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  • 15. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    Re: Mac Pro - The Recovery partition is essentially a dumbed-down OS X, but gives you the option to reinstall the main OS, run Disk Utility, restore from Time Machine and more. Did you apply the download I linked yet? If it needs to restart I'm sure it will let you know.

     

    Re: MBP - If the Location Services is grayed out, maybe you didn't click the lock icon in the lower left of the window. You need to enter your administrator password in order to modify those and many other settings.

  • 16. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    hotwheels 22 wrote:

     

     

    thanks a ton again. sorry for the confusion. i find this whole iCloud deal uber confusing.

     

    There's a simple answer to this.  Find an Apple store close to you or an Apple Certified Service Center and ask them if they have any classes/seminars you can take for iCloud use and the Mac/iPhones in general.  Even BestBuy will put together some workshops for this sort of thing.  Go sit in on one of those and learn that way... you may get it better if someone does a show and tell for you rather than trying to make sense of it by reading docs on the matter.

  • 17. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    > Re: MBP - If the Location Services is grayed out, maybe you didn't click the lock icon in the lower left of the window. You need to enter your administrator password in order to modify those and many other settings.

     

    ARGH! errg. grrr. thank you.

     

    OK. super. i will let you know how the software update goes on this.

     

    THANKS!

  • 18. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    You're quite welcome.

  • 19. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks. this is actually a really helpful suggestion.

     

    unfortunately i have had it up to my eyeballs with iCloud and just spent the better part of three weeks troubleshooting with advance tech over the phone and via screenshare a Contacts corruption issue with slightly less than 1000 contacts (there were a different amount of contacts on all three devices) - which i have either been ignorant of or been ignoring for the better part of a year.

     

    this means that every time i went in to PROOF my contacts over the course of this year the time was basically wasted (or worse i lost a bunch of contacts). this was apparently a system level data corruption that i had no control over. and this was after getting a bookmark sync issue resolved and turning off every sync except those that were absolutely necessary for me.

     

    i mean, i love Mac OS but at this point i need to just get things turned on and move forward...

  • 20. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah. you (and everyone on the forum) are awesome...

  • 21. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

     

  • 22. Re: Find my Laptop from my Phone? (says it is "offline")
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi SJF, all.

     

    i got almost all of this completed but i see today that i still don't have the Mac Pro hooked up. i am still getting this issue of Lion Recovery Partition required and the links here have almost no information:

     

    the Mac Pro (Lion) says "recovery partition required"

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1464 Maybe this will help.

     

    am i missing something in thinking this should have been included in any updates? i am on 10.7.5 but cannot upgrade to ML due to old firmware or something or other with this model. software update says i am up to date on this computer.

     

    thanks!

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