Can refer to several different things, your iTunes/Apple ID accounts, the accounts preference pane in System Preferences, or the Mail, Contacts, and Calendars preference pane.

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What's the difference between an iTunes Account, an iCloud Account, and an Apple ID?

I just got a new iPhone 5 from work today, and good heavens! There is 3 accounts for this thing! My boss has the iCloud account, I'm supposed to hook up my existing iTunes account to it, and now ...
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What characterizes a Mobile Account?

When joining a domain one of the AD I can set following options: If mobile account is selected, where does my account get stored? Also, does a mobile account have special properties that a normal ...
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Can I see any information about which machines are authorized against my iTunes account?

When I just opened iTunes and authorized my Mac against it for purchases, it told me there were two machines authorized against my iTunes account (therefore, one other one). However, I can't think ...
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Delete all OS X accounts in terminal when selling laptop

I have an old macbook with some photos on it that I'm trying to sell. I want to keep the OS on there so that someone new can use it, but I have to wipe it through terminal because the screen is mostly ...
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What does OS X use “associated” Apple IDs for?

On OS X it is possible to associate Apple IDs with user accounts. Apple lists three consequences of doing so: The Apple IDs can be used to reset the user account The Apple IDs can be used to access ...
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How to reset Messages application settings in Mountain Lion?

I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion and, when I started the Messages app for the first time, it imported the iCloud account, a Google Talk account and to old iChat accounts I used in the past. I ...
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Can I still set my account picture to an image from disk in OS X Mountain Lion?

I can't seem to browse my hard disk for a custom image to use as my account picture anymore since installing OS X Mountain Lion. The new popover shows that I can now only choose from the default set ...
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How to allow users to reset passwords in Time Capsule accounts?

I have a Time Capsule that I share with others in the office. I control the base station and create accounts for others to backup their machines with Time Machine i.e., using Airport Utility > ...
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User accounts broken (in an odd state) since kernel panic in ML

MBA 11" 2012 model, ML upgraded from Lion User accounts: admin admin normal user guest Working fine for a week or so. Was logged in as 3. (a regular user), and asleep. When trying to resume the ...
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Is there any way to keep/redownload current apps after account change?

I want to create new apple account and redownload or keep current apps so that I can update this apps in future. Is there any jailbreak tweak that can keep all apps and restore them after apple ...
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Can't empty the trash after deleting user account

I had an old user account on this machine that I no longer needed and was taking up a lot of space. I removed it by going to System Preferences > Users & Groups and deleting the user. It took a ...
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Changing the name attached to my MacBook Pro

I bought a MacBook Pro Retina, and it's my first OS X computer. During setup, I had a brain lapse and entered my mom's email address instead of my own. I don't remember what it was I was setting up, ...
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Cannot enable guest account

I cannot enable Guest Account. Logged as admin, I got at Users & Groups, select Guest User,and tick Allow guests to log on this computer. Even when ticked, "disabled" appears bellow Guest User ...
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Mac App Store update issues after migrating to Retina MBP

I had a 2011 MBP and I just purchased the new RMBP. I used the startup migration assistant to port all my data, easy. But I'm getting weird issues, when I opened programs for the first time I was ...
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Simultaneous user accounts using remote desktop / LMI

I'm taking remote control (from Linux / Chrome) of an OS X system using LMI ("Log Me In"). I have two users account on this machine: one for when I'm physically in front of the system (the "main" ...
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How do I list iTunes apps by the account that purchased it?

I've got more than one person downloading apps to my iTunes, and so I'd like to list all apps purchased by one account (meaning the same email address). How can I separate apps like this? I can't seem ...
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Issue with deleting a Mac account through system preferences

I have a desktop mac with multiple users and I would like to erase just one user from the computer but when I open system preferences and click on the accounts area, the minus sign to delete the ...
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When does my one-to-one subscription expire?

I recently ordered a new MacBook Pro and a One to One membership online. I got an email saying that my MBP will arrive in "3 or 4 weeks". I also got an email saying "Thank you for joining One to One. ...
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Should I make my primary user an Administrator or not?

For a long time, I have had two accounts on my Mac : an administrator account that I normally don't use, and a "normal user" that I use for day-to-day work. I did this because it should be more secure ...
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Transferring app account ownership

Is it possible to transfer an app from one app store account to another? I want to be able to update some apps that my father bought on his account that are currently on my iPhone, but I'm pretty sure ...
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Account on external HD

Simple question (I could try, but I haven't done that yet): is it possible to create a full account that entirely resides on a removable HD? The use case is that I have a machine at work on which I ...
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Recovery when main account corrupt?

I had an unfortunate incident with boot camp assistant last night. I was trying to get hold of the windows drivers as an iso and when it asked me where to save to, I just selected my account folder in ...
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Is there a way to filter or sort my iOS Apps by Account which was used to purchase them?

Related to this question: I have used several accounts to purchase/get for free a lot of iOS Apps. I'd like to sort them by account that was used to purchase them, since clicking through all those ...
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How do I prevent access to a folder on a non-boot drive

My /Users folder is on the boot drive. On another drive, I have a folder (F) that I want to protect by providing no access to other users. How can that be done without encrypting F?
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Is it a bad idea to have a shared Apple ID for purchases that also is used for iCloud?

There is lots of advice that suggests using a shared Apple ID for purchasing things (so that all devices using that Apple ID for purchasing can access those purchases) and to then use a separate Apple ...
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Two iPhones on separate accounts

I got a new iPhone, and I want to give my old one to my son. Naturally, I want to disable my Apple account and iMessage on the old phone. How do I do this without affecting my own account? My son ...
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How do I get a high-quality version of my account / ichat icon?

I'm looking for the file that corresponds to my account photo (this is also my ichat icon) This is what I'm talking about:
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Can apps use different Twitter accounts on iOS?

Now that iOS has Twitter integration, and many apps use these credentials rather than asking you for the Username and Password, I was wondering if there was any way to tell each app which account to ...
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Changing my iTunes account details

I have a UK account but have relocated to Australia. Im trying desperately to change my account details but the system wont let me as I have £10 credit on my UK account. I dont mind losing the £10 I ...
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Securing Lion user account directories from admin access

FileVault allowed me to create encrypted user directories, so that if I handed my computer over to the Apple store for repairs I could give them a clean admin account to do the necessary repairs ...
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iPad app store country limitations

In one iPad, Is it possible to download an app and susbcribe to its content with an apple id linked to one country and then use it while logged with an apple id linked to anohter country?
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When I open Terminal, I get an “I have no name!” prompt

Suddenly, this morning, I open a Terminal window and I get this: I have no name!@macbook:~$ whoami 502 ** I am not a number! I am a human being! ** What gives? Anyone know what I need to do to ...
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Is there a limit for devices where I can download my purchased apps?

I'm thinking about renting an iPad for use. And I would like to know if I can put my password to download my apps every time I rent an iPad, or is there a limit?
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Syncing iTunes between 2 accounts on the same computer

I have 2 accounts (home and work) on my MacBook, and would like have both accounts accessing the same iTunes library. I have some success by putting the iTunes Library in the public folder of my ...
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How to determine where mysterious users on OS X Lion Server are coming from?

A while back I installed OS X Lion Server and migrated some data across from Snow Leopard Server. When I accessed the server using "Server Admin" and to my shock noticed that 5 accounts (displayed in ...
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Best way to switch the signed-in iTunes Store account on an iPhone without affecting apps

I have an iPhone 4S that uses account "B" for iCloud and account "A" for iTunes. I also have an iTunes installation (on a Windows 7 machine) that is authorized for account A. I have many apps ...
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Best practice: Install for all users or only current user?

I only have one account (and will never get more accounts) on my Mac. However you often have to choose between installing stuff in /Library or ~/Library. What's the best practice? Does it make any ...
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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How do I copy (or clone or duplicate or make a template) user account?

In Mac OS X Lion (10.7.3), is it possible to create a new user account with settings identical to an existing user account? Or put another way, is it possible to set-up a user account template? I do ...
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loginwindow process out of control

I have an early 2010 27" iMac that is the family computer. It has 5 user accounts on it. (Not sure if this is relevant or not). Often times I'll come home and the login screen won't appear. Usually ...
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Can I share a .ipa file (iOS app) among multiple users?

Is it possible to share a .ipa file between iOS device users who have purchased the app? The reason is we do not want to download the app (especially if it has a large file size, like 1GB). For ...
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Can I use the same iTunes account on all my devices?

I've heard a lot of conflicting information about how many devices/computers can share an iTunes account. What are the actual limits, and are devices distinguished from computers? My current ...
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Duplicated mail settings caused email loss in Mail on Lion

Oh dear, not having much luck at the moment. Having recently wasted hours on a simple problem, I've transferred my anti-Midas magic to a friend, and lost some email data. Could someone advice (a) ...
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Mail, Contacts & Calendars crashes System Preferences; iCal and Mail also affected

When I open System Preferences and click the Mail, Contacts and Calendars icon, System Preferences crashes. In addition, iCal crashes on launch and Mail crashes when I try to open its preferences. ...
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What's a recommended setup of accounts on Mac OS X?

In Lion - on a one person per install setup - the user is admin by default. Would you recommended this setup? I thought that the default user should never be admin but have a restricted ...
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Can someone else sign into my iTunes account to download my purchased apps?

I buy many apps and I'd like to let my little cousin use my account to download games I've purchased. Obviously Apple won't encourage accounts holders to share their accounts with relatives but ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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How can I get a list of programs installed on an iPad?

I'm using a rental iPad2 this week and it came with a lot of cool pre-installed programs. When I get my iPad2 back next week I'm thinking of installing some of these programs. Is there an app or tool ...
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Issue with deleting user account

I want to delete a user account before selling my machine, so I chose the secure delete account option in System Preferences > Users & Groups. I think I saw a progress bar at first as it was ...
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Mail can't delete old email address

I recently picked up a used Macbook Pro with Lion installed. There are no other accounts in the native Mail app except my new Gmail one. However, when I send an email, the "Reply-to" address that ...