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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Auto tuned my guitar

While messing around with the GarageBand, I decided to try to put auto tune on my guitar track. It made my guitar sound distorted in a way that I didn't like so I turned auto tune off, but the effect ...
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Macbook 10.11.5 all of a sudden can't login to Windows shared drive

I had absolutely no problems for months. When I first got it I did command+K and typed in the ip address of the server, then put in the admin login for the window server and all three shared drives on ...
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Using built-in apps or command on OS X, is there a way to limit iTunes download and webpage upload speed?

There are two situations I found useful to limit download and upload speed on a Mac: iTunes download of a movie -- I don't want that to use a lot of bandwidth but want maybe 50% or 70% of bandwidth ...
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Mission Control to pin different Firefox applications to different desktops

Using Mission Control I create 2 Desktops. If I create 2 different Firefox launcher files (Firefox1.app and Firefox2.app), I want to pin one Firefox1.app to Desktop-1 and Firefox2.app to Desktop-2. So ...
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strange dock icon

Recently I noticed that a strange dock icon sometimes appears in the dock, somewhere near the Downloads folder. The icon will only appear for about 1 second and then it will disappear, so I am not ...
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JBL2 bluetooth speaker increasing MacBook Air's volume

I have a JBL2 connected to my MacBook Air. Whenever I connect the JBL via Bluetooth it increases the (previously low) volume of the Mac to a deafening maximum resulting in a nice blast that even my ...
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Specfic epubs downloaded outside the iBooks store not syncing on a particular mac

I have a handful of epubs I downloaded outside of the iBooks Store and read them across two different macs and an iPhone. For reasons I cannot explain some books’ data (highlights, notes, place in ...
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Terminal command to change Keyboard preferences on Mac?

I'm trying to configure new Mac accounts to have certain languages added to their keyboard preferences. Is there a terminal command to add languages to a particular user's keyboard preferences or ...
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Apple Id Confusion regarding I Tunes gift card redemption

To start off with I am the proud owner of two different apple email addresses: I have one ending in me.com and a second which came up later ending in iCloud.com. That has apparently not been a ...
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Airport extreme wireless bridge

Is it possible to make an AirPort Extreme catch wifi and output the data through its Ethernet ports but not broadcast a secondary wifi signal?
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Boot Camp says there is a partition when there isnt one

My boot camp is keeping me from using it because it says there is more than one partition (which i may or may not have made in the past). When i go into the disk utility it only shows the internal ...
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Deleted OS off of macbook. How to reinstall?

Somehow the OS on a used macbook that I bought has gone missing. When I go to Internet recovery to try to reinstall is says "This item is temporarily unavailable, try again later." It's been saying ...
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Safari crashes ~10% of times when opening a link (any link)

I use 9.1. This happens when I have disabled extensions too, is there anything else I can try, and/or is this a known problem, if so, is there any solution. I might have to delete the preferences, ...
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How do I record HDMI input to a file with my Mac

So I have an HDMI signal and an HDMI to USB adapter. I need to record this HDMI signal to a video file. Zero budget. Will plugging this into my Mac work as a video input? If not, how else do I do this?...
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Apple Music songs not showing up on iTunes Library

All music I've added to my Library from Apple Music is gone (The files I used to own before Apple Music still shows up). I went into the Music>iTunes>iTunes Media directory and the Apple Music folder ...
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Bootable SD Card doesn't appear at Startup Manager

I have a bootable SD Card with Windows 10 installed, and it works fine in the most of macbook pro I have tested, but there is one in which when I press alt / option key, the SD Card doesn't appears ...
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Game requires higher version of Mac OS X

I have a Mac Pro 1 1, which runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. Recently I installed a game which requires a higher version of Mac OS X. Is there a (free) way to emulate a higher version safely? I have already ...
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an error occurred while adding a recovery system to the destination disk

I have a late 2013 retina macbook pro that came up with OS X mavericks. I have tried to restore my macintosh hard drive from timemachine backup, I followed these steps: rebooted mac holding cmd+R, ...
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Mac Pro Tower, 1 or 2 CPUs

I'd like to know whether a 4,1/5,1 Mac Pro with dual processor board can actually work with just one CPU installed.
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How can I sync Saved searches to an external hardrive

Is there an Mac tool I can use to sync saved searches/smart folders to a external hardrive? Note: I've tried time machine but I can't include the saved searches. With time machine I can only exclude ...
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Random latency ping spikes

So I have been having serious problems with lag(connection ping spikes) on my computer. I am using Mac Pro (Mid 2010), and I used the “sudo ping -i .2 192.168.0.1” command in terminal to monitor my ...
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Can I turn off “Sign in to download from the App Store”

Anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want my mac to run any processes I don't specifically ask for. I never use the app store except to update the OS, so I want to disable this (assuming it isn't ...
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Bootcamp lost the Mac option after install BitLocker on Windows

I'm using Mac 10.10 (Yosemite) with Bootcamp. On my Windows 8.1, I enabled BitLocker and restart. Now when I press the Option button during startup, I don't see my Mac OS anymore. There is only ...
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I can't boot my iMac to Mac OS X

I have Windows (Boot Camp) installed. So I ran out of storage and thought about partitioning my Mac's part of drive. I partitioned my Mac's drive and set Windows to boot by default. Once I lost ...
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How can I find the pictures I uploaded from an iphone on Mac?

I uploaded all my photos on my photo album to my Mac. My Mac is OS X 10.9.5, I've searched under images, folders, photos, and I cannot find the entire album yet when I type image onto the spotlight ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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Reinstalling Mac Mini

Basically, I bought a used Mac Mini and I had to reinstall it. Trying to do so following a tutorial and it told me to boot into the recovery, remove the partition and then use the Reinstall Mac OS X ...
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Custom picture on lock screen

So, I have been looking up online about how to put a custom picture on the lock screen that is not blurred. All of the tutorials online have said to change the "com.apple.desktop.admin.png" file in ...
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Mount iPhone Backup On Mac

Is there any way using the command-line to mount an un-encrypted iPhone Backup...? I know there are various Apps to do this, but I am trying to write a shell script to automate various things.
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My SSD just disappeared

I have a mac mini, with two ssd, both internal. They worked fine for over a year. The secondary (not system) ssd has just disappeared. While I was copying a folder on it, a popup appeared, saying it ...
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Synching my iPhone 6+ with a iTunes on a new Mac

When I connect my iPhone 6+ to my Mac, iTunes greeted me with a "Set up your iPhone" screen, which offered me the choice of "restoring from backup", and "setting up as a new iPhone" . Please help! I ...
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Wifi requires reconnection regularly

I am using a Macbook Pro 15 (Late 2014), running El Captain. Sometimes, the wifi appears connected, although there is no actual connection, the pages just fail to load, looks like it is trying to ...
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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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Can't change Finder background image

I can't change my background image in Finder! I keep dragging the image over, but it just doesn't seem to work, and I don't really know why. It's just a regular JPEG, but the same thing happens with a ...
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Didn't get a response from the Apple Software Update Center? / Can't load data from the Apple Software Update server

The past few days I 've been encountering this problem. When I search for updates through the Mac App Store, there comes a pop - up window. Either this : or this: Ι also "cleared cookies" and "...
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If I delete my Voice Memos in iTunes will they be deleted on my synced iPhone?

As the title says. I want to delete the voice memos that were copied into my iTunes while syncing my phone, but I still want the memos on my phone. Can I delete them on iTunes with no consequences?
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Invalid node structure - how to fix this?

I do not know how to fix this issue, did something like kext update in sngle user mode..I am searching for the one fsck command which I can do on the harddisk to fix everything...is there any?
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Macbook El Capitan won't shut down

some time ago I ran into problem, sometimes when i try to shut down mac it won't shut down loading wheel is just spinning and I have to shut down with the button. I tried SMC and PRAM reset, the ...
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Memory problem after upgrade to El Capitan

I have an iMac 27 inch ( Late 2013 ) system.It has 8 GB RAM. Today i upgraded to El Captain from Yosemite. El Captain installed successfully. Now it is showing 4 GB Memory. I dont know what happen to ...
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Apple's Map Program Crashes repeatedly and reliably whenever a zoom is attempted

Any ideas as to why this is happening? I am stumped. Here is the crash report (with the binary images removed): Process: Maps [999] Path: /Applications/Maps.app/...
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How to make an AppleScript that edits the next note in Mac Notes

I want a shortcut to edit the next note in Mac Notes. Since there is no menu alternative for this I guess I need to create an AppleScript for it. I've tried to use the Notes library in the AppleScript ...
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SecurityAgent Password not getting filled via AppleScript 10.11 El Capitan

My AppleScript no longer seems to work in 10.11. I put quite a few debug statements in my script and it doesn't seem like the script continues to run after the dialog appears. Does anyone have a ...
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iMac running 10.8.5 hangs on password entry

Account is system admin. Other accounts on iMac work fine and, using them, I can obtain admin privileges by entering my short name and password. I've recovered all files except for Library which ...
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Key Q–O (QWERTYUIO) isn't working

Suddenly, some of the keys (Q to O) isn't working. I don't have any idea what wrong I have done. Only Q, W, E, R, T, Y, U, I, O aren't working. All others keys working fine. Anyone have any idea how ...
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Fans activate after screen saver on MBP

Every time after my Mac (MBP late 2013 with OS X 10.10.5) starts Screen Saver mode and then after some time turns off the screen (even if no program is running) the fan speed rises dramatically. Is it ...
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Increase delay in Photo Booth app?

I was wondering if there is a way to increase the number of seconds before Photo Booth takes a picture (currently 3 seconds) or if alternatively there is an app I can use with my iSight camera that ...
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Change refresh rate/resolution on Seiki 4k using Mac Pro via HDMI?

I have a late 2014 (current model) Mac Pro and I use a Seiki 50 inch 4k TV to for that computer (the seiki does 30hz at 4k and should do 120 at 1080p). I use the HDMI port on the Mac Pro to directly ...
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Exchanging desktop publishing files between my Mac an office pc

I have a Mac notebook, running Microsoft 365 for Mac which does not include Microsoft Publisher. Our office uses pc's and Microsoft Publisher to create our brochures, flyers, and bulletins. We each ...
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Sync chrome and safari tabs/bookmarks automatically

while chrome battery usage is terrible, i like it as more funcional browser thus i use it almost all the time when macbook is connected to charger, however when i'm on battery i'd like to use only ...
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Split tunneling In Mac OS X

I have an VPN application that creates a logical interface in OS X programmatically. Once created, its configured with private IP and parameters and the Routing Table is updated accordingly. The ...