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

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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 ...
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How can I backup an Application in the applications folder?

I was wondering what will happen if I copy the content of an application in the applications folder, compress it and move it to another hard drive. Will it work if I put it in the Application's folder ...
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An iOS application update wiped its previous data, is there any way to recover it?

I updated an application today on my iPhone 5, and it wiped out its previous version's stored data. Problem is, that previous stored data included authentication information I need for some websites. ...
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How to launch a GUI application in another user's graphical session?

I'm trying to figure out how to launch a GUI application as another user that's logged in interactively, in that user's graphical session. For example, say I have two users, foo and bar. Both are ...
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Minimising App Windows Into their Respective Icons On The Dock To Create Less Clutter?

The Dock is a fundamental part of using OS X, however I have some frustrations with it: As we know the Apps themselves are located on the left of the divide** separated from the "stacks" and trash ...
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Unexpected app “Admin Alert” running on my machine

All of a sudden I noticed an application called "Admin Alert" in my dock. This is a work computer, I'm wondering if this is some sort of "spyware" that our lovely IT department has installed on my ...
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How to get Open File selector to show hidden files?

I would like my Open File selector to be showing hidden files. I am not sure if the same Open File module is shared among many applications that use it or each app has its own. The specific app I ...
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Hear ambient sound while listening to music with headphones on OSX

I don't want people to yell at me when they want to say something while I'm using headphones on my desktop computer. I'm thinking an app could just listen to the ambient sound and lower the volume ...
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Do iTunes Connect sales chart show updates as well as new downloads?

Just curious, does the sales chart in iTunes Connect combine the stats from updates and new downloads?
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Using Finder To Arrange Applications By “Application Type”

Finder is intuitively designed to help you find things on your Mac. In Finder Windows you can arrange icons or lists of files in all manner of ways: Name, Date last opened, Created, Modified etc, as ...
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What is special in /Applications/ folder?

What happens when an .app bundle going copy to the /Applications/ folder? Are there any processes starting, any preferences copied to /Library/ ? Is a copy to /Applications/ folder a special ...
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Show all applications using keyboard shortcut

Problem: Show all installed applications in the /Applications folder using keyboard shortcut. Desired solution: Potential utility/tool that runs in the background to show all applications upon ...
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What software is this in my menubar?

Right beside the Alfred icon, there's a small up and down arrow indicating bandwidth upload and download speeds. I remember downloading and installing something for this, and now I can't remember ...
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Is it possible the create a pkg that doesn't require root access (user & password prompt)

The title says it all really, is it possible to create a pkg that can install without the user requiring to enter their password?
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Requirements to use 'open -b “bundle.id” ' for OS X

I have a post install script which opens and runs my application silently. The app was made using Automator and basically runs an Applescript which in turn runs a Bash script embedded from the app ...
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Shader tester iOS App?

Will Apple reject an app which renders a 3D scene that allows you to modify and compile GLSL ES shaders by editing them in the app? (something not unlike e.g. http://shadertoy.com, but native OpenGL ...
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How to make a command line executable an application?

I have a command line executable (specifically JMeter), which opens a GUI application when launched from the terminal. However, I would like to create a link to it that would wrap it up to become a ...
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Do apple developer program allow Pakistani developer to sale inApp purchases?

I am an independent application developer from Pakistan having a local bank account and VISA credit card. I am planning to enrol in the Apple Developer Program as an individual to sell my apps. I ...
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Do two (or more) apps using GPS share the same location data stream?

When an app calls for GPS data, does it activate the GPS call itself and then when another app simultaneously running calls it does it make a separate call? Or when the second app accesses the GPS ...
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How to get a complete list of all applications installed?

Using OSX 10.8.4., I am having a hard time finding a complete list of all software applications installed on my Mac. Of course, the Launchpad only shows the list of those that have an app shortcut ...
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How can I make it so that customers can download my app on their ios device without using the app store?

I have already made a native iOS app and I was wondering if the consumers could just download the app onto their phone without jailbreaking or installing anything. I could maybe use a third party app ...
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Where should I store command line applications?

When I download command line applications they are located in my ~/Downloads/ directory. But I feel this is wrong place to have a command line application located. Where in the Mac OS X filesystem ...
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Is there any way to backup and restore your iOS apps *without* re-downloading all of them?

I've got a problem. The first step, as they say, is acceptance. My problem, is apps. I've got over four hundred on my phone, generally. It floats around that count, anyway. I think, perhaps, it comes ...
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Is there an app or method to force system popups and new windows to appear on a certain PORTION of a display?

This is a bit different than usual because I'm using a piece of hardware called a DualHead2Go since I'm on a Macbook with only a thunderbolt output. What this lets me do is project a virtual ...
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How can I display my ipad screen on my PC?

My company has several ipads standing in public places around town running our app. Sometimes the app crash and I have to go out to reboot it. Is there a way where I can sit in my office and log on to ...
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Does anyone know what this menu bar app is?

Does anyone know what this menu bar app is?
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Is there an application to emulate I'm in a different location?

I'm trying to test an iPhone application and I need to simulate I'm in a different location. I was wondering if there is an application out there in the market that let's me write some longitude and ...
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iPad apps transferring to iPhone through iCloud

If I download any app on my iPad will it download itself to my iPhone? The iPhone & iPad share the same iCloud account.
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How do I remove Podcasts from IOS Podcast app

I've been using the IOS Podcast app and I'm trying to remove podcast from it. I had subscribed to a podcast, but now I unsubscribed and deleted the episodes. It still shows up in my podcast menu ...
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Lock down OSX 10.7.5 app into kiosk mode?

I want to run an app in 'kiosk' mode for public unattended access via touch screen (no mouse or keyboard attached). I can already automate a network user logon and then the app launches (but only in ...
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text diff for mac OS

I see someone has already asked a similar questions, Diff application with posibility to input text manually but got no answer. I'm looking for a software that compares diff between 2 text block ...
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Free app asks for a payment to use it?

I bought a free app for iPad at the apps store but when I went to use it the app required a99cent fee purchased Thru the app. Is my payment information secure under these circumstances?
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Easiest way to create a graphical representation of Application Usage Report?

I have several mac users who claim they need all 3 major browsers for testing websites and they need Admin privileges to keep them updated. (My Company doesn't support but Safari.) I have run an ...
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Check the version of an app installed on iPad

Is there anyway to check the version of an app installed on a iPad without connecting back to iTunes on my desktop / laptop?
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How to clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?

I have Gooogled this for a couple of months now casually but have never gotten a guide that seems suited to me. I am running Snow Leopard. It's really starting to get slow. Basically, most guides on ...
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I keep getting an error on RedLaser app for iPod Touch 4th generation. How to fix?

I just downloaded the RedLaser app from the App Store on my iPod touch 4th generation, 6.1.3. If I go to launch the app, it goes to the Scan section and works normally for about 5 seconds. Then, no ...
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How to send “delayed” sms?

Instead of sending an SMS right now, I would like to send a "delayed" SMS. For example, delay it by 45 minutes, or 60 minutes, etc. Is there any way to do it? I have tried the apps txtot, ...
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Installed and uninstalled apps LOG on ipad

Can I view all the installed and uninstalled apps on my iPad? Say I want to find out versions numbers and other details of an app I uninstalled / installed last week. Can I do that someway with a log ...
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Yahoo Pipes or similar on iPad

Simple question: Is there an ipad app that gives me Yahoo Pipes, or similar web mashup functionality?
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10px~ gap between application and dock

When I set my apps to fullscreen with the taskbar still there, it doesn't truly fullscreen the application, it always has that small little border to the left. I'm using moom as a window resizer, but ...
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Is it possible to take the app name again after the app got deleted from iTunes-connect?

As discussed earlier, we can have 180 days time for app binary submission. After that the application will be deleted from the itunes-connect. Then is it possible to create another application with ...
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What is the maximum time for delivering app binary to app-store?

I had put all of my app information into itunes connect and I got an email saying it is ready for upload. Please upload app binary. But, at the last time our client asks to change the designs of the ...
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How to close Messages.app?

I'm unable to quit or close Messages.app. Even if I do Command+Q, I still see a popup message telling me that I received a message. I don't want to disable notifications at all, I just don't want to ...
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Transfer of money from old Apple ID to new Apple ID [duplicate]

Is there anyway I can transfer my iTunes giftcard from my old Apple ID account to my new Apple ID account?
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Mac OSX Apple Script, How do I make Apple Script push keys on an application

What I am trying to do is make my character run up 50 steps then down 50 steps repeatedly using the up key and the down key. I know how to utilize system events to push keys and I know how to tell ...
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logging in iPhone different profile settings

Is there a setting or an app that does this: When iPhone asked me for my passcode lock it will identify my passcode what passcode I entered and when passcode matches, it will match to the profile it ...
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I Have An App That Won't Load/Sync & I Can't Delete It Either

Having trouble with my Instagram app. When it was time for the update, I clicked "update app" of course, & it said the app couldn't be updated. Now I can't access it. Ever since then, it just says ...
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Vector Software for Drawing and Diagramming

What software is available for Mac that is good for drawing cartoons and diagrams? These are some features it should have: Edit any component easily after drawing it. Easily add and edit text ...