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Don’t prompt for opening certain external apps in Chrome

Chrome prompts me before opening external apps. Is it possible to add certain apps to an allowlist (e.g., Zoom, Notion) so that I’m not prompted each time?

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Is there any advantage to different file systems on microSD?

I have a two new microSD cards and I’m going to use them for overflow storage and Timemachine using macOS Catalina. They have exFAT now. Q. Is there any advantage to formatting them in any other format? Specifically looking at safety as I’ve lost files on another microSD that is using exFAT. The files were […]

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Could iOS disallow apps from looking at the clipboard?

I heard that TikTok was banned in some countries and was found to be looking at user’s clipboard data at times and possibly transferring or storing them some where. But it seems to me any OS could simply not allow the app to do that, be it macOS, Windows, or iOS… user can be copy […]

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Revert back from a BT dongle 4.0 to internal bluetooth controller won’t work

When the Mac mini 2018 was released, I was experiencing Magic Mouse 2 issues (choppiness, etc), like many others, so I decided to get a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle (IOGear GBU521) and see if the problem would go away. It did… I plugged in the new adapter, went into Bluetooth Explorer, under "HCI Controller Selector" selected […]

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macOS Catalina screen recording permission to third-party apps not working

I need to use several third-party apps which require to use screen recording. However those apps do not appear in the screen recording list in security and privacy in macOS Catalina.

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Remove data from one device from iCloud

I uploaded photos from two different iPhones to the iCloud using the same Apple ID. Now I would like to remove one device (including all photos that were upladed by this device) from the iCloud. Is this possible? If yes, what would be the best way?

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iPhone 11 Pro Max lagging/freezing when using any app

I have iPhone 11 Pro Max since 2019, and it worked perfectly fine until last week ( mainly few days after updating to the latest iOS) where all the apps keeps on freezing/lagging. If I text on WhatsApp for example, the screen becomes unresponsive for few seconds and everything freezes out and can’t type or […]

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After migration to new Mac, Apple Mail doesn’t use keychain but asks for all account passwords instead

After I migrated via migration assistant to a new Mac (old and new device are running Mojave), Apple Mail asks for passwords of all my accounts despite I did a full migration with all data, keychain inclusive. Although passwords are present in the migrated keychain, I have to enter them manually in the password dialog […]

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Rename volume with bizarre name

A MacBook Air with a SSD, the boot drive, name consisting of 220 double-quote characters. MBA 2014 with Sierra 10.12.6 (not high sierra) These did not work: From a finder window, R-click in name column Dialog popup – "The name can’t be used. Try using a name with fewer characters, or with no punctuation marks" […]

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Pages: Long table pasted into page-layout document is truncated

I’m pasting a long table (created in Numbers) into a page layout document in Pages 8.2. The results look sort of like this (sorry for blurring out the text): I have not been able to make the table show up on multiple pages or set margins for it. If I’m using the Word Processing layout, […]