Application software. Applications, or apps, for short, is software that runs a computer.

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Is it safe to allow apps to access your photos?

Some wallpaper apps try to access your camera roll in order to save photos there. Is it safe to do so ? What am I giving developers once I allow them access to my camera roll's photos ? I'm just ...
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Opening file in different application with Option+Double Click?

Let's say I'd like to open .png files in Preview if I simply double-click them, but then open them in Pixelmator if I hold Option and double-click them. Are there any third-party tools that would ...
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What's the best way to share Mac Apps downloaded via Mac App Store?

We have four guys in the house running on Mac and say, one updates the apps that the others have purchased with their individual apple ids, could the apps be shared over a storage media/airdrop ...
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OSX App for free-hand annotation of PDF with Wacom Tablet

I'm used to annotating pdf documents with Preview simply by highlighting and adding text. I'm thinking about purchasing a Wacom tablet to add some free-hand annotation to my documents, but Preview ...
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Location specific keywords in a new iPhone app?

I'm deploying an iOS app tomorrow. The app provides an international service that requires support of local businesses of a certain type. Nothing in the app description or app workflow is tied to a ...
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Can't launch calendar, contact, app store, etc

Issue Whenever I try to launch an app, it opens for a split second and then disappears. System MacBook Pro Retina, Mid 2012 Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics ...
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Mail application which allow to choose smtp server

I am using Gmail and I have two SMTP settings on Accounts tab (Gmail - Settings - Accounts - Send mail as). So I get mail on my gmail account, but can choose which SMTP server use to send mail - ...
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Apps will not open, post OS X Mavericks update

I recently upgraded my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro to OS X 10.9 Mavericks and shortly afterwards I updated the iWork apps to their latest version. After they were all downloaded and installed, I noticed ...
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Prevent app from App Store update

I have two versions of Xcode, one is the latest Xcode 5 and the old 4.6.3. The second one is just a copy of the first one, just before the App Store update. But after the update, App Store keeps ...
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How to know under which account/Apple ID an app was purchased?

I uninstalled/removed apps I used to purchase using a family member's Apple ID; then I re-purchased apps using my own Apple ID. Is there a way for me to check whether the apps are now under my Apple ...
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OS X Mavericks App Compatibility?

Is there an efficient, quick way to check whether an OS X App is compatible with 10.9 Mavericks (rather than tediously going to each application developer's website) ?
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An app to send my location to me

Is there such a thing as an app I can install on my own iPhone that would run in the background and send my location to a web app running on my server? I'd like to have a moving map showing my current ...
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What is the best Google Voice app that would also allow me to store digits to be entered after the call is placed?

So here's the deal. I do a lot of business calls through ready talk. Once I call into the ReadyTalk phone number, it has me enter a six digit code and the pound sign. The six digit code is unique to ...
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What iPhone app will allow one person to track the location of another in real-time?

With the permission of the person being tracked, of course! I'm running in a marathon and want my family and friends to be able to see my location on a map in real-time (or very close to it). Are ...
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Create an SMS shortcut on homescreen?

Is there an application the creates a homescreen shortcut that sends a particular message to a specific number when pressed ? So basically something that allows : Add number Add text message ...
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Adding application to “Open With” context menu - QNapi problem

I have tried many available solutions (searched through similar questions), most of them was quite obvious - like editing Info.plist in the application package, but oryginal application Info.plist ...
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App not installing from iMac app store

Ive just got a brand new iMac and have purchased a game (BioShock Infinite) from the app store. For some reason the download failed halfway through so I tried again from the Purchases page of the app ...
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How to access LAN devices and files from iPad, iPhone?

Are there any free iOS applications that let us browse LAN devices, so we could access files from devices in same network. I use ES File Explorer to do the same in Android phone but I didn't find any ...
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Download offline web page and view on iPad

I need to be able to download an off-line webpage and view it on an iPad. I must be able to access it without being connected to the internet, any browser will work, preferably Chrome though. Is this ...
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Application to launch specific applications, windows, and tabs

I am a programmer. I'd like to improve my workflow by being able to have a "saved workspace". When I start my computer, or whenever I'm ready to resume a project, I want to launch a specific set of ...
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Filtering ratings for wi-fi calling apps in the iTunes store

When I search for wi-fi calling apps, the best that the iTunes store can filter down to by category is "Social Networking". This means I have to search through many other things. If I just type in the ...
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How do I get Safari to stop launching an app automatically?

I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7. Previously, when I clicked on a link from an e-mail telling me about a group discussion in LinkedIn, it opened LinkedIn in Safari and took me right there. Now, Safari ...
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Launch App with Automator when system is idle

My idea is to dim the display when the system is idle for 10 seconds, and with a keystroke or trackpad activity revert to original (I want to preserve battery automatically and not using a screen ...
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“New File” feature for OS X? [duplicate]

back in the day (2006-07), before the Intel Mac days, I used an application called NuFile which let me create a "new file" like Windows on the fly. Ever since i've been searching for alternative but ...
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why is my signing option not available in xcode? [closed]

I have developed an app in xcode (5) but when I got to distribute it one of the first steps is to select a method of signing the app, however when I look at project | target | general | identity I ...
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What can be done to rename two conflicting applications that have the same name?

Is there a way to rename an application? I like to use the desktop app from getpocket.com which is called Pocket. I would also like use the app from lastpass called Pocket. I can't use both with out ...
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How often do Background App Refreshes occur in iOS 7?

In iOS 7, some apps can now update their data even when the app is not open. This feature is called "Background App Refresh". How often does each app update their content using this method? Is it up ...
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How do I transfer saved data to a new iPhone?

I want to upgrade to a new iPhone but have apps that store data, such as inventory, car maintenance data, etc… I don't want to lose this information when I upgrade. How do I transfer this saved data ...
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Is is possible to re-purchase an app for which I requested a refund?

Yes, it sounds strange. I purchased an app that didn't initially work and I requested a refund which was promptly processed by Apple. Then I couldn't find a better app for my needs and figured out ...
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Best CAS app for iPhone

I have no idea if questions like this belong here but since they are ungooglable (due to the amount of extremely shallow "top X" lists and blogs) I figured I'd ask. I'm a maths student and I'm ...
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Run applescript as a service

I have the following applescript bundled as .app (using Platypus) and starting on user logon (12.4 MB for each user) #!/usr/bin/osascript -- INICIO DAS FUNCOES EXTRAS set app_path to path to current ...
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Can iOS apps be safely deleted from iTunes?

On my PC, the iOS apps synchronized by iTunes take up a pretty substantial percentage of my total disk space. Since most, if not all of them, can be recovered from the App Store, is it safe to delete ...
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Can an app ignore Do Not Disturb

I have an app that informs me of critical events - for example, scheduled automated tasks failing. But when I set my phone to Do Not Disturb, this app goes silent as well. Is there a way I can set ...
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Removing or transferring iOS app license

Simple question: I have a TomTom application that was on 5 devices (maximum allowed) One of the devices (let's call it D-Vice) breaks/gets lost How do I transfer the license from D-Vice to a new ...
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app to manage symbolic links and move files automatically?

I have about a terabyte of media files on an external hard drive. At any given moment I need a subset of these files locally on the SSD for faster access. Some times the hard drive isn't even ...
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How to import samples to iElectribe

As far as I can tell from some youtube videos, it is possible to use different drum samples in iElectribe by KORG, but I can't figure out how or find any documentation on this. Does someone know how ...
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Buy from appstore using operator network

I want to ask, if anyone already know if any company can sell application from appstore using credit charge of it, without using credit cards, like if i charge my line with 10 dollars, so i can buy ...
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Replace non-functioning system applications

Yesterday I used Drive Genius 3 to clear up some space on my primary drive. I may have been a bit too aggressive, allowing it to delete localizations and a few other things. Long story short, apps ...
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What methods exist for reading out content to hear correct pronunciation?

I would like to be able to have selected content from ebooks and webpages read out to me so that I may hear the correct pronunciation of words and sentences. What accessibility options exist to help ...
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How to transfer apps from a previous iPhone to a new one?

I have recently got a new iPhone. I would like to transfer all my apps that I have previously downloaded (ie: iFruit, BBM, TU Go from O2, etc). How do I do so without downloading them all again? …and ...
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iMac monitor unexpectedly comes back on

I turn the monitor off (using control+shift+eject) while listening to music on my iMac 27". But recently it has starting coming back on almost right away, which I assume is from the vibration of the ...
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Terminal+Browser iPad app

I'm having trouble finding an app that shows a terminal emulator and a web browser on a split screen. Seems like it probably exists somewhere... I'm aware of apps that will do two browsers ...
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Since I updated to iOS 7, my OverDrive Media app crashes every time I try to use it. What to do?

My OverDrive Media app crashes every time I try to open a book. This never happened before I updated my iPad mini to iOS 7. I can open the app fine and go to the NYPL page, but as soon as I try to ...
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iOS 7 clouds don't move on weather app

Just downloaded iOS 7 on my iPhone 4. The clouds don't move on my weather app. My husband and friends' weather apps have animated clouds. Why doesn't mine?
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Script to make the x red button kill the app

Quick background: new mac, long time windows user; not scared by linux and scripts. I am currently using RedQuits to make the x red button quit de app, not just close the window. It is a great ...
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Downgrading an iOS application - how to download a previous version?

On my iPad, I updated to a new version of YouTube that I don't like. Is there a way to downgrade? Would it be possible if I have the application link to the old version? How do I get the old link? ...
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Can I store and run applications on an external drive?

I am thinking of getting a this MacBook but the hard drive space is not sufficient. I was wondering if I bought an external hard drive for it would i be able to download apps and things onto it.
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Switching apps based on where user looks

I am using MBP with external monitor, in addition to the build-in display. It happens quite often that I 'mentally' switch to other monitor, but the active application is still on different one, where ...
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How do I launch Finder from terminal or command line [duplicate]

I use command line a lot, like most programmers. I want to be able to launch Finder, Safari or any other application for that matter from command line e.g. finder . where it will start Finder ...
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Open and edit Markdown files with Google Drive iOS App

Is there a way to open, edit and save back files from the iOS Google Drive app? I've tried some Markdown iOS apps, but I can't seem to open the files from within the Google Drive app. Are there any ...