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

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Apps stuck in pending update status?

I used my MacBook Pro and iTunes to download updates for my mobile apps. I then sync'd and the apps were updated. I verified they were updated through the device's Settings app. However, when I visit ...
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How can I set a custom keyboard shortcut for an application

In an application, if I want to add my own keyboard shortcut for an application, is there anyway I could achieve that? I mean like a option from the application's bar. Hope I made sense.
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Is there an iPod touch voice control app that can play music offline?

I recently bought a 5th generation iPod touch, but was dismayed to learn that I can't use Siri to play music in my car because it doesn't work offline. Is there a voice control app that I can use to ...
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iOS 7, Facebook Messenger app keeps crashing

I was using my Facebook messenger app, and it suddenly crashed. I tried to open it again, but it kept crashing either instantly or after 20 seconds or so. I've tried to turn it off and on, and delete ...
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How to view CPU clock rate in GHz or MHz?

I am looking to get the new 12″ MacBook and as a result I would like to know the clock speed (in GHz) my current MacBook Air (late 2010) is running at so I know the processor on the MacBook will cope. ...
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Cannot drag an app from Launchpad to trash

I recently had an app called ZipCloud appear in my Launchpad applications - overtime I drag it to trash, it simply goes back. How do I delete it? The page ...
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Open selected text in an iOS app?

I just got an iPod Touch 5G (iOS 8.2) and I would like to open text in an installed apps, e.g.; TextCrafter. Is that possible? Images can be opened in a number of apps but how to do it for text?
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Pages - Why dont numbers like 6th format like they do in Word?

Whenever I type something that involves order, like 6th or 2nd, in Pages, I want it to be able to do the behavior that Word does, i.e, make the 'th' or the 'nd' part upwards of the number. Is there ...
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My App is not visible on itunes connect

I added an app in itunes connect in the following URL: https://itunesconnect.apple.com/WebObjects/iTunesConnect.woa/ra/ng/app In the above mentioned url, i pressed '+' Symbox on top -> New iOS App A ...
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Can't delete apps that are no longer available in App Store

I have four apps that are no longer available in the App Store. They're not installed on my phone (which is fine). Every time I connect my iPhone to I get this message in iTunes: "Some of the apps in ...
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App crashes, dock icon remains, can't reboot, yet no process in ps aux to kill

I've been encountering an extremely annoying problem since I upgraded to Yosemite. FCPX (but I've been having reports of this problem on other computers with finder.app and safari.app) sometimes will ...
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OSX Hierarchy questions and organization

I've done extensive searching on these questions and have even come across others, however, they do not answer any of my questions. What are ~/Library and /Library for respectively? I can see they ...
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Deleting SelfControl app

The app is not working or running anymore, but I really want to get rid of the damn app icon in the launchpad, and I even tried to get rid of a plist file that I found but I couldn't even do that. I ...
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Completely uninstall iOS App and all associated data

Background I am the server side developer working on an API for an IOS app. From time to time as we are in development (when we have big database changes) we reset our server. This process clears all ...
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Restore Applications folder to dock

I have inadvertently deleted my Applications folder from the dock. I tried accessing the Applications icon in a finder window. I tried to drag it down to the dock. I did so to the lower left hand of ...
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How do you delete Dropbox from OS X Yosemite?

So this seems like an obvious one, but after some searching around the web and Dropbox's bad help section I've really come unstuck with this. I'm trying to delete the official Dropbox app from my ...
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Just got a MacBook Pro, the calender appointments do not transfer to my iPhone 5 calendar

I just got a MacBook Pro laptop and am in early stages of learning. The calendar that comes with the computer does not transfer the appointments to my iPhone 5S. I could never get Microsoft Outlook ...
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Multiple iOS App Store Updates in under three days

The other day I noticed that some major apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Nike, Facebook, etc. can have multiple updates (sometimes three or more) in only a few days (less than three or four). See this ...
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How to remove an empty group in Launchpad

I installed Google IME and uninstalled it. Then, as shown in the image below, an empty group is left in Launchpad. (I think it should have been removed automatically when the group became empty.) How ...
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App icon duplicated, with a 'grayish' overlay.. iPhone6 - ios8

So, I've got this iPhone6 since a week now. Today my WhatsApp duplicated itself with a 'grayish' overlay on it. I can move it around, but when tapping it nothing happens. How does this happen and how ...
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Weather apps that report snow accumulation

Are there any weather apps for iOS that report the amount of snow accumulation, not just precipitation? Something like 3-5" of snow is expected. I've tried the stock weather app and several others. ...
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What is the best app for controlling the time of kids spend on iPad?

My kids spend way more time on ipad. I want to limit the time each child spends on iPad on a daily basis. Any apps? They yell at us for taking away the iPad.
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Documents app hangs on file browser. How to export it's files w/o jailbreak?

I used Documents app by Readdle, but now when I open it, it shows me the last document I was reading. When I try to switch back to file browser, it hangs, and I can't press anything. The question is ...
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How to back out of an app on iPhone?

So this is my first iPhone and I'm used to Android. On Android, if I click some link or something that opens another app, I can click the back button and go back to where I was, even across apps. ...
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Signed app is not opening after installing from Package

I have created an OS X application and signed it with my Developer ID. I archived the application and then just exported it as Application and here it is working fine. But, when I exported it as ...
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Why/how are Apple Testflight IPAs scrambled?

I was playing around with Apple's Testflight lately. Everything works fine, I can upload and test my app internally. However, I stumbled about something curious while looking into it. I looked at the ...
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How to remove chrome app icons from launchpad?

I uninstalled Google chrome buy deleting it from the Applications folder and I also deleted the associated profile data from ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome But I have failed to remove ...
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Why do downloaded applications arrive as .dmg files

When downloading most applications from websites they are usually packaged into dmg files. Is there any specific reason why people distribute apps in dmg files instead of zip files? If so why do ...
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Killing an application

I try to kill a buggy application without success. I tried the Force Quit… feature in the Apple menu but it doesn't work. In order to find the PID I tried the following command from the Terminal but ...
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App. rejection reasons from Appstore

I am iOS Developer. I have seen and I had very bad experience with App store approval process. We have developed app according to Apple standards which are define in official site of Apple. But our ...
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Completely remove an application and its data on iOS 8

I have an application that is not working properly (I always get an error). I know other people who have the same app and for them no errors appears. I thought that maybe there are temporary data ...
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Add a word count feature that determines pay (for freelancer paid per word)

I am a freelance writer and I frequently use Pages to draft my articles. I appreciate having the word count on the bottom of the document because I am often paid by the word. Periodically, I'll see ...
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Automatic App downloads to iPhone on battery power

I enabled automatic app downloads on my iPhone. When I use iTunes on the computer to buy an app, the app icon appears (but greyed out) on my iPhone. It won't actually download the app until I start ...
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How can I 'hack' an iTunes library to fix an ios 6 app installation problem?

I have an old 3GS iPhone, with a fair number of apps. At some point I had trouble installing a particular app -- iTunes 11 thought it was available for installation, but wouldn't install it, even ...
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sharing iPhone apps - tell a friend

If I have an app on my iPhone and I want to recommend it to someone else who might be interested in downloading and using the app on his/her iPhone - what's the easiest way to do this? Is there a ...
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Does anyone know of a todo-list app that can sync via USB between iOS and Mac?

I've been looking for a todo-list app that can sync directly (via local/tethered USB) between my MacBook Pro (currently running Mavericks, upgrading soon to Yosemite) and iPod Touch 5 (running iOS 8). ...
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What a good app to tag my favorite places?

I travel a lot to the same 5 cities for work. Sometimes, if I have a spare hour or two I explore and sometimes on those explorations, I find great places. I'd like to tag those places on a map with an ...
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An application will automatically reinstalled from mac app store after uninstallation

It's so weird that I don't know how to explain it. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is the application that I'm talking about. I don't remember installing it, and first time I see it in my launchpad, I ...
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Is it possible to get font size in any apps in OS X?

I want to get font size (and font family, if possible) that is used in any Mac applications. For example, in Calendar.app, you can find that the date is bold and bigger than any texts that is ...
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iOS delete application data with new version

I want to release a new version of an iOS application on the App Store. The problem is that I made a lot of changes in the data model of this version and if the user install it without deleting the ...
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How do I install NTFS-3G from source?

I want to install the latest version of NTFS-3G on my Yosemite box. The latest version (as of this writing) is 2014.2.15 available here. However, only the source code is available and there aren't any ...
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How to open Resolution Center for an app version rejection after the app is approved?

Something very strange happened to me. My company application was rejected in first place because App Review Team reported that it crashed in iPad Air 2. We bought a new iPad Air 2 and I faced no ...
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a PDF reader which can read notes on PDF

I am looking for a PDF reader on iPhone which can read notes on PDF. I tried Adobe Reader(see below), which does not work in this way.
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How do I find out what apps are in iTunes and not on my iPhone, and vice versa?

I want to find out: What apps are in my iTunes Library that are not on my iPhone. What apps are on my iPhone that are not in my iTunes Library. Is there any way (either in Windows or using ...
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Is it OK to rename an application? [duplicate]

Let's use "Coda 2.app" as an example. If to rename it to "Coda.app": Will it affect the functionality of the app? Is the app still be able to access the sites data saved in Keychain previously? Is ...
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What is this iPad app?

Saw an app during a Apple video, i was wondering what it was called.
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Is there a way to purchase incompatible app from Mac App Store

I haven't upgraded to Yosemite on my Mac yet and still using Mavericks. I wanted to purchase an app during its promotion period but the app min version is 10.10 so Mac App Store complains saying that ...
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Open terminal via AppleScript

I'm tring to write a shortcut script in spark for opening the terminal. on run {input, parameters} tell application "Utilities/Terminal" // tried Utilities:Terminal and Terminal too reopen ...
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How do I make a window stay on top of other windows without using third party software?

I simply can't believe one needs to download an app to be able to pin the Terminal window on top of another application. Please help me figure this out. I am frustrated and confused as to why Apple ...
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Apps on iPhone lockscreen: how to remove them, i.e. Starbucks

Hopefully a simple solution. I installed a recent Starbucks app, and noted it was tracking my location and popping up on the lock screen. I do not want that. At all. Even after setting not to show on ...