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Economical Apple laptop wanted for personal use

I could use a little advice on my next computer purchase from a few Apple consumers who have had some hands-on experience with some of Apple's latest products. I have some financing available to me to ...
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What's a good, cheap printer that connects to a MacBook?

I have a mid-2014 Retina 15-inch MacBook Pro. I'm looking to buy a good cheap printer to connect to this MacBook, preferably by USB. What printers would you recommend? I'm hoping to buy a printer ...
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Recommendations for UX/UI Bootcamper / newbie coder

What PC (laptop or desktop) would be good for a relatively newbie coder who'll be entering a UX/UI boot camp soon? A little background: I'm a lifelong PC/windows users (I'm coming from the business ...
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Extra-long Power Adapter Extension Cable Wanted

The 1.8-meter Power Adapter Extension Cable is an AC extension cord that provides extra length for your Apple power adapter. Use it with MagSafe and MagSafe 2 power adapters. From Apple's page on it. ...
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2011 MacBook Pro and internal SSD, is it worth it?

If I bought an internal SSD to replace current hard drive for my 2011 MacBook Pro would it take full advantage of a newer SSD say like a 1 TB drive? Specs from Apple
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External hard drives for use with MacBook Pro’s, best performance recommendations?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2012 with 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD 15”. My goal is to be able to run MS Visual Studio 2017 / 2019 on a 16gb ram machine. I know you can run Visual Studio for Mac, but ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

New to programming and current development environment is on an iMac (schools). Looking at purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch and I have been able to research all of the other hardware questions I had ...
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Is there a way to add a hardware button (linked physically or via Bluetooth) to an iPhone 7 which allows unlocking of the phone?

If the iPhone 7 button has become defective and non-replaceable - is there any way a physical button can be added / connected to the iPhone so that pressing it unlocks the phone (with appropriate ...
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Programmable bluetooth button for Android and iOS

I'm trying to develop a mobile app that use physical bluetooth button to interact with the app and invoke one (or more) functions. I found two possible solutions Use media button and emulate media ...
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Alternative to the unreliable Apple Magic keyboard?

While I am a software engineer, I do not like noisy keyboards and I find the latest Apple Magic Keyboard very prone to typos. I do use an iMac and an MacBook so I am looking to find a keyboard that ...
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Safari Webpage Development Hardware: Mac [mini], iPad, iPhone or iTouch

The company I work for is finding that a majority of our users use iPhone's with our web services. Since I only have Android and Windows devices, I cannot test Safari myself and therefore ...
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Mid 2014 macbook pro vs mid 2015 macbook pro?

So I'm currently standing between two choices of macbook pro's. My need is to be able to hook up my macbook via thunderbolt 2 to a dock, and from the dock connect it to a monitor and obtain 4k@60Hz (+ ...
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Macbook Air 2015 good for iOS developing?

Is MacBook Air Early 2015 edition with 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 4GB memory 1600 MHz DDR3, 1.5GB graphics card, and 120GB SSD hard drive good learning and developing iOS apps using swift programming ...
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Is it worth buying an iPad if I have an Android smartphone and Windows computer? [closed]

I am seriously considering buying a 9.7 iPad, but I have an Android phone and I am not sure about the compatibility between these 2. Is the hotspot functionality from my Android device going to work ...
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Mac Mini (2018) for App / Game Development?

I'm considering getting into app development and also into mobile games development... I have a C# / C++ background. Now I'd like to get a new challenge and start programming for iOS since at work all ...
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Replacement for Apple Magic Keyboard

Not so long ago I bought an iMac but the keyboard is in the Swiss QWERTZ layout and I absolutely hate it (the layout). I can't get accustomed to not having the tilde, curly brackets and square ...
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Macbook Retina 2012/2013 (SATA) To m.2

I recently bought an adapter which allowed me to install a Samsung SSD in my Early 2013 Macbook 15 Pro with SATA. However, now I have a spare 512 GB Apple SSD with it‘s proprietary interface. I‘d ...
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Developing/Designing on Macs

Thank you for future responses to this question. I am a web developer. I work corporate during the day and freelance during the night utilizing mostly front-end technologies/design tools and some ...
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Relatively cheap AirPlay 2 receiver?

With the recent release of AirPlay 2, I now feel that it is time to start a long time coming project of mine which is to create an outdoor speaker system. Currently, I have a few Sonos PLAY:1s in my ...
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Is there a laptop (linux windows) that can match macbook standby time? [closed]

I have been forced 4 years ago to develop on a macbook pro (late 2013) in order to develop a mac application, although skeptical i totally fell in love with the quietness and the standby time of such ...
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MacBook for web development

I am a developer in the Linux ecosystem and I need to build an application in the Apple ecosystem but I am unfamiliar with Apple products. What is the cheapest MacBook Pro that I can purchase to ...
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Can I put AMD firepro d700 GPU into a Windows PC [closed]

I have a Mac Pro with two amd firepro d700 GPUs. Can I pull one of those GPUs out and stick it right into a Windows pc? Or did AMD make these GPUs specifically for Apple only?
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Drop resistant iPhone 6 battery case

I drop my iPhone 6 a lot but also need that extended battery and wired headphones. Is there a life proof that has a battery or that fits on top of the Apple Battery Case? Alternatively a battery ...