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Simple, and simply surprising: First, check that you have enabled the iPhone/iPad as an audio input device in Audio Midi Setup.app: Plug in your iPhone to your Mac using your Lightning Cable (doesn't work with 30 pin iPhones, sorry. [Yes I know you said 3GS]) Launch QuickTime Player Choose File> New Audio Recording Click the hard-to-see down arrow next to ...


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This sometimes happens to me, where the 3-finger macro stops working. Seems like OSX just bugs out. My hotfix right now is to open the command line and run killall Dock. Seems to work fine for resetting it and getting it working again.


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The limitation imposed is based on the chipsets used on the computer's motherboard. For example, the noted Apple maximums you mentioned for the MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro, are smaller than the maximums that those machines can address in practice. The MacBook Pro tested maximum is 16 GB according to EveryMac's MacBook Pro max RAM listing. And as for the Mac ...


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Depends what you mean by "current". The discontinued Xserve range of Apple servers maxed out at 96GB (although Apple only claimed 48GB). More currently, the answer continues to be Yes and No. Yes, Apple only will support or sell 64 gig of RAM on the MacPro and iMac. No, the MacPro newer than 5,1 and most newer 27 inch iMac will accept and run quality ...


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When setting up nine displays some kind of monitor stand/s that can manage that many displays will be handy, unless you want a sprawl of monitors. Something such as a 9 monitor stand/mount will be helpful to keep the displays in a usable area of space that fits on one desk. VESA display mounts and stands will be your friend to make this process flow nicely. ...


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You can use the MiniDisplay Port on the back of the iMac and put the iMac into target display mode, turning it into an external display. More info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924


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There are many web pages that will walk you through this process, here is a good one: http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_move_your_documents_folder Basically you create a symbolic link to a folder on an external drive. Here is information on how to use the console to create a symbolic link: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=...


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Finally got this working, thanks to a person named "turbostar" over on discussions.apple.com: Re-run Boot Camp Assistant to remove the Windows partition and restore the full Mac HD as a single partition. Run a PRAM reset (restart, while screen is still black, hold down ⌘+Option+P+R and keep them pressed until you hear the startup sound a second time). Open ...


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Edit: to answer your actual question, you can't do it from anywhere except Recovery Mode, so anything you do must be done from there. Tested on a similar 4,1 upgraded to 5,1 [but I have a flashed graphics card so I could see what I was doing] Reboot & at the chimes hold Cmd ⌘ R for about 10s. Wait until you get to Recovery Mode, which for me took ...


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There is only one screw holding the main pair of front fans in the Mac Pro 3,1 - but the assembly itself must be pulled square towards you, as it's slotted... and can be a bit resistant to being removed first time [especially as it's had 10 years to set itself firmly in there]. Note: If you've a full-length graphics card in, you will have to remove it first,...


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Like all the comments say, "install macOS fresh." What you are doing is taking a VW based dune buggy and trying to turn it back into a VW Bug. It will be both quicker and easier to to boot into recovery mode. Install a fresh copy of macOS and then using the Migration Assistant, migrate your files, preferences and apps from the Hackintosh drive to the drive ...


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The label indicates the time of the year and the year the particular Mac was announced and released for sale by Apple. The label is commonly used to identify the generation of the Mac model (just like various iPhones are commonly differentiated by their marketing name such as iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XS etc.) It does not represent the date of production. ...


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Drive numbers are assigned by the OS on a first come, first serve basis. The numbering scheme is as follows (with a capital N being a number): diskN - always refers to a primary drive (i.e. the entire drive) diskNs1 - always EFI diskNs2 - First actual volume on the drive diskNs3 - Second volume on drive, if there is one...this can go on for as many ...


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I believe this issue is caused by the fact that the Nehalem based Xeon processor you have is one of the "Triple Channel" variants, meaning that when you install the fourth stick of RAM you are forcing the memory into the non-channel diversified mode, similar to using 3 sticks of memory in a dual channel system. This is supported by the fact that you're ...


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Note that some 3rd-party packaging tools may sometimes automatically install MacPorts. I recall RVM does that (or at least used to, I don't know the current state), so while you're not aware of actually installing it manually, it might still be there. If you move /opt/local to a different location that might break whatever pulled in MacPorts in the first ...


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Short answer, yes. The MacPro 1,1 can run 10.7.5 as it's latest OS. I have a 2008 Black MacBook which runs the same. Despite being on an OS from 2011, you can still run the latest version (v7.1.0) of VMWare Fusion. You can also jam 32 GB of RAM in there. Plus, the Xeon from 2006 will almost be comparable to a Core i5 from a couple of years ago. Like ...


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There are three solutions that I know of that allow you to "black out" the remote screen so that uses cannot see what you are doing: Apple Remote Desktop (ARD). Cost: $79 TightVNC. Cost: Free for personal use. TeamViewer. Cost: Free for personal use ($810 for Business License) As for ARD and VNC, they will do they job, but as far as performance, they ...


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This blind method worked for me: In order to disable or enable SIP (System Integrity Protection) without being able to see recovery mode and launch the terminal, you can use single-user recovery mode which takes you right into a command prompt. Reboot Mac holding down COMMAND R S Wait 30-60 seconds depending on how fast your boot disk is. ...


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I'm posting this as a pure guess, just so I can add a picture... The underside of the drive bay has a lot of screws like the ones in your picture, & also the pic shows one of many areas, under the PSU housing, that uses that type of 'spacer' as sliding locks - just in case they're not actually spacers. Picture is from the Mac Pro 3,1 Service source - ...


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Apple uses custom logic boards, but I've heard of people upgrading the CPU if it uses the same socket type. The power supply on my 2008 Mac Pro would be hard to get to for a replacement. The key upgrade options are new hard drives, more memory, and better video cards. I've used those three to keep my '08 Mac Pro running fast enough to more than meet all of ...


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This is a partial answer The processors in the current mac pros use Xeon processors e5620 and x5670s with Intel's QuickPath Interconnect QPI is Intel's implementation of NUMA and takes place fully within the processor just as HyperTransport is AMDs I would have to admit in not being sure if that takes OSX out of the equation entirely or even mostly. ...


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No the first Mac Pro with a USB 3 port is the latest (6.1, late 2013) From the specifications for your particular Mac Pro: Connections and audio Four FireWire 800 ports (two on front panel, two on back panel) Five USB 2.0 ports (two on front panel, three on back panel) Two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard Front-panel headphone minijack ...


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It sounds like you have a mac pro 1,1 like mine with Quad core 2.66GHz processors. It is correct about the 32 bit EFI on these systems but there is a workaround with a re-written bootloader for the MacPro 1,1 that will enable you to run El Capitan (last OS before Sierra) flawlessly on your Mac Pro. It even includes a script that will check and fix the ...


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That is a first generation (case) Mac Pro. With questions like these it is a good idea to include a picture that shows what you are doing. That said I found repair guides on iFixit.com for that Generation of Mac Pro that show that you may need to remove any expansion cards, at least the first one or two drives and the processor heat sink cover before you ...


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The LineIn free app worked great. The Rogue Amoeba product LineIn is an excellent free utility for listening to external audio. Advantages over QuickTime Player LineIn has several advantages: LineIn has lower (nearly none!) audio lag, whereas QuickTime Player has about ~500ms of increased audio latency. Does not shift to the wrong speed/pitch issue; this ...


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Yes, RAID 0 is faster than using the drives independently of each other. Whether or not its noticeably faster depends on what kind of application you're looking at. Some setups benefit hugely from a RAID 0 setup, while for others, its pretty marginal. There's also the convenience of everything being treated like one big drive. I will however say that ...


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Your existing Mini DisplayPort cable (VGA adaptor, etc.) should allow your Thunderbolt equipped MacBook Air to connect to a projector (assuming it worked previously with a Mini DisplayPort output) but, as with all things presentation, you'll want to test the setup in advance if possible. According to Apple's specs, the Thunderbolt Display requires a: ...


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I've seen this in the past and presume the latest can support 9 (8 used to be the easy limit with normal two up GPU cards in all 4 PCI slots. The current graphics cards look to support three monitors at a time, so you might get away with only three GPU cards. You'll need a mix of mini display port and HDMI connections so you might want to just ask for a ...


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Anyone who knows isn't saying. But apparently they can use up to 16GB. Other World Computing tests various machines for their actual (not specified) maximum useable memory and sells a 16GB memory kit for the current MacBook Pro.


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