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How do I create the Apple logo via my keyboard?

The text code for an Apple logo is Option-Shift-K to create  in "GB18030 Bitmap font". This will only work on a Mac, btw.

How do I recycle my Mac?

Your Mac can be recycled online. A prepaid mailing label will be sent to you once Apple knows which device you are sending in. You can even earn an Apple gift card if you have a newer device.

Your device can also be recycled at any Apple store if there is one nearby. Again, you can even earn an Apple gift card if you have a newer device.

If your community has a program to recycle electronic waste (e-waste) such as computers, you can participate in that to help out your community.

Please remember to delete your data from your hard drive prior to recycling.

How do I delete all my data from a Mac device?

  1. Sign out of iTunes.
  2. Sign out of iCloud.
  3. Sign out of iMessage.
  4. Reformat your hard drive.

This should leave you with a blank hard drive.

How do I move my data to a new Mac?

From an older Mac: migrating from old Mac to new Mac.

From a Time Machine backup: migrating from Time Machine backup to new Mac.

If you are migrating data from a Windows machine, Migration Assistant will work with Windows XP or newer so long as you have the name and password for the admin account on the Windows machine. Follow this process to set up the connection: migrating from PC to Mac.

Which Macs do you own?

My in-home Apple devices presently include:

Also in-house belonging to various family members are:

Where did you get the cute 'Made on a Mac' icons?

Made on a Mac.

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