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Aperture and iTunes freezing, bringing down Snow Leopard entirely

I've got a 27" dual-core iMac of the generation before the current one. HDD is 2 TB, RAM is 8 GB. I've got Aperture 3 installed and updated, with a photo library totaling 180 GB. With increasing ...
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Control iMac and LED Cinema Display Brightness Simultaneously

I have a iMac 27'' and a LED Cinema Display 27'' connected to it. And I've noticed that to be able to control brightness I need to open the Display.prefPanel and modify the brightness of the displays ...
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Using FaceTime HD Camera without FaceTime

I have a Facetime HD camera in my new iMac but no one else I know has one. How can I test the HD capability of it? Photobooth doesn't take pictures in HD.
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iMac running Snow Leopard won't resolve DNS

Having problems with an iMac that I bought today. It's a 21", 2ghz Dual Core with 4GB ram. I'm connecting to my router via ethernet, and I can load up my remote websites and servers using the ip ...
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WIth the new iMac how do we connect an external screen?

For all that own or know this in the new version. Is the Thunderbolt output compatible with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter? If not, how do we connect our external monitor? If yes, with the ...
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How to move Mail messages from Apple Mail back on to Hotmail server?

When I first configured Apple Mail, I mistakenly opted not to keep a copy of mail on the Hotmail server. I've now changed that, but would like to move Inbox items that are on Apple Mail back on to the ...
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Upgrade the hdd in the new mid 2011 iMac without buying an Apple certified hdd?

It has been recently discovered that Apple uses a new 7 pin hdd connection in their mid 2011 iMacs. When a none Apple certified hdd is installed the fans kick on during boot and system fails to start. ...
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most Mac-compatible linux distribution

I want to install Ubuntu on my iMac. But I don't want to use Unity. I want to use Gnome 3. I can install it over Ubuntu (as I do on my laptop) but I know that Fedora and OpenSuse use Gnome 3 natively. ...
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What is the point with iMac + SSD?

The newly released iMac can be built with an optional 256 GB SSD. To complement this, the new iMac's also contains the Intel Z68 chipset: Z68 mproves performance by putting files that are ...
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iMac fans stopped, what must I do?

Just a minute ago my iMac's fan stopped spinning (sound like it broke). I heared no noise coming out of it anymore and I quickly checked iStat which reported a fan rotation speed of 0 rpm (usually ...
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Why do the new iMacs have mobile video cards?

I noticed that the new iMacs graphics cards are AMD Radeon HD 6970M. Why do the new iMacs have mobile video cards? What are the implications of those cards? Are those cards as powerful as dedicated ...
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The new iMacs come with AMD HD 6770M or HD 6970M. How do they compare?

the 27" versions of the new iMac come with either the AMD HD 6770M or HD 6970M GPU. How do they compare performancewise? Is it worth its money?
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Does the 2011 iMac have SATA 3 support?

I'm excited about the iMac 2011 refresh, but I'm troubled by the news that there are no SATA 3 connections. There's lots of confusion on Mac Rumors and OWC blogged that there is no SATA 3. I was ...
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Is Snow Leopard Server a good candidate for everyday use as a main OS?

Although similar questions have been asked before [1,2] non of them fully address whether OSX 10.6 Sever is a good candidate for everyday use on a top of the line computer. For the really lazy; 1 - ...
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Quick OSX startup

I am totally new to OSX so sorry for this beginners question. If I would like to reduce the startup time (from being completely without power to being able to use Safari) of a new (HDD only, no SSD) ...
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Buying a new imac, which memory should i get?

For the new imacs that just came out, which memory upgrade should I get? This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095 or: ...
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How can I restrict only iPad to be connectable to USB port of Mac?

I would like to allow iPads to be connected to Mac for provisioning of applications on the devices, but would also like to prohibit any other device from being connected to USB port for security ...
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Should my iMac hibernate automatically

I've got a 2009 iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo) and I've noticed that the disks never sleep. I ran a power monitor and the iMac is using a third of our electricity every day! I've checked via pmset that ...
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iMac Display Replacment

I have a 2007 iMac 24inch, and I’m starting to notice the display is giving out (very opaque lines across a section of the screen, which sometimes do not appear. It is the display though, as I ...
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Third monitor on a 2008 iMac

I currently have a 20-inch Early 2008 iMac (iMac8,1), with the iMac display and an external LG display. The graphics chip is an ATI Radeon HD 2400, which, as far as I can tell from the specs, only ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 is sluggish

I am a the tech support guy for a small church. we just purchased Microsoft office 2011 for mac. we have noticed it drastically slows our imac (not sure on the specs atm) when one of the office ...
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What am I going to do with an iMac 27 inch's display 3, 4 years from now?

I want to buy a 27 inch iMac, but the monitor cannot be re-used... it cannot be hooked up to any KVM (Keyboard / Video / Mouse) switch to be used with a PC too... Also, 3, 4 years down the road, I ...
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Can I connect the iPad 2 video out to an iMac?

This is not a AirDisplay question, it's about the HDMI connection. I don't have a TV. I use my main computer, a 27" iMac, for watching movies. The iPad 2 has HDMI out and games can output to 1080p ...
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Install 10.6 over 10.5 on iMac

Currently my iMac has 10.5.8 Mac Os X installed. I want to install 10.6.6 over 10.5.8 (iMac (intel Dual core)). Do I have to do the following ?? Visit Apple Store. Buy 10.6 OS X for USD $29.00 ...
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Replacing HDD on 2007 17" iMac

My iMac's HDD has died so I need to replace it. I don't just want to go like for like, does anyone know what the upper limits of the machine are? I have a 1TB USB drive plugged in, so I'm assuming ...
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Is an iMac upgradable to a 256 GB SSD?

Can an i5 27 inch iMac with an exsisting 1 TB hard drive be upgraded to have an additional 256 GB SSD and if so, is it possible to remove Mac OSX from hard disk and re-install on SSD disk?
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how to know imac crash reason

last day i put my mac on the whole night for downloading xcode.however today i noticed that it is shutdown in the morning.i used the "last" command to know when it was shutdown.it is showing time ...
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Why have 5 different iMacs developed corrupt OS X partitions when the physical drives are fine?

I'm a tech for my local school district and we are having some problems with our iMac Multimedia Lab. Over the past nine months, 5 of the 22 iMacs have suffered from filesystem corruption. The only ...
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Where I can buy an original OS X Leopard PPC disc for my iMac G4?

I've a wonderful iMac G4 with 2 GB of RAM so I can install/upgrade from Panther to Leopard but I cannot officially buy from Apple site! Is there a possibility somewhere to buy an original disk?
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iMac's fans make awful noise

My iMac's fans are making an awful lot of noise, sounding like a piece of cardboard is in them. It's a kind of ticking noise. This is happening since a few months ago. I have not changed any hardware. ...
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What's the advantage of buying an iMac over building a Hackintosh?

I'm not looking for a flame war or anything like that. I am looking at (once I have some money, the hardest part) buying a iMac. Let's just assume one could build a fully working Hackintosh with ...
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Boot 2010 iMac from 2007 MacBook Pro's drive?

I am considering purchasing a 2010 27" iMac to replace my 2007 MacBook Pro as my everyday development machine. Ideally, I would like to work on the iMac when I am in my home office and work on the ...
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iMac refuses to boot, Disk Utility always says there are drive errors it can't repair — what to do?

This is a follow on to the question I asked about replacing the hard drive in my iMac. The restore from TimeMachine finished and the machine still won't boot. Just the white screen, Apple logo and ...
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How do I replace the hard drive in my circa 2008 iMac?

My circa 2008 iMac hung up today and wouldn't reboot -- it just hung on boot with the Apple logo and the spinner. I booted the Snow Leopard DVD and ran Disk Utility on the drive. It told me the drive ...
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Wifi seems really unstable since getting new iMac

Since I've had my iMac I've noticed that my wifi network locks up a few times a week, it is always fixed by turning off the wifi on the iMac, then turning it back on again. The network shouldn't be ...
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The application DGAgent quit unexpectedly — repeatedly pops up every time i “ignore”, “report” or “relaunch”

Before this problem occurred I have been trying to defrag my disk using Drive Genius 3 and repair using disk utiltity. Than I decided to delete it. Not sure if that was the reason or not but after ...
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Howto Setup External Drive as a Networked Drive

I've got an external 1.5TB drive I'd like to connect to my iMac and use as a networked drive so other computers can connect to it's IP and read/write to the Drive. What would be the best way to do ...
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How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?

I have an iMac (PPC) with iSight. How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?
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repaired disk/permissions, now imac won't boot into login

My iMac has been running horrendously slow the past couple days, so I booted into the Snow Leopard CD and ran a disk repair and a permissions repair. Now I can't get past the spinner. It's been ...
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iMac will not boot with anything connected via USB

I have a 24" iMac running 10.6.6 that will not boot if anything is connected to the usb ports on the back. If they are removed, it boots fine. It has been to the Genius bar once but they did not find ...
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24' iMac HDMI input solution?

Are there any solutions available which will allow HDMI input on my 24' iMac?
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Can I use my iMac as a display with my MacBook?

Is it possible to attach my MacBook to my iMac and use the iMac as a display? What cable/connector would I need? EDIT: I have the newest MacBook and a Late 2009 21.5" iMac.
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How can I get my microphone to work on Windows 7 and Boot Camp 2.0?

I'm on windows 7 with bootcamp with a bit older iMac. I installed the bootcamp stuff from my Leopard DVD and I updated my bootcamp to 2.0. with Apple Software Update but the Microphone is still not ...
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Considering 27" iMac. Can I use it as a TV?

I may be considering to get the iMac. I don't own a TV, but I would love to be able to use it as such. I understand it has a DisplayPort input for these types of purposes. What would I need to get ...
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What is the best way to use two 27" monitors on your desk?

In my work environment I have three smaller monitors and love the productivity benefit. At home I have two 27" displays (the iMac and an external cinema display), but am having trouble laying them out ...
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troubleshooting connections issue between two macs

I often want to move files between my MacBook and iMac, but its such an issue that I usually resort to failure. They will see each-other on the network (shown in Finder) but after selecting the ...
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iMac wont startup and won't boot from CD

My 24" 3.06Ghz iMac will no longer fully boot. It constantly gives me the grey "Your machine needs to be restarted" half way through booting. At first I was able to boot into SuperUser mode and run an ...
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How to install the leopard OS? [closed]

I have an apple laptop.But the OS is corrupted.I have a new one to use the apple laptop.But i have an licensed version. What I need: How to install the leopard os.... What are the steps am i should ...
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Relative performance of 2006 Mac Pro and 2007 iMac

I'm trying to evaluate a purchase but am having trouble finding apples-to-apples performance comparisons for these two machines. A year and and many details separate them. Are there any common ...
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How can I disable the 2nd hard drive in my 27" iMac?

I have an 2010 27" iMac with an SSD and a regular hard drive. Now that I've been using the machine for some time and have not come close to filling the SSD, I'd like to disable the spinning hard drive ...