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

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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 ...
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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 ...