Concerning one computer system or software implementations' ability to work interactively with another, dissimilar computer system or software application

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Is it possible to work with a Mac Pro through a MacBook?

I've been thinking of getting a Mac Pro to do some serious graphics work. However, I don't have the funds to get it along with a Retina display at the same time. The display, keyboard, speakers, etc. ...
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Automator-generated apps - Backwards compatibility

In my experience apps created with automator on Mountain Lion don't work on a Snow Leopard machine. The opposite isn't true though: apps created with automator on Snow Leopard do work on a Mountain ...
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Is it possible to use an older Canon Scanner with OS 10.11 El Capitan?

My Canon LIDE 600F scanner is old but still worked very well. When I upgraded to OS 10.11 my computer no longer recognized the scanner. Canon has officially stated that they are not making new drivers ...
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Which iOS emojis are currently available across most (all?) modern platforms?

I used the "rolling eyes" emoji available in my iOS keyboard in a social media post, but was dismayed to find that it isn't available on my Chrome on windows 7 computer. While I could install fonts/...
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Use Windows-Only Hardware on Mac

I recently bought hardware that apparently does not support Mac. When connecting it to my Windows VirtualMachine the installer pops up and the device is ready to be used. However, that does not happen ...
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Pretend to be specific Mac OS X version when running app

I've purchased a Mac OS X app (outside the App Store) that seems to have arbitrary limitations based on the Mac OS X version. It is fully functional on El Capitan, but has a few features that it ...
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USB game controller not detected

Since upgrading my version of OSX, my computer no longer detects a USB game controller. I know the controller is in working order because my Linux machine can talk to it. I don't know which version ...
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Audio Formats That Function With Multiple Streaming Devices/Software?

I'd like to know which audio encoding format(s), as part of a video container file, will stream with all of the following devices/apps: Apple TV 3 Roku 3 LG 2012 Smart TV MediaLink (Plex front end) ...
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Yosemite OS: Turning a kext off and on — consequences?

Are there consequences to turning a kext on and off repeatedly? Also, How can I check to make sure a specific kext is already on or off?
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How do you install a graphics card on mac pro 1,1?

Howdo you install a Radeon 6000 series graphics card on mac pro 1,1?
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Old scanner compatibility with Yosemite?

I have an old scanner a UMAX Astra 6400 which I can't get my newly upgraded Yosemite system to register. I'm using the FireWire 400 interface and the scanner is powering on correctly. I think it ...
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Build Mavericks-Compatible NAS for Scheduled, Wireless, Bootable Backups and Storing & Accessing Media across Local Devices

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro running Mavericks (10.9.1) and an early 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.8.5. I want to build an NAS that allows me to wirelessly and automatically backup both machines ...
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iPhone 4 Bluetooth Compatability

I have a problem with the connection between my iPhone 4 and the bluetooth system in my car. Frequently it will not connect to my car and frequently the connection breaks down during dialling and ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard connectivity

Is the Magic Keyboard capable of using a Lightning cable to transmit keystrokes instead of Bluetooth? I know that it uses USB to automatically pair with Macs, but what happens if Bluetooth is turned ...
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What are current cross-platform disk encryption options?

I just got a new 1TB USB SSD, to use as a backup drive. I need cross-platform compatibility and durability. I've used LUKS+ext4, and it seems both reliable and well-established (i.e. long-term support ...
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Magic Mouse 2 Mountain Lion

Is there any way to enable scrolling on Mountain Lion (10.8.5), I have a Magic Mouse 2 but can't seem to be able to get it to work fully. Is this only compatible with El Capitan?
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Can't get bluetooth keyboard to connect - A1016

I am trying to connect an A1016 keyboard to my MacBook (Late 2008) with OS X 10.11 but they won't connect. My bluetooth is on and my batteries are fresh. It has a power switch rather than button, so I ...
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ATI Radeon X1900XT Mac Pro 1.1 Compatibility

I've recently picked up a ATI Radeon X1900XT card that I was told would work with my Mac Pro (original 1.1 version). However when I plugged the card into my pci port and turned the system on, the ...