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  1. SGilbert

    Updating/Restoring iPhone using a downloaded ipsw file

    I have no idea where you are from, but may I suggest you go someplace with good WiFi internet. That could be public buildings, healthcare facilities, restaurants, friends/neighbors homes, or even your phone carrier's store. From there, just update through the phone and forget all this ipsw file...
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    Anyone Buying M1 MacBook Pro, Air, or Mini?

    Oh how I wish! Although my '15 MBP is doing quite well, I am very impressed with the reports and stats I see published on the M1s. However tempting, though, I will wait for a 16" MBP--13" is just way too small. (I remember the days I HAD to downsize from my beloved 17" MBP to a 15" MBP when...
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    Mackeeper Ad

    If you do a search for 'Mackeeper' on this site, you'll find a whole lot of anti Mackeeper statements along with many many problems with it. WHY, then, are they allowed to advertise here? The pros and amateurs, alike, recommend to NEVER install Mackeeper.
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    I have switched over to Firefox for the needs I have for Flash.
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    Is there any way to use Flash in Safari 14? Yes, I know it's despised, yes I know it's going away 12/31. I play a few games that require Flash. Worst case senario, I do have a .dmg of Safari 13.1.2
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    Cheryl, now that you mention it, I'm inclined to think that Safari 13.1.2 is the culprit. I see no difference whether I dismiss it or reload.
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    Several times a day, I get the attached 'banner' atop either Facebook or Yahoo finance. Never have had this before, but started showing up a month or two ago. The only thing that has changed, to my knowledge, is a new battery that Apple installed. (2015 MBP) I have 16 Gigs of RAM and usually...
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    iPhone car play sync question

    Wife & I both have iPhone 11s. Mine is synced to an ‘11 Lincoln with Sync 1; jets is synced to a ‘14 Jeep. No problems with either. Go for it!!
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    Protection help

    That was the 1st on the thumb drive
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    Protection help

    I ended up just copying sensitive files to a thumb drive, including those in the Dropbox folder. Deleted, in Keychain, several passwords. Upon return of my Mac, I'll just copy back the files. All the other solutions were just too cumbersome or overkill.
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    Protection help

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    MacBook Air early 2015 Catalina Install

    Strange! One more place to try. Go to App Store and search for macOS Catalina and download it from there. Quit everything before you attempt to install.
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    MacBook Air early 2015 Catalina Install

    Where did you get this OS from & how? Recommended: go to System Preferences and then Software update. Delete what you have and run the above.
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    Protection help

    Thanks. I'll give it a shot. Not going to wipe my Mac---Far more overkill than I need. Just protect a few files & passwords.
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    Protection help

    BUT.....If I delete some files from the MBP Dropbox folder (after copying to thumb drive) they will be deleted from the cloud.
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    Protection help

    My beloved MBP has to go back to Apple tomorrow for, probably, a new battery. Bottom panel is swollen on both sides. Problem is, however, I have sensitive data in my Dropbox folder. I cannot just copy & delete the folder as I use most of the data also on my iPhone (which will be my only...
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    Upgrading a 2009 MBP. SSD and OS question - Hurdles and Hoops

    DeltaMac just told you, adding a SSD will not allow you a newer OS than El Capitan unless you 'patch' it with the link he provided.
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    Shrink software

    Curious if anyone has come across software or a way to shrink a page or screen just the opposite of Control + 2 fingers up? I do a lot go genealogy work and often a cannot take a screen shot of a page because it is larger than my 15" MBP van handle. (OH how I miss my 17" MBP!) I can squeeze in...
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    Permanently revealing Library directory ...

    Are you wishing to 'browse' that library, or you looking for a specific file? If specific, I would use EasyFind to bring it up to read, duplicate, or copy.