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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Where to Install Applications when using Terminal? [duplicate]

I use the command line a lot to download and install applications. I've always downloaded into the /tmp directory then installed to another directory. But where is the place to install such ...
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Mac OS X / iTunes not recognizing iPod?

I've plugged in a iPod into my iMac. I've plugged it to the back of the mac where the USB Ports are. It does charge the iPod but whenever i want to add music or delete music i can't since iTunes / My ...
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Almost 450 MB consumed on empty external hard drive

I have an old Macbook Pro with 500GB hard disk. The MBP stopped working. I am now using that hard disk as external storage. After erasing the data (using Disk Utility), I see that almost 450MB is used ...
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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, ...
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How can I play music from my computer through my iPhone 5?

I am using MacOSX Snow Leopard.How can I play music from my computer through my iPhone 5?
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device and ...
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apple 10.9.1 MS office two screens simultaneously working on MS word on one screen and PPT on the other

I cant have the two applications visible at the same time, one on each screen. The full double screens switches every time I switch application, it is very inconvenient, any idea on how to avoid ...
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minimum MacBook and specs required for iOS development

I have this early 2008 MacBook 13" which only is upgradeable to 10.7.5. I checked on the app store and it says Xcode requires OSX version 10.8.4 Mountain Lion and later. Although this page from Apple ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) will not turn on without power cord [new battery installed]

I have recently purchased and installed a new battery for my Mid 2009 13 inch Macbook Pro but have not been able to turn on the laptop without the power supply since the new battery has been ...
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Is there any way to save Mac OS X preferences into a shell file?

Whenever I reinstall my Mac OS and/or buy a new Mac, I have to configure manually almost all the options of mouse, dock, etc. I'd like to know if Mac OS or some software can provide some way to save ...
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Group chat iMessages now being received through email

I'm in a group chat with my friends and all of a sudden one of my friends text messages now go to my email (I use my iCloud email for iMessage). It's from an email address ***705@vzwpix.com and the ...
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Can i stored iMovie projects and files in an NTFS external drive?

I'm backing up manually my computer with the data I want to keep. I've already backed up iPhoto library in a a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition as it seems is the only way to store it properly. ...
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Can Spotlight be configured to search ALL files on the hard drive (or is there a powerful alternative) - like Windows' Start Menu search can be?

On Windows - since Vista onwards - I'm used to an extremely powerfully configurable instant file/folder/setting search feature: namely its instant indexed Start Menu search. Having a powerful ...
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Amongst Macs that can be upgraded to support OS X Recovery, can any model *not* accept a firmware downgrade?

Focusing on computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery: is there any Mac on which firmware can not be downgraded? I see that for at least one type of MacBook Pro, firmware can ...
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How can I get started with using I2C on a Mac?

I have this Devantech I2C thing. It has Mac drivers but i have hard time to figure it out. Instructions are way too hard for newbie like me. Are there any GUI apps which makes it easier to use I2C in ...
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Will Time Machine restore the “Date Created” field along with the restored files?

If I use Time Machine to backup my Mac and then have to restore it later, will it retain the "Date Created" attribute of the files?
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How do I close cfprefsd so that I can update Flash on mavericks

I have downloaded the Flash 12 updater and tried to run the update. The updater complains that I need to close cfprefsd. When I force quit cfprefsd though the Activity Monitor, it restarts it's ...
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Mac OS announcing notifications

There is an option in Mac OS to announce alerts, when they are displayed or to have it announce the time in regular intervals. My question is: Is there an option to announce notifications, or even ...
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Mac Overheating Problems and Fan Noise

I have a old MB, which has Snow Leopard 10.6 Installed onto it. How can I fix the overheating and that fan noise? Whenever i open a large file or like install Windows 7 from Bootcamp, it would ...
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Serious problem with Time Machine (external HDD)

My Mac Mini (late-2012) got repaired by Apple, and the hard drive was reseted. Now I want to restore the Mac Mini from my Time Machine Backup (on an external 1TB HDD), but it doesn't appear in the ...
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Installing Mac OS X Mountain lion Apple iD Error

Can someone please help me with this Issue? Im trying to install mountain lion and i always get this error! My Mac Is a 2007 iMac, kind of second hand, 320.07 GB WDC Hard drive.
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need a database software for Mac 10

Is there q simple data base out there that is similar to the database the was included in the old Apple Works software
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Problem installing Xcode 5 - how to [duplicate]

I am not mac user for long and I am having some issues. Help would be appreciated. You probably know Xcode 5 which is free. I found it in Appstore - clicked Install. But Appstore asked me to login. I ...
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Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...
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IOStorageFamily / IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily kext errors on Mavericks

Occasionally when I start up my Mid-2012 Macbook Pro, I see the following error messages a few moments after logging in: This happens about every second or third login. After seeing these error ...
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/usr/bin/codesign from Mac 10.9

The /usr/bin/codesign file on our server was removed. It is running version OS version 10.9. Does anyone know where I can download the codesign file for OSX 10.9? Or can anyone pull it off their ...
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What happens when a Mac SATA drive is put in a Dell laptop?

I am planning to buy a Mac. But I see Mac uses same Intel processors as other Windows/Linux laptops. So I would like to know if I take a hard disk(say the Mac book is released before mid 2012, so the ...
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Log software usage time on Mac OS 9 (Oct. 1999)

I'm needing to log the time a user spends inside of an application in Mac OS 9. I created a simple bash script "launcher" to do this, but then discovered OS 9 doesn't have bash installed. Here is the ...
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Execute Shell Scrip individually for each selected file in Finder

I am trying to create an automator workflow that will do a google search for the filename of each selected file in finder. Unfortunately the workflow I have created works just with one selected ...
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Can you delete documents from the library on Mac without serious consequences for your computer?

When I checked my Mac's harddrive I noticed that it was almost completely filled with files in the category 'other'. I used mac cleaning software to see what files were taking up a lot of space and ...
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Move mail boxes data to external drive on Mac Mail on Mavericks

I have read, and search one blog to another, one question that seamed what I wanted. I do not want to move the whole Mailbox or configuration to another drive but want to free up some disk space by ...
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How to turn a keyboard key to power on/off button

Is it possible to use a script to turn a mac keyboard key to a mac power on or off button?
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Failed To Install syslinux on USBDRIVE with Mac OS X

I am creating Ubuntu Server 13.10 Bootable USBDRIVE with command line using Mac OS X, In this i tried to install Syslinux on USBDRIVE by using syslinux command by following: xxx-Mac:~xxx$ sudo ...
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mac become no sound when after mac sleep

Sometime, I close lid, and open again, The sound not available. When I restart my mac, The sound back. Is this a bug?
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Alert sound on the hour, every hour (OSX and iOS)

Both my Mac and iPhone (possibly my iPad, not sure) play an alert sound on the top of every hour (I believe -- certainly a few of the hours). I don't use notifications for anything (that I am aware ...
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Buying in the Mac App Store for the enterprise

We're looking to buy an app in the Mac App Store (iBarcoder) for our graphic designers using Macs, and after read this article on Macworld.com, we're not too sure how to go about it. Does that ...
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Cannot ping my IP

How can it be that I cannot ping my own IP on Mac OS? $ ifconfig -a lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 ...
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Imported tv show metadata is inaccurate, in iTunes

I encoded and imported a tv show myself, to iTunes. I selected all of the episodes, and gave them all a generic date of "2013". It worked, except for two episodes, 4 and 5. Instead, these episodes ...
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./ vs normal execution

This is probably a question more for unix systems but because i have it on my Mac Pro i hope i will find an answer here : When i browse to ...
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How to send an email to everyone in the address book?

How can I easily send a BCC to everyone in my address book on OS X? I need to send everyone my new email address.
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How can I run Windows applications on a MacBook Pro?

I have a friend that wants to buy a Mac Book Pro and he has some windows applications that he needs to run. He doesn't want to buy the applications again. Can he run the Windows applications on his ...
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Are there silicon wireless keyboards for apple machines?

I have a macbook-pro & mac-mini. Typing is easy on macbook since the keyboard is silicon. That's not the case with apple wireless keyboard which is connected to the mac-mini, keys are slippery. ...
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External monitor has no signal on first boot — Mac must be rebooted

I'm on a Mac Pro running OS X 10.9 with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB, and I'm using a BenQ E2420HD as a monitor. The Problem: Every day I start my Mac in the morning, and every day the monitor has ...
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Safari does not let me save pages!

Just tried Safari (got advised to save battery power over Chrome) and the "Save As" button is disabled! Can't save a single page! Any idea why this happens and what I can do against it? Thanks! ...
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Ideal iMac For programming (and some photoshop) [closed]

I am going to get a 21.5" iMac. It will primarily be used for Android, iOS, and web development, but may occasionally be used for some photoshop. Any other uses I have for it will be insignificant ...
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How to link SVG files to Inkscape?

I installed Inkscape-0.48.3.1 via MacPorts to my Mac OS X 10.9.1 System. I Can start it from the Terminal using the command inkscape, which starts inkscape fomr the location /opt/local/bin/inkscape. ...
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Linking my mac to a monitor but my backlight has gone

The back light on my mac screen has failed and I have the correct cables/connections to link to a monitor. The signal is coming through fine as I can see my wall paper. All my icons and files are to ...
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I deleted iMovie by accident, how can I get it back? [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted iMove from my MacBook Air. How can I get it back?
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Does an AirPort access point as bridge allow communication between Macs?

I am planning to make this network : ⎡ Internet modem ⎤ ⎡ AirPort ⎤ <--> [ PC ] ⎢ & ⎥ <--> ⎢ access point ⎥ ⎢ router ⎥ ...
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svn can't co source code

OS X 10.9 ➜ java svn --version svn, version 1.8.5 (r1542147) compiled Nov 27 2013, 08:16:39 on x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.0 Copyright (C) 2013 The Apache Software Foundation. This software consists ...