MacBook [Pro] or iMac – how many displays, what resolution/frequency?

How do I find out the number, type, resolution & refresh rate of additional monitors I can attach to my MacBook or MacBook Pro? This is an attempt at a canonical QA, as per the Meta QA – Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different? to try prevent the myriad “same … Read more

can an Ipad with only a Lightning to USB cable be used to control a lasermaster 2. Lightburn software is hoped to be used

I’ve purchased a LaserMaster2 engraver. I would like to use a current Ipad to run LightBurn software to control it. The Ipad only has a Lightning port and I have the Lightning to USB cable I use to charge the Ipad. would that work ? Assuming all drivers are correct and the control board is … Read more

Connecting an external mic to MacBook Air (13″, 2017), with MacOS 10.15.5 Catalina

I am trying to connect my new RODE wireless mic to my Macbook Air. Tried headphone splitters, but the computer does not recognize an external mic. (does not switch from internal to external mic). These MacAirs have USB ports and headphone jacks. So should I try a USB splitter? Answer AttributionSource : Link , Question … Read more

How to force Mac to recognise USB drive

During my app development/testing cycle, I’m frequently re-connecting my Garmin watch as a USB drive to my Mac, and am frustrated having to wait for the sometimes 30+ seconds before the Mac automatically recognises the new connection. Is there any way to force the Mac to re-establish the connection? Catalina 10.15.6 Answer AttributionSource : Link … Read more

HDD connected to mac with thunderbolt 3 to USB 3 adaptor is not recognized

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) running High Sierra. I usually leave my HDD on with the adaptor, then plug the adapter into the same port every time I need to use it. However, usually the HDD will not show up in Finder, diskutil list, or lsusb. Replugging does not … Read more

Why is my mac stuttering / lagging every 2 seconds + USBC Monitor

I am having a weird issue. I was just connecting my new ultrawide monitor and now my mouse stutters every 2 seconds for about 200ms. (Rough feeling, not measurements done). This happens regardless if I plug in the mouse in the monitors USB hub or directly into the macs USBC plug. Interestingly it stops stuttering … Read more