Everything Apple (the Mac heads thread)

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  • Not embarrassing - I've no idea either :)

    Google tells me here

    /Library/Updates
    

    also check

    https://www.imore.com/how-us-time-machin­e-local-snapshots-recover-data-your-mac-­laptop#delete

  • Thanks for your help @kboy! According to terminal only 2 recent backups stored, no hidden updated to be found and time machine is not in auto-backup mode so I really don't get it... :/

  • Strange. Are you running Dropbox? Mine goes nuts every now and again so gotta reset all the local & sync file settings

  • No, not sure what is going on... might have to format the whole thing 😅

  • You could use Grand Perspective to work your way through your disk and see where the big files are. I find it very useful for getting an overview:
    http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net

    Could take a while, but might be quicker than a format and reinstall.

  • As now working from home, i'm looking to use my old imac as the targeted display for the work laptop á la this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_conti­nue=119&v=fxzeX8909fQ&feature=emb_title

    What are the trusted cheaper alternatives to buying the apple branded adapter and thunderbolt cable?

  • What's the best process to reinstall the OS on my GFs MacBook? It's a 2015 and starting to run a bit slow. Would an OS reinstall help at all, or are there better option?

    And. Is anybody using an iPad Pro as a second screen with a MacBook Pro? I'm WFH and really missing my second screen and thought this might be a good alternative with a few benefits too. Is there any lag and can I drag windows / apps between the two screens?

  • There are none. Suck it up and pay the tax I’m afraid!

  • Can anyone explain why my mid 2012 MBA heats up really bad when it's idling?
    When I don't use it for about 5 min the temperature goes up north of 80°C and the fan start to spin at its limit while the CPU load is as low as 5%. It cools down when I'm back on it though.
    I formatted the SSD several times already (I just do once in a while for a big OS update) but it didn't solve the problem so I'm starting to think that it's hardware related.

  • Is there anything kicking off in activity viewer?

  • Nope, nothing. That's why I'm so confused

  • Have you tried this? I tried using Duet Display but never got it working well, always a bit of a lag or strange screen res

  • What's the best process to reinstall the OS on my GFs MacBook? It's a 2015 and starting to run a bit slow. Would an OS reinstall help at all, or are there better option?

    First I'd check how much space is left on the drive / tidy up and delete all the things / apps that are not needed anymore (Macs tend to slow down severly if their primary volume is full / near full).

  • an anyone explain why my mid 2012 MBA heats up really bad when it's idling?

    Full of dust and shit?

  • Have you tried this?

    no

  • Nope, it's really clean. And it wouldn't make any sense that it starts heating up when it's being left unused. Maybe my MBA is just an attention whore

  • You don’t have any of those apps installed where you donate cpu cycles while the computer idles? I tried that years ago and it went ape every time I left it alone

  • I use my 2019 iPad Pro as my second screen using Sidecar - got OneNote, Spotify & Whatsapp on there and it works perfectly.

    Setup...

    iPad Pro keyboard even works on Mac apps if needed.


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  • Neat!

    Give it a year or two and the MacBook will be the second screen to the iPad

  • Yeah.

    Wish i'd bought the 12.9" iPad Pro instead of the 10" now as the new keyboard / mouse thing could mean i can replace the laptop...

    Still tempted to buy one when they're about.

  • I'm tempted on the 12.9 as well. Gonna give it a try at an Apple store as soon as this germ fest has ended. I'd like to use it for retouching, would be nice to get away from the main computer a bit more

  • Currently working from home trying to do 3D rendering on my iMac i5 processor- normally i would have been at work with the Windows i9. Some considerably difference I can say. Currently trying to get a render farm account set up.

  • weird of apple to launch the new iPad and keyboard at a time when no reviewers can comment on the new keyboard as theyre not being sent them.

    i want to see them together god dammit

  • Open it up and vacuum it. When I opened my MBA to change the battery, it was full of dust and crud. Half of the fans were blocked and the CPU had a big ball of fluff around it.

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