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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How can I add a ipfw forward rule to little snitch?

I use the following rules to connect to my nginx server on a vagrant machine: sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8080 tcp from any to me 80 sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8090 tcp from any to me 443 ...
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Attempting to add attachments in Mail.app on OSX 10.9.4 fails

Having updated to 10.9.4 I cannot add attachments to my mails using the paperclip icon. What happens is that the beach ball appears and spins forever. How do I fix this? I am using a mid-2009 MacMini ...
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Macbook runs consistently hot sometimes, but consistently cool other times

It doesn't seem to be a function of the programs I'm currently running, since I've run the same programs in both states, and it seems to vary beginning at startup: Most of the time when I start up it ...
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What's the difference between the normal Mac Mini and Mac Mini Server?

I'm planning to buy a Mac mini i5 as it's fitting my budget. Will be making it a server for hosting websites, so before I buy the i5 version I wanted to know if there is any hardware difference ...
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Why does shift+clicking the icon of a minimized program cause it to open epic slowly?

If you minimize a program, then shift+click the icon to bring it up again, the sliding animation is slowed down immensely, making it open at an almost comical pace. I don't understand why this is a ...
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Mac mini temperature issue

I have old mac mini upgraded from 1,1 to 2,1 and CPU from T2300 to t7200. Now I have some troubles with my smcFanControl. It show than my temperature is 73-80 celsium when cpu is loaded. Is it ok temp ...
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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...
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Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air [duplicate]

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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How to access a connected iPhone device from within Terminal?

How can I access the connected iPhone or iPad from within Terminal on OS X? I want to get all the photos (only photos) from the connected iDevice and save it to any directory in my OS X filesystem. I ...
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Display message box only if “filter finder items” finds an item (Automator)

Currently, I have a workflow going like this: When files and folders added to downloads Filter finder items where kind = music Open finder items with ID3 tag editor Ask for confirmation "Click OK ...
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How can I play a MIDI file on my MIDI keyboard?

I have a MIDI file example.mid on my Mac OS X 10.6 laptop. The laptop is connected to a MIDI keyboard (old Yamaha Clavinova, if it matters) via a Roland UM-One mk2 USB-MIDI interface. Using Apple's ...
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OS X does not recognize keyboard and trackpad while Boot Camp Windows still can

I've encountered strange issues on my Macbook Air 2013. I spilled some drop of water on keyboard (near trackpad and spacebar) I did some cleaning, and then try to boot again. The OS X then can not ...
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SMC Reset Won't Work on Macbook Pro Retina mid-2012

I have followed all the correct steps for carrying out an SMC Reset, however my Mac continues to boot normally. The issues I currently am dealing with are: Slow performance Battery light on power ...
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Restore iPod nano 4th gen for Windows

Is it possible to restore an iPod nano 4th generation using a Mac to be formatted for use on a windows computer? Windows computer is currently not recognizing the device however the Mac is able to ...
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Can't run Apple Hardware Test as Mac crashes

My Macbook: Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/07). Main problem: Mac goes black screen and shuts down when I try and load the Apple HW Test by holding down D as the computer turns on. It goes ...
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Time Capsule Questions [closed]

I'm planing to get Time Capsule and want to clarify some questions: 1.Is it possible to use Time Capsule without connecting it to external network (and the Internet) ? I just want to connect to it ...
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Mac pro late 2008 8 core can only see 1.9GB memory with Windows 7?

I have 14 GB physical memory. OSX Snow leopard sees it fine and Windows sees it but it reports only 1.99 available to Windows 7/32bit. My Macbook pro sees 3.99 GB in windows 7/32 bit. ??? I switched ...
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Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
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Create an automator/applescript service that opens a file in an external program

Just wondering about some automator/applescript help. Basically: I download a MP3 file from an artist (for example) It is saved to my Downloads folder. From there, I want to open it automatically ...
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characters stick at the beginning of CLI

When I press arrow up to search through the command history, some characters always remain at the beginning of the command line. Does anyone know what's going on ? How can I fix it? for example, I ...
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PHP not locating mcrypt while using MAMP

I'm using MAMP on a MAC. And in the php info page on MAMP, it says that mcrypt is enabled. However, when I run "php -m" on the terminal, I can't find mcrypt between the php modules. Any advice??
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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Files missing after doing disk repair

I have an NTFS external disk, And I followed a stupid tutorial, it told me to repair my disk then I can delete the 'un-deletable' files in the NTFS external disk. However, When I done the ...
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How can I show again the text next to “Computer” in Finder? Only the icon shows

Somehow in my Finder's sidebar the "Computer" element under devices doesn't show any description text anymore. It won't kill me, but it's annoying. Does anyone know how to fix it? I couldn't find the ...
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Upgrading an old mac mini intel 1.1 for Lion

I'm looking to buy an older mac mini (v1.1) CoreDuo 1.66Ghz 2Gb DDR2, 80Gb HD. My research shows the original OS was Mac OS X 10.4.11. So my question is: if i will upgrade my CPU from T2300 to T7200 ...
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Chrome taking up CPU on particular urls

At least a few times a day I get disturbed by high Chrome CPU usage... I have to open Chrome's Task Manager and see which tab is taking up CPU. For example https://www.ethereum.org/ always takes ...
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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac [duplicate]

I have two macs, and at some point one of them stopped being able to log into Messages ( just the apple account ) and FaceTime. The other mac worked fine, but was not using iCloud keychain ( at the ...
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Does purchase from Amazon.in void Apple warranty?

I want to purchase a Mac Mini from amazon.in not amazon.com; local apple store told me that if you purchase apple product from unauthorized reseller they will not provide me any support. I searched ...
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How can i initiate os x installaion from a dmg in windows on a Mac?

I'm on a mac book pro and i have a working bootcamp partition with windows 8, and a damaged mac os x 10.10 beta partition, the problem is that i can not boot with the mac partition, and in order to ...
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Recording audio with iPhone via input cable from laptop or similar source (not a microphone)

For example, when I create a Vine video I would like to input a clean music track. Ideally I would just hit play on Spotify and then hit record on Vine and have the track from Spotify be the ...
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Record mac screen + audio + skype call?

my friend and I are planning to make minecraft gameplays, but each one from home, so what software I need, I know quicktime records the screen but I need also the recording from the skype call... ...
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Integrating Active Directory into our Mac Mavericks Open Directory Domain

Help... :) We are adding an Active Directory server to our network, to assist with larger groups and email issues. Problem is, through searching I've found people who say it is easy and others who ...
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I want my Mac Mini power button to shut down the computer

I’ve recently started using my Mac Mini as a media server. I really don’t want it to be powered on all the time though. I’ve removed the password prompt and have told Plex to automatically open on ...
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Stream iPhone radio to Mac mini

I have at Mac mini hooked up to a plain stereo amplifier + speakers and would like to stream some of the radio apps I have installed on my iPhone to my Mac mini and play the music through the ...
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How to set brightnes for multiple thunderbolt displays at the same time using keys on apple keyboard

Is there a way to set the brightness for all displays (thunderbolt displays) connected to a mac using thunderbolt syncroniously. If I chnage the brightness using F1/F2 on my Mac Wireless Keyboard. ...
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eMac stuck - won't boot, won't eject disc

I was upgrading from Jaguar 10.2.4 to Tiger 10.4.8 on my creaky old eMac. Inserted the Install disk. When it restarted, I got the chime and Apple logo, then it aborted and a bunch of (to me) ...
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how to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?
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App to change pitch of the sound coming out from the mac

I use a mac retina and want to change the pitch coming out of my mac. Its like if I am listening to music, I can up the pitch (like in garage band) and make it sound like a chipmunk singing. Is there ...
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How can I put my image of a drive onto a new partition on a Mac? [closed]

My friend has a Mac which suffered some sort of hard drive failure. I'm not sure if it is a hardware failure, the filesystem is corrupted, or both. We tried 'repair' in Disk Utility and it said it ...
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Mac internal trackpad and keyboard not working on Yosemite [closed]

I have found some threads describing this problem on Google, but none of them provided an (working) answer. I have installed beta of Yosemite on my MBA (2013). I made no back-ups, but it's my ...
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Make iMac file structure more like windows

I am a web developer that works for a company and I am looking to make my Mac feel more like windows. I am having trouble navigating the file system, I am colorblind and the files are all blue and ...
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Multiple screen presentation Keynote

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I want to realize different slide for screen 1 and 2 (or one single slide that fill correctly each screen with different contents). The content ...
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Macintosh HD no longer shown in ⌥-boot menu after creating partition in Boot Camp

Today I was in Boot Camp Windows 7 creating a partition from some free space for Time Machine backups (I know this isn't the best way to store backups, but that's not the problem). I clicked to create ...
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OSX 10.9: GCC standalone (non-admin)

I have a Mac Mini at home, with my own administrator account. My school provides MacBook Airs. I have XCode installed on the Mini, but I only use the command line extensions-- GCC, G++, etc. I don't ...
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Closing other tabs in terminal on Mac?

I am using iTerm2, but I wouldn't mind switching back to the original terminal for just this feature. I open hundreds of SSH tabs every day and often end up working after a while only working on 1 ...
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Dual boot Kali with Mac

I want to dual my Macbook with Mavericks 10.9.4 and Kali 1.0.8. I have downloaded the Kali .iso and "burnt" it to a USB stick using the dd command from in Terminal. I have partitioned my hard drive ...
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Button labels missing from security confirmation for installer

When trying to install software and prompted for username and password, button labels are missing as well as the stored username:
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What do each of the files do inside of an iPhoto Library?

Inside my iPhoto library, there are many files and directories. -rw-r--r--@ 1 kevin staff 3.9M Jul 10 21:10 AlbumData.xml drwxr-xr-x 2 kevin staff 68B Dec 23 2013 Attachments drwxr-xr-x ...
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Is there any way to use iBooks author like pages/numbers/keynote on icloud?

I use iBook author for my school projects and need to collaborate with my group members. Is there any way we can do so like using icloud or google drive? It will be very helpful if it can display ...
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Can I control my Mac with my iPhone — over Bluetooth?

There are about nine thousand apps that will allow me to use my iPhone to control my Mac over wifi. I just moved, and I don't have an internet connection in the new place yet. Additionally, I can't ...