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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Would Upgrading to 16GB RAM be Beneficial?

I'm running on an i3 processor, 2010 model, 3.06 GHz. I'm currently have 4GB of RAM, but if I were to upgrade to 16GB, would: Applications open quicker? FPS increase in game? Overall performance ...
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Import certificates into System Keychain via the command line

Is it possibly to copy a certificate to machine running to OS X Snow Leopard, add it to the System Keychain, then set it to "Always Trust via SSH?" And if so... how?
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One of three monitors does not start after upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion

I've just updated to OS X 10.8.2 (earlier 10.7.5) on my Mac Pro. And I have 3 monitors - DVI, DisplayPort (primary), DVI; attached to 6850. Everything works fine, but every time I start the computer, ...
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Applescript to automate drop-down selection in Mozilla Firefox

I'm trying to automate the selection of a value from a drop-down box in Mozilla using an applescript. What I want it to do is to tab to the drop-down box and enter down twice to select the third item ...
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icloud photos to mac - how?

i went to vietnam in sept, took well over 1000 pics on my iphone and were automatically backed up to my icloud acc. i have now just purchased a 18 mnth old mac book pro and would love to be able to ...
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How to find devices on my local network through their IP address

I have a local network powered by a Time Capsule, and connected to 4 or 5 macs. There are other devices on the network too. (Printers, IP Cameras, etc). Is there a way to list the devices on the local ...
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Do all Macs come with iLife apps?

I bought a Mac that is only a few months old. My understanding was that it is supposed to come with iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) either preinstalled or available as a "free" download in the ...
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How can I control a Mac through TS-Gateway?

I have a new Mac at the office. We have a pretty closed off firewall here but we allow people to work remotely through a TS-Gateway using RDP. For a client I use iTap as it supports the gateway very ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2012) - Windows 7 Install [ Missing CD/DVD Drivers ]

I just bought Mac Mini Late 2012, It's cool :) I like OS X, but I want to play games and when I tried install Windows with Bootcamp Assistant via USB, after reboot, Installer return error about ...
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Show all services on right click

Whenever you have more than 4 services, they are put in a dropdown option "Services" on right click instead of just being added to the right click menu itself. Is this an option somewhere that can be ...
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Website won't open even after deleting SelfControl [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable Self Control application? So I deleted SelfControl and when the website still didn't work I did the little terminal command things like killall ...
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Access applications and their folders from terminal

I have a folder that I want to init with git, but to do that I have to 'navigate' to that folder using cd. The problem is when I write cd Applications, that folder is empty and I cannot go into ...
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Will an US purchased Mac receive Warranty coverage while in Brazil?

I bought a macbook pro and I'll have to work on a project in Brazil for over 7 months and I would like to know what is going to happen if any problems happens to my mac... I've checked and brazil ...
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Increase Screenshot Size (Resolution)?

I sometimes use the screenshot feature copied to clipboard to paste it quickly when I need it. I usually use that in Mail, however I always realize that the picture sent is really small in size ...
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How do I upgrade a mac mini from OSX 10.4.11 to 10.6.8

I have an old 2007 mac mini that I am using as a media/music hub, and I'd like to be able to sync it with my iphone. But to do that I need to upgrade its old itunes (v8), but to do that I need to ...
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Keep the current audio output device, when attaching a new one

I have my TV connected to my iMac via HDMI and speakers hooked up to the iMac via the headphone port. Whenever I turn the TV on, the Mac starts playing audio through the TV instead of the speakers ...
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Problems syncing purchased music from iPad to Mac iTunes

I have purchased music on the iPad but it does not appear in the "bought" section on my Mac's iTunes. It doesn't make any sense! Everything is fully updated (except for my Mac's OS which is OS X ...
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how to evaluate if external display is present [closed]

I tried this over on Apple's Developer forum, but no takers. Wonder if anyone here can help me. I need my code to evaluate whether an external display is connected via a mini-display port. I'm ...
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How do I access a mobile mailserver on a mac as opposed to a web mailserver?

I have an iPad on which I can access my email through a mobile mail server. It all works fine. But when trying to access my mail through my mac there is a security problem of some sort that won't ...
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Apple wireless keyboard it's always turned off at startup

My wireless Apple bluetooth keyboard has been acting up recently. While I use the computer it works just fine but every time I boot up the computer after it has been shut down the keyboard, which is ...
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Can I import photos from iPad to iMac that aren't in camera roll?

I lost all data on my iMac recently, including some 1500 photos. These photos were synced to the iPad from iPhoto on my iMac. How can I transfer them back to my iMac since they are not in the ...
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Which iPhoto folders are least useful to save space?

I'm cleaning up my iPhoto folders since I am short on HD space. Looking inside iPhoto, I see four folders that consume a lot of space: Masters, Modified, Originals, Previews. Which of these are must ...
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Odd text before “:” in Terminal

In Terminal.app I have a text prompt like the following rover-205-89:Documents username$ What is the "rover-205-89"? I thought it was my computer name but I looked under System Preferences > ...
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My iMac suddenly crashed when I turned off my Bluetooth headset. Why?

My iMac running OSX 10.8.2 suddenly turned itself off. It was a hard reset. It said that an error had occurred. Basically the equivalent of a Windows 'blue screen.' It happened when I turned off my ...
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iPhone 4S intermittently disconnects/reconnects when plugged into computer, but not into wall

This is a really bizarre problem. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion and an iPhone 4S, both with the latest updates. I'm using the bundled Apple cord. When I plug it into the wall charger, ...
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How to download contacts from iPhone to Mac?

I was able to do a backup of the phone using iTunes, but how do I see and access the contacts? Do I need to import them into Address Book? Is there a better way to download contacts from iPhone to ...
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View in Mac App Store button does nothing

The "View in Mac App Store" button used to work in Chrome though, I think I turned it off by mistake though, I'm not sure. The button I'm referring to is under each app's icon and looks like so: ...
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32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible to run 32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion? Just opening /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app in 32-bit mode doesn't run ...
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Is there any way to disable Mac OS X global search string propagation?

Mac OS X has a feature where if you use any search box in any app, it automatically overwrites every other search box with the text you searched. I find this rarely useful and it often interferes ...
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Deauthorise Apple ID from the Mac App Store

I have Xcode installed using an Apple ID that I want it to be detached from. How can I login to the Mac App store using a different Apple ID and then have Xcode reattached to the new account in order ...
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Does iTunes remember what I listened to and when?

iTunes has a field named "Last Played" that tells me when I last played a track; is there any way of finding out all the songs I listened to on a particular date? I'm using iTunes 11 under OS X ...
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Best keyboard mapping to make Ubuntu like Mac?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl ...
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How to change the Admin password from blank on OS X Lion?

I bought this Mac several months ago, and when it first installed by the people in the Apple store, they set the password to blank. At first it was ok, but now I can't install any programs because ...
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killing httpd spawns new processes

In short, I need to kill all httpd processes so I can run a particular program. When I go to Activity Monitor and Quit all of the httpd processes, a new one is immediately spawned. I'm not sure what ...
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MacMail client getting notifications from Google+ in Chinese - why?

For some reason all notifications from Google+ are coming through in Chinese when sent to my dad's @mac.com email address (when accessed on iPhone, iPad or on his regular Apple computer). When the ...
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Can't run a application on 10.7

I'm trying to run an application named "Test.4a". The icon has a line going across it (similar to a "No Smoking" sign). And it says "You can't open the application Test.4A because the Classic ...
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Mountain Lion - Flash sluggish, spinning beachballs etc

I upgraded from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion 10.8, and then to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. I only have a few installed applications (Photoshop and Microsoft Office), VLC movie player and ...
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Is there a way to force iTunes 11 to update tags?

Is there any way to force iTunes 11 to rescan the music library and update the information for any tags that have been changed outside of iTunes? I know that selecting a single track and then 'Get ...
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How to pinpoint cause of disk I/O errors

I am getting (seemingly random) disk I/O errors on my bootdrive. At first I thought it was caused by a faulty hard drive, but now I've replaced it and I still get those errors. These are the steps I ...
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Lion Boot from a Flash Drive Mac

So I'm trying to load a Lion DMG onto a 16GB flash drive according to this tutorial, but I only get as far as step 9. The data starts to restore to the flash drive, but right as it gets to the end, ...
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What are the differences between the various Mac video “compressor types”?

Video H264 Animation DV - PAL Apple VC H.263 etc. I know H.264 is pretty much the default video codec nowadays, however it seems to be a bit choppy on older machines. And from experience, ...
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A working applescript fails when running via cron

MacOs 10.8.2 I have 2 applescripts shown below. They are arranged in one shell script to run one after another by using osascript (just to simplify the example). Everything works fine when starting ...
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How does Safari get updated on OS X?

How is Safari updated in OS X? I know this seems like a simple question, but I cant find any good documentation on it. I know of a software update tool that would prompt you for updates on windows, ...
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Mac applications refuse to launch

Every time I click on a application, both Apple and third party applications refuse to open. The little blue dot appears below the app on the dock, and then it disappears. I've restarted the computer ...
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Why won't Office 2011 install on Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to install Office on my mother-in-law's MacBook. The installer fails every time with: 12/28/12 12:26:42 PM installd[1798] PackageKit: Install Failed: PKG: pre-install scripts for ...
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If mac has the built-in backup tool time machine, why we still need mac data recovery?

I dont know much about computer thing and just knew that mac has a built-in backup called time-machine? what is that? can it help us recover the lost data in my mac. and why people still need some ...
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How to resize Macintosh HD?

In my disk utilty, I have some unused space left over. I want to resize Macintosh HD to use this space. Whats the best way to resize Macintosh HD? Disk Utility won't let me resize it whether I'm ...
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Why does the folder icon in my Terminal have a question mark overlaid?

From time to time, I spot that the folder icon in the titlebar of one of my Terminal windows has a question mark overlaid on it, e.g. this one: What does this mean? It doesn't seem to have any ...
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Moving External Boot Drive into Mac mini (Mid 2007)

Some time ago the hard disk inside of my family's Mac mini (Mid 2007) failed. We purchased an external disk (Some iteration of the Western Digital 'My Passport'), installed OS X onto it, and have been ...
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Restore user data, settings and apps from hard-drive copy

Here's the situation: My GF's MacBook Pro broke, OS would not start at all I inserted Knoppix Live CD, booted and just copied all of the files from her HD to folder on external HD I've reinstalled ...