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    Time machine fail

    Papilloman, I am having my own Time Machine/Time Capsule issues so I sympathise. But look at the maths. The ratio your machine is telling you between space required and space available doesn't stack up. A terabyte (Tb) is 1000 times bigger than a Gigabyte (Gb) so your i-mac or your Time...
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    Is my Mac Time Capsule dying?

    Thank you, Cory. I have been looking for Time Machine alternatives , perhaps WD MyCloud, Synology. There are some which don't seem to have network wi-fi access and even a few which are sold without any storage and/or disks [and not just among the lower priced models]. I'd like to see examples...
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    Is my Mac Time Capsule dying?

    Unfortunately, the last A1470s were made in about 2016 and Apple no longer support it. Mine is one of the last.
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    Is my Mac Time Capsule dying?

    I run a 2016 Mac Time capsule (A1470) to 2TB Time Machine back ups for three Macs. They are a 2016 MbPro, a 2014 MacBook air (both on Catalina 10.15.5) and a 2010 I-mac on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6. The two MacBooks seem unable to compete any backups on the Time Capsule though the i-mac...
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    How to turn off laptop screen when connected to Monitor

    Perhaps I am missing something but if you want to operate or see anything on the the monitor surely the laptop needs to be open so that you can use the keyboard. The monitor, of itself, cannot make inputs to your laptop nor can it take in any (picture) data unless it is connected to another...
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    What cooling mats can I use with MacBook Air 2020?

    I am surprised you are expecting heat problems with a new MacBook Air. I've had none with my 2016 MacBook Pro and before that none with a white 2009 MacBook. For comfort and a better typing angle and a much better camera angle for video conferencing I use an aluminium adjustable stand by...
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    SOLVED Macbook pro 2015 Retina Display showing coloured vertical lines sometimes

    This sounds like the problem I had earlier in the year. I have a a 2016 (December) MacBook Pro, well out of both warranty and AppleCare. The screen had stopped working though the laptop was performing normally on my plugged-in remote screen. I called the Apple help line (10 March) and was...
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    SOLVED Ableton Macbook overlays

    I wrote to Mark Brown, Company Director, Editors Keys in Manchester, England who market the Abelton range: Could you ask someone to please list the features & benefits, for word processing, not video/audio editing of Abelton overlays? I have mild arthritis and find my typing is very inaccurate...
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    SOLVED Ableton Macbook overlays

    What do we know about Ableton keyboards overlays? What do they do?
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    SOLVED Text messages

    I would be most cautious about responding to this kind of message. My wife had two such only yesterday saying that her e-mail was compromised. Sounds like a spoof, or worse, a scam.
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    Rotten Apple

    This sounds like the problem I had earlier in the week. I have a a 2016 (December) MacBook Pro, well out of both warranty and AppleCare. The screen had stopped working though the laptop was performing normally on my plugged-in remote screen. Several other minor faults developed. I called the...
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    Mac MAIL app self-starting

    Cory, Have labelled your four points A thro' D . A. Yes MAIL self-launches, usually after one or more earlier uses of MAIL but not from Mac [cold] start-up. B. No. C. NVRAM/PRAM never used. Wouldn't know how to anyway. D. Yes. Sometimes while in sleep. Thanks for your opinion.
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    Mac MAIL app self-starting

    My desktop Mac, 21.5 inch, mid-2011, using macOS10.13.6 starts the Mail program (Version 11.5 (3445.9.1)) every few minutes whether I ask it to or not. I can't find any preference settings which might be causing this. Anybody any clues? Neither of my other mac devices (MBPro/i-pad/i-phone)...
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    What Are These

    You seem to have reached voice control (systemprefs>Accessibility>Enable Voice Control) for dictation. This will activate the microphone icon. Then, if you select Mail>view, the little numbers in the side bar appear. Reverse the process to prevent dictation. See the excellent book The Missing...
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