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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

High speed multifunction port (interface) designed by Intel and first manufactured on a shipping product by Apple. Thunderbolt was developed under the name Light Peak and combines PCI Express with Dis…
The special transparent bar (usually at the bottom) of a macOS desktop which houses applications, stacks, and the trashcan or on the home screen of iOS devices that provide easy access to commonly us…
format and organize files on a disk. This includes directory structure, permissions management, metadata, and more. The current default file system for macOS is APFS (High Sierra an…
Questions about Spotlight, a system-wide desktop search feature of Apple's OS X and iOS operating system.
The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system.
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The password management system in macOS
Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.
Questions dealing with performance of Apple hardware or software, especially about troubleshooting or improving poor performance.
Use the "Wi-Fi" or network tag unless your question is truly about airport hardware or the airport utility.
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A network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices
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Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery
Apple's top-of-the-line, touchscreen iOS based music player.
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a photo organizer and editor for Mac that is part of the iLife suite of apps that come bundled with new Mac and are also for sale individually
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the process of taking away the restrictions Apple places on their devices giving the user root access, access to the raw file-system, and the ability to run software not …
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small device that connects to a TV using HDMI and is capable of streaming content from iTunes, Netflix, and many other sources, and which supports third-party apps as of the release of the…
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An OS X feature that hides a Recovery HD on Macs to facilitate maintenance, recovery and reinstallation if the OS becomes corrupt. Topic of recovery-mode-ios, data-recovery or file-recovery are unrela…
almost always preferable to use the macos tag and also list the exact version in questions (especially during beta season), but this tag may be helpful in questions that aren’t about macOS in ge…
A touch-sensitive device for controlling a pointer on a computer's screen. It is similar to a mouse, but translates the motion of a user's finger to a relative position on a screen.
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A collection of commands that may be from a CLI Shell, or programming language such as AppleScript, which are executed in order with limited iteration, usually as a way of automating actions or events…
The (usually) LCD display integrated into portable computing products, or external monitor/television connection to same.
an online web service offered by Google. These posts relate to viewing and/or syncing the online service's content to be viewed locally.
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includes any question relating to managing storage or storage space
A system for starting, stopping, and managing automated processes.
the process of converting information using an algorithm (or cipher) to render the information unreadable to anyone who doesn't have the algorithm (also known as a key)
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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays.
User accounts facilitate different agents and settings on a computer. User accounts have a login name and a password, along with a home directory on the filesystem.
an application for creating spreadsheets and graphs. Use this tag for all versions of this app, web based, iPad and iPhone as well as macOS
a macOS feature allowing full-disk encryption using XTS-AES-128 with a 256-bit key. Older implementations encrypted the user folder only.
The electricity drained by a device
a Virtual Private Network, an encrypted connection from one computer (e.g. a home one) to another network (e.g. a work one). It can also be between two networks.
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The problem when your computer/device as a whole OR an individual application becomes unresponsive, "hanging" as it were, in mid air.
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an application for creating documents. Use this tag for all versions of this app, web based, iPad and iPhone as well as macOS
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may refer to the iOS app, present since iOS 1.0; the OS X app, where it is the successor to iPhoto and Aperture and was introduced in 2015; or the watchOS ap…
A computing concept whereby physical storage devices, or certain datafiles such as disk images are made available to the user so there contents can be accessed.
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the colloquial term for "directory" or "subdirectory", an abstraction of the file system hierarchical divisions used to organize files, documents, applicatons and pieces of programming cod…
the graphic representation of characters and the software that manages or configures writing systems.
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