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Download iCloud Backup without Restore

How do you simply download an iCloud iOS backup (without restoring it)? Simply to archive it (and to delete it from iCloud's small storage space).
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What exactly is Apple’s Cocoa used for?

Could it be used to remap iPhones like forwarding notifications via junk emails or from a fake email address? Or to remap your browsing use & access? I’m even having trouble downloading an app ...
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how can I determine if non-Apple replacement battery firmware is compatible with my system?

I'm thinking of buying a non-Apple battery replacement for Macbook Pro unibody. Apple does not support this. The process looks simple, but I'm concerned that the battery firmware could be incompatible ...
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All iOS Provisioning Profiles stuck at pending

I'm attempting to create new iOS Provisioning Profiles, but as I create them the Apple website hangs as I submit the 'Name the profile and generate' page. Returning to the list of profiles I can see ...
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init-p01md.apple.com/bag - iMessage?

I have a question about Apple network traffic. In my network program I can see these three domains (GET) http://init-01md.apple.com/bag http://init.ess.apple.com/WebObjects/VCInit.woa/wa/getBag?ix=1 ...
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How to skip the delay that exists when I lock the Yosemite screen?

For example, when I lock OSX screen Yosemite, I can unlock soon after for some time by pressing any key. How can I eliminate this delay?
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store? [migrated]

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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Apple wireless keyboard not responding typing wrong characters issuing commands by itself

I have not done anything to the keyboard, it just began acting strangely. Now it seems to issue commands by itself to my iPad which the iPad translates as attempts to login with the pass code and as a ...
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How can I access the full functionality of a Japanese Apple keyboard on Windows?

I am currently using a Japanese Apple keyboard (Model A1048) on Windows 8.1. I have two issues with this setup. The first issue is that they keyboard is detected as a US layout keyboard, which causes ...
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Wifi on iMac Constantly Dropping

I have had this iMac for a couple of years, and I have had constant issues with the wifi periodically disconnecting (only recently cared because I have actually started using it). I have recently ...
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How do I put my wireless interface back into managed mode from monitor mode in Mac OS X without rebooting?

On Mac OS X, I can turn my wireless interface in monitor mode, as explained in a 2007 OSXdaily article. I can also use the integrated Wireless Diagnostics utility to do so. Unfortunately, none of ...
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Limit Mac users’ ability to upgrade OS X

I run a mixed environment, with both Mac and Windows users on a Windows domain / Active Directory. I have had a few users on Mac upgrade their OS without thinking of the ramifications this may have ...
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Apple thunderbolt display 27 with Asus z87 expert motherboard

I recently purchased custom build PC with Asus z87 expert thunderbolt motherboard, intel i7 4790k processor, sapphire r9 270x 2gb graphics card etc. Its not working with my Apple thunderbolt display ...
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iMac target display mode - non-standard apple keyboard

So enabling TDM with an apple keyboard works by pressing cmd + f2. But it won't work on my logitech. It is very annoying to have to plug in my apple keyboard just to get this to work. Can anyone ...
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Brother network printer config for Synology DiskStation AirPrint server

Synology DiskStation's DSM 5+ NAS OS includes Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint server services. However, it doesn't include drivers for my specific printer, a Brother DCP-7065DN. Do I need to ...
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I can't update windows 8 to 8.1 under virtual box on my macbook pro

I installed windows 8 on my macbook pro under virtualbox. Now I want to update it to 8.1 with the store (free), but I get the error: You can't update because this doesn't support de CPU of your PC. ...
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Keys dead in Apple Wireless Keyboard after cleaning

I gave my Apple Wireless Keyboard a cleaning using a damp cloth and dishwashing soap. None of the keys have worked since. Although I was careful, some water may have gotten under one or two other ...
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Can't reach only certain websites from my Wifi (with macbook and iphone)

I can't access certain websites neither from my macbook nor from my iphone when connected to my Wifi. The same website can be opened from another windows computer connected to the same Wifi. This is ...
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Itunes 12 rebuffers stream too much during playback

iTunes 12; if there's a cache size option its not where it used to be (Pref -> Adv) my itunes library is stored on an external USB3 drive so i don't think that's the issue either. its not my ...
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OSX - Alternative for TotalFinder's Visor Feature?

Is there an alternative for TotalFinder's Visor feature? The Visor feature is a keyboard shortcut that brings up a finder window over top of the screen, even on full screen apps. I don't want to use ...
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Are generic brand Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters reliable?

I am thinking of buying a thunderbolt to HDMI cable. I found this one: ...
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Apple TV pound symbol [closed]

I have UK Apple TV (latest version) a UK apple keyboard the Apple TV is set to British English region format but shift+3 results in a beep from the Apple TV but no character on screen. Every other ...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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iCloud Drive taking up space on local drive?

My computer seems to be keeping a local copy of my iCloud Drive folder. Is there any way to disable this? I know this because in my "Library" folder, there is another folder called "Mobile Documents" ...
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Watch a movie straight from Apple TV, but hear the sound on my headphones on my MB Air

I don't have money for new tech or headphones. I want to watch a movie from my laptop via AirPlay (watch a movie straight from Apple TV), but hear the sound on my headphones attached to my MB Air. Is ...
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How do I connect a PC with my Apple Cinema 27" Display [duplicate]

I have a PC that has displayport, DVI, and HDMI out. I would like to connect this to an Apple Cinema 27" Display. The apple display only has a mini displayport male connector coming out (it is not ...
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Bluetooth wireless keyboard (Apple Wireless Keyboard) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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Apple Mac Pro Tower — can't remove CD in optical drive

When trying to see if VMWare's Hypervisor would work with my Apple Mac Pro, I installed the CD and rebooted with the intent of installing the Hypervisor. (VMWare's compatibility matrix does say that ...
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On OS X Safari, is there a way to open a page I had been reading on my iOS device?

My iPhone, in its tab organizer screen, shows me open pages on my iPad and even on my computer. (This feature pre-dates iOS 8’s Handoff, going back to at least iOS 7, if not earlier.) However, ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15" Mid 2014 - Low Profile SD Adapter

I am looking for a Macbook Pro Retina 15" Mid 2014 Low Profile SD Adapter so I can expand the storage on a laptop (Model A1398). However every one of these adapters (on ebay, amazon etc) exclude this ...
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How do I get USB or Ethernet working from an Apple Thunderbolt Display connected to PC with Thunderbolt support?

I have a newly built PC (winter 2014) that should be fully supported for Thunderbolt 2 with an Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 motherboard and an accompanying ThunderboltEX II PCIe card. Running Windows ...
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What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro

What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro, then I will create my own Apple ID and register it in the User Account and AppStore? Will all the downloaded apps and software, ...
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Repurposing very old hardware (Apple ][ era) [closed]

I still have my very first computer - an Apple ][ I was given back in grade school. Once I fix the drive cables and clean it up a bit, what could I reasonably use it for? Obviously the stacks of 5¼" ...
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What is the name of the controller used in Apple Mac systems? [closed]

There is a “controller” in the Apple Mac systems. When installing Mac OS X, it detects the controller and provides more features. What is the name of the controller?
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Trying to find a way to fn-lock a desktop keyboard

I recently replaced the keyboard for my desktop PC (traded Apple Wired kbd for new one, old one was worn out). The F keys worked fine on my old one, but I can't for the life of me get the F keys to ...
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Rule in Apple Mail doesn't work

I updated my mac to Yosemite and when I wanted to add a rule in Apple Mail, I go to the inbox and it no longer works and it appears that is stopped. So what to do?
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Yosemite folder icon didn't update?

I joined the beta program and downloaded the Yosemite beta a couple of months ago. I am up to date with all updates. For some reason, the folder icon for my "Books" folder didn't update to the ...
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Setting up wi-fi using Airport Extreme / Express and powerline

I need to setup a wi-fi (ONE!) for a house with two floors. What I was basically thinking of is the following scenario: I connect a DSL modem to the landline I connect an Airport Extreme to the DSL ...
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Apple Macbook Pro - Remote desktop to Windows 7 with drag & drop feature

I have a Macbook Pro and I have downloaded a remote desktop program to connect to a Windows 7 computer remotely which is this one:- ...
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Any performance issues when removing Macbook battery?

Does anyone know if removing the battery will have a major effect on the performance of the processor for the Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011)? I ask because my laptop gets really hot - the heat in ...
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Cant boot MacBook Pro - HDD File System is Read-Only

I have a big problem - I think. The problem seems to be that my HDD is Read-Only so I cant boot and can not erase the HDD to reinstall the system. But here is the whole story. I bougth a used ...
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Home backup & media storage solution [closed]

I'm pondering how I can best create a system to backup devices in my home, as well as separate media storage (essentially iTunes and iPhoto, hoping to put movies, music/podcasts, photos in one place). ...
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Strange web traffic issues with Apple servers from Dubai

I know this is rather unorthodox for SU but this thing has been really puzzling me... For the last 3 days, all traffic from my home to Apple servers has been erratic at best, including : access to ...
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Change default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks

Is there any way to change the default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks? More precisely, I'd like to make it look like in windows, and even more precisely I want to move the 'point' where the mouse ...
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Apple late early 2009 MacBook Pro does not wake (easily) from sleep

My MacBook Pro does not wake up from sleep. Someone told me (because she also had a problem with the same symptoms as mine) there is a sensor at the hinge at the bottom of the display that tells the ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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How To Add HTTP PROXY to Apple TV via Windows 7

On the iPhone / iPad In setting - Wifi - Your Wifi - There is a HTTP PROXY section which you can change I see no option for this on Apple TV is there anyway to add HTTP PROXY to Apple TV but via ...
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looking for a laptop without a plastic shell [closed]

I am hoping to move away from the apple ecosystem soon, but one thing that I really like about the macbook pros is the aluminum shell. I would like to either buy a laptop without a case or one that I ...
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Create a bash file in MAC OS to add static routes and dial PPTP VPN

Create a bash file in MAC OS, double clicking it would add a specific interface based static route in the routing table and then it dials a PPTP VPN.
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Is Bash part of Apple's OS X System Update?

I think the title is self explanatory. How safe is it to upgrade yourself using methods such as this (https://coderwall.com/p/dmuxma)? Thank you in advance.