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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

There is always a use for more RAM. I always suggest getting the most possible. All depends on the budget. As for the bare minimum I'd recommend: 16GB of RAM Xcode Studio: 8GB recommended Android ...
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Alternative to the unreliable Apple Magic keyboard?

Get one of the scissor switch Apple keyboards Keyboards make noise, and unless you want to get something horrid like a silicone, touchscreen, or laser keyboard, you're pretty much stuck with moving ...
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Alternative to the unreliable Apple Magic keyboard?

While this is a PC keyboard, the internet tells me that the ctrl-opt-cmd (or ctrl-super-alt) keys can be remapped in MacOS. I recommend the A4-Tech KV300-H. It is: slim very soft to touch after a ...
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Is it worth buying an iPad if I have an Android smartphone and Windows computer?

There shouldn't be any issues with hotspots. As for Linux/windows connectivity it depends what do you wish to do with your device. If you only wish to transfer songs/videos/pics then it will be fine ...
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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?

There aren't any buttons that can unlock an iPhone to the best of my knowledge because it would be a security risk. However, you can pair a bluetooth keyboard to the iPhone and use the keyboard to ...
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Developing/Designing on Macs

Long time MacBookPro (on my 3rd) user and asp.net web developer here. A Macbook Pro will blow your budget out of the water, and you will have storage issues. It is nice to have the portable option ...
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Relatively cheap AirPlay 2 receiver?

Like so many answers this answer comes with limitations that may not suit you. Limitations: Requires some minimal electronic skill Reading and assembly required The Onion Omega2+ $13 (or Omega2 $10) ...
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MacBook for web development

Early 2011 to Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 15" non-Retina Within the MacBook Pro line, there's two big cutoff points: the switch from a dual core in early 2011, and the introduction of the Retina line in mid ...
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Can I put AMD firepro d700 GPU into a Windows PC

These style machines (as pictured) are made with proprietary connections and components. The problem you'd have, even if you found a way to adapt the connection to a standard PCI-E slot, is that the ...
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Do any of the big SSD makers make internal SSDs for the MacBook Pro?

Any NVMe drive should work from a hardware point of view (many youtube videos shows the process of backuping MacOS to it via external connection (USB), then pulling user data from your current install)...
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Mac-compatible Bluetooth mouse with internal battery charged via USB-C

I recommend Logitech's MX Master 3. Internal battery, with USB-C (and fast charging!) Bluetooth and USB dongle support Cross-platform support; Bluetooth works on all systems with support for ...
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Large monitor for two notebooks (WinPC and Macbook Pro)

Fortunately, it is easier as we could see on the first spot. Two trivial solutions: Any monitor with at least 2 HDMI ports. Most of them (I estimate more than 50%) has multiple HDMI ports today. ...
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Large monitor for two notebooks (WinPC and Macbook Pro)

Samsung's 34 inch WQHD monitors like C34H890 are great for work, they have great picture and text quality, the support Picture-in-Picture and they are 21:9, so when you have two sources side-by-side, ...
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What's a good, cheap printer that connects to a MacBook?

Brother printers support MacOS X, and connect by USB. I'd suggest the B&W Brother LH-L2320D which offers duplexing for $80 FOB Destination (US). Toner refills are also relatively inexpensive. ...
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Recommendations for UX/UI Bootcamper / newbie coder

Lenovo's ThinkPad P73 (model part number 20QRS00100) is an excellent machine for just under two kilobucks today when ordered from Lenovo, with a 17.3" screen, Core i9-9750H CPU, 16 GB of (expandible) ...
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Extra-long Power Adapter Extension Cable Wanted

Both the long cord for the MagSafe and MagSafe 2 power supplied end with a keyed connector I have not been able to find on cables, but it's similar to the figure 8 connector plug commonly used with ...
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2011 MacBook Pro and internal SSD, is it worth it?

There are many tutorials of good quality and reliability which address the issue of drive replacement for a version 8.1 second-generation 2011 MacBook Pro. Many users have found this to be a ...
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