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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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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What does Control key do, other than its usage in terminal and right click?

So far I have been using control key to: Send control commands to terminal Occasionally do right click Does the key have any other function?
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How to know which program has just played sound?

At times, my computer suddenly played some annoying short sound (sounds like darrrt, seems not from the system), and it's so short that I have no idea where it comes from (and cannot capture it). Is ...
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How to install mod_pagespeed on Apache Server on Mac?

I'm trying to install mod_pagespeed for Apache server, but I can find instructions only for Linux. Is there any tutorial or description on how to do it on Mac?
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Monitor if users accessed my Mac when sharing was open to all?

I had opened sharing to everyone on my Mac as a "temporary" experiment to exchange files with another Mac. I forgot, and later that night when I went to shut down, the Mac reported that 2 users were ...
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Memory runs out issue with a Mac Air 11.6", Mac OSX 10.9

I use word 2010 a lot, with medium length documents (10-20pages) It sometimes takes 2 gigs of RAM just for word. Why is that? none of the files themselves are over 50mb. The Mac then freezes or ...
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MacBook pro boot Kernel panic no kext summary

Yesterday my Mac crashed and after trying to turn it on again I recieved a message like this: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff800667b0b2): "VM page 0xffffff800ad5fad0 should not have an ...
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com.apple.securityserver + com.apple.identityservicesd keep crashing in console. How to fix it?

My computer has been having a lot of issues recently since I upgraded to Mavericks. Now when I check the console the following processes keep crashing: com.apple.securityserver (killing auth hosts + ...
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How do I make the Messages that are sent to me stop going to my Mac?

Ok, so at my school, everybody was supplied with a Macbook Pro. I set up the Messages app and it was all great until the county decided to block it. Now, instead of receiving text messages on my phone ...
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Window Stacking on OS X

I have a MBP with retina display and run OS X Mavericks. My problem: imagine I have two applications open a document viewer sized half-screen (filling the left side of the screen). Call this ...
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Change Modifier Key While Application is frontmost

What I'm trying to accomplish is to intercept or change Command and replace it with Control for use while another application is running and frontmost. Is there a way to temporarily change modifier ...
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get the bundle identifier of an application running from another user [closed]

The scenario is like this: "I run an app (say myproc) from one user and then fast user switch to second user". Now, when I try to determine all processes running with a particular bundle Identifier ...
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How to type blank character with Mac keyboard?

One can type blank character (no visible output but not Space) with Alt+255 on the numpad. I want to know how to type blank text in Mac.
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Connect MacBook Air to Cisco 2811 Console (RS-232 serial)

I'm trying to console connect into my business's Cisco 2811 console with my MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter. I've googled around for a day and haven't found any information. How can ...
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Can I simulate multi-touch input on a Mac?

With iOS's accessibility features, it is possible to pretend the user is using multiple fingers or making certain gestures while in reality they are only using one finger. Is there any way I can ...
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How to Erase Hard Drive Mac System (this partition can't be modified/unmount)?

I want to erase a disk (Mac system) to resize OS X Mountain Lion to the max volume but I couldn't resize it nor unmount the other disk.
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How to install Gnuplot on mac 10.5.8?

I use Mac OS 10.5.8 and I want to install Gnuplot. I have found some advice on the net but it is not useful for me. Can anyone give me some clear steps of what is needed? What programs do I need and ...
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Stop Mail from downloading attachments automatically

How to stop Mail.app (version 7.0) on my Mac OSX 10.9 from downloading attachments automatically. I have setup my Gmail account, and I want to be given an option to download attachments instead of ...
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iPhone 'steals' email from OSX mail

I'm having an odd problem with my Comcast emails. I have 2 comcast emails. Messages are received "theoretically" on both my mac(Mavericks) and iphone (ios 7). On one of the emails (named: "Comcast2") ...
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How much RAM do you have available after you restart your Mac and do not have any running applications? [closed]

I am trying to figure out the issues of my Mac's performance. I currently have 2.75 GB / 4 GB RAM available after I restart my laptop and do not have any running apps at all. I'm currently running ...
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Cinch doesn't work | How do I enable access to assistive devices in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Cinch requires us to "Enable access to assistive devices". However this option is not found on OS X Mavericks > System Preferences. Where can I find it?
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How to solve the issue that a Mac (Macbook Air) keeps on trying to use WEP to connect to Wifi?

I have the latest version of Macbook Air with Mountain Lion, as of Oct 2013, and since one of the computers is an older one that needs WEP, the Linksys (Cisco) router is set to support both WEP and ...
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Core Apps Not Launching After Installing OS X Mavericks

I Installed OS X Mavericks about a week ago, It worked fine at first but all of a sudden no core Apps will load. Mail, iCal, App Store, Maps, iMessage all quit and log a console message "Exited with ...
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Why does my OS X still run older php even though I updated it?

I have just updated my system php in terminal via command line. I deleted the export path in .bash_profile as it was pointing to mamp but for some reason my php still says 5.3 not 5.4 when I run php ...
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Deleting transferred purchases from iTunes cache

I'm using a long-lived installation of MacOS X alongside with an iPhone and iPad. Because of backups of both devices and the purchased applications, I'm losing a considerable space (~14GB) in my ...
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OS X's hidden preferences disappeared after Mavericks upgrade?

In past OS X versions, I used some commands to set preferences on my Mac. For example, I used the following command to enable selection of text in Quick Look: defaults write com.apple.finder ...
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How to select buttons in a dialog using the keyboard?

Times ago I setted my Mac (in system preferences) to use, when an alert appear, enter key to choose OK button and tab to scroll other possible button and space to select one of them. Now I initialized ...
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Set audio output source per application

I want to do something simple I want my music to play on my headphones and and the rest of the sounds just on my MacBook speakers. Is it possible to set different outputs for audio?
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How to fix choppy scrolling on 10.9 Mavericks?

I just upgraded my mid-2012 MacBook Air to 10.9. Now whenever I scroll down a page, the effect is very choppy. The scrolling seems to stop and start very quickly. Also, sometimes the left part of the ...
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OS X 10.9 Redistributable? [duplicate]

I work in an Apple-only office environment with ~40 Macs. Is it possible for me to download an OS X 10.9 redistributable so that we're not downloading 5+ GB continually over our ADSL link ? Thanks!
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Normal Temparature of a Macbook Pro

I received my Macbook Pro yesterday. I would like to know what is the normal temperature of a Macbook Pro. Here is mine is this okay ?
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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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Where are books stored after iBooks migration on Mavericks?

After upgrading to Mavericks all of my books from iTunes have been migrated to iBooks. They are no longer in my media library and I haven't been able to locate them as of yet. So where does iBooks ...
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Mavericks unusually high RAM usage

I thought Mavericks was suppose to utilize RAM memory better, thus run smoother. Running ML on Mac mini 2012, with 16GB RAM...always running smoothly even with over a dozen apps running. Now, after ...
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How to extract all pages of a PDF into individual PDF documents

I want to be able to extract each sheet of a PDF into a separate PDF file. I have looked high and low, but it seems that there is no automated way to do this without reverting to Automator hacks ...
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Is there an application like OneNote for Mac/iOS?

I'm looking for a notetaking app that is similar to Microsoft's OneNote. The main feature that I'm looking for is being able to tap/click anywhere on the document to add a text block, unlike most text ...
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One month old Macbook Air does not power on

I have an almost new Macbook Air. I started to use Time Machine for the first time with a brand new "My Passport" hard drive. I had to unplug it during the process and it was left unplugged for quite ...
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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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Make iTunes Read-only

I have a huge iTunes collection and have been researching this for a while but cannot seem to find an answer. Basically I would like to leave my iTunes collection open so that people can select ...
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Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”

I'm testing the "find my Mac" feature at icloud.com and one of my Macs can't be found. The site reports "Online, no location available". I've looked around a bit including at Apple's TS 4006, which ...
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Which background processes can I disable to speed up my Mac

If I'm on an old Mac and I just want the basics (web browsing, text editing, multitasking) to run a lot faster and I don't mind losing out on bells and whistles or temporarily disabling unneeded ...
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Website changes will not show on desktop mac, but everywhere else it is online and viewable?

I'm having issues displaying a website that was just recently created on my desktop mac while on every other computer the website is available. I've tried clearing browser cache from all major ...
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Mac terminal command: how to 'ls' for some specific files?

My question is about the ls command. If I have too many files in a folder, I might need either: ls files with a given type only or; ls files within a range, i.e., files with names a* to b*.
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Can I put my Windows HDD in a caddy for new iMac?

I was wondering if this is possible: I have a PC with Windows 8. The HDD for this PC is a SATA hard drive (can't remember the size off the top of my head). The HDD has a lot of work documents on it I ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot on OS X, installation disk, target mode (but will boot Boot Camp + Windows)

Model: Macbook Pro 7.1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz System: Snow Leopard. I think it was the latest version 10.6.8 A week ago my computer started showing lines on the screen like you have in old TV sets ...
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How To Securely Erase Free Space Using Terminal?

A friend told me that when you delete a file on your Mac in the normal way it actually stays where it is, but it is just no longer usable by your Mac. The addition of more files to your Mac causes ...
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case mismatch in Mail.app between raw and displayed from fields

I notice that Mail.app (version 6.5) sometimes displays the from field of a message in a different case from how it is written in the raw message source. This seems to account for why some digitial ...
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From where to download xcode 5?

I am using xcode 4.6.3. and now i want to download xcode 5. But i dont want to download it from itunes / mac store or apple developer site. So what are the other sources to download the xcode 5 ? ...
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Is it legal to use content from Apple developer site for internal training documents?

Apple developer site has lot of content for someone who is learning iOS/Mac Development. Is it legal to use that content to prepare a training document for freshers in our company to help them learn ...