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Apple Product Help
An SI Board Since September 2010
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Emcee:  J.F. Sebastian Type:  Moderated

We all know Apple products are much easier to use than their competitors products. Still, with desktop computers, notebook computers, iPods, iPads, iPhones, apps, iTunes, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and various flavors of Mac OS X/macOS and other software, most mortals can get stuck.

This thread is intended as a place where folks can post their questions and the friendly Apple user community can help them out, from simple questions to complex. It is also OK to ask general troubleshooting questions, post news or give tips about Apple products and their usage. Hopefully some experts will SubjectMark this thread and visit occasionally with their advice. Thanks in advance, experts.

For those needing help with PC and Windows products, please check out the excellent Computer Learning thread, moderated by goldworldnet.

If you would like to give Apple feedback directly, you can go here:

To report bugs in Apple products, try here:


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5633Yep, if you're needs for a computer are as simple as a browser and email, thJ.F. Sebastian-27 minutes ago
5632But if you mostly use it for surfing the web... it might actually be a better OSDoren-an hour ago
5631A clean install of Linux Mint with all updates would have taken 30 minutes. Yes,J.F. Sebastian12 AM
5630A clean install of Linux Mint with all updates would have taken 30 minutes.clochard-1 AM
5629Yeah... pretty dumb. Too many years counting on CCC, Disk Utility, Drive Genius.Doren-yesterday
5628That was my guess, that you had cruft hanging around in your old system that neeJ.F. Sebastian-yesterday
5627Update on the 27"... Did a clean install on my new 2TB SSD last night and aDoren-yesterday
5626Getting this weird maybe 1/2 inch band across my iPad screen, looks sort of elecRoad Walker-yesterday
5625My hunch is perhaps the TV has native Airplay, but not Airplay 2? When I read abJ.F. Sebastian-yesterday
5624Ok, I've got a workaround with the iPhone. An app called TV Assist allows mElroy1yesterday
5623I reset the network setting, and the iPhone still sees nothing when it looks forElroy-yesterday
5622Another thing worth considering: You shouldn't need any special LG app to usJ.F. Sebastian-yesterday
5621Hmm...that is certainly a mystery. One thing to try is simply restarting the iPJ.F. Sebastian-yesterday
5620I’ve read a good bit about the casting ability of an iPhone to the LG TV, but atElroy-Saturday
5619I tried googling “LG TV Airplay” and it looks like there are some references theFrank Walker-Saturday
5618I've got a new LG flatscreen television. And I've just set up a new (toElroy-Saturday
5617New drive still having problems on iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) bad problems. 2.8 GDoren-last Friday
5616macOS Big Sur: The startup chime is back If you don’t like it, you can use theJ.F. Sebastian-last Thursday
5615<I> You're the one who makes jokes about the Dark side. Some people heRoad Walker1last Thursday
5614Yes, I get that. Racism knows no color barrier.J.F. Sebastian-last Wednesday
5613You're the one who makes jokes about the Dark side. Some people here do haveclochard-last Wednesday
5612Hmm...I find that post vaguely racist and not very funny (referring to the last J.F. Sebastian-last Wednesday
5611I have just ordered a Xiaomi Mi 10 lite 5g for £245 which has an 6.57"clochard-last Wednesday
5610Yes, the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) just came out and is Apple's low cost iPJ.F. Sebastian1last Wednesday
5609I'm a bit out of it with Apple news. What's the most recent Apple iPhonElroy-last Wednesday
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