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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Why is the “black” text on my Mac made up of so many different colors?

My Mac has this nifty "zoom" function that kicks in when I hold control and scroll in and out. If I zoom all the way in on black text on my screen, it is made up of many different colors. Why is ...
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Scrolling or resizing windows are no longer smooth on my iMac

Scrolling is no longer smooth on my iMac, neither is resizing windows by clicking the (+) button. This is happening just to my user, I created another user for testing, and everything was smooth with ...
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Mac Mini does not startup despite entering the password

When entering the administrator password while starting up the mac mini, the login screen keeps appearing again and again, prompting me for password.
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What should I do after I lost my MacBook data?

I lost my data on my Mac and now I don't know how to recover it. Do I have to go to a recover shop and pay for the costly recovery?
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Issue with Java in Mac OS X 10.7.4 [closed]

I bought Mac Pro, I have been trapped with Java. I am a Unix and Windows user. I've never faced these kind of issues before with Java. Previously, I had some issues with the Java path, which I asked ...
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What should I do before I give up my iPhone?

I am changing jobs and so I am giving back to the old company an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5. I am searching for a To-Do list for things to copy from the iPhone to a Mac computer so that I don't lose ...
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Mac Mini locked through Find My iPhone, can't unlock it

So my friend locked his Mac with his iPhone using Find My iPhone. Unfortunately there seems to be no way of unlocking it. I have provided a picture of it below: I really hope someone here knows ...
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Best file system for an external hard drive sharing between OS X and Windows

I would like to buy an external hard drive that I'll use on Mac OS X and on Windows, but I don't know the best file system for it (reading and writing on the both system). I know I can used FAT32 ...
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Emulating lower speed CPUs on Mac mini

I would like to ask whether it is possible to develop OS X application (especially for Lion) on a Mac mini, being able to test how the performance would be on a lower speed CPU. For example: ...
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Can we pair one remote with Mac, and one remote with AppleTV in the same room?

I got AppleTV and it came with a remote. Since the remote triggers action on both the AppleTV and iMac (they are in the same room), I disable the iMac from taking remote signal already. But can I ...
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Mac OS X Disk Imaging Software

I'm looking for some good disk imaging software, so I can store some of my Mac's applications on a flash drive and then export them to a newer machine. Any recommendations? Also, are there any free ...
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Lion: Map Option + arrow to home/end

I am using the CLI version of Vim on Mac mini, with OS X Lion. I use Vim as my main code editor, and one thing that bother me is lack of Home and End keys for moving to the Start and End of lines, ...
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How can I have my Mac mount a network drive when an application launches?

I outsourced the storage for my "iTunes Media", "iTunes Music" and "Mobile Applications" using symlinks onto a network drive. I didn't outsource the complete media library because of performance ...
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What keyboard command can be used to move the cursor to the end of the next word on the Mac?

In Windows and Ubuntu one can move the cursor to the end of the next word in text by pressing ctrl+ left or ctrl+right. What's the equivalent of this on the Mac?
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Restoring a MacBook from backup

I have a MacBook Pro that is just being ridiculous, so I'm planning on erasing the hard drive and restoring from a Time Machine backup. I hear that Time Machine will only restore from backups that ...
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How do I sync with Hotmail on OS X Lion using Mail.app?

I wanted to know if there is a solution to get the Hotmail emails and folders synchronized with Mail.app. I have it synced properly on my iPhone but it doesn't sync on the Mac.
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Most similar Apple TV software for OS X ?

I really love the way latest Apple TV front-row works. Its easy, clean and fast. I've been trying many different Media Center applications for my Mac Mini, but none of them are just like the one Apple ...
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Does the Macintosh classic have the signatures of the original Mac team?

I am huge fan of Apple, and I just bid on one a 1990-era Macintosh Classic. The bid is going higher, but I only want it if the computer has the signatures of the original Mac team. It's before I was ...
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How to backup NAS using Time Machine

I just purchased a new Iomega NAS IX2-200 4TB. I need to regularly backup this NAS. Time Machine would be the best option. How do I setup so the Time Machine will backup this NAS to my external Hard ...
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How can app file be treated as a file in Package Explorer for Mac OS X?

Can I customize Package Explorer to treat a folder as a file? Actually, I want to keep a .app file in my project as a file. But when I keep it in Eclipse, it is treated as folder. Can I change this ...
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Sandboxing prl_disp_service to prevent disk waking

So there is prl_disp_service, a Parallels 7 background service that periodically wakes the internal hard drive in my Macbook Pro although it`s unmounted most of the time since I boot from an SSD I ...
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TPM chip on iPhone

Do Apple devices ship with a TPM chip? My Mac doesn't have a TPM chip, but does an iPhone have of a TPM chip or how do I determine if the iPhone has a TPM chip or not? On my Mac, I use this command to ...
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Why does Force Quit Applications freeze?

When an app freezes on my app, I will press Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋ to open the Force Quit window. However, this will take minutes often, and clicking on the Force Quit button freezes the Force Quit ...
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Moving Drives Between Macs

I'm considering buying a new MacBook Pro after today's refresh, and I am wondering if OS X handles simply pulling a drive out of one MacBook Pro and putting it in another. I know that in the Windows ...
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Geeky terminal for OS X

I want to bind a certain command to show a terminal on screen without window frame with the command of my choice. I plan to use it to quickly launch network monitoring tools (trafshow) when I use a ...
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Does it hurt a large desktop Mac to be transported repeatedly?

I travel to two different homes and spend six months at each one, taking my desktop 27" Mac with me. I travel by car, and always pack it in the original shipping crate so it's well protected. Will all ...
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Can I restart my Mac remotely via screen sharing if the screen shows only linen?

I am currently in Norway. My Mac mini is in my apartment in Australia. I can access screen sharing via Back To My Mac. It connects fine, but the screen has only linen - no menu bar, no dock, no ...
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Returning iMac to iSpot when bought from online shop

I bought an iMac from the online Apple Store and now, 2 days after purchase, it broke down. I want to return it/exchange it, but would like to avoid the tremendous waiting time, as this used to be my ...
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Installing foursquare on my iPhone 4S wirelessly in iTunes and it acts weird

iTunes syncs an app twice in a row. "Copying 1 of 1" happens two syncs in a row. This is happening specifically with the new foursquare app. Steps to Reproduce: Add an app to sync in the iPhone --> ...
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How do I temporarily disable or mute Messages (iMessage) on OS X?

I use Apple's iMessage across several devices, including my (OS X Lion) Mac, using the recent Messages beta. However, the application has some undesired behaviour. When I quit Messages, it will ...
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Using FaceTime and Skype (both open at the same time)

I would like to use both Skype and FaceTime at the same time (not while calling just having them both open). When I start FaceTime it switches on the camera and keeps it on. If I hide the application ...
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Install Clang 3.1

What would be the best place to manually install llvm/clang binaries in OS X 10.7 without conflicting with existing/future versions shipped with xcode? Thanks!
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iPad app to access Mac files?

Is there an iPad app that that can open Mac files over WiFi on the iPad? I'm looking for something like Dropbox, I really like the feature it has where you can open the files in Dropbox in other apps ...
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Unable to locate an executable at “/usr/bin/java/bin/java”

I am having an issue with Java in my Mac (OS X 10.7.3). Previously I installed it and it was working fine. After some changes in the .bash_profile and .profile file in the course of time, I am having ...
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Transfer iPhone contacts to iCloud or Mac

I just got involved into a new project at work, and I added all my colleagues to my iPhone contacts. In the middle of the process I got the idea it would be better to add the contacts to my iCloud. ...
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Apple Mac slow running program through parallels to window to revit

Seem to lack ram to run revit program through installed windows 7 using parallels. It takes hours to complete task. Mac is 8 gig all in one. Wondering why so slow. Can it be better?
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Internet Sharing on Mac via LAN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet Sharing is grey out My Mac is connected to internet using WiFi and its working fine. I want to share the internet connection via LAN but I am unable to select ...
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How do you get a program to load earlier when you log in to Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on a late 2011 MBP. I use a Logitech mouse with it, and rely on the Logitech Control Center software to configure the mouse speed/acceleration (I prefer it over the ...
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Can I install Mac OS X Lion (10.7) on my Windows XP PC?

I am using Windows XP, now I want to install Mac OS X Lion (10.7). My problem is I want both operating systems. Is it possible? Will it be possible to use Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and XP simultaneously?
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Control arrow key to jump to the next word

I have OS X 10.6.8 and I run MS Word:Mac 2011. I programmed the keyboard to allow me to jump from word to word in a document by hitting Control + Arrow key. This makes word processing much faster. ...
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Can't write HFS+ in Mac OSX

I've an external HDD of 500GB and in HFS+ format. It works normally on my Mac running OS X 10.5.8. After I plugged it into a machine running Windows, I found a vacant partition of 128MB and formatted ...
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how to find out the start time of last sleep

Is there a command to find the date and time at which a Macintosh computer last entered the sleep mode?
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Control System 4 with just a keyboard?

Is there a reference of keyboard shortcuts for System 4, so I can use a Macintosh SE with a keyboard and no mouse? I found a Macintosh SE and a keyboard on the street several years ago. It didn't ...
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Mac laptop to TV issue: mirror display doesn't work?

I can get the laptop display onto the screen but when I click Mirror Display it doesn't work and loses the signal. I have a MacBook Pro and the TV is a Samsung. I'm connecting via an HDMI cable. Any ...
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Why is it that my Mac would rather swap than clear inactive memory?

Why is it that my Mac (running 10.8 Mountain Lion) would rather swap than clear inactive memory? I know people say that the Mac OS manages itself and whatever, but there is a serious performance dip ...
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Always show menubar in full screen applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to always show menubar with fullscreen apps? Is there a way to force full screen applications to show the menubar without having to mouse over it? I am irritated by ...
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No output in right channel audio headphones

The right channel output cuts off and on when using headphones. The laptop speakers work fine. I have tried 3 known working headphones, a USB headset (connected via USB not using the audio jack), ...
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How do I change user password on non-AD Windows Server from a Mac?

I have a Windows server (Win 2003) not using AD, just a simple local file server. My Mac clients can log in fine to the server using SMB in the Connect To Server window on the Mac, and they can ...
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Simplest way to get youtube videos to be saved locally on an iPad

When coming across certain youtube videos (on a Mac) I don't have time to watch at the moment, I wish I could get them saved for later offline viewing on my iPad. Is there some simple setup I could ...
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bash file recovery?

I think I messed up my bash file /bin/bash when trying to create my first script, it displays a message saying "process completed" and locks my terminal, if I switch to another shell e.g sh, then it's ...