm attempting to create a workflow in Automator that uses jpegtran to convert several hundred album art jpg files from progressive to baseline. I can manually run the script in terminal like so: ...
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Recover Deleted Data from Malfunctioning Hard Drive

I deleted some data accidentally on my Macbook a while ago, and then a couple weeks later the hard drive failed. Now my Macbook can't start normally. I took it to an Apple store and they told me they ...
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Using AppleScript to delete an event still existing in Calendar?

I'm trying to write an AppleScript that clears a calendar (an iCloud one) of all of its events. I have the following: tell application "Calendar" tell calendar "Test calendar" set ...
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1answer
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Audio issue when HDMI drawing tablet is connected?

I'm running a 13" Macbook pro 2017 with operating system Mojave 10.14.4. I have an HDMI connected tablet (Huion Gt-220). When I connect my drawing tablet to my computer, it locks out my sound for the ...
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Mac occasionally freezes. Trying to decipher console system.log file

I'm trying to find the reason why my Mac (Mojave 10.14.4) has been locking up. It usually happens while using Cubase 10.0.5 but I want to specifically pinpoint the problem. Seems like it is something ...
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How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app?

How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app on iOS 9.3.5 (iPad)? (regardless of whether the alarm is activated) When one has to many alarm times, the clock app becomes very laggish:
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How can I change the theme (red) color of PowerPoint for Mac?

For example in the picture, the theme color of the PowerPoint is red. How can I change it to e.g. black/blue? There is no option in MS Office to do this, but how about Mac system?
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How to stop headphones activating Voice Control (even though it’s disabled) when unpausing music?

I use a pair of in-ear, noise-cancelling Sennheiser headphones with my iPhone 6S. I don’t know exactly which model they are, but something like the CX 5.00i isn’t far off. The headphones have a little ...
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Safari bug renders browser useless

Here's a video of what's going on. I've tried to completely reset Safari by following several methods on the web but the issue persists. I'm on Mojave using Safari 12.1. I have no idea what this ...
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Need to log to different file, unified logger doesn't seem appropriate, ASL not working [on hold]

I'm developing an app which needs to log, and the unified logger doesn't seem like it will fit my needs. Ideally, I would like logs put in a specific file readable only by root, because there is ...
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macOS: Name for app shortcut screen found by pinching with thumb and three fingers

In macOS, what is the name for the app shortcut screen (with all the installed apps icons displayed, taking up the whole screen) found by pinching with thumb and three fingers together (or sliding-in ...
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Getting prompted for verification code but where do I put it in?

I am using an old iPad -- it's an iPad 2 model MC990LL/A -- running iOS 9.3.5 I noticed when I go to settings --> iCloud and tap the top part where my name and ID is, I get this: Account Details ...
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F4 will not show Dashboard

I just got a brand new Apple space grey wireless keyboard. Everything is great except that F4 stopped working to launch Dashboard. Instead, F4 launches Launchpad, something I don't use at all. I have ...
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Am I limited to using Apple's In-App purchase for charging for in-app consumables?

I'm building a book app where you can read one book for free, but if you pay, you have access to all the books until the end of your subscription (30 days). My query is regarding this item in the App ...
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Macbook Air 13 - Stuck mid-bar at login, after reinstalling system stuck on apple logo

My Macbook Air 13 has crashed today. I've been playing some games on it and the screen suddenly got stuck. After waiting for about 15 minutes I turned it off the hard way (power button hold), ...
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automating “Reset Advertising Identifier” is it possible?

I want to use osascript or some other way to automate "Reset Advertising Identifier" is it possible?
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Set up an iPhone 6 with non-working Home button

My brother recently gave me and iPhone 6 and he reset it before before handing it over. I turned it on and it says "Hello, Press home button to unlock and get started". But the Home button on the ...
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A way to clone APFS and NTFS partitions from Mac OS?

I own a MacBook Pro and use dual-boot (MacOS and Windows). My 500gb internal SSD disk is partitioned like this: 400GB APFS volume with MacOS installed 100GB NTFS volume with Bootcamp installed I use ...
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My USB device (camera) works but doesn't have device-entry. How to find it?

My USB device (microscope camera) works with my MacBook (lite version of a microscope software) but doesn't have device-entry, although it shows in the USB tree in system information and has location ...
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Terminator terminal on Mac

I installed terminator using these instructions: https://jee-appy.blogspot.com/2017/10/install-terminator-mac.html Then I started it up with the terminator command from the terminal. Terminator ...
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What is kernel_task writing and reading?

After moving from High-Sierra to Mojave I noticed my Mac (23", fusion-drive 3.4GHz) has become much slower. In particular, I noticed that just after the startup I have a significant amount of disk ...
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macOS: why only few login elements are in System Preferences

In macOS, under System Preferences / Users / Login Elements there is a list of Login Elements that are started at the startup. Actually only few elements are listed here. There are many other ...
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How to make Preview render PDF docs with crisp fonts on MacBook Air (without Retina Display) in Mojave?

Hi have a Macbook Air (previous model, no retina display). Ever since the Mojave update, Preview renders text in PDF files quite blurry compared to Adobe Acrobat. For instance, here is a screenshot ...
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Is there a way to prevent simultaneous mounting of a DMG in a shared folder?

I share encrypted disk images (dmg) over Dropbox to share sensitive information with others (or across my own machines). Is there a way to 'lock' the DMG when it is mounted in one machine so that it ...
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disable brightness and volume change overlay mojave

I followed this answer and (after disabling SIP) ran sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.OSDUIHelper\ Disabled -bool YES But it doesn't seem to have done anything, I still ...
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right click creates new finder window at click location

I would like to create a finder window by right clicking and selecting "new finder window" similar to the right clicking to create a new folder . Is this possible through automator?
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Remove unwanted email address associated with Apple ID

I noticed that I have an unwanted email address in the following panel: System Preferences → iCloud → Account Details → Contact What does that mean and how can I remove it? Update: I have tried to ...
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OS X stopped auto mounting external drivers

My MacBook stopped auto-mounting external hard drives this week. I have to mount them in Disk Utility, which works fine. This has happened with three different drives (which all had Time Machine ...
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Is it possible to force a specific program to remain in memory after closing it?

Alfred is great, of course, and I use it all the time. However, if I haven't opened it for a little while it can take a few seconds to open the search-bar UI. Otherwise, it will open in less than a ...
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Unified Logs | macOS High Sierra

I have macOS unified logs from System A in .logarchive format. Any attempts to parse the .logarchive in System B using log show command provides following error: bash-3.2#log show /tmp/unifiedlogsv2/...
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MacBook: SD Card Reader Not Visible

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers worked for me. I have tried three different brand new SD cards, 2 San Disk's and one Samsung's, using both MacBook's built-in SD ...
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Set default boot disk to USB on macmini with T2 chip

I need to setup boot always from USB stick. I can boot it from USB by pressing Alt and selecting specific source. Buy how to do it permanently? Is is possible?
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Changing Input Source not working in some apps

I have a couple of Input Sources set up (Australian and Teknia Greek, the latter added into ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts). These work correctly in some apps (e.g. Chrome, TextMate), but in other apps (...
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iOS and Burp Suite Certificate - Impossible to trust certificate? [closed]

I have the same question as this guy and it seems like trusting SSL certificates on the iPhone does nothing -- it's essentially broken, from what I can tell. I have proxied my WiFi traffic to my ...
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Lost Appleid and Password, work phone iphone 5, owner transferred but we need to keep all the data on it

The owner of the business sold the business including the work mobile which has all client numbers, texts and WhatsApp communications. He did not give us the appleid or password nor do we have access ...
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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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Macbook pro mid 2014 15" turns screen off when unplugged and starts fans at max power

I'm having a problem with my macbook where, for some reason, when it's unplugged to the power the computer randomly turns the screen semi-black (not totally black) and starts the fan at max power. ...
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Screen problem in Macbook pro 13 (2016) running Windows 10

I am using Windows in Macbook pro since last year and it's running very well. Recently (2 weeks) I noticed some black stripe on the lower part of the screen. Then spaces eventually resolves if I put ...
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iMac 27-inch, Late 2014, RAM upgrade size combinations

There are 4 slots. 2 slots taken by 2x4GB that came with Mac at purchase. Max memory is specified as 32GB. Can I buy 1x8GB and 1x16GB to fill the remaining 2 slots. Or do I need to use 8GB for both ...

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