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Using a USB-C dock with older MacBook Pros

(Assuming you mean to say that you have a MacBook Pro and not a MacBook because there is no MacBook that was made in 2014.) You aren't going to find a Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C adapter as it makes no ...
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What procedure should be followed post spilling fluids onto a MacBook keyboard?

I'm writing this answer in the hopes to dispel the myths surrounding liquid damage repair. Putting the device in a bag of rice, in the oven, in the sunlight, next to a radiator, heater vent, use a ...
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Using a USB-C dock with older MacBook Pros

No. There is no Apple product to do this - unless you allow Thunderbolt 3 which uses the same USB-C connector but a different hardware entirely. In that case (you don’t need USB - but only ...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click "Shutdown..." in the "apple" menu

According to Apple this is expected behavior on the newest SSD MacBook Pros (mine is an all SSD 2Tb 2018 model, 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9), so don't fight it. By according to Apple I mean during an Apple ...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click "Shutdown..." in the "apple" menu

I'd start with resetting both the NVRAM and SMC (in that order). Before following the steps below, ensure you have no external hardware connected and that you're using the built-in keyboard. Reset ...
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iMac 27" Late 2015 - what ram to buy?

You will need two "16GB Kits" (four 8GB modules in total) to get the full 32GB. I have personally done this in my 2012 iMac 27" The memory that I recommend is Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3L - PN# ...
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How to make my late 2011 MBP compatible with USB 3.0?

Thunderbolt Dock You can use a Thunderbolt dock / docking station. I have added one to my 2011 Mac mini which has no USB 3.0 ports. There are many docks available and most of them offer USB 3.0 ...
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How to make my late 2011 MBP compatible with USB 3.0?

It won't be cheap! Thunderbolt and USB are different interfaces, so active electronics need to exist in the adapter. One of the most recommended options is this adapter from Kanex. A few other ...
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What should I consider before buying external monitor for my MBP?

What monitor size/resolution I should consider? This is entirely up to you. What makes sense for you? Determine what features/specifications are important, then your budget, and then start shopping....
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How to compare the performance difference between the 13" and the 15" MBP for graphics & dev work?

You have most of what you need to optimize for listed in the second paragraph: Adobe CC - lags with larger documents Adobe CC and Visual Studio - together with iOS/Android simulators For these items,...
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How can I make my 27" iMac and my 27" Thunderbolt display the same height?

I know this is an old ask/thread, but thought I'd post in case anyone is still looking for a good and cheap way to accomplish this. I've been using a book for a few years now and decided to find a ...
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What is the best surface to use the Magic Mouse on?

Many thanks for all the suggestions above! I've tried many of these (and others) but eventually my solution to this (surprising but irritating) problem is a simple A4 clear plastic paper wallet or ...
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What is the best surface to use the Magic Mouse on?

Put Scotch tape on the bottom of your Magic Mouse (as recommended by @Will) and use a binder cover as your "mousepad". I had a spare 3-ring binder and simply cut off the cover with scissors, then ...
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Writing tablet compatible with Mac

You could purchase a Huion tablet from Amazon, I don't know if they are available in your region. They're quite cheap, I haven't personally tried them but based on the good reviews it looks like they ...
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Is it possible to use a Macbook Air M1 with a resolution of 2560x1080/60Hz? If not, what are feasible adaptations?

The OSD of the monitor tells you everything you need to know: The 2560x1080/60HZ resolution may not be supported on some PCs. Not every computer (read that to mean every GPU) can support the monitor’...
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What is the best surface to use the Magic Mouse on?

The suggestions on using a glossy magazine cover made me thing about glossy paper for printing photographs. Works great!
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro Versus a Later Build

Without knowing which i7, how much RAM, and what type of internal storage your 2013 system and the 2015 system you're looking at has, I can't really compare the performance of the machines. If you ...
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How can I make my 27" iMac and my 27" Thunderbolt display the same height?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010E8N5E0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I just bought a 27" iMac and ran into this issue and some $24 monitor stands I bought for my 27" ...
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Will an 85W power adapter fry the MBP 13" Mid 2009?

Yes, you can charge any MacBook with a MagSafe 1 charging port with any MagSafe 1 charger. If the charger has a higher wattage than the one that shipped with your MacBook you can use it safely. Your ...
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How can I tell which device purchased specific apps?

Sync your iPhone to iTunes, Select the App you want to know from which account it has been purchased, right click, go to Get info, under the File tab you will find something like below image where you ...
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Is the iPhone magnetometer sensitive enough to detect solar storms?

I don't think anyone here will be able to give you a definitive answer to this, unless of course they've tried to do something similar. Apple only provides very basic specs in terms of its sensors (e....
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What is an OEM SSD for Macbook Pro

OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. Manufacturers (like Apple, Microsoft, Ford, etc.) don't actually make every component in the devices they make. For example, Apple doesn't actually make ...
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How to fix memory corruption on 2011 MacBook Air?

You have several options to fix this issue: Have the board professionally repaired. This is a common repair that can be done, but it's not economically feasible because the cost of the labor is very ...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click "Shutdown..." in the "apple" menu

I had this problem with my 13" MBP 2011 model MacOS High Sierra, and the following commands in the Terminal resolved it. You may need Admin access when prompted, sudo rm -f /Library/Preferences/com....
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With a 2019 MBP, are there any benefits to driving a 4K display via Displayport (1.4) vs HDMI (2.0)?

No Freesync sometimes isn't supported over HDMI, but this monitor supports it. On top of that, macOS doesn't support Freesync anyways. USB-C can "natively" use "normal" DisplayPort and HDMI in its ...
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Ipad 10.2" for a PhD: 32 or 128 GB?

As @benwiggy pointed out correctly, storage always tends to run short. Of course, such a topic is a matter of personal opinion. Trying to keep objective, please consider the following: The 32 GB ...
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nvme gen 4 on mbp 15" mid 2015

Generally, that Transcend isn't exactly a high quality drive. It's likely that your system got faster anyway, due to the wear and tear that'll be on the original ssd after such a long time. I had a ...
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Is it possible to use a Macbook Air M1 with a resolution of 2560x1080/60Hz? If not, what are feasible adaptations?

The MBA can support a variety of resolutions with a different ratio from its own built-in screen: your assumption that it needs to be of similar shape is not accurate. However, there are limits to ...
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Where can I find the schematics/CAD model for MacBook Pro's components?

Apple isn't known for making their computer parts user replaceable or making their parts public, because of this I would think it would be highly unlikely Apple would publish CAD files/designs of ...
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