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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Macbook air taking long to boot up (Over 4 minutes)

My macbook air start up is acting weird. I press start button, I hear the apple sound and a blank grey screen appears Then the apple logo shows on the grey screen with a loading circle below it. ...
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Macbook Air Acting funny

My friend gave me a macbook air to try to fix it. I'm pretty good with any Windows machine and the common troubleshooting steps. Like safe mode, malware scanners, startup applications and stuff. But ...
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What terminal command or program can list an SSD's Power On Hours?

I'm looking to script using the unix shell the retrieval of SSD (and HDD) data that disk utility shows in the information window. I'm immediately interested in the Power On Hours and Power Cycle, ...
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What causes the temporary loss of around 20GB of hard drive space while using XCode?

I've got a hard disk of 120GB (20GB free space). I'm a developer in XCode and sometimes I get the "low disk space error"-message that I can't even save my coded files before cleaning some of the ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: Link to image (I'm a new user) But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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Are there any way to hide the dock icon but keep the menubar icon?

Edit .plist will hide both menubar and dock icon. Are there any way to hide the dock icon but keep the menubar icon ? Thanks in advance.
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Not Receiving Standard SMS on iMessage for Mac

I have a new Retina Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and an iPhone running 6.0.1. On my iPhone I can send and receive text messages from my email test@example.com and +1 (555) 555-5555. On my phone ...
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What is the easiest way to find and delete duplicate songs in iTunes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove all duplicates on iTunes library A few days ago, I synced all of songs from my iPhone 4s to iTunes. After it finished, I found that some of them have duplicates. ...
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Mac Mini Keeps freezing and have to manually power down and restart

I have a mac mini 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5 running 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3. The mac keeps freezing. Sometimes while I'm working on it, but often just when I leave it and it won't wake up and I have to hold ...
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How to export address book to mailchimp or CSV file?

I want to export specific address book groups to mailchimp from a clients Mac computer. The client have version OS X Lion (10.7) and the Mac she has is faulty and will be scrapped soon. Therefore it ...
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Where is my apple account picture stored on my mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does the Mac store account pictures? I really like this picture that i took for my account and wish to use it for other purposes. Where is it stored? I use Mac OS ...
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Backing up a disk image with Time Machine

I'm storing backup of my Gmail account in a disk image, to cut on number of files on the main HFS+ volume. This makes Time Machine ignore the existence of this volume, just because it's in a disk ...
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Why is the dictionary shortcut unreliable using Chrome?

When using the dictionary lookup shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + D when using Chrome it works for some websites but not for others. Does this have to do with Chrome itself or is it due to the fact that some ...
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Mac OS X Terminal: Commands not found

I really don't have much experience with Terminal and I believe I may have caused a problem when trying to download and use wine on my Mac. If I try to type in anything I simply get "Command not ...
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Is there a way to reorder the Mac Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the location of an icon in the menu bar? The title is sort of self-explanatory. I wanted to group some icons into a more logical and useful layout. This question ...
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What window is playing audio?

I've got a number of windows open, including several browser windows. One of them is playing an annoying advertising video. How can I easily locate which window is playing audio?
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Accessing other mac on local network with computer name

We have two macs which is connected to a WiFi network. One mac is named 'mobi4' and other mac is named 'mobi6'. In Finder window, I choose Go -> Connect To Server and type mobi6, but I get an error ...
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Mac Pro 2008 will not boot and no video out

I have a friend with a mac pro 2008 model - which is failing to boot. Windows 7 was the predominantly used OS on it, and she hardly ever booted into OSX Snow Leopard. She did change the graphics ...
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Problem entering accented characters with Mac OS X 10.7.4 and MS Office

When I first installed MS Word for Mac on this MacBook Air, pressing and holding characters such as o and u produced a little menu of accents for that character - wonderful! But all of a sudden, this ...
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Why are all ports closed even without firewall or router?

I have no router and the firewall is turned off in System Preferences. If I go to http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/, not matter what port I verify, it is closed. Why are my ports closed ...
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Can't telnet to a local device from mac, but can from tablet, why?+

I am having trouble trying to telnet into a device on my network via my Mac running the latest version of Mountian Lion OS X 10.8.2 I am unable to telnet to a local network address (192.168.x.x) from ...
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iChat Download For OS X 10.6.8

I foolishly deleted iChat Application from my Mac with version of 10.6.8 for free disk space. Now am trying to download the .dmg file for the iChat app. Can anyone help me in this by sending any link ...
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iPhoto has missing photos but they can't be removed

I have an iPhoto library of about 2100 photos. It's iPhoto 11, v9.4.1 (701.67). At some point I imported some photo's from memory stick and played around with the 'store photos in library' vs. 'link ...
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Can't sync iphone with Mac after restoring from TimeMachine

I recently reinstalled my MacBook from a time machine backup (because I installed an SSD) [*]. Now syncing my iPhone via iTunes doesn't seem to work anymore: At first, it displayed "over capacity" by ...
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How can I view/inspect my Mac’s Parameter RAM (NVRAM)?

Inspired by this question I started looking for apps that allow to read the data saved in my Mac’s Parameter RAM. Aside from a very antique (pre OS X) application for Classic, I could not find any. Is ...
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resolv.conf search domain not working on OS X

I use network setup to modify my search domains which works fine so far, but it only does it per device. Once I VPN somewhere, it no longer uses those changes. Is there a way to set the search domains ...
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Deploy Software On Macs Connected to Active Directory?

We have about 50 Macs connected to our Windows Active Directory server and they work ok, they are bound up just fine using the built in functionality. However, the time has come, we need to install a ...
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Can I have an Encrypted Partition in a 2 Partitions USB Stick?

I have a new 16Gb USB key and want to take advantage of Disk Utilities feature to encrypt it, however I do need to move data from Mac to Windows from time to time. Is is it possible to have one FAT ...
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Installing wine with homebrew

So, I am running a bit of a different install. Here's the background: I have installed wine before with MacPorts. Later, I decided to install homebrew. Then, wine didn't work so I tried brew install ...
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How to get subtitles on AppleTV via AirPlay from iTunes on a Mac?

I'm pretty sure this used to work... I can play a movie in iTunes on my Mac. When played on "My computer" I get the little speech bubble icon and can choose to have subtitles or not. But when I choose ...
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Prevent dock from auto-showing on mouse over

I currently have dock to auto-hide and would like it to stay hidden until I explicitly show it using a keyboard shortcut such as the "Move focus to dock" or "Turn Dock Hiding On/Off". I basically ...
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Isn't Inactive memory a waste of resources?

I'm looking for explanation of memory usage on my machine especially in light of the example in this screenshot below: I understand what is Free and Active means But what are the meanings of Wired ...
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Growl notifications in Fullscreen Apps

I've just re-installed Growl and noticed it's version 2.0 and for some reason cannot get growl notifications whilst in fullscreen applications like Chrome, Safari or iTunes. The notification is ...
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Keep changed app icon after app update?

I had used CandyBar to change my Mail.app icon. After apply the 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 1, the Mail.app icon has reverted. How can I prevent that from happening in the future?
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Pages ’09: How to write Nested SUM?

I'm setting up a basic time registration form for declarable hours spent on a project. The layout is easy: date — time from — time until — description. I want a cell-value to contain the sum of hours ...
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Mac mini Apple bluetooth keyboard DELETE key can't do 'backward delete'

I have mac mini and I bought an original apple bluetooth keyboard from ebay. The problem is that the DELETE key always do 'DELETE' action and not 'Backspace', even if I use the function key with it. ...
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tool to remember window positions when I plug in/unplug an external display

When I have a giant Thunderbolt monitor plugged into my MacBook, I want windows arranged a certain way. No full-screen apps, some apps are shown on my small laptop screen, other apps are shown on my ...
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Where can I configure “erase mac”

iCloud offers the service to remotely wipe (erase) a mac, as you can remotely erase an iPhone. Where can I change this setting, e.g. disable it?
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Change text to speech voice mac?

Is it possible for me to change the text to speech voice (For example, right clicking any paragraph or text in TextEdit, clicking Speech --> Start Speaking) from the default American version to the UK ...
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How can I hide an Application from the Updates Tab in the Mac App Store?

I had an app on my MacBook that I never used. I recently did a clean install of Mountain Lion on the same MacBook (not using the Migration Assistant or anything to copy my old data). I reinstalled the ...
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How many cores does a Mid 2012 Macbook Air have?

I checked the specs, and the i5-3427U CPU has 2 cores. But the Activity Monitor shows 4 little charts for the CPU, so it looks like 4 cores. Which is correct? Why does the Activity Monitor have 4 ...
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How can I mirror my Mac display on my iPad?

I don't know why i can't seem to find any info about this or even anyone asking the same question. I have an iMac and a new iPad. I want to mirror my Mac display on the iPad, so I can sit in another ...
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Importing iPhoto over wireless

I'd like to copy all photos from one iPhoto album (on machine A) onto a new iPhoto library (on machine B). I realise I could import the physical folder over a share but I'd like to keep the event ...
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How do I run a jar when I double-click it?

So, I double click on my jar file and it just blinks a window with white screen then it disappears. After that, I right-click and select "Open with jar launcher" it is the same. too. I opened up ...
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Ball and Stick molecule modelling program for Mac OS

Does anyone know any good programs for making ball and stick molecular models on the Mac? I'm looking for something to produce high quality 3D models with nice lighting, like this on from ...
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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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Mountain Lion reboots while connection to iPad3

I have installed Mountain Lion recently. I had been using 4th generation iPod Touch for development and it was working fine. Once I had to debug something on iPad 3. Amazingly the OS reboots every ...
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Model number mapping

How does one correlate model numbers like MN110LL/B with the A1243 that is listed on the bottom of the actual keyboard that looks the same as the MN110LL/B in pictures. I have tried looking at About ...
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Which Apple laptop should I buy? [closed]

I am now into iOS development and would like to buy an Apple laptop for programming purposes. Which one will be preferable and why? What are the features I have to look into, because i m new to this ...
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How to use mouse click to open directory, file, or menu item in Midnight Commander?

I cannot click anything in Midnight Commander now. If I do it - it selects some area only.