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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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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install an older version of xcode on mac lion 10.7

I want to install xcode on vmware image mac os x lion 10.7 .. I went to app store but it won't let me download because it's the latest version which not compatible with lion 10.7 .. I don't have an ...
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Mac OS X Applications Windows Stack Order

When you right click an application in the dock, a list including the opened windows for that application is open, like this: http://cl.ly/image/350Q2J0q0e25 The problem is this: I would like to ...
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Deleting files on my macbook is not affecting the storage space?

How do I solve this problem? The storage space does not increase when I delete files. Yesterday, I deleted 250MB of files but made zero change to storage space. I have emptied the trash. I don't use ...
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My computer logs out and sleeps after two or three songs play on itunes

Recently I did some updating on my computer just to make the display better, change sleep length (extended, not shortened), and to add hot corners. Well, now when we play up to two or three songs ...
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Allow cookies from certain websites?

I have some problems with cookies, I don't want cookies everywhere, but only for certain websites. What I have done right now is I allow cookies, then do the thing where a cookie is saved, then block ...
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Downgrade from Yosemite OS to Mavericks OS: -2003F message error

Please I wanna ask you if you can help me to resolve this issue. I have make a handling to downgrade from Yosemite OS to Mavericks OS. After this, my Mac cannot start up, it displays a folder with ...
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How to get my user data back?

A few months ago, I partitioned my hard drive to install OS X Yosemite Beta, everything was fine but now that I'm trying to access to some data on my old partition user account (running on Mavericks), ...
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Internal SSD not found when installing OS X

I just upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2012 to an SSD. Now, I wanted to boot from my bootable USB and then install Mac OS X to my SSD but it does not find the SSD when I want to select it. The SSD is from ...
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What characters might be used to substitute for colon in folder names using a time-of-day?

It is often convenient to name files and folders with a date and time, such as standard ISO 8601 format: 2014-12-10T22:35:28.460Z. Unfortunately, the Mac’s HFS+ file system uses the COLON as a path ...
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How do I block a specific JS file on Safari?

I have tried adding the full URL to the JS file on Adblock Filter, but it still loads. Is there anyway that I can block specific JS files? (Or any files, really). I know how to block hosts, but not ...
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“This is a startup partition. You can't erase it” On Disk Utility

I want to expand my Windows partition. I saw all the tutorials on youtube and they said to drag the drive on the corner. However, the Disk partitions doesn't have a drive for me to drag and said ...
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How to stop Finder crashing in Yosemite?

As with a lot of posts my Finder constantly crashes. I've de-coupled Dropbox and Google Drive. I've deleted Finder preferences and it's still the same. Here's a screenshot of Diagnostics filtered ...
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Is it possible to exclude bad memory?

I have a MacBook Air 2012 (A1466) and it developed some memory errors. It crashes every half an hour and Apple Hardware Test says "4MEM/9/40000000: 0x79eea590". Unfortunately, RAM is soldered on the ...
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Switch Windows in Pages

So I'm using Pages on my Mac and I once was able to switch the windows (NOT the application, but the windows in Pages) with the shortcut command + < or command + >. Now, they apparently removed ...
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Do pre-built Little Snitch configurations exist and are they shared?

Is it possible to import configurations that have been created elsewhere into Little Snitch? For example, a ready to go basic ruleset for someone who wants to block iCloud's more intrusive features. ...
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MacBook Pro - Mac OS X 10.5.8

The operating system of my MacBook Pro is Mac OS X 10.5.8. What is the compatible browser I can safely download?
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See failed login attempts on OSX Maverics

How can I See failed login attempts on OSX Mavericks? I cannot look in /var/logs/system.log because I am not an administrator, and /var/logs/secure.log does not seem to exist on OSX Mavericks.
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How to know if Drive is SSD or HDD through Terminal?

I would like to know if there is a way through Terminal commands in Mac OS X to find if an attached drive is SSD or HDD.
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Tips to speed up a Mac Mini?

I recently purchased a used MacMini3,1 (Late 2009) with a 2.26 Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and 2 GB of memory. The seller shipped it to me with Snow Leopard installed, and it ran smooth and fast. I ...
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Mac issues: grey screen, cannot reinstall mac os from recover, unapproved caller

Well, the past few days have been a near disaster. This whole problem started when I was using Chrome and I suddenly couldn't access pages. I checked Safari, and it wasn't working either. Since I was ...
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MacBook Pro reset password

My Macbok Pro is wanting me to reset my password. I know my password but I can't get past this screen because the touch mouse doesn't work in this reset mode.
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Can I take GoPro videos that I have imported on to my iPad and later put them on my MacBook Pro?

I travel a lot and I use a memory card reader on my iPad to import my GoPro videos and pictures while I am traveling just because it is easier than bringing my whole MacBook along with me. Can I then ...
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Can't navigate Time Machine interface (going backwards/forwards in time) since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite, when I open Time Machine on a folder, I can't navigate backwards in time anymore, on any folder. The arrows are grayed out. Usually, this is because Time Machine ...
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Schedule a Mac to sleep, just one time

Is it possible to schedule a Mac to sleep just one time? I know I can set a schedule for it, but I want to have control over it. So occasionally I'll go to bed but leave a file transferring, and I ...
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How to hide an app from the Launchpad?

Is there any way to hide an app from the Launchpad in Yosemite? I don't want to delete it or something like that I just want to hide apps that I don't use frequently, and I have a lot of them, putting ...
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Backup MacBook pro late 2011

My MacBook pro keeps restarting while booting. I showed it to Apple care. They said they will check. But I might loose my data while they do so. In hardware test they did everything was fine. ...
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Mail Password Bug

I have been having an issue with Mail.app. After I create an account, even if i do define the password (whether it be via programmatically doing so using applescript OR manually), after I save my ...
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Where can I see all the learned/ignored spelling in Pages 5.5?

I've added some words that are not in the standard Apple dictionary in Pages 5.5 via the 'learn'/'ignore spelling' function. Is there any way where I can see a comprehensive list of the words that I ...
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How to export annotations in iBooks for Mac?

I've been using iBooks to read .epubs that I've downloaded from the Internet, and made many annotations in them. How can I export the annotations to another Mac, or share them all at once?
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“netstat -p tcp” on my mac displays an unknown connection to stackoverflow.co.http

The following is the output of "netstat -p tcp" on my mac. tcp4 0 0 192.168.0.100.63515 17.172.232.11.5223 ESTABLISHED tcp4 0 0 192.168.0.100.63514 ...
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How to install Social Engineering Toolkit in mac

I want to install SET from this link: https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit. If I am right this is the github repository. I have brew installed can't I grab it with homebrew and then ...
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Dual screens and maximized video on Yosemite

So when I maximize a video on Mac (Yosemite) it renders my other monitor useless. It sucks when watching videos on Lynda.com and trying to work along with it. Is there a work around or an option to ...
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Mac Yosemite Airdrop is very slow

I'm transferring files over Airdrop between 2 Macs running Yosemite. Before (10.8) it was pretty fast, reaching around 30M/second. Now (Yosemite 10.10) it's around 300k/second. Is this drop in speed ...
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lost mode problem

I've lost my iphone ...5 days ago 1st time i turn my lost mode theres a 4 digit security code the email confirm me that the lost has been enable and he give the latest location where is my phone and ...
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how to do screen+audio recording when mac is muted?

I want to record a video+audio on hangout (not sure if on the web or on an app) while i'm in another meeting. I saw this tutorial using quicktime: ...
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My Macbook pro retina screen is dead

I own a macbook pro retina, mid 2012. I bought like 2 years and 2 months ago. Yesterday, I was cleaning my macbook as usual with some alcohol(95% ethanol), between the keys and on the screen. I do it ...
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accidentally deleted /var folder

I accidentally moved my /var folder to trash and now unable to login to mac. The only solution I found until now it to recover OS X. I have tried to move /var back to /private folder in single user ...
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Suddenly all my files have a null kMDItemDateAdded (Date Added) field

Almost all my files now have a null kMDItemDateAdded field: $ mdls -name kMDItemFSName -name kMDItemDateAdded 2014-01-14-1500595479_04-EVN.PDF kMDItemDateAdded = (null) kMDItemFSName = ...
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Deleting and freeing occupied space [duplicate]

Why when deleting from a USB or an external HDD on mac the occupied space wont be free untill deleted from trash? Is there a direct way to delete from the drive and freeing the occupied space ...
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SSH with ipv6 working only if I pass %en0 with my ipv6 address

I am trying to ssh with Mac OS X (10.10.1 Yosemite) terminal using ipv6. If I use command like ssh username@ipv6_address It's not working and I am getting error "No Route to Host". But If I use ...
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iTunes cannot find music files after upgrading to Yosemite

After upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite, most of my music files appear to have gone missing. Whenever I try to play music on my Mac, a pop up shows up saying: "the song you're trying to listen to ...
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How to stop my Mac from cloning MP3 files on my USB stick? [duplicate]

Whenever I move my MP3 files to my USB and play it in the car, the files get cloned. For example: Sia - Chandelier Then the clone looks like .Sia - Chandelier The clones don't actually work. ...
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Does a big market exist for OSX app store development? [closed]

I'm a developer who has delved a little into Android and iOS development. Both huge markets in terms of downloads, exposure, and opportunity to make a little bit of money. However, I've started ...
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Visual MySQL compare tool for Mac

Is there any Mac app that can visually compare data like SQLyog's Visual Data Compare? One where you can literally select the rows to copy over and which not? Any recommendations appreciated. :)
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⌘+Tab app list filtering

Is there any way to hide apps without windows from ⌘+Tab app list? So I could close skype, mail, adium, etc. and still receive notifications from those apps. So for example when I receive message in ...
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Is it possible to install SSD with 6Gb/s in Mac pro Mid 2010?

Is it possible to install Solid State Drive with 6Gb/s speed in Mac pro Mid 2010?
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Meaning of MAC terminal command prompt

I was wondering if anyone could explain the meaning the command below in mac terminal: dhcp-74-148:~ Noticed it for the first time today and just wondering what it meant. Thanks
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in mac os x, how NOT to bring all the opened window of an application to front

I have a problem with mac OS X the way I use it. For example, I have 2 opened windows of PDF files in the background, and on top of them there is another window of excel sheet, now when I open a new ...
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Want to play a game on my mac after losing my iPad?

So recently I lost my iPad and on it was Clash of Clans. I was wondering if I could continue playing it on my Mac with the Game Center account I used on it? And if so, how? I was pretty far in the ...