Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. All current Macs ship with Mac OS X. You can also install Windows or Linux ...

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What settings must I change so that when add a contact on my mac, it will sync to my phone?

Running Yosemite on a 2011 MBP and and iPhone 6. A contact added to my phone will appear on my mac, but not vice versa. How can I change this?
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Mac 10.5.8 OS X operating system upgrade?

I have a mac 10.5.8 OS X and I need to download new itunes for phone to sync, but my operating system is to old to download the new itunes, what shall i do?
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Image Viewer like Windows Image Viewer

I want a good image viewer for mac. When I open any random image from a folder like this: I want to be able to navigate to next/previous image with left and right arrow. Seems so simple but I ...
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build and run issues for Xcode

i have installed Xcode(Version 6.3.2) in osX 10.10.2.having problem to run c code.it build successfully with no error showing but cant run and show the result.so how to get the proper way to solve ...
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Converting Windows Macros to AppleMac

I have a Microsoft Windows Macro working in Word that I need to use on Apple Mac Windows 2011 Word but it does not work. It seems VBA macros designed to be used in Windows Word do not work when ...
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Disable Spotlight for Non-Current Boot Volume

I'm fully aware of the ways in which to disable Spotlight for a volume (.metadata_never_index etc.) but this question is more specific. Let me give you a bit of background. I have a Mid 2010 MacBook ...
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Playing Mac alarm through Headphones Only

I need to play an alarm on my mac that only plays through my headphones so it will not wake everyone up. I have found third party apps to do this, but I would prefer not to install any third party ...
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increase font for all apps/menus in mac [duplicate]

Is there an app to increase/change default fontsize for all applications in mac ? It is really painful for me to read default fonts or to increase fontsize in every app I open, and even worse, the ...
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Wi-Fi on MacBook Air only works within 10 feet of router

The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Air 11″ 2011 only connects within 10 feet of the router. Other Air works over 45 feet away. Happened after upgrade to Yosemite, now 10.10.3. Card Type: AirPort Extreme ...
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Sync chrome and safari tabs/bookmarks automatically

while chrome battery usage is terrible, i like it as more funcional browser thus i use it almost all the time when macbook is connected to charger, however when i'm on battery i'd like to use only ...
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Is it possible to disable audio through speakers, only play through headphones via headphone jack

Is there an option / setting that allows you to only output audio via the headphone port on your macbook / pro / air ? So that if i had my headphones on and then pulled them out of the laptop the ...
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How can I stop MacBook Pro (previously interrupted during OS update) restarting after login?

Everytime I log in, my macbook pro restarts itself. I don't even get to the desktop, it just restarts itself after show a message of text in the left-hand corner. I'm pretty sure this is happening ...
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Logical Volume Group “Available Space”

Can anyone help explain why there is 17gb worth of free space on my LVG I can't seem to do anything with this space. Is there anyway to fix this? I have already reformatted the disk then cloned the ...
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Is it Possible to RDP into a BootCamp Image running Windows 8.1?

I have forwarded a port on my router to my Mac mini OS X server which is running OS X and Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp. Can I remote into the BootCamp image using remote desktop or VNC? If so, what ...
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how to backup/export photos/videos from the new photos app to external had disk

I have a huge library in the new photos app on my Mac OS X Yosemite machine, I want to know the easiest way to export or backup all these photos and videos on an external hard disk (formatted for ...
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reducing dimension of an icon with Preview

I had an png icon file of dimension 40*40 with a size of 2 KB. I adjust its dimensions with Preview app to get 25*25. I got the icon file converted to 25*25, but now its size is 3 KB. Why? As we ...
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how to write a dock for mac?

I'am an iOS developer. I've never been interested in Mac development so I don't know anything about this. I wonder how to develop an alternative Dock to MacOSX's default Dock. I looked for Apple's ...
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Mac 10.5.8 Leopard

I have a Mac 10.5.8, Leopard, gray surrounding, and cannot get on skype and I cannot create a customized header with iPhoto for Twitter. I'm not a tech person but am good with apps. How do you know ...
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OSX intall usb key not detected

I've trying to reinstall a clean OS X Yosemite on a Mac Book Pro (mid 2013 model) for the past few days but had no success. I created a bootable usb drive using createmediainstall (as on this: ...
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Shared iCloud Account and Photo Stream, but no longer want to share iCloud accounts

My husband and I share an iCloud account. With Family sharing now available, we want our own iCloud accounts, but don't want to loose the photo stream we both have of our shared pictures. We also ...
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what better for performance? [closed]

i have macbook white 6.1. I need more performance I have 2 variants for buy. buy more ram 2 or 4 gb (now i have 3gb on board) buy a ssd and use it. question: what gives more comfortable work and ...
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Xcode crashing on launch

OS X Yosemite, v. 10.10.3; MacBook Pro Non-Retina Mid 2012; Xcode v. 6.3.2 I was developing as usual when this happened (had 5 projects open, one of them full-screen if this matters, but the project ...
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Mac OS is reporting bad free space

I have a MacBook Pro since 2014 and I haven't had any problem in these months. But today I realized that the free space info that gives Mac is wrong. I add two captures, one from the hard disk info, ...
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Dialogue box fonts are missing. Showing up only as A's with Squares or boxes. How can I fix this? Help [duplicate]

I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and now every time the computer asks me to input a password in the dialogue box I get this weird anti-font. It looks like Capital A's inside of boxes. Its like the ...
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Windows XP doesn't recognize devices on Mac

I installed a Windows XP on an iMac beside Mac OS X. When i start Windows XP it appears that it doesn't recognize devices like network card, sound card and video card as well as other devices. It ...
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Is there a way to prevent the play/pause button launching iTunes with Better Touch Tool?

Is there a way to prevent the play/pause button launching iTunes with Better Touch Tool …by using the button to trigger something else, for example
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Can I sync itunes between my two mac laptops?

I want to download a music CD into itunes. My new Mac doesn't have a disk drive, whereas my old one does. Can I sync my laptops together so that I can get the music from the CD onto the new Mac ...
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Project screencast of a Mac on remote controlled second computer

I have 2 Macs (which I'll call A and B) and a video-projector. Mac B is connected to the video-projector. I want to show on the video-projector the screen of Mac A but the video-projector is too far ...
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OS X 10.10.3 connects to wireless router but unable to resolve domain names

I can connect my daughter's MacBook to the wireless router but not browse the internet with two different browsers (Firefox and Safari). This is a recent development as she has successfully browsed ...
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How to change the color of the date on the Calendar icon in the dock on Mac

So I changed all my icons to custom ones and now I can't see the date in the calendar, I want to change the month and date to some shade of blue but I'm not sure if this is possible
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Is there a way to bring back search the web for spotlight?

Spotlight use to be my one stop shop for typing anything that I needed information about. When it would fail, the result saying "search in web" would come up and that was a really nice fallback when ...
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Split tunneling In Mac OS X

I have an VPN application that creates a logical interface in OS X programmatically. Once created, its configured with private IP and parameters and the Routing Table is updated accordingly. The ...
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Why does the updating of the default route entry of physical interface take 1 minute in Mac OS X

I created a logical interface using my VPN Application and added the default route - in the routing table as my logical interface. To add the default route programmatically, I have to delete the ...
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Choppy scrolling on new retina mac book pro

My new mac has: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage Intel Iris Pro Graphics Force Touch trackpad Backlit Keyboard ...
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Can not copy and paste within Chrome from time to time

Chrome Mac is a bit dodgy, I can not use copy/paste function from time to time, both Cmd ⌘ C and right-click menu. I must reopen it to enable copy/paste again. OS X version is 10.10.3, Chrome ...
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Stream audio from Mac OS X to Android?

My audio on my Mac computer is broken, there are no input devices found. (Although there used to be, then instantly wasn't.) I have searched everywhere, nothing works. So I was thinking I could ...
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is QuickTime available on OSX 10.9.5?

I'm using OSX 10.9.5 on my MacBook Pro now and I can't find the QuickTime app/feature anywhere. Is QuickTime only available on OSX Yosemite 10.10.3? If it is on OSX 10.9.5, where is it located? It's ...
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Is it possible to sort pdf windows in another order in Preview?

I noticed that when I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite the order of the opened pdf files in the Window menu of Preview now is in alphabetic order. However, it used to be in the order they were opened (If ...
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Seagate SSD doesn't work on MBP mid 2012

I have a MPB Mid 2012 and I bought a Seagate SSD ST1000LM014 http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Lapto...34057423&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+sshd+1tb+2.5 My mac doesn't format the disk if it's connect ...
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Moving mail from PC to Mac

I've got one PC with a very large amount of old mail that I need on my new computer which is a Mac. PC is running windows 7, Mac is a Powerbook and both the systems are running thunderbird. I ...
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Macbook pro Battery Question

Is it normal for the maximum mAH to fluctuate by 100's from time to time for a 2012 macbook pro?
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How to stop cursor blinking in Pages

I am using Pages '09 on Mac OSX 10.6 (SnowLeopard) and would like to stop cursor blinking. For TextEdit, this was possible by setting defaults write -g NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriod 100000 from ...
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OS X Yosemite focuses automatically

Lately I started experiencing that - 'issue' / 'bug' / 'feature' on my MacBook Air with OS X Yosemite. Whenever I open a new window (of any app) something gets focused immediately (getting that ...
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Mac Solution for Software RAID 6

Disk Utility apparently only supports RAID 1 and RAID 0. Is there a way to do software RAID 6 on a Mac? A Mac GUI is preferred but I can use any UNIX program.
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OSX Yosemite network-popdown suddenly have a permanent Device entry

After the latest minor Mac OS-X upgrade to Yosemite, I discovered I suddenly have a new and permanent entry in my network-popdown menu, located under a "Device" heading named SETUP. It's permanent ...
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Using an Android phone with a Mac's messaging App

Several of my friends have their iPhones hooked up to the iMessage app on Mac. If you're not familiar, it lets you check your phones messages as well as send messages on your Mac via your phone. I ...
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Google Chrome quits on open

When I open Google Chrome, it shuts down all by itself. This is on a MacBook Pro Retina. I reinstalled Chrome, but the problem still exists. OS X version : 10.10.3 Process: Google ...
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Is my unsaved Quicktime player movie recording still on the hard drive somewhere?

I recorded a movie (File > New Movie Recording) using Quicktime Player and when I stopped I accidentally clicked "Don't Save" instead of "Save". Is that recorded content still on the hard drive ...
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How to install, specific version of Java by command line on Mac? It's Possible?

It's possible to install an old version of Java by command line in Mac, it's possible? I am trying install java 1.6.0.17, but i can't find this version for Mac OS. I think it's possible to intall it ...
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Is it advisable to replace the internal HDD of an old Mac mini by a Solid State Drive?

I have an old Mac mini 1.1 updated 2.1 (2.0Ghz CPU/4 GB RAM). My problem: Flash videos use all CPU resources and my Mac gets very hot. My question is: Is it advisable to buy a Solid State Drive and ...