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How do I determine the version of Bluetooth my iPhone supports?

How do I determine what version of Bluetooth my iPhone supports (4.2, 5, etc.)? Is it determined by my hardware (iPhone SE)? Or is it all in the OS version (mine is 13.5.1)? What Bluetooth version do ...
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What is “Low Data Mode” on my iPad’s connection to my iPhone as hotspot?

I have my iPhone configured to act as a hotspot, providing internet access via cell data. When connecting my iPad as a WiFi client to that hotspot, the Settings panel notes “Low Data Mode” below the ...
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Can't run launchctl agent in Catalina. Is this a permissions problem?

I have some launchctl scripts on Mojave that I am trying to now run on Catalina, but can't seem to get them to run. I made myself a very simple little plist as follows <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Typed text showed on central-top part of screen

I have a brand new MacBook Air, last night I updated to 10.15.6. Now, every time I type something, it gets replicated on the top, central part of my screen, above all other windows. I can even select ...
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Can you listen to music using AirPods without an Internet connection

I hate smartphones, don't own one, but have a 6th gen iPod with iOS 12. I want to listen to music with it using AirPods without an Internet connection using the Bluetooth connection. I want to double ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect boot drive if turned off for ~5-10 minutes

I'm repairing a 13" MacBook Pro Early 2011 (A1278). This will seem like a duplicate issue, but stick with me and you'll see something odd is going on. TDLR; Fixed missing/undetected boot drive ...
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How to mount a DMG image on macOS 10.15.5 that was generated by GNU's ddrescue?

I used the following command in order to save some time (-n and -N options): sudo ddrescue -v -n -N /dev/disk5 /Volumes/formatted/photosound.dmg /Volumes/formatted/map.txt With the help of Disk ...
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Put windows on a *partitioned* external hard drive?

I'm a Mac user who needs access to a windows program. Instead of using bootcamp (which I've used in the past) I'd like to put windows on one partition of an external hard drive so I don't have to take ...
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AppleScript Error Message

I am looking for a way to batch-convert/bulk-convert .doc files into .docx files. I found this TidBITS Talk that references a Redit thread for an AppleScript (AS) and a dead DropBox link for an ...
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How to stop HomePods from connecting every night?

We have two rooms in our house with HomePods. Every morning, they seem to be AirPlaying from one to the other, and we have to disconnect that AirPlay scenario. Is there a way to avoid having the ...
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macOS Catalina: Opening simultaneously multiple folders very slow (when compared to Mac OS X Leopard)

In macOS Catalina, always in List View, when I select say 10 folders and press ctrl-o to open them, it takes approximately 10 seconds to open them all. Roughly 1 folder per second, whatever the folder ...
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What happened to my Quicktime video? [closed]

I was recording a video and, while I was naming it, it disappeared. I looked into the autosave information folder, looked in the trash, but I couldn't find it ANYWHERE. I tried using data restoring ...
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Catalina upgrade changes host name?

Some time ago, I changed the name of my system from the default Macbook Pro to Dung-Pro. I changed the name using the "Sharing" tool in "System Preferences". I don't recall exactly ...
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Terminal-App: What’s in front of colon and why does it change with a different network? [duplicate]

When I open the terminal-app, there is this default code. However, it changes depending on the network: This is how it looks like in my local coworking office: Last login: Thu Aug 13 14:49:57 on ...
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Quick Look pops up when switching desktops

When switching between desktops, sometimes Quick Look pops up all by himself. Even when switching for a desktop containing a terminal, Quick Look pops up for a path that might be in the terminal's ...
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Removing trusted Phone number

My phone number inadvertently got added as a trusted phone number for someone else's iPad. The issue is that there isnt another number to use in its place. So a couple of question in here, is it ...
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MacOS Catalina, Disk Utility: “Unable to perform deferred repairs”

Upon running Disk Utility against `Macintosh HD - Data", I get the following towards the end of the check: error: dstream (id 8753874978) does not have an associated dstream id object Verifying ...
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SDD with adapter is not displayed on startup disks list [duplicate]

I have a problem installing macOS Catalina on my Macbook Air (Mid-2013, model A1466). I created a bootable USB drive with macOS Catalina. Then I restarted my Mac from it and, in Disk Utility, I ...
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Why different Bluetooth headsets pair in different ways on iPhone?

I used to pair my Bluetooth headset to my iPhone in the "standard" way using the Settings app. The pairing goes like the following: Open Settings → Bluetooth, and turn on the headset: Wait ...
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Why is stacks appearing on my desktop with no files?

Why is Stacks appearing on my desktop with no files? Disclaimer So I'd just like to make clear that this issue isn't bothering me in any way, but I am simply curious as to whether this is a glitch ...
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I need to upgrade my MacBook Air 2017 13' 256GB SSD to 1TB SDD, I need sutible one for good price and i also i can use bootcamb if can [closed]

I need to upgrade my MacBook Air 2017 13' 256GB SSD to 1TB SDD, I need a suitable one for a good price also I can use Bootcamp or anything that I code run window as well.
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Removing iTunes [duplicate]

I am using MacOS Mojave 10.14.6. I want to remove iTunes completely from my system. I tried to modify the permissions by right clicking changing the " sharing and permissions settings" but ...
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How to list all applications that are actively listening an audio input

I would like to know if there is any way to use terminal to list all active applications that are listening to audio devices (built in microphones, usb mics, etc) via terminal. I already know about ...
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Word problem with Adobe Garamond Pro

I'm having a mysterious problem with Word (version 16.40) and the Adobe Garamond Pro font: Four variants of the font are installed (regular, italic, bold, and bold italic), but if I select regular, ...
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macOS Catalina - Spotlight Search Problem with External Hard Drive Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

I have an external hard drive that I am having trouble with in Catalina. The drive mounts properly but Spotlight will not search it. The drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and is set up to ...
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Is there a way to automatically save Pages documents copies as PDF on every save?

Is there a way to enable Pages (version 10.1 (6913)) to automatically save a copy of the current document as PDF every time I save it to avoid a manual export?
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Best release of MacOS for mid-2010 iMac

I have a mid-2010 iMac that I haven't used for a while. I wiped the disk and installed High Sierra (10.13.6). I don't remember the previous release of MacOS it was running with. It has a 3.2GHz i3, 1T ...
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How to reduce ambient noise when screen recording on MacBook? [duplicate]

When using cmd + shift + 5 to screen record, there is only one option present for sound (Macbook Pro microphone). This captures the 'computer' audio, but it also records unwanted noise in the physical ...
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pyglet not working in macbook

I have installed pyglet using terminal in my mac for python 3.8 Bt it isn't working By that i mean when i type pyglet.font.add_file('DIN Next W01 Light.ttf') to add that font into my file it shows an ...
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(Newbie) How to upgrade to Big Sur?

I have difficulty figuring out how to make the Apple Laptop (a small MacBook Air) upgrade to Big Sur. I downloaded some beta-enabling package from developer.apple.com and the "Software Update&...
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Why does the “hand” cursor in macOS have three vertical lines?

What are the three vertical bars in the middle of the cursor supposed to represent?
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Can‘t update any iOS Apps: “If you have an Apple ID, sign in with it here“

I haven‘t been able to update apps in months. Whenever I click on update, the App Store prompts me with: “If you have an Apple ID, sign in with it here.“ Not only am I already logged into my account ...
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Keyboard is too stiff for me - any way to make it looser?

In general, I feel that the keyboard of Mac (or here my main focus is actually MBP) is too stiff. Because I'm too weak, when I keep typing my fingers eventually start hurting. This is the only reason ...
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Potential bluetooth connection malware

I tried to disconnect and remove this device called '57-14-cf-5d-3c-62', and it doesn't work. I'm not really sure why, but I'm wondering if this is potential malware. If so, what is the best way to ...
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Google Drive File Stream folders are missing

I am using Google Drive File Stream and have a problem where some of the folders are missing from a team drive/shared drive. The folders appear in the web interface, but not in the Mac Finder. There ...
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How to set default directory for Emacs 27.1 app?

I just upgrade my emacs to 27.1 using brew cask, one noticeable change is that when I launching the emacs app and c-x c-f the directory is / instead of ~/. This really bothers me, is there a way to ...
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How can I determine the source of this permission message? “bash“ wants access to control “System Events“

I occasionally receive this permissions message in MacOS 10.15.5: “bash“ wants access to control “System Events“. Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in “System Events“, and to ...
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How to turn on macbook internal screen without rebooting system when booted as external monitor?

I faced one issue in macbook. I booted macbook pro as closed lid with external monitor connection and with AC power supply. But once there is power cut in residence place. My external monitor is ...
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How to get folder path in Automator Folder Action?

How do I get a path (or a name) of the folder an Automator Folder Action is attached to and save it into a variable? My folder action is attached to Downloads, I copy newly dropped files into a ...
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Sharing screen snippets from Windows 10 to iPad 7

Is there a good way to share screen snippets taken with Windows⇧ ShiftS to an iPad? Window's cloud clipboard requires Microsoft launcher.
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Override system hotkeys (shortcuts) for switching between apps and tabs in MacOS 10.15

I am using MacOS 10.15.6 and already setup keyboard's system preferences to swap modifier keys. I swap Command and Control keys already. At the moment, with this new re-map applied, I must hit, ...
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How to access locked notes with forgotten password?

I've forgotten my Notes.app password and the hint I left myself is no help. I have the ability to reset the password in Settings, but all my old notes that used the old password would remain locked. ...
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iMac shut down due to power outage; started working after a few hours

I am using an iMac which got shutdown due to sudden power cut. Once the power came back it wasn't starting up. However, when I tried again after few hours it started. Can anyone please tell me what ...
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Restore application data after renaming account folder [duplicate]

I recently renamed my macOS account, but rather than renaming the folder, macOS has created a new folder in /Users. The OS won't let me copy ~/Library in its entirety, so I'm n,ow just copying ...
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Mouse tracking speed setting has no effect

If I change the tracking speed of my USB mouse then literally nothing happens. It tracks at the exact same speed: It appears to remember the setting and it makes defaults read -g com.apple.mouse....
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How do I transfer all the contents of a file based on a criteria to another folder?

I have multiple folders i.e., Fold1_part1 which have 6 subdirectories in them. In each of them has 3 folders full of images labelled either 0,5,10. I am trying to move them to another folder which ...
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Using disk utility to expand an already existing partition MAC OS 10.15

I have an external Hard Drive that has around 5 partitions. Among them there is a partition, say, Partition 1 of 500GB. There is another partition, say, Partition 2 of 20GB. I want to get 100GB of ...
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High latency waves when using sidecar with ipad pro

Perhaps this is somehow normal behaviour (but I would hope not), but when using sidecar with my macbook pro 16" to my ipad pro 12.9" I notice weird waves of high latency. At this location I'...
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“Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse is present” not working

The built-in trackpad of my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro (running macOS Catalina 10.15.6) started to malfunction and I have tried everything from an SMC reset to an NVRAM reset but to no avail could ...
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Wi-Fi Calling over Ethernet in Airplane Mode

Does WiFi-Calling over Ethernet (with a compatible Ethernet-Adapter) work on iPhones with airplane mode enabled and no WiFi connection? I am using iOS 13.

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