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

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Video player on iPad that doesn't stretch to full screen

I'm looking for a video player that doesn't stretch my 640x480 video files to full screen (1024x768), which degrades the quality IMHO. Is such an app available?
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Some apps won't launch on Mavericks

Since I've updated to Mavericks from Snow Leopard recently, I've noticed that some apps that I download (not from the App Store) won't launch. When I used chmod 775 on them, I could launch them. It ...
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Re-downloading apps purchased in a different country?

I lived in Canada for several years, but now I live in Norway (again). In Canada, I have purchased many apps on both the iOS and Mac OS X app stores. Some of these apps I have uninstalled over the ...
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Symlink to app causes NSInternalInconsistencyException

I want to be able to run a graphical program from the command line, so I add a symlink to the program (/Applications/Stata/Stata.app/Contents/MacOS/Stata) from /usr/local/kkjj/bin/xstata. When I run ...
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Is there a music app that lets me start/pause playback by tapping anywhere on screen?

I'm looking for an iOS app where, once the music is playing, I can touch anywhere on the screen to pause it, and then start it again.
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(Jailbroken) iOS 7 stock apps missing on springboard

All apps from private/var/stash/Applications.xxxxxx are missing suddenly. I can't exactly say when that happened, don't think it was any specific Cydia tweak. I still can ssh into my iPhone and see ...
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Is it possible to delete the “useless” apps pre-installed on my Mac?

There are some preinstalled apps that came with my laptop that I know I wil never ever use. Apps like "Notes", "Stickies", "Game Center", etc.. that were preinstalled in my Macbook Pro are apps that ...
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What is Mobile Sync - Backup and why is it taking so much space?

I was checking my directory and found out that the Folder Backup in Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup, is taking 13GB of my Harddisk ... What is this and why is taking so much space ...
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Why does Safari 6 scroll to the bottom of the page when viewing Google search results?

When I use the pagination at the bottom of Google search results pages to browse through the results, Safari 6 on OS X Mountain Lion automatically scrolls to the bottom of the page. Doesn't happen ...
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What does error “the Classic Environment is no longer supported” mean?

I created a .app file that is 303KB on disk. When I right click it and press Compress... I end up getting a 8.4MB .zip archive. I tried sending the .app via email to myself and compressing it on ...
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brew cask: howto uninstall an Application

I tried, while I am in /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom $ for i in *; do brew cask uninstall $i; done Error: appcleaner is not installed Error: avidemux is not installed Error: eclipse-ide is not ...
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Searching for an iOS music player with certain characteristics (read more)

I really need a music app that has either tags or playlists, and there's a lot of them, but the music i like is not really that popular, so an app that makes you choose from a list of already prepared ...
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Looking for a decent time-tracking application for Mac

I am a freelance graphic designer and need to track the time spent on projects so I can bill my clients accordingly. There are a ton of services and applications out there but somehow none of them ...
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How do I move a window whose title bar is off-screen?

I encountered a strange problem today. I downloaded FileZilla and on first launch the title bar was above my mouse pointer's reach. Making the window unmovable. Here is a screenshot of my situation. ...
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How can I position windows with the maximize button?

I was watching this video when the instructor was able to position a window by using the maximize button and clicking on one of four positioning options, as seen in the image below. This was also ...
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Finding Apps that do not appear in Macbook dock

I recently got a macbook pro. Shouldn't programs like iMovie and GarageBand appear in the dock? When I search for them, I cannot find them. When I go to the App Store to download them, it tell me that ...
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How can I reinstall an application that the Mac App Store thinks is installed already?

I'm the developer of an application that is currently on the Mac App Store. I'm trying to download my own application so that I can test out the binary that is on the store. (As opposed to running it ...
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Mystery application?

Okay, so I was watching a WWDC video a while ago, and they were doing a demonstration on how to implement some code into your app... And as they were demonstrating the code, the guy who was doing the ...
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How can I remove unwanted apps, such as Chess or Address Book, from my Mac?

There are a lot of applications that I have no use for that take up space on my Mac that I want to delete. When ever I try to delete them it says that it is an essential part of the OS, which is ...
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Unable to open multiple documents in Word or Pages using Command-O in OS X 10.9.4

When using Microsoft Word 2011 on a Mac PowerBook running 10.9.4 I am unable to use the Command-Open command to open more than one file at a time. I can open each file, one at a time, but if I drag ...
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How do i rotate the pictures of my iphone/ipad wallpaper every few minutes

I want the wallpaper on my iphone/ipad to rotate/change to a new wallpaper every few minutes so that I wouldnt get bored seeing the same picture over and over again everytime i on my phone , Are ...
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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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Can I retrieve my activation and deactivation history?

I turned off my find my iphone in my settings about a year ago. My friend said that he swore it was on a couple of months ago and I swore that it wasn't because I just turned it back on today. Is ...
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Does a free alternative to Proxifier or ProxyCap exist?

Currently, I'm not at home so I must use the hotel's hotspot. Unfortunately, the majority of ports are closed, except 80, 443 and 22, and I would like to connect to my FTP, or connect Steam to play my ...
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How can I find out which iOS apps I've purchased were free?

I know that I can see all my purchased apps in the App Store on my iPad but it doesn't give any indication of whether these are free apps or whether I paid for them. I am in South Africa and have ...
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Open Facebook URL in Facebook App

I know using the fb://URL scheme I can open certain links in the Native Facebook App, e.g. fb://page/137947732957611 will open the Apple Facebook page. Is there anyway I can open pages without ...
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Any way to edit Autoping app?

I found a free menu bar app (AutoPing) that works well at allowing me to keep a visual check on whether my internet connection is up or down (I live in a country with frequent instability in ...
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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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Facebook is forcing use of its new messenger app, which is only supported on iOS7? [closed]

I'm running iOS 6.* on an IPhone 3Gs. I noticed that Facebook was talking about redacting support for messaging inside the Facebook app... This slightly bothered me, considering I am Quite happy ...
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Rename various folders ignoring current name with Better Finder Rename

I have the following folders trip to xxx folder-temp pic-temp my-xxx-videos I wanna rename all the folders to "my-folders1", "my-folders2" and so on. I am using better finder rename but I don't ...
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Don't want my email contacts in my contact list

So in my contact list (the native iPhone app for contacts), it has not only my contacts with phone numbers, but also any email address I've ever sent or received an email from. I'd really rather not ...
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Resetting application window size

I would like to know how to reset a user set window size for an application to the one chosen by the developer. Are these settings usually stored in some plist file?
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How do I see the location path of an application?

I need to check the path to a program -- I want to point to the binary, not to the ".app" which is a directory. How do I do this?
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Video playback app for iOS 6 that's like iOS 7's Videos.app?

Is there an iOS 6-compatible app that's just like the iOS 7 Videos.app? I have tried VLC but I want an app that displays the contents of my video library as both text and thumbnails the way the the ...
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Any iPhone apps to test the touchscreen?

I've been playing an iPhone game for about a week and today the phone didn't detect some of my swipes. It still detected most of my swipes, but on a few occasions I swiped and nothing happened. I ...
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Downloaded app won't open because it is from an unidentified developer [duplicate]

I have download photo express mac version on my MacBook Pro and it won't open it said can't opened because it is from an unidentified developer. But I'm using there mac download so what do I do so I ...
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Altimeter app that records

I'm looking for a gps based altimeter app that records elevation to the phone. I will be out of cell range so it needs to store data on the phone. Do you know of one?
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Mac Vector Image Tools

I am looking for a vector image creation/editing tool for the Mac. My primary focus with be creating/editing images (mainly icons) for application development. I think I will be purchasing the full ...
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What is the location of this Application's file?

This application shows in Finder at path (with target): Macintosh HD/Applications/Trans_Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/applet and I have not been able to successfully start it with launchd, using ...
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Is there an app to quickly download and install a list of non-App Store apps?

Now that the Mac App Store exists, if an app is available there I prefer to buy it there instead of on the developer's site. This has several advantages, but the one that I've been enjoying recently ...
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How can I make applications on OSX open new windows in the same space when opening a file from Finder?

OSX 10.8. Pretty simple. Right now when I open a file through Finder, if the filetype is set to be open by application Y, oftentimes OSX finds a space that has an open window of Y, and sends the file ...
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Is there an iPhone App for reading PDF files?

After having used Eucalyptus and Stanza apps on my iPhone, I really can't read printed books while traveling any more. What similar app can I use to transfer, store and read my own pdf files on my ...
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Anyone know of a timecard app that uses GPS?

I'd like to log the hours I'm at work using the GPS on my iPhone. (It'd start logging when I get to work, then stop when I leave for lunch, etc) If possible, I'd like to be able to log the time at ...
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BBM-like iPhone app?

I keep hearing all this hoopla about BBM (Blackberry Messenger) and I want in on the fun. Is there anything similar to BBM out there for the iPhone? I heard WhatsApp was something like it, but just ...
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Is there an app that lets me use an iPhone as a mouse?

I'm looking for an app which enables me to physically maneuver my iPhone on the desk to control my Mac's cursor. (I am not looking for a "remote trackpad" app—there are dozens of those.) I did a ...
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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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accidental in app purchase by minor

My 3 years old son made a accidental in app purchase around 270 pound. I tried refund my money to my account but couldnt do it.Please help me to refund my money because I cant afford to loose a money ...
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No Weekly Backups in Time Machine after Five Months

I have a 3TB AirPort Time Capsule and have had Time Machine backups running on my Mac Pro (latest model running Mavericks) for the past five months. Both devices are connected via Cat5e ethernet ...
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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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iPhone 4S won't (properly) install apps

My 3(?) year old iPhone 4S, which has admittedly hit the ground a few times, has developed a new problem: apps download, but do not install fully; the icons never show on the home screens, and in ...