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Why does the terminal on my MacBook Pro seem to send me my iPad instead of the MacBook Pro itself?

More than likely your computer name just changed which is what is displayed in the CLI prompt. These commands via Terminal will shed some light as to the device you're using: Confirm macos version: ...
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Why does the Apple A12X processor have better benchmark results then the i7-4790T?

The A12X is an enormous CPU built on the latest technology, leaving far behind the older i7-4790T dating from 2014. First difference is the manufacturing process: The A12X is a 7 nm chip, while the ...
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Is there a USB Host Controllers on iPads?

The iPad does have a USB host controller built in it. However, there are no USB ports, only the one Apple Lightning port. The Apple Lightning port and cable are USB compatible, however they also ...
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Can I create a wireless ad hoc network in Windows 11?

Unfortunately Hosted and Ad-Hoc Networks Are Not Working on Windows 10, and the same for Windows 11. What is left is Wi-Fi Direct : Wi-Fi Direct (formerly Wi-Fi Peer-to-Peer) is a Wi-Fi standard for ...
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Can the iPad Pro be used as input to a Linux computer?

This is now possible on Linux and macOS systems with a project I have created called Weylus. Screen mirroring, pressure sensitivity, tilt and multi touch are supported. Weylus turns your tablet or ...
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DNS domain pointing to LAN ip only works from one device

Early in Ethernet networking, most networks consisted of many devices doing many different tasks. Your average network had a Router, a Switch, firewall/NAT, a DHCP server, a DNS server, & web ...
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Can a USB cable carry 12v?

Years have passed since this question was asked, and it is no longer true that you can not "get" 12V out of plain USB-2 or USB-3. I'm providing an updated answer because this question ranks ...
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Bookmarks - sync OS X Firefox with iPhone / iPad Safari

Firefox now provides sync functionality on multiple devices, which also includes open tabs. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ There are a few things that currently don't work well with ...
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How can I install Microsoft Office off of my subscription on my iPad?

The login error is because the domain does not exist according to any DNS. The supported way is to download the Office apps separately from the app store. Once downloaded, you must sign in, and that ...
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32 ft usb 3 cable power not suficient

It would be more efficient, & no more unsightly, to just run a mains extension the 32ft then plug in your regular charger, if data is not a concern.
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32 ft usb 3 cable power not suficient

You may get better performance out of a physically thicker USB cable. DC electrical current is resisted more by thin conductors, which is OK on a 6-foot desktop cable, but becomes a problem on a 32-...
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Use iPad as Monitor

No, the iPad HDMI adapter does not have video input capability. You can use the iPad as a second screen for your computer using the Duet app, but it's not a general-purpose display.
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My iPad's keyboard is split in the middle. How can I revert to a normal default keyboard?

Pinch on the screen over they keyboard to put it back together. Basically swipe inwards from both sides to put it together and swipe outwards from the middle to split it.
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Apple Devices, NTP-Requests?

As per this Q/A, they do indeed use hardcoded servers. You will probably find that many devices won’t accept anything but the IP configuration from a DHCP server. However, you can hijack the ...
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How to run Weylus on Windows 10

The Weylus developer has answered to the same problem in the redit post Weylus - Use your Tablet as Graphic Tablet/Touch Screen for your Computer (Open Source): Looks like you are running Windows, I ...
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Can a wireless connection have the same connect as an ethernet cable

Yes, a Wi-Fi device and a wired Ethernet device can be connected into the same LAN together. This exactly what an "Access Point" (AP) does; it acts as a point (place) where Wi-Fi devices can ...
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Reverse tethering Macbook Pro and iPad over BT extremely slow

Bluetooth is a low data rate protocol and is generally capable of less than 2Mbps under normal circumstances. Bluetooth 3 supported a "High Speed" mode which used a WiFi link to achieve ...
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Transfer video files to iPad Pro from PC using USB and no WiFi

You can use the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. Put the video files on a USB Flash drive, connect it to the Multiport Adapter along with USB-C power. On iPad open the Files APP. From there ...
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Connect iPad to company Ethernet LAN via USB bridge

While this is quite a list of things you’ll need, setting it all up takes less than 30 seconds: First off, disable WiFi on your iPad, as well as cellular data if it’s an LTE model. Plug one end of ...
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How can iPadian do this?

iPadian is created by Adobe AIR, and is a third-party software so it can in no way have the real safari browser, the browser shown here is not safari, but a simulation of it. But shouldn't these ...
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Can I use vlc on Linux to convert an audio file to m4a to be played on iPad/iPhone?

Ok, the answer is that, yes, the file can be created with vlc on Linux as a perfectly good m4a file that should be playable on iTunes on an iPad or iPhone. However, the file can only be transferred to ...
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Can I use vlc on Linux to convert an audio file to m4a to be played on iPad/iPhone?

Well, the very short answer to the originally asked question is: Yes, you can use vlc on Linux to convert an audio file encoded with AAC in an MP4 container, that should be able to be played on iOS ...
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IPAD devices do not have USB access in WIndows 7

The solution for me was to log in to the computer as an Admin and go into the control panel / system / device manager. Whilst watching the screen plug in the iPod/iPad/iPhone and you'll see portable ...
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Blocking a specific user from accessing YouTube

Its non-trivial, but you could run your own caching nameserver with your onw zone set up for Youtube. (There are a few ways to do this, if your router supports dd-wrt thats a good first step. You ...
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Using Reflector 2 between iPad Air 2 and PC Laptop

Resolution, use Airserver. Works like a charm and does exactly what we want it to do. No issues whatsoever.
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Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) unable to connect to “Personal Hotspot” on an iPad running iOS 8

In my case, just signing out of iCloud on the Mac then connecting to the hotspot prompted for a password, when it hadn't been prompting for password before. I was then able to connect My iPhone was ...
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Can a USB cable carry 12v?

Actually years later USB type c now has a power delivery rating of 100w. This translates to 19v(or was it 20v) at 5A. It should be easy to get that down to 12v with a simple resistor or converter. ...
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Display iPhone/iPad/iPod on PC screen

just found another airplay receiver, lonelyscreen mirroring works with iOS 9.2. but youtube playback doesn't work.
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