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How to prevent iPad from keeping pushing iOS 11 to me?

My iPad Air 2 keeps downloading iOS 11 in the background and then tries to push me into upgrading. I don't want that. I have declined it numerous times, and recovered the storage space it takes up ...
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Case that would not overheat or even cool iPhone SE [on hold]

I am looking for a case for my iPhone SE that will not cause over heating and may even cool the iPhone. I bought a used iPhone SE. I got an otter box soft + hard case Otterbox Symmetry . With the ...
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Can I actually spray paint my Apple Watch Sport gold?

I saw that YouTube video where a guy paints his Sport Edition Watch with gold spray paint. Is it safe to do this? Cause if you look at 1:57 of the video the spray goes in the microphone holes. I ...
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After running `ssh-add -K` to add my SSH key to the Apple Keychain, what is the name and type of entry shown in Keychain Access.app?

Supposedly this console command will add my private SSH key to the Apple Keychain, as discussed in this Answer on the Question, How to use Mac OS X Keychain with SSH keys?: ssh-add -K path-to-my-...
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iOS dictation duplicated

My wife and I both run into a problem with some regularity on our iOS phones where the dictation will get duplicated. Often we dictate 10-25 words and suddenly it has inserted them all twice, as if we ...
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Mac Mail deleted an entired thread of emails without my consent

This never happened to me before but yesterday I had a big thread of emails open on my Mail app (~60 emails) and I don't know how but today they're gone. This happened at my office. All the emails my ...
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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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Copy iCloud Photos library to a clean install

I'm doing a clean install on a new HD for various reasons, and I'd like to move my 700GB Photos library over. I also want the library to continue to sync with iCloud. Since the existing library is ...
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Forgotten iPad passcode - How to reset it with no access to old email address and without using iTunes? [duplicate]

At first we forgot the passcode for our iPad, so we tried to change the passcode but it was connected to an old email address we no longer use. The iPad is now disabled. How do we reset it totally ...
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/private/var/db/uuidtext/dsc directory huge size

I have /private/var/db/uuidtext/dsc directory full of files. Directory size is >100GB and constantly growing. I've deleted all the files and also tried to reboot my mac, but it doesn't help. I've ...
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iPhone SE gets quite hot after replacing the protector casing

I recently bought a new iPhone SE case, a silicone one in book style from B2CTelecom. The particular one I bought in case it matters is https://www.bol.com/nl/p/iphone-se-5s-5-standcase-hoesje-design-...
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Is Apple still using proprietary SSD connectors on 2019 iMacs?

My old workhorse 17" MacBook Pro (circa 2011) finally gave up the ghost after 8 years of reliable service (may it rest in peace), and I'm looking into a 27" iMac to replace it. I want to buy the high-...
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macOS partition disappered after installing windows 10 using bootcamp

I use a macbook pro 2015 with macOS High Sierra. I installed windows 10 using bootcamp, which resized the macOS partition and created a 80GB windows partition. The machine boots into windows just fine....
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Why is my MacBook Air is making ticking sounds?

Recently, my MacBook Air began making ticking sounds at regular intervals once powered on, akin to the sound of a woodpecker. The sounds occur at regular intervals, beginning every 5.2(ish) seconds ...
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How to send a template message in iMessages on iOS?

I receive multiple questions a day on my iPhone and need to send the same reply to them. If my phone is on and open and I read the text, is there a way to send the same reply with out having to type ...
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How to set default paper size for scan with continuity camera

How can I set the default paper size when scanning with continuity camera using my iPhone? I am using the fantastic new Mojave feature to scan documents directly into Preview with my iPhone using ...
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Force removing items from Trash

I deleted a user folder from Macintosh HD/Users that was inactive. It is now in the Trash and when I attempt to empty trash or delete immediately I am unable. I used Terminal to navigate to: cd ~/....
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Cannot drag a window in Catalina Beta

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta in a virtual machine on Parallels Desktop for Mac version 15.0.0. I installed the Beta on top of Mojave what was working well within the VM. Unfortunately, ...
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Is it possible to set Right Size All Columns Individually as default for all Finder windows all the time in column view?

When I switch to column view in Finder, I want to have the column widths to 'Right Size All Columns Individually', 99.9% of the time. The problem is that this setting goes back to the very narrow ...
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How to change the default app for callto/tel links from Facetime to Skype/other?

Callto/tel links inside Chrome open up for me in Facetime. How can I change the default application used for opening such links? (I'd like to set it to Skype)
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Grub2 Reboot ISO - Similar process for Mac OS Bootloader

I'd like to add a menu entry to the MAC OS Bootloader for a Linux ISO that resides on the harddrive. I am not looking to install a 3rd party bootloader, but do this with the bootloader MAC uses by ...
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How to enable Spotlight search in NAS attached folder with macOS Mojave 10.14.4?

I'm using Synology NAS for my file storage solution. It has been doing great, except one thing. I am unable to do Spotlight search to any of my network drive. I have enabled the indexing in my ...
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Turn off MacBook Air screen rendering but maintain running applications?

I would like to completely turn off the screen rendering on my Mac for some time as I have some processes running in the background but I don't need to use the monitor. I'm expecting that this measure ...
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How to make Siri audible to other person on the phone?

When Siri reads something I can hear it well. But a person on the other end of a phone call hears nothing of it. That's a good default. But how can I make the other person on the phone hear what ...
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What are equivalents of losetup and cryptsetup for Mac OS X?

I use losetup and cryptsetup to create a loopback encrypted file system. Is it possible to do the same on Mac OS X? If so, how?
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How do I set the terminal tab title via command line?

I want to set the terminal tab name from the command line. I am using this command to update the name echo -en "\033]0; New Name \007". Here is what my terminal now looks like. When I use the ...
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Custom Root CA installed by MDM is not trusted

I'm trying to deploy a Custom Root CA to some iPads using SimpleMDM. This is quite easy to do, any when I go into the profile on the iPad, I can see the Certificate in the profile. However, when I ...
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One contact with several numbers - sent messages

I have a contact with multiple (two) mobile numbers. How do i know to which number the sms (text message) was sent? The system did not ask me which telephone number to use. Is there a way to check ...
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I don't get group texts with cellular data off

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 12.4.1. I have a paltry data plan ($$$), so I've turned off iMessage in Settings -> Messages. iMessages show up in blue in Messages app; regular text messages show up ...
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ImageMagick complains when image is missing while stitching together tiles of an image

I have to stitch together pictures (first vertically, then horizontally) with a varying amount of tiles via the command line on macOS 10.14.5. I usually use this command: convert -append 0_0.jpeg 0_1....
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What are my hardware upgrade options for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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Apple software: iPhone quick start [on hold]

If my old phone doesn’t back up and I quick start my new iPhone, will all my data such as my WhatsApp chats be safe?
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How to find ipsw file on macOS Catalina

I have downloaded latest iOS on my iPhone and it's not installing. It says "no internet" while the internet is working on the device. So I decided to synchronize the iPhone and get access to the ...
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How can I reset a disabled macbook pro 2010 [duplicate]

The password was reset a long time ago, and I have no idea of it. I do not have access to the original owner of the macbook pro. When I turn it on, I have to enter the firmware password, but of course ...
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How do I check the country of origin for apps in the iOS App Store?

How do I check country of origin for apps in the iOS App Store? My experience is that looking for the listed developer isn't always accurate. Motivation: There is a lot of digital misbehavior and ...
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Jailbroken iOS Emulator Available?

Are there any jailbroken iPhone (iOS) emulators available for security research? I would like to research and experiment with iOS security; however, I don't have jailbroken iPhones with different ...
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MacBook VPN connection disconnects after two minutes

My MacBook Pro's VPN disconnects two minutes after it connects. I change the account and I had no luck with it, Any ideas?
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Just bought an ultrawide monitor, but it looks borderline blury, what am I doing wrong?

So I either bought the wrong thing, or just don't know how to configure it correctly. I bought a Acer XR342CK bmijqphuzx , and have it hooked up to a Macbook Pro w Touchbar 2016 via a Caldigit TS3 ...
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macOS Mojave local snapshots

I just upgraded my Mac to Mojave and can no longer see any backup volume mounted even though Time Machine is enabled, my disk has enough space, and therefore should be used to store local backups.. ...
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How to recover .cpp files emptied from Trash?

About 4 days earlier I deleted my important c++ files along with other files on the desktop by mistake without even realizing and figured it out later. I'm unable to find .cpp files in the deepscan of ...
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Piloting a B2B app

I have a requirement to pilot a new version of an iOS app distributed via the B2B app store with a known set of users, in the production environment and for a duration of our choosing before rolling ...
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“Sending request” popping up on iPhone repetitively

I have an iPhone 6S currently running 12.4.1. The following pop-up keeps showing up every now and then. Upto 50 times a day. It's very annoying and prohibits any activity while it shows. I have ...
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Shutdown prompt keeps popping up

I have a weird problem. Recently, I have noticed whenever I connect my MacBook Pro to my screen, the shutdown prompt (see picture) pops up and no matter how many times I click on "Cancel" it keeps ...
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Increase the quality of the screen recorder in iOS

I like the screen recorder in iOS 12, but I was hoping that it would get more frames per second. I don't see any settings screen. Am I missing something simple?
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LINE 7.16.0 are no longer supported; Can't use LINE on iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2) [on hold]

The latest iOS available for the iPhone 4 is iOS 7.1.2 Reference: https://everyi.com/by-capability/maximum-supported-ios-version-for-ipod-iphone-ipad.html The latest LINE available for iOS 8.0 and ...
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Disable USB Storage Devices in El Capitan

The company I work for is required to disable the ability to connect USB mass storage devices on all production computers. All computers run OS X 10.11.6. Every computer has the following setup: USB ...
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Torrent clients for Mac other than uTorrent

Can someone recommend a good torrent client for the Mac, other than uTorrent? [The only problem I have with uTorrent is that occasionally it doesn't respect the upload limit. This is a known issue, ...
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What options are available to _losslessly_ trim mp4/m4v video on 10.8 or above?

I have some DRM-free m4v video that I would like to edit by trimming here and there. QuickTime X ($0) Pros: free, built-in to OS X Cons: selector to choose 'start' and 'end' times is not very ...
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how to split an mp4 into separate clips?

I have a 3-hour long .mp4 video that has sensible breaks roughly every 30 minutes or so. I want to export this into multiple videos of each section, but have run into nothing but problems trying to ...
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Enable packet filter firewall (pfctl -Ef) temporarily stops all network connection

I've noticed that when re-setting my firewall with a new set of rules, all network communication completely stops for a short time, until it regains with the new set of rules. In fact, it also ...

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