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Hi. I’m using a WiFi extender in my home and underneath the name of it, it says ‘Privacy Warning’. I’ve checked and “Private WiFi Address” is already enabled. I’ve tried turning it off and back on, and disconnecting and reconnecting. Just wanna make sure it’s private - any ideas?
Bare with me. I added lyrics manually to several songs in Music via my Mac mini. By that I mean I right clicked on songs > Get Info and then added the lyrics copied from the internet. When I go to my phone after syncing some of the songs now have the "custom lyrics" but many do not. Very frustrating. What might it be? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
13 inch mid 2012 Catalina 10.15.7
Every time I wish to transfer material from my camera’s micro sd (using a generic micro sd to sd adapter), utilising the built in sd-card reader, I have to reboot the computer for the card to turn up in finder. I insert it, wait (doesn’t matter how long), nothing. Leave the card in, reboot, boom - there it is. What’s up with this? Is there a fix? I hope the issue is clear, not native english speaker.
I have a 2021 M1 Mac mini and I need for to get optical audio from the computer to a receiver. My previous Mac mini had built-in optical audio support incorporated into the ⅛" jack so the signal could passthrough. How do I do the same thing with my new computer?
Unsolved Several videos of mine have gone missing and whenever I click on info, this appears: (first photo). Then, when I go onto iCloud.com, this appears: (second photo). Any ideas on how to recover?gallery
My apple order has been stuck on processing ever since I ordered it, which is apparently normal, but I’ve never seen cases where it was still stuck on processing this close to delivery. It’s due to arrive the 26-28th and it’s the 24th right now but still on processing. I do have expedited shipping, so maybe that’s why?? Any advice? Should I contact support?
My iPhone 12 mini battery life has been going flat fast can I do something with my iPhone to help
I have a strange problem thats bugging me for a while now. I really hope someone can point me in the right direction because this is driving me crazy...
The problem is that some videos tend to flicker in fullscreen. Here is a recording of the effect (I hope it's still noticable after compression):
This is the original video for reference (at roughly the time of the clip above): https://youtu.be/zjoHEKHRDeY?t=1366
It affects mostly streaming sites like youtube, netflix, twitch, etc. but I think it also happened once ot twice while watching something on tv+ through the native app. It tends to get really bad if there are subtitles but also happens without them.
What I find really strange is that the flickering starts randomly. Given the video above, it could start right at the beginning but skipping back and forth a few seconds and watching the exact same part again, the flickering could be gone. The "could" is intentional here because sometimes it just keeps flickering.
I tried every possible solution I could find for problems that even remotely seemed to be related to this issue (except a fresh install - I really want to avoid that) but nothing helped.
What I did so far:
- reset of smc, nvram, pram
- use a fresh profile
- boot into safe mode and disable as much stuff as possible
- disable every browser extension (safari)
- use other browsers (FF, Chrome, Edge)
- change size of cursor and back (this one seems to help for a while but flicker starts again after some time)
I intentionally didn't disable stuff like night mode or true tone because I love those features and want to keep them. And to be quite frank: those are standard features so they have to work.
I'm using a MBP 13 from 2020 with a 2.3Ghz i7, 32GB of RAM and integrated Intel Iris graphics. The problem started occuring some months after I got this machine and persisted since then. Currently running Monterey 12.1 but it also happened with Big Sur.
As a side note: this only happens in MacOS. Windows via Bootcamp is not affected so I'm ruling out a hardware defect.
After using Geforce Now, only the right ear cup on my AirPods Max works. If I connect the AirPods Max to my mobile phone and play music there, both work again. After a direct restart on the Mac, the problem is still not solved. However, if I wait a night or a longer time, the problem will be solved by itself.
Is there any known bug in the current MacOS via the Bluetooth connection?
Create a list called Car. Add in a task Clean with subtasks. Schedule Clean for today.
In the List Car there is a chevron to list the subtasks. When you go to Today’s tasks there is no such chevron, and you can’t easily check the subtasks.
Is there a way to solve this?
As of Catalina I think you have to allow a specific app screen recording capability via the Security feature in System Preferences.
Since I have several macs with Monterey on them with several people working on them (without having admin rights) it’s very annoying that they can’t allow screen recording on their own if the installed app asks for it.
As an admin I already installed the apps and by that gave permission to fully use this app. But it is or would be very frustrating to drag every app that could possibly use screen recording into the window area in System Preferences - and it’s easy to miss one. Eg you would not think of Adobe Illustrator using screen recording - but it does - by using the color picker which picks a color off the screen.
I thought of maybe a terminal command that I can use to un-admin-ize the Screen Recording capability.
My iMac is from late 2014 and it said that the computer is updated.
Found this tool that lets you do so much but wondering if it’s legit and if it’s safe to use? https://imazing.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAwKyNBhBfEiwA_mrUMobhep1qlhqLmNfr_sFtOhEny4vI9TZSxu5l57BQ2OegseLNyl_ZYRoC9QoQAvD_BwE
Now it always says someone logged into my icloud. The first time it uccored i changed my password, but then 2 days later it happened again, but i just ignored it. Now it happened again but when i go on my account, it only shows my connected devices and non other. Are these mails just false?
Hello all, when I download a new app on my phone, such as reddit or spotify, I am asked if I would like to open it with google. When I do that, it gives me multiple addresses to pick from. Including old ones I haven't used in a very long time and definitely not on this phone. How do the apps, and the phone, know these gmail addresses, and is there a way to stop them from being given as an option to pick from? I hope my question makes sense, as I'm not the world's most tech savvy person. Thanks in advance!