import taxes – US citizen, Macbook has been stolen and must get a new one

My Macbook was stolen last week. I need a new one for work, but I am currently stuck in France until May 8 for my flight back to the United States.

It seems to me that I have two options, both with major negative consequences:

  1. Buy a new or used Macbook in France
    • pretty much sure that I will have to pay customs taxes when I enter the United States because it was bought in France
    • If it's new, must pay a French tax of 20% (VAT) on the original product AND the US customs tax
  2. Buy a new one, send it to my parents in the United States, have it delivered to me in France
    • when receiving the package, will pay the French customs tax (20% or more?)

In either case, I see no way to get a new laptop without paying taxes two times. And I just can not afford it. Is there a way to get a new or used Macbook without paying absurd taxes in both countries?

Videos are no longer synced to iCloud from MacBook Pro after importing them via Photos

Can not download videos to iCloud via Photos on my mac.

There are existing videos in iCloud that are always played and videos created on my phone without any problem.

This seems to have been linked to a recent version of the software / patch since the same videos had been downloaded previously.

MacBook Pro (13 inches, early 2011)
High Sierra 10.13.6

Presumably, an update of the iCloud agent, Photos or Photos – see the Sys info extract below:

* iCloud:
Version: 1.0
Obtained from: Apple
Last updated: 06/03/2019, 23:42
Genre: Intel
64-bit (Intel): yes
Signed By: Software Signing, Apple Code Signing Certification Authority, Apple Root CA
Location: /System/Library/CoreServices/iCloud.app

pictures:
Version: 3.0
Obtained from: Apple
Last updated: 06/03/2019, 23:42
Genre: Intel
64-bit (Intel): yes
Signed By: Software Signing, Apple Code Signing Certification Authority, Apple Root CA
Location: /Applications/Photos.app

Agent photos:
Version: 3.0
Obtained from: Apple
Last updated: 06/03/2019, 23:42
Genre: Intel
64-bit (Intel): yes
Signed By: Software Signing, Apple Code Signing Certification Authority, Apple Root CA
Location: /System/Library/CoreServices/cloudphotosd.app*

macbook – Score showing FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, tried to fix it but error

This is my first article on a website such as StackExchange, as such I apologize if my question is not asked correctly or if it is not presented clearly.

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro with Mojave. Two days ago, after installing Ubuntu as a dual-boot, I lost access to my Macintosh HD partition.

/ dev / disk0

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme * 251.0 GB disk0

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

2: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFFF 211.9 GB disk0s2

3: 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4 29.9 GB disk0s3

4: Linux Swap 8.9 GB disk0s4

/ dev / disk1

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: Apple_partition_scheme * 1.3 GB disk1

1: Apple_partition_map 30.7 KB disk1s1

2: Basic system Apple_HFS OS X 1.3 GB disk1s2

/ dev / disk2

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: untitled * 5.2 MB disk2

/ dev / disk3

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 524.3 KB disk3

/ dev / disk4

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 524.3 KB disk4

/ dev / disk5

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 524.3 KB disk5

/ dev / disk6

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 524.3 KB disk6

/ dev / disk7

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 524.3 KB disk7

/ dev / disk8

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: untitled * 6.3 MB disk8

/ dev / disk9

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 2.1 MB disc9

/ dev / disk10

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: untitled * 1.0 MB disk10

/ dev / disk11

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 524.3 KB disk11

/ dev / disk12

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 524.3 KB disk12

/ dev / disk13

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 1.0 MB disk13

/ dev / disk14

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: without title * 6.3 MB disk14

Then I followed the procedure described in How to fix GPT, GUID, and immutable files without volume type?

After opening a terminal in Internet Recovery mode (cmd + R), I proceeded step by step:

1)

$ diskutil unmountDisk disk0

Exit:

    Disassembly of all volumes on disk0 was successful

2)

$ gpt remove -i 2 disk0

Exit:

gpt remove: disk0: Suspicious MBR in sector 0

removed disk0s2

3)

After redoing

$ diskutil unmountDisk force disk0

, I have run:

$ gpt add -b 409640 -s 413880776 -t 7C3457EF-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC -i 2 disc0

Exit:

gpt add: disk0: Suspicious MBR in sector 0

gpt add: disk0: error: no available space on the device

The partition / dev / disk0 had become:

gpt show: / dev / disk0: Suspicious MBR in sector 0

start the contents of the size index

0 1 MBR

1 1 GPT Pri Header

2 32 table Pri GPT

34 6

409600 1 part GPT - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

409640 413880776 2 MBR part 218

414290416 1552

414291968 17348608 4 pieces GPT - 0657FD6D-A4AB-43C4-84E5-0933C84B4F4F

Part 3 GPT - 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4

489971712 263007

490234719 GPT table 32 sec

490234751 GPT Header 1 sec

Therefore, I did:
3)

    $ gpt destroy the disk0

Exit:

    gpt destroy: disk0: Suspicious MBR in sector 0

With:

    gpt show: / dev / disk0: Suspicious MBR in sector 0

start of the contents of the size index

0 1 MBR

1 409639

409640 413880776 2 MBR part 218

414290416 1552

414291968 17348608 4 MBR part 130

431640576 58331136 3 MBR part 131

489971712 263040

4)
I had to add each partition, but just add the first one with

    $ gpt add -i 1 -b 40 -s 409600 -t C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B disk0

returned

    gpt add: disk0: Suspicious MBR in sector 0

gpt add: disk0: error: no main GPT header; execute create or recover

5)

    $ gpt create / dev / disk0

Exit:

    gpt create: / dev / disk0: Suspicious MBR in sector 0

gpt create: / dev / disk0: error: the device contains an MBR

6)

    $ fdisk -i -a hfs / dev / disk0

Exit:

    fdisk: can not open MBR / usr / standalone / i386 / boot0 file: no such file or directory


-------------------------------------------------- ---

------ WARNING - UPDATE THE MASTER BOOT RECORD ------

-------------------------------------------------- ---


Would you like to write a new MBR and a new partition table? [n] Y

And I entered 'Yes'.

7)

    $ gpt create / dev / disk0

Exit:
gpt create: / dev / disk0: error: the device contains an MBR

With / dev / disk0:

        start of the contents of the size index

0 1 MBR

1 62

63 490234689 1 MBR part 175

and if I do it

    gpt create -fp / dev / disk0

j & # 39; get

gpt create: / dev / disk0: error: no place for the backup header

I am completely lost on what I am supposed to do. Anyone could help me, please.

Thank you in advance.

macbook – Automatically change the power settings

This question made me think:

What are all the parameters you can handle with the same command line application and what are their codes?

Although I do not often lack battery, it would be nice if my Mac automatically prepares me for success. I'm using a MacBook Pro 13 "Retina early 2015 (MacBookPro 12.1).

Specifically, I look for the following switches when disconnecting the sector while being able to manually restore everything I need:

  • Change the brightness of the screen to a specific value (for example 20%)
  • Change the backlight of the keyboard to a specific value
  • Disable the screen saver (I have the air screen saver installed)
  • Disable Bluetooth
  • Mute
  • Disable localization services (I would like to be able to do this also by application)
  • Suspend specific applications (DropBox, Google Drive, Citrix, for example)
  • Enable Do not disturb (found in the original question)

And then, of course, I would like to turn them all back on when reconnecting to power.

I am certainly not an encoder, but I can follow the instructions and the application that aaplmath wrote could clearly be extended. I'm currently downloading Xcode (on a very slow connection), but how could I look for this information myself in the future?

Macbook Pro-to-iPad Pro Local Network (number of connections / devices)

We develop a video wall of iPad Pro and use an admin application to control some aspects of the features.

Questions: 1. Has anyone ever done anything like this and can they give an overview? 2. The initial tests suggest that the scope will be pretty good … thoughts? 3. Does the Macbook Pro LAN (or Mac OS) have a connection / device limit? Can we connect 32 with a high level of stability?

Thank you

Is it worth it? MacBook Pro for iMac?

Macbook Pro late 2011 15 "
Processor 2.2 i7
512 SSD
16 RAM
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6750M, 512 MB
Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB

FOR!

iMac 2011 27 "
I5 3.1 GHz processor
4 GB of RAM
1 TB HD
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB

Leaving an open photo file on MacBook Pro, then logging out, does it damage the photo?

I opened a photo file and then changed the user on MacBook. When I logged in again, the photo was still open.
Does this degrade the quality of the photo?

MacBook Pro using Bootcamp for Windows will not use all VRAM. Help me?

I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro (2015 RAM about 16 GB) with a Windows partition and I'm trying to play Resident Evil 2.

The game has a VRAM meter very convenient in the settings and indicates that I have only 0.11 GB of VRAM, not the full VRAM of my graphics card.

The card is an Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 processor.

It's weird because I can run Metal Gear Solid V with high settings without problems. But in the game with Resident Evil 2, it misses a lot of objects (the floor, the walls, etc.) and the objects glitter (trees, backgrounds).

I have checked with dxidiag and, indeed, it is said that I have 2160MB Approx. Total memory, 112 MB display memory (VRAM) and 2048 shared memory.

It seems that Windows can not use all available memory and I do not know why.

I have tried to directly download the graphics card driver from the Intel website, but that has not changed anything.

Anyone have an idea on how I can assign the full VRAM of my card to the Windows partition?

audio – PS4 earphones stop working on MacBook Pro after pressing the mute button

I had my PS4 headphones (the ones that came with the PS4) plugged into my MacBook Pro (model 2017 I believe) and I accidentally pressed the mute (F10) instead of lowering the volume (F11) . From now on, they do not work. I've checked the audio panel and it's not muted, reset coreaudiod, reset Mac and update it. I looked for solutions for the missing audio files, but nothing worked. I have a generic headset that works on my MacBook, but not my PS4 headphones.