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Creating a future proof Macbook Pro [on hold]

I'm waiting to buy a 2020 Macbook Pro. Assuming I want a mac that lasts for 15 years, so until 2035, what specs should I get? I'm not a power user. The most intensive activity I'll ever subject my ...
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MacOS terminal Hangs on `login`

On my macbook, I've found that sometimes it gets into a state where it cannot open up a new terminal - a blank terminal window just appears, and it hangs. Rebooting solves this, but it seems to ...
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New Apple ID cannot be created

I want to create a new Apple ID on my iPhone. I have forgotten my old ID .But when I create new ID, after I type the new email address, I get an error. Your Apple ID could not be created because ...
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Is the iPhone's eSim for the home or roaming carrier?

The XR, XS iPhones feature eSIM capability. Assume that the user lives in the US and uses T-mobile. Does it make sense to use the eSIM with the home carrier or to use it with roaming carriers the ...
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Install Mac OS X Lion on used Macbook Pro

I have just purchased a used Macbook Pro A1286, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD.) I'm new to Apple products, and I'm trying to install Mac OS X Lion. I choose Macintosh HD, click install, and then a login ...
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Where's the iMessage contact icon stored?

Where is this empty avatar stored on macOS Catalina?
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Play/pause buttons launches iTunes instead of playing/pausing the Deezer app

I am using the Deezer app music. It worked well, I could use the media buttons to control play/pause/next track/previous track. But a few days ago, (after an iOS update?) now when I hit play/pause it ...
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iMac freezing on boot Apple logo

I have a 2017 iMac running the latest version of macOS Mojave. When restarting my machine it freezes on the Apple logo about a third of the way through the progress bar. Sometimes half of the logo and ...
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Boot Camp Assistant: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition - Trying to install Windows 10

I am trying to install Windows 10 on to my Mac via Boot Camp Assistant, however when I go to try and install it (after downloading the ISO) I get the popup error: The startup disk cannot be ...
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Why do I have a /home folder and do I need it?

In my root folder, there is a hidden folder called "home" at the path /home. It's empty. Do I need it and can I delete it safely?
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How to prevent terminal from printing passwords from keychain?

I currently use the command-line utility security in a shell script to access a password from keychain. I am surprised that echoing my password variable works and reveals the password in my terminal ...
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Cannot delete {Documents, Desktop} folders from iCloud Drive

NOTE: Please don't simply link me to an existing similar question unless it offers an approach I haven't tried. I have researched thoroughly, and spent several hours on this. My iCloud Drive is full. ...
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Can't restore password for my AppleID

I can't restore my AppleID. On stage sending text message I got This action could not be completed Your request could not be completed because of an error. Try again later But I have wait for quit ...
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How to see recent calls in contact's info?

My phone is Iphone XR with iOS 13. I have contacts with few numbers. When I open some of them I can't see what number was used for last call (incoming or outgoing). And I can't find last call by ...
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How do I fix “Battery is not charging” for 2012 macbook pro retina?

I have a Macbook Pro, and it's battery is not charging. If I switch off the power adapter, the computer instantly switches off. No shut down sequence. I have to plug in the power adapter to switch ...
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How to show total number of powerpoint slides in a folder filled with powerpoints? [on hold]

I have a folder full of powerpoints. Rather than counting the number of slides per powerpoint and adding everything manually, I was wondering whether there was a way to automate this process for macs. ...
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How to change the home screen wallpaper randomly

How can I set to change my iPhone's wallpaper automatically? I have an album called wallpapers and I want these wallpapers set as wallpapers on my home screen randomly. I'm using iOS 13 and ...
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iPhone makes calls on its own

My wife's iPhone went crazy over the past week. There is a large number of calls to and from Romania in it's call log (5-10 a day). These include outgoing, incoming and missed calls (all of which ...
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iCloud storage full but isn't

So i have 50GB iCloud storage plan and it claims to be full. The main thing I use it for is Documents and Data. This accounts for 38GB. But when I checked it only stores like 2GB and my files are some ...
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How to simulate keystroke in a GUI application programmatically?

On Windows I use AutoHotKey, I can create a GUI window that can be "Always On Top", I can create different Tabs that contain buttons with names that will send keystrokes/macros to a particular ...
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External USB-C SSD not recognized on MacBook Pro

I am using a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Mid, 2015) running macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A558d). I want to use an external USB-C SSD drive (512GB) to use Windows To Go and store other files. Since my ...
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iPhone to make a sound when it shuts down due to low battery

Is there a way to have the iPhone make a sound just before it goes to sleep due to low battery (i.e. when battery goes from 1% to 0%)?
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How to format a cell with data YYYYMMDD in Numbers to be a date type?

I created a custom format to try and format a date column to be used within categories. However, Numbers tend to keep reverting my custom format to "Automatic" and I'm unable to group the data as part ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 - HDMI Arc Support?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" (2018) model. I just purchased a Sonos amp, and so I'm currently enjoying the quality that this provides. The issue is however AirPlay can be a bit flaky at times with the ...
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Sync Desktop now that Dropbox no longer supports symlinks

How can I have my Desktop sync over Dropbox? Previously, I used symlinks to have Dropbox sync the Desktop and Documents folders while keeping them in their actual locations. Dropbox no longer ...
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A file appears in the recent items but doesn't appear in spotlight

I'm pretty new to the platform and I have just borrowed a Mac from someone a few days ago as well. A file appears in the recent items but not in spotlight search. I have also noticed that when I try ...
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Mac Screen - red discoloration

At random times, there is a red discoloration in the corner of my screen that varies in size. It is similar to the following thread except that thread mentions the whole screen and my issue only ...
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Are 'coreservicesd' & 'syslogd' disguises for keylogger apps?

this article says so, they may be shilling for osx uninstaller app thoughh Look for ‘coreservicesd’ to find Aobo Check for ‘Elite Keylogger’ when searching Elite Keylogger. However, the version I ...
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Imac Pro… Keyboard many buttons just dint wrk, I is like right klicking on the mouse etc [on hold]

I have problems with my mac, ALOT https://support.apple.com/kb/SP760?locale=sv_SE&viewlocale=sv_SE This is my comp..... prob all info you need, thing is, one day when I started up I couldn't use ...
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Fix fan noise and CPU throttling after imac SSD upgrade

I've replaced the original 3,5" 3TB HDD in my imac (27", late-2013, 3,4 GHz Intel Core i5, A1419, iMac14,2) with a new 2,5" Samsung 860 QVO 4TB SSD-drive. The system was equipped initially with a ...
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Which app is asking for elevated permissions by “Apple wants to make changes”?

I have an associate who is getting elevated permissions pop-ups on their Mac with the message “Apple wants to make changes”. I suspect this may not be a legitimate request. How do I determine which ...
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Can't update Xcode even with 19gb free space [duplicate]

I have an available update for Xcode that is in the 7gb range, and when I try to update I get an alert saying there isn't enough disk space - I checked my space and I have 19gb available (of 120gb). ...
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On notification centre, when I receive a notification and click on it, it doesn’t open straight away

Can anyone tell me how to turn this feature off? When I click on a notification it then shows me that open button, which I then have to click to go onto the app. I want to be able to just click the ...
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Are local backups of iCloud photos and camera roll redundant?

Does icloud photos strip any metadata or change the quality? The camera roll adds 30 gb to my backup and seems unnecessary.
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Safari quits and then “Apple wants to make changes”

Every so often, at least once a day it seems, Safari closes itself and then I get a pop-up prompt "Apple wants to make changes", asking me for my username and password to ... I guess authorise these ...
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Macbook 2015 with normal battery won't charge even after SMC

My MacBook won't charge. Here are the things I have done so far: I tested the MagSafe charger to another laptop to make sure it is not faulty ( MagSafe is working ) I did the SMC reset ( shift + alt +...
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Accessing unmountable APFS Volume on a disk image

I have run into trouble with APFS. I have an external hard drive (spinning plates) with two partitions. Some time ago one of these partitions stopped being mounted. Neither Disk Utility nor running ...
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APFS Partition won't expand into adjacent free space under Mojave

I tried to install Linux Mint on an external drive and the installer crashed. I used Gparted to delete the two partitions I had created (one ExFat, the Other Ext4) and rebooted into MacOS Mojave. I ...
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Alternatives for XQuartz?

XQuartz was always the goto for running X applications on a MacOS desktop. It's been a couple of years since the last version of Quartz and there is no activity on the github, so we may assume that ...
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iOS 13 breaks smart battery case on iPhone 6S

I've been using the Apple Smart Battery Case on my iPhone 6S for the past few weeks to hold me over until I can get the iPhone battery replaced, because it's dying. The case has been working great for ...
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MacBook (mid-2012) stuck on white screen

So I casually shut down my MacBook on Thursday night using the normal configuration. After a while when I switched it back on, a white screen appeared and that was the end of it. Later, a black screen ...
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Where is Apple Health data “Exported”?

After chasing the "Export Health Data" option in Apple Health, and waiting a long time without feedback or any notification the initial dialing that is presented (see below) disappears, and nothing ...
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How do I use an Apple Card to pay for iTunes and App Store?

Currently I have iTunes and App Store payments on my account set up to use a credit card. I would like in future to use my App Card to do this, but when I enter the Apple Card number and information ...
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Slow wake up of mac book

It takes very long time (sometimes) for the computer to wake from deep sleep - 2 minutes until I can enter my credentials. OS is high Sierra. 16gb ram. How should I debug it?
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assign nothing as default open with application

I usually have bunch of audio files (.mp3) with my music and some other non-audio files (.asd) in the same directory. To play some music quickly I just select all in Finder and hit CMD + o to open ...
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Move a hard drive from a mac book 2012 mid to a Mac Pro mid 2012

So recently my mac book got water in inside of it and am unable to run it or do anything. Is it possible to put the hard drive of the macbook into the mac pro if not what can i do
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Use javascript in Safari using AppleScript

I have a javascript that I use in my bookmark which take action on the current Safari tab : javascript:q=prompt(%22ORDER%20NUMBERS%22,%22%22);q=q.toUpperCase();allOrders=q;allOrders=allOrders....
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JPG & RAW file transfer iPad to MacBook

How can JPG & RAW files be transferred from iPad to MacBook Pro & still maintain the albums built in iPad? In the iPad Photos app I've put my photos in different albums. On iPad I'm using ...
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container disk1 [on hold]

I know how I did this and it was a big error on my part. so how do I recover this? I have included a terminal image. /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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My MacBook Pro 2017 camera images not clear

I bought a MacBook last year but I never tried the camera, but now I realise the camera is not good. The picture below is from Photo Booth. Is it possible to reset this?

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