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Re: Removing back of MacBook Pro artie505 03/26/23 06:12 AM
My best suggestion...

If you've got a drill, you don't even need to wait for the P5. Since your MBP is headed for the trash, you can/should be able to, anyhow simply drill out the screw heads to remove the case back.

The SSD will be immediately visible, and you can pry it out with a screwdriver or claw hammer. Then break off the connectors that mate with the logic board with a pair of pliers, and bury what's left in the middle of a bag of kitchen garbage.
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Apple Watch Learns a New Trick! joemikeb 03/22/23 09:03 PM
I got my first Apple Watch some eight years ago as an adjunct to my iPhone, and about the only thing the watch could do without the iPhone was tell the date and time. Over the years, the Apple Watch has taken on a unique feature suite of its own, including the ability to make and receive phone calls and messages without the help of an iPhone in Bluetooth range, but the iPhone has remained essential to setting up, configuring, and updating the Apple Watch. I am not sure when this happened but this morning I received notice of a WatchOS update, on my watch. confused This was new, previous WatchOS update notices had always appeared on my iPhone and handled through the Watch App on the iPhone and required the Apple Watch to be on the charger to complete the installation. I launched the Settings app (which is itself relatively new) on the Apple Watch keyed in my passcode, and went about my business. Several minutes later I felt the familiar haptic on my wrist and looked down to see a notification the watch had been updated to WatchOS RC (Release Candidate) 9.4.

Does this mean the Apple Watch could be used without an iPhone? I don't yet know the limitations other than the screen size, but for communications and some navigation tasks yes.
Does this mean the Apple Watch could fully replace an iPhone? Not really, the screen size alone would rule out a lot of iPhone uses, the lack of a camera function alone would eliminate a significant group of users.
Does this mean the Apple Watch could replace an iPhone for some users? Apple already dominates the wearable device (a.k.a. smartwatch) market and this could easily open up an entire new segment of that market.
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iTunes, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV Jump to new posts
Re: iPad bookmarks Gregg 03/22/23 11:54 AM
Yep. Some things just work on the Mac, but not so much on the iPad.
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Re: FindAllFile Question plantsower 03/21/23 07:43 PM
I already posted what he said above. Here you go: Files inside the /private/var/db/ folder are managed and protected by macOS - you shouldn't worry about this, as they cannot cause any harm in that location. If you really need to remove such files, you need to boot into a separate macOS system, from which you can then delete such files.

For the heck of it, I'd be inclined to email the dev and ask "What," "Why," and "How do I get rid of it?" [/quote]
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Re: Electrical gremlins interfere with music playback? freelance 03/21/23 12:00 AM
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is an axiom I have never quite embraced. You can always make things better, right?

So, I started moving things around and found myself back at ground zero. What I found: no matter which bus you connect the USB 2 DAC to, it will always show up in System Report as being on the USB 3 bus. The DAC has to be on the USB 3 bus (1 of 4 inputs), which means that the two docks have to be on the USB-C bus (only 2 inputs).

This is what I finally ended up with:
Connection scheme
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Re: Ex-President Bonespur getting desperate Gregg 03/20/23 12:40 PM
Too funny! The next day, ABC had added a question mark to the banner. Someone must have called them out on their sensationalism.
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