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MacOS port become blocked

I have tried setting up Packet Filter on macOS 10.15.5. I develop software. I am hosting some services via supervisord. It has a user interface on port 9001 running to reset/start/stop services. For all time long it worked well and I was able to access that UI on the local network. I ran a nmap […]

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What is ‘beaconstore’ and ‘beaconstorekey’ in the Mac keychain?

I noticed that after updating my Mac to the newest version of Catalina last night a new keychain entry titled ‘beaconstore’ has appeared, after inspecting the only other info I could find was that it was associated with something called ‘beaconstorekey’. I have searched everywhere and cannot find much information surrounding this other than the […]

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Issue downgrading MacOS Catalina to Mojave using bootable install

I’ve just got my new Mac computer which came preinstalled with Catalina. To use 32 bit programs, I’m trying to use a bootable install in order to downgrade to Mojave, which I’ve done before. I followed the instructions provided on this site: https://www.imore.com/how-make-bootable-installer-drive-downgrade. I also went into recovery mode to access Startup Security Utility to […]

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Number keys on the Numeric Keypad part of the Magic Keyboard don’t work with Terminal

When I’m in Terminal, I’ve noticed that pressing the . or numbers 0 through 9 produce the error sound and don’t register a value. The same keys pressed on the “regular” keyboard work as expected. Is this the expected behavior?

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Apple Thunderbolt disconnecting, reconnecting from MBP 2018

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro with a Thunderbolt display hooked up as an external monitor using the Apple TB2/MDP to TB3 adapter. I have had this machine in to Apple to try to figure out why it is constantly disconnecting, losing all peripheral connection, mostly reconnecting but sometimes just requiring me to yank the […]

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How can one mute Zoom on iPad?

How can one mute Zoom on iPad? Turning down the volume doesn’t work. I don’t mean muting the microphone but muting the other interlocutors. I am an attendee. I just want to mute the others for myself, but I still want them to hear each other.

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How can one mute Zoom on iPad?

How can one mute Zoom on iPad? Turning down the volume doesn’t work. I don’t mean muting the microphone but muting the other interlocutors. I am an attendee. I just want to mute the others for myself, but I still want them to hear each other.

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How can one mute Zoom on iPad?

How can one mute Zoom on iPad? Turning down the volume doesn’t work. I don’t mean muting the microphone but muting the other interlocutors. I am an attendee. I just want to mute the others for myself, but I still want them to hear each other.

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External iSight Camera microphone not working

I’m using a 2003-era external iSight Camera with an Apple Cinema Display and USB-C MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15. It’s connected via a long succession of dongles: iSight > FireWire 400 > Apple Cinema Display > FireWire 800 > Thunderbolt 2 > Thunderbolt 3 It still works great for video, if a bit low resolution, […]

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Bricked my MBP when I unpaired Logitech mouse

I had Logitech mouse paired to my MBP/Capitan. I used Logitech Unifying Thing to unpair the mouse. Mistake: now no mouse, and no trackpad response. Keyboard still works. Rebooted MBP, no change. Is there a way to bring MBP trackpad back using only kybd?