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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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Backup apps in ipa format on iphone no PC [migrated]

I need to restore my iphone firmware on my work computer, without installing any other program other than the iTunes already installed on it. I'm wondering if there's some kind if app or jailbreak ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Mac OS X Maverick started upgraded and stuck partway due to not enough disk space

I started upgrading my Mac to Maverick which Apple allowed (there was enough space) and then after it rebooted it said that I was missing 2GB of space. I'm able to get to the terminal but can't delete ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 3-Finger Drop Lag

After enabling three-finger dragging for my Trackpad, I notice that it drags well, but when I release there is about 1-2 seconds of lag before it actually drops. I understand this is supposed to be a ...
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Xcode doesn't work

I downloaded xcode 6.1 beta for Yosemite and when the download ended, I clicked on it to start programming but the program doesn't work and it starts jumping on the dock for a couple of minutes ...
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TrueCrypt mounted disk accessible by guest account

I noticed this issue. I have personal files on my truecrypt account and if it was mounted and then someone use my guest account, they can access my disk! how to prevent that? is there any option to ...
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HP Photosmart7280 won't work on the wireless network, tho it has before

I've tried many ways to fix this problem, and as the cable receptacle doesn't work, I can't connect that way. ANy ideas? Computer is imac running 10.9.4
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How to configure Apple USB keyboard on Xorg (FreeBSD)

The Apple USB Keyboard in question is identified my the number MB 110Z/B it has the following distinctive features: The key under esc is ±/§ instead of backtick/~ The left shift key is shorter than ...
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Macbook Aluminium Late 2008 wont turn on

A couple of weeks ago I got out my old macbook aluminium and went to turn it on and nothing happened. So I plugged it in and the red charging light was on so I just left it to charge in case for some ...
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Using function keys without [FN] key with Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 Machine (no bootcamp)

I currently use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on my work PC (just my preference). For the most part it works fine. Since I do a lot of programming, I end up using the function keys a lot. However, in ...
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Suddenly can't open photos in Mac

Yesterday I have renamed all my photos in Macbbok using adobe Bridge. But I noticed today that I can't open large numbers of jpeg files. A few are okay, and normally view-able. but others are showing ...
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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Why subnet mask for IP 10.0.1.4 is 255.255.255.0?

Well I'm not sure whether I'm missing something here. But all I've read is that if first octet of IP is within 0 - 127 then it is categorized as Class A subnet and correspondingly Subnet Mask for ...
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Script to Open Quicken and update Accounts

I am trying to write a script that will open the Quicken Program and then execute a Shit Command U.. when it finishes updated the accounts, it will close the application. This is what I have. tell ...
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Is there a way to remap the Fn and Ctrl keys on an Apple wireless keyboard?

I'm using Apple Wireless keyboard and I'm slightly disappointed that Fn key and Ctrl key have that order. It's not convenient for me. How can I easily swap them?
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Classify passwords in Keychain app

I try to put order in my Apple Keychain app. I have Mavericks OS 10.9.4. I have a lot of passwords. Can I classify the passwords by category?. I tried: File > new keychain and I create one for ...
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iPhone 4S (iOS 6.1.1) Activity log

Is it possible to see report in system files of when my iPhone was switched on and switched off like in Windows Event viewer System report like this 5.06.14 11:12 power on 8.06.14 20:10 power off I ...
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iMac Numbers - jumping between sheets

How can I jump from one cell in a Apple Numbers sheet to another cell in another sheet within the same spreadsheet with a single mouse click?
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Airport Express N 1st Generation Wireless to Wired

I'm trying to use the airport express as a wireless to wired bridge. I've get it connected to the wifi and connected to a Windows PC. The PC gets an IP and the correct default gateway, it can ping the ...
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PC Laptop not grabbing a DHCP address from Apple Time Capsule

All of the Macs on my network are acquiring a DHCP IP address via Wi_Fi just fine. Multiple PC laptops are not obtaining a DHCP IP address from the Wi-Fi network. They do successfully join the Wi-Fi ...