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    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 5.1 2012 - Upgrade Help

    Hey all - I have a mid 2012 Mac Pro and I love it. I love that I can add my own cards to it and stuff but it's stuck in the past and I don't know what core changes I need to do to make it relevant. I can't move past Sierra, my USB-C card I installed doesn't work because there are no thunderbolt...
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    Glitched Touch Bar

    my Touch Bar screen broke all of a sudden. the display looks glitched. how can I fix it? its really upsetting cause I don't remember doing anything that could have caused it. I can still use it but I can't see any of the icons
  3. Videot27

    MP 7,1 Using LG 34WL550-B with Mac Pro?

    Hi, all — Is anyone out there using LG's ultra-wide 34" display as a primary monitor for their Mac Pro? I'm speccing out a new workstation for video editing here at work (FCPX, AfterEffects, maybe some Premiere Pro) and will be upgrading from a 27" iMac. Since I'm returning to the world of...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Need advice - it's now 2021 and I need advice wether to upgrade or buy new

    Please forgive me if I am asking for something that's probably already been covered to the nth degree. I'm new here and joined to primarily seek advice. ( I will contribute later after I've acted on whatever decision I make.) Usually, I would take the time to research more thoroughly in this...
  5. novakjos

    Help moving on from early 2020 MBA...

    Hello, So I am usually the person that a lot of my friends come to when they need help picking a Mac and I consider myself pretty adept at being able to recommend the right amount (no more, no less) of what people need. I'm writing because I really don't know what to do for myself. I was using...
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    Buying advice for new MacBook Air.

    I know this question has been asked a lot but since I will soon buy my first Mac ever I need to ask. I am a music producer and my i7 4790k with 8 gigs of DDR3 slow ram that I have on my PC right now have served me well throught the years and I never made a project that my PC has struggled with...
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    macOS High Sierra App Quit Unexpectedly

    Hello, I could really do with some help. I have never posted here before and recently asked the following question via "Apple Communities" without resolution. I hope I am posting in the correct place, pease feel free to forward/move this to anywhere more specific. I’ve been trying to setup an...
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    iPhone 6(S)(+) iPhone 6s Plus to iPhone 8+ Upgrade

    So I am on a pretty tight budget, but my 6s is really starting to get to me. The performance seems to be suffering just a bit too much at this point in life and I don't expect it to be compatible with next year's iOS. I have it in a battery case so throttling should not be the cause of...
  9. kittur

    Bad Day - everything needs replaced today!

    My iphone 6S just died an hour ago. I'm hoping it'll come to life again but it clearly needs replacing, and my old Macbook Air 2014 that I use with a separate screen has a warning that the battery needs replacing and today it started sputtering. No Apple shops are open to replace the battery...
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    iPad Pro Which size iPad Pro for college?

    I'm currently looking to purchase an iPad Pro for note taking. I have a 2017 MacBook Pro 13", horrible keyboard and its performance is unbearable. I'd be trading in my iPad Air 3. I can't decide which size to get for taking notes. The 11" seems very portable yet the 12.9" is the same size as a...
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    Series 4 Acting Up: SE or 6?

    I currently have a 44mm Series 4 that is causing some heart ache... slow, battery life not as good as it once was... Anyone go to an SE from a Series 4? I would lose the ECG, but gain a better processor and a new watch with warranty and save some money... or should I go to a Series 6? I do not...
  12. toyotaharving

    Purchase Advice

    Hi all, I need some purchasing advice. I currently have an early 2015 MacBook Air with the following specs: Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Now, the keyboard is failing me, and I'm doing a code-heavy PhD at the moment and working from home has made me...
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    MacBook air 2013 does not recognise the new nvme ssd

    Hi there, I recently bought a 512Gb NVMe M.2 ssd from verbatim as it was really cheap and I also bought the adapter on eBay so that it'd fit in my macbook (the adapter is from sintech) but after installing it, the ssd doesn't show up in disk utility or ubuntu terminal, I tried so many different...
  14. Blue_Leader

    Upgrading MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 SSD - Looking for advice

    Hey everybody, I was just wondering if anybody could give me advice on suitable SSDs to purchase to upgrade the storage in my MBA 11" 2015. Ideally I'm looking for a 800GB - 120GB drive, anything in that range is fine, ideally I'm looking for the most affordable option. If location affects...
  15. Blue_Leader

    Upgrading MacBook Air 13-inch 2017 SSD Please Help

    Hi There, I was just wondering if anybody would be able to reccomend any cheap or 'reasonably priced' but well functioning SSDs that would be compatible with my MacBook Air 13-inch 2017 (running Catalina). I currently have its original 258GB SSD in it. I'm not quite sure where to look to find...
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    Why the ARM transition will suck, and why it won't.

    First, let me get this out of the way: Intel has not been able to deliver 5nm chips. Taiwan Semi has. 5nm means much better performance-per-watt. 5nm runs much cooler. 5nm means no more throttling due to heat like what happens today in a MacBook Pro, where heat is the limiting factor. Apple...
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    (Advice Please): Copying Mac Photos Library to Windows Computer

    Any advice for someone looking to copy a 84.7GB Mac OS Photos Library to a Windows machine? I spent 2+ years going through a 160GB Google Photos export getting rid of duplicates and photos I don't like. I now use a Windows Desktop at home as my primary computer. Any advice for what photo...
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    Should I buy a 2015 15" MacBook Pro?... or wait

    I currently have a 2017 13" MacBook Pro without TouchBar. I cannot stand this keyboard and the computer overheats constantly. I have my eye on a used Mid 2015 15 inch Pro with the 2.5ghz i7. The price is $999 and its in great physical shape with a brand new battery. Is this a good decision or...
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    Other 11 Pro Max or Wait For Rumored 12?

    So once all this Quarantine stuff ends, I’ve been looking into upgrading my iPhone since I’m eligible for one. I have a red 8+ I got on its launch when I was due for a new phone after my 6S was dying (had a free battery change, phone still died permanently after two years of service) and I’m...
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    Advice for buying a mac mini for programming

    I need a advice about if this mac mini that I'm going to buy will run smooth for what I will use. I need a mac mini only for programming, I will use only the Xcode and the simulator. This is the mac mini configuration: Intel core i5 2.5ghz 12 GB RAM Fusion Drive 620gb Intel HD Graphics 4000...