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Check whether a MacBook is new or not
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The only thing I can think of that cannot be tricked by an Erase and Install of the OS is the cycle count on the battery, provided it's the original battery. Essentially this number tells you how many ...

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What is the best way to cover your camera and microphone?
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For the camera: You could try a small, completely opaque vinyl decal (or just a piece of one cut to the appropriate size, like those window decorations some people use that cling to glass without ...

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is everything (files, programs, internet passwords) stored on the Hard Drive?
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No, the buyer will not have access to any of your files, programs or passwords. These are all stored on the hard drive itself. The only thing that will be left behind is the firmware, but that doesn't ...

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What is this iPad app name?
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This application is the freemium app Concepts.

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How to sync an additional folder to iCloud Drive similar to how macOS Sierra does it?
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You could create an 'Alias' of your 'Downloads' folder and move it to iCloud Drive. To do this: Launch Finder and locate your 'Downloads' folder Right-click on your 'Downloads' folder and select '...

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How can I use AirPlay to watch on the television, but audio through my headphones?
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This cannot be done natively from an iOS device as there are no output settings built in to the iOS platform that allow the splitting of the audio from the video while streaming a file. With the use ...

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External monitor flicker / signal loss
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Have you checked for software updates from the App Store since the first time you connected the expensive dongle for HDMI output? After connecting for the first time there is often a firmware update ...

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MacBook Pro (mid 2012) can't start with 3 alarms and sometimes can't wake from sleep
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3 beeps upon startup definitely signals a RAM issue. The problem is that most people assume that only the actual RAM itself can trigger the beeps when in fact there's a chance that it could be the RAM ...

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Download iPhoto on Mac OS X 10.6.8
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There is no way to legally download the latest version of iPhoto for free, as it only came 'free' with brand new Macs for a few years (and has now been replaced on the newest Macs with an app just ...

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macOS equivalent to Ubuntu mouse middle button on window title bar to lower window?
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I believe what you are referencing is the setting in Ubuntu that can be configured called 'Raise window if covered, otherwise lower it.' Unfortunately there is no equivalent for this action built ...

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MKV files wrongly considered as "Other" in Storage stats
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Unfortunately there isn't a way to force the system to recognize *.mkv files as videos from the 'About This Mac' window. Macs do not natively support this file type (you'll notice that neither ...

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How do I change iOS iTunes Store Region?
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Quit the iTunes Store and the App Store on your iPhone. Then go to 'Settings > iTunes > iTunes & App Store' and sign out of your Apple ID, and then back in. When you relaunch the iTunes Store app ...

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Launchpad keeps rearrarining icons
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I don't know what you've tried thus far but a solution I've found to work well in the past for Launchpad issues is just to force reset the Launchpad back to its default settings. Most people don't ...

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How do I allow the opening of all applications from a specific website?
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This is the only option I'm aware of: Navigate to 'System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General' Click the lock on the bottom left of the window and enter an admin password Click the radio ...

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How many RAM can i add and who are the manufacturer?
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Using your serial number I was able to determine that you're running a Macbook Pro 15" from Late 2007. These models generally came standard with 2GB of RAM. Both the link that @William T Froggard ...

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My Dock and Launchpad appear to have died
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First off, I would install any macOS software updates from the App Store in case it's a weird, uncommon bug with that version. (Current version is 10.12.2) If your issue is not resolved after this, I ...

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Is there a way to configure the wireless keyboard to control the keyboard light?
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You would think this would be a simple task, such as simply designating a shortcut to a specific key combination for this action from System Preferences, but unfortunately it's not an option. You may ...

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What does ~~MULTILATERAL~~ Mean in an imessages text conversation on iPhone?
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'Multilateral' generally means multiple participants. If your threads aren't group messages, it's likely referring to the fact that the conversation may be acting like there are multiple participants ...

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Mac Preview: Search only in current page
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I always hate being the bearer of bad news but unfortunately this is the expected behaviour of the Preview application and there is no setting to change it. Some 3rd party PDF viewers do include the ...

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Can I show a gif animation in a Photos.app slideshow?
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Unfortunately the stock Photos app simply does not support the *.gif file type. To view *.gifs on a Mac you have 3 options: Locate the file in a Finder window, highlight it, and then press the ...

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Edit default alert in subscribed calender
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On a Mac running a current OS, this is how you would go about adding multiple alerts for one event. Double-click your event Click the date/time of the event Click the 'Alert' field and select when ...

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Replace MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) battery from MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
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Yes, it is possible to swap the battery from a MacBook Pro 13" (Early 2011) to a MacBook Pro 13" (Mid 2012) model. In fact, the same battery is used from Mid 2009 to Mid 2012 in all 13" MacBook Pros. ...

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Most effective way to backup contacts from iPhone to plain .csv - format
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If your contacts are stored in iCloud, use this method: Go to iCloud.com and log in with your Apple ID Click the Contacts web app Highlight all contacts (click the first contact entry, scroll to the ...

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Was this clean install?
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This was definitely a clean install, also known as an 'Erase and Install'. Any application or extension-based malware (or trojan) would be gone at this point; it was gone the moment you erased the ...

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How to determine what is modifying com.apple.loginitems.plist?
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The only other 2 locations I can think of that are Mac related and not within the app settings itself are /Library/LaunchDaemons (which you may have already checked when you checked /Library/...

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iPhone Not Showing Notification Content in Banner
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In your screenshot of your current settings you are actually on the correct page, you just hadn't scrolled down far enough. If you go back to 'Settings > Notifications > Messages' and scroll down to ...

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My spacebar is broken, want help remapping it to my Option key
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Using Karabiner is fairly simple if what you're trying to accomplish has a built-in remap option. You create a profile for the keyboard you want to remap (from the menu bar icon) and then open ...

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Cannot activate iMessage/Facetime after change of phone number
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According to Apple (https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201349) you should follow these steps: "If the phone number that you want to remove belongs to an iPhone that you can't access, change your Apple ...

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Can't access boot options in MacOS Sierra
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So this issue is more common than you'd think. To me what you're describing sounds like the issue where the keyboard is not initializing on time to recognize the full key sequence you're holding down. ...

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If I hold a letter, my keyboard stops working for that app
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I cannot reproduce the issue on my end but it sounds like you may have an issue with an Accessibility feature, seeing as how it's happening in multiple applications. Have you tried toggling 'System ...

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