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How can I force a Photo Stream sync on the iPhone?
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Fastest solution (iPhone restart NOT needed!): I've found that if I open Photos on my iDevice after taking a photo, and then (after the spinning icon goes away) open Photos* on my Mac, the photo ...

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iOS 11: How to change DNS settings for cellular/mobile data?
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Not possible without a jailbreak. Source: iPhone Configuration for OpenDNS It says, in part (emphasis mine): "These instructions only work for Wi-Fi connections because iOS does not allow you to ...

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How secure is Mac OS X's security?
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The current version of FileVault is secure against currently well-known attacks, if best practices are followed. Some older versions of FileVault had serious issues. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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Determine cpu usage in safari tab
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Safari does have Javascript Profiling and Timeline Recording. Enable display of the Develop menu and you can use these as a way to determine what in Safari is hogging CPU.

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Get french accent on Linux terminal connected via ssh from MacOS High Sierra
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SOLUTION : uncomment in /etc/ssh/sshd_config : # Allow client to pass locale environment variables #AcceptEnv LANG LC_* (made community wiki; credit to OP)

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How (in)vulnerable is OS X to encryption ransomware?
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At the moment, it's relatively safe. Most ransomware has targeted Windows users, and so far, the ransomware that has targeted Macs has been relatively crude. The latest (very crude) Mac ransomware ...

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Safari adblockers slow down browsing
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I use and suggest uBlock for Safari. UPDATE 2: Even better perhaps is a Safari port, by el1t, of uBlock Origin. It is based on the latest version and @Scott says it works well. Available for ...

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How can root launch a regular Mac application from a cron job in /etc/crontab?
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I figured out the key was to use su with -l, -c and single quotes: su -l myloginname -c '/usr/bin/open -a [App].app' In context: */15 * * * * root if { ! /usr/bin/diff /var/tmp/foo /var/backups/...

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How I could reset ALL wifi/network settings
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System Preferences>Network, select Wi-Fi and then click on the 'minus' button beneath it. You would need to delete all network interfaces, (I think - certainly all the active ones). That'll get rid ...

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iOS Clean Install with Selective App Data Sync
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If you set it up as new, and have all the iCloud stuff enabled on the old phone, THEN I am pretty sure all of these will come back without a restore: Contacts Calendars Reminders Notes Not normally ...

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Security Q:A new app fails signature verification. What steps are appropriate to address this?
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In the case of the particular app that prompted the question: download the current version of the app. It's properly signed. You can see this in any of several ways. By opening the DMG and checking ...

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Macs can't see each other over an Ethernet cable. MacOS failing to set up 169.254 routing. Why? How do I fix? Violates RFC 3927? Hint: multi-homed?
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So I'm looking at the same connection a month later, but with both Macs in normally booted mode. So now, the 169.254 routing is set up just by plugging the cable. The other machine is visible in the ...

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How can I cast a video file that has been downloaded onto an iPad to a chromecast
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This solves your problem: Upload the videos to YouTube; (mark them private if you wish.) Then send her the YouTube links, e.g. with Messages. Easy, foolproof. In fact there are several easy ways to ...

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iPhone-Android texting compatibility
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The problem is someone refusing to support Concatenated SMS, as @Andrew Ferrier noted. in a comment on Stu's answer. The spec makes for very dense, acronym-rich reading. However, there's a section ...

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Moved my time machine backup drive to another computer, can see it but won't recognise old backups
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Just Just go into System Preferences … Time Machine and hit Select Disk… (If that's not working, let us know what error you're getting/what does happen.)

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iOS 7 music controls not working
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Had the same issue with my 4S and tried turning my phone (all the way) off (by holding down the power button for 6 seconds …) and on (ditto) and it fixed the problem. I did NOT have to quit my apps. (...

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Spam on iMessage - What are my options?
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Apple is not currently (or generally, IIRC) a major host of spammers/among The World's Worst Spam Support ISPs.

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MacBook Pro connects to iPhone and iPad hotspot, but not data
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It seems you may just be lacking a working DNS configuration. If iCloud Private Relay is on, your DNS queries from Safari should go through the relay, not go straight to your ISP. IF they go to your ...

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iOS: Safari "could not establish a secure connection to the server"
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You should be able to solve this by setting up proper certificate chaining on your server. That's way better than doing it on each client. The security systems in iOS will (and should) try to keep ...

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How do I disable the text replacement of "the WHO" with "The Who" and "doctor who" with "Doctor Who"? (Easter egg? Auto-incorrect.)
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Wait. All of these glitches, which I'm going to name Halloween eggs, at least for now, are no longer occurring on my iPhone XR, which is 1 minor release behind. Only the Easter eggs one is now ...

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How do I log out of Facebook’s Messenger iPhone app?
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placeholder - working on refining this answer to meet SE standards… (I began by posting links that I thought had the essential info … but actually didn’t…) Update: WOAH! This is way more complicated ...

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Macs can't see each other over an Ethernet cable. MacOS failing to set up 169.254 routing. Why? How do I fix? Violates RFC 3927? Hint: multi-homed?
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I may have figured out the answer as I was fleshing out the question. It's probably not working because one of the Macs has a routable address/is multi-homed, in which case applicability and automatic ...

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Does iOS Health app send your health data to Apple?
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Yes, if you ask it to, either by enabling backups of allowing it to share it with another app that does. Can Apple see the information? We don’t know. I came here to find out if we had an answer after ...

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iPhone "Other" storage still present after Erase All Content and Settings
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Is there a "deeper" wipe than ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ available? Yes, in fact there are two. A restore from Recovery mode. Slightly deeper is a restore from DFU mode, but it's unlikely to ...

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Ransomeware v Time machine and iCloud
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Update: I've just answered the question that this is marked as a duplicate of, and will maintain that answer, rather than this one. Probably not. Ransomware will have a relatively hard time ...

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Iphone 3GS not charging
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When the phone is in this state (extremely weak battery), it doesn't respond immediately even if it is charging. If it's charging, it'll take several minutes to have enough charge to even display ...

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Does the iPad draw more current when charging?
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Sometimes. See https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/78285/are-apple-android-specific-usb-charging-ports-really-different. The standard USB (1.0 and 2.0, anyway) spec only allows for 500mA. ...

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How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7 (and later)?
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Yes, it can be bypassed, due to a bug, which is in iOS thru version 7.1. It may have been fixed in 7.1.1, and if not, will surely be in the next release. Here's a reputable source. Beware; lots of ...

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Which is faster for syncing iPhone 4 with iTunes -- USB or WIFI?
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NEW: BETTER SOLUTION: If set up optimally, is USB or WIFI faster when syncing an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 to iTunes? Wi-Fi is MUCH FASTER. Lifehacker and company are wrong IF things are set up well/...

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Time Capsule doesn't show all time machine backups
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It seems you're familiar with Terminal/the shell; some commands to get you started: ls /Volumes/*/Backups.backupdb/* sudo tmutil listbackups For more info, see the manpage for tmutil, and Pondini'...

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