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How to block bluetooth device that spams me with pairing requests?
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Inspired by @ccpizza's answer. Open terminal and type: sudo plutil -convert xml1 /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist Find the MAC address of the offending Bluetooth device. You can find ...

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How much use can you get from an Apple Watch if you don't have (or plan to get) an iPhone?
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It's hard to say, considering we don't have access to any material on it other than the website and the keynote. It's likely you've already reviewed all public material on the device. To quote the ...

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How can I update and jailbreak/unlock my iPhone 3Gs from 4.1 to 6.1.3?
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The first thing you should note is that Ultrasn0w hasn't been supported for a very long time. You should find yourself a "grey-market" unlock (on eBay or various other sites) or contact the phone's ...

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How to clean boot menu and check/clean mbr
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Credit goes to @bmike for answering this one, but I wanted to answer it here so the question is closed. Marking as community wiki so that I'm not taking credit. In this situation you will want to use ...

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Unlock Verizon 4S iPhone
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Verizon will unlock the phone for global use only, provided you've been a customer in good standing for at least 60 days. Otherwise, they will refuse to unlock it, and under no circumstances will they ...

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I cannot configure Mail 5 on Lion to work the way I want with Google GMail
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User fails to grok Mail 5 on Lion with Gmail? The solution is to use Sparrow. If you go into System Preferences under Mail, Contacts & Calendars; setting up using Exchange for active sync works ...

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Will an iPod touch suffice for testing iOS apps?
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I wrote an extensive blog post about this topic a while ago: http://wjlafrance.net/?p=188 Basically, an iPod touch is great as long as you don't want to use GPS-based location in your app (you can ...

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How do I run terminal in sudo mode?
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You need to use the su (switch user) command to become root, but only root is allowed to become root, so you need to use sudo (super-user do). Therefore, type: sudo su. [william@NCC-1701 ~]$ sudo su ...

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Calendar alert sound on the iPodTouch isn't loud enough is there some "mobile" way to make it louder?
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As far as "volume boost" or "overdrive" type features are concerned, I don't think there is one. You could always get a battery powered external speaker. When I'm out driving I usually plug my iPhone ...

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Thunderbolt Port + External Display + Other Devices
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I don't know enough about Thunderbolt to say if hubs are possible. If devices are given an ID for their location in the daisy chain line SCSI was, this is probably impossible. Imagine this: your ...

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What port does iPhone native Facebook app use?
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First, this is a really good question. Wow. I've been trying for days to figure out how to attack this one. I set up "Charles Web Debugging Proxy" on my Mac and set up my iPhone to hit it. First, it ...

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Is Mac OS X 10.7 Lion developer preview 2 stable enough for day to day use?
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(This answer is encumbered by the NDA. Sorry!) I'm a iOS programming student using 10.7 and Xcode 4.1 on a daily basis, so I'd say yes. Some apps don't work too well and/or crash spectacularly on ...

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Encrypting/protecting Time Machine backup drive?
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If someone is breaking into my house, I have bigger problems than them accessing my Time Machine drive. If you carry your Time Machine hard drive with you, I'd seriously recommend investing in a ...

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iPad turned itself off and won't turn back on
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That sounds like behavior consistent with a dead battery. How long did you leave it plugged in? I'd plug it in and leave it charging for 15+ minutes, then hold the home button and power button ...

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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on my iPod Touch 2G?
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It's possible, but very impractical for several reasons. Ubuntu is built for Intel x86/x64 officially, and unofficially for the PowerPC (old Macs and the PS3). iPod/iPhone/iPad is built off the ARM ...

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IPhone App or OS function to stop all apps
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Since you mentioned GPS apps specifically, you can turn off Core Location ("Location Services") in the settings app. Each app runs in it's own sandbox and is totally oblivious to other apps. There's ...

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Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
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Shady If you're finding your laptop screen too bright at night even on the minimum brightness, Shady's the right guy for you. Basically, it puts a transparent overlay over your entire screen, dimming ...

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Bootcamp and Windows 7 - Mounting the .iso onto a blank DVD-R
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The ISO file is a virtual DVD, not a file that needs to be burned onto one. To turn this virtual DVD into a real one, put a blank in your machine and right click the ISO and select to open it with ...

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Can I take a still photo with my built-in webcam?
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You can with PhotoBooth. You can also use all kinds of crazy effects. I suggest trying this when you don't have any important appointments later. :)

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How power efficient are Apple's bluetooth devices?
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I bought a Magic Mouse shortly after it was released and used it heavily (8+ hours a day) for months until handing it off to my girlfriend, who's still using it on the original batteries. I'd say the ...

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Is it safe to enter your credentials on eBuddy for iPhone?
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As part of the App Store approval checks, Apple analyzes all network data for unnecessary or malicious connectivity, meaning if it's on the App Store, it's not sending your data back to the authors.

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What is the best version of iOS to use on an iPhone 3G?
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iOS is always being optimized, and Apple's OS's are known for running faster than previous versions, even on older hardware. iOS 4.0 was bad on the 3G, but 4.1 is much better. As a rule of thumb, you'...

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Is there any particular cleaning solution for the MacBook Pro?
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I use a dry microfiber cloth on my screen. I found them in a two-pack of washcloth-sized at Dollar General. If you want a cleaning solution, the Apple Store folks, at least in Madison WI, fully ...

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Using an Apple Display Connector monitor with a MacBook Pro
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A cheaper, although not as good, solution is ScreenRecycler. It costs $29.99 (with academic discounts available), but it operates over VNC, requiring the screen to be attached to a dedicated host ...

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iPod Touch Updates
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It's generally a good idea to run the latest version of iOS unless you're a jailbreaker. To check out iTunesU content, go into the iPod or Music app and select "More" on the bottom right-hand corner. ...

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Why is the current provisioning process for iPhone development implemented the way it is?
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The biggest issue is the key generation. The hardcore security of iOS is that only signed apps are allowed to run on your devices, unless you've jailbroken it and installed a package to bypass this, ...

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Why can't I transfer purchases from my jailbroken iPhone 3GS to iTunes?
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If both iTunes and the iPhone are logged into the same iTunes account and you still can't sync the apps and you don't want to play with the iPhone too much (jailbreaking does weird things sometimes, ...

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Is it safe to put ipad baseband 06.15.00 on iPhone 3G in order to unlock it when using iOS 4.2.1?
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I believe the iPhone 3G and the iPad 3G use very different baseband processors and putting the firmware from one on the other, if possible, would probably brick it. It's akin to trying to put the BIOS ...

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Sync iPhone/iPad with iTunes after library rebuild
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The one thing you need to watch out for is any app data that isn't backed up. When iTunes erases an iDevice, it doesn't mess around. It deletes everything. If you plug in and sync often, it backs up ...

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What substances I can use to clean the touch sensitive screens like iPhone, iPad?
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Pure alcohol is one of the only cleaners that isn't incredibly caustic, and it's actually usable on circuitry, provided it's turned off. I would recommend a microfiber cloth such as the one that ...

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