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 do I connect to my own shared folders on a Mac?

On my Windows 8 PC, I can go to the "Network" page to see all networked computers, including my own. On my Mac, on the "Network" page I can see all networked computers, EXCEPT my own. I'd like to be ...
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If I temporarily remove an external HD from my Mac, then re-introduce it a few weeks later, will Time Machine back it all up again?

If I remove an external hard drive from my Mac, then re-introduce it a few weeks later, will Time Machine back it all up again as if it were a new drive, or will it just back up the changes that were ...
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How to completely reinstall an app such as Google Chrome on the Mac?

The short question is: if I have an app (Chrome) that keeps on crashing on app start up, how do I reinstall the app totally so it will run again? (removing the app and download and reinstall won't ...
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Getting performance measurement tools from Linux on Mac OS X

Mac OS X doesn't seem to have the Linux performance tools perf, pidstat, or mpstat. What other software has equal functionality on OS X? Or, how can I install these?
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Split Quicktime Clip Collection Into Individual Videos

For whatever reason, my camcorder saves recorded videos as "clips" all bundled into a massive AVCHD movie file. I can open each clip individually and manually export it through Quicktime, but this is ...
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How do I interpret the output of Mac's 'sample' tool

I have a process that is running on OS X which has some problems and the 'sample' tool on the Mac seems like the best way to debug the problem. Unfortunately, the only documentation I can find for it ...
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Is it possible to add other networked sources to the Apple Dictionary program?

The standard Apple Dictionary program in Lion provides access to Wikipedia. This appears to be a direct look-up (i.e., not to a cached local copy of Wikipedia). I'd like to add other sources that ...
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In iPhone Configuration Utility error while exporting Configuration Profile

I create a Configuration Profile for VPN in iPhone Configuration Utility but when i try to export that profile i get error on console *** -[__NSPlaceHolderArray initWithObjects:count:]: attempt to ...
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Transfer of money from old Apple ID to new Apple ID [duplicate]

Is there anyway I can transfer my iTunes giftcard from my old Apple ID account to my new Apple ID account?
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Cannot get postfix to listen on wifi interface (en1)

I have a Mac running 10.8.4 which I am using as a server which is only connected to my network via Wifi (en1), however I cannot get the stock postfix process to listen on en1. I have tried a variety ...
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Can the 2009 Mac mini work with its optical drive removed?

I wonder if the Mac mini 2009 needs the optical drive for work, or if I can just remove it? I don't need it at all and have an external drive just in case. I will replace the HDD with an SSD and want ...
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Safari window always highlight

Is there a way to have a Safari window (or just a tab) always highlighted? I mean, when using other programs, have a piece of screen occupied by a Safari window (resized, obviously).
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How to restore deleted applications on system preferences using pref setter?

some of my mac 10.5 system preferences items such as, General, desktop and screen saver, sound, dock, display, users and group, bluetooth, start up desk, speech, and time machine are all gone. I can't ...
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Mac Pro 10.7 - aftermarket dvd drive hangs on restart

Drive works fine, but on restart or after a required restart from app installation - the OS looks for CD in drive. Mac will not get to the login screen. It hangs and i can see a green light on dvd ...
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Are there any benefits to deleting unused Mac OS X kernel extensions?

I find that many of the kernel extensions in /System/Library/Extensions are inapplicable to my MacBook, such as extensions for fibre channel cards, firewire, graphics cards I don't have, etc. Is there ...
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How can I disable any external traffic to my port 80?

I don't want others on the same network (or any network!) to be able to access my machine at port 80, where I have dev websites. I've tried adding this rule to ipfw: deny tcp from any to any ...
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Why am I getting these errors when trying to install php 5.5.0?

So I am trying to upgrade the native php installation on my mac and i keep getting these errors: ld: library not found for -ljpeg clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see ...
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Insert key on keyboard for Macbook Air Mountain Lion OS

I have a MacBook Air running the "Mountain Lion" OS that is version 10.8 - What is the "Insert key" (Ins) or equivalent on Mac keyboard. ?
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xcrun file shell script code in Mac OSX 10.7.5

I updated my /usr/bin/xcrun file on my computer running on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 by mistake. Can anybody send me the shell script code or any link where I can find this? FYI, I have Xcode (4.6) also ...
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Antivirus in Mac

How can i know if an antivirus is installed on the system? I can get all apps that are installed in the system, but i dont know get their categories. Thanks for all. Best regards!
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Where is the temp folder?

I would like to know where is the folder of temporary files in system. For example, in Windows is the folder: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador\Configuración local\Temp
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Boot Ubuntu 12 on Mac Mini with Lion OS

How can I boot Ubuntu-12.04 LTS on Mac Mini Lion Server (early 2011) with no CD reader?
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Sharing keyboard and mouse with Mac and iphone 5

I am thinking of using AirServer or Reflector app to mirror my iphone 5 on to my Mac , which sounds easy , but want to use the same Bluetooth keyboard and mouse(apple ones) paired with Mac , to use ...
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iMessage help! my imessage has been hacked

My brother has checked all my past iMessages on his mac from my iPhone that have been deleted. How is that possible? Is there away there any way my iMessages can be permanently deleted so they cant be ...
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Bootcamp brightness not working

I just recently install my Windows 8 in the bootcamp (version 5.0.5033).I try to adjust the brightness but still remain very bright and also adjust in the bootcamp control panel but also same. The ...
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Apple Mail - extra notification on specific mailbox

I'm using Apple Mail on my MAC, switched notifications on (working). Connected account is hosted by Google so I'm using labels feature very offten (Mailbox in Apple Mail). However, if I move incomming ...
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Send 1 bookmark from IOS to Mac w/o iCloud or Email

I do NOT want to sync all my bookmarks across all my devices via iCloud, etc. Far too many bookmarks on my Mac that don't need to be on iPad, etc. But sometimes I find a site on my IOS device & I ...
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Disabling creation of unnecessary files on my external hard-drive?

I had an old mac that I decided to strip down for its hard-drive and RAM. I threw a shell on the hard-drive, and now I can connect it to my new mac with a USB cable. Essentially I want to be using ...
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Windows 8 version specifically for Mac

I really dont understand this. My school sells products to students via onthehub.com. They offer a separate version of Windows 8 Pro that they claim is specifically for Macs. How does this make any ...
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Mac getting very hot while watching flash

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on my Mac computer (desktop, not laptop). I have just been watching some Starcraft 2 stream from Dreamhack (in flash) when I noticed my computer was getting pretty hot. I ...
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Make desktop items only appear in a certain region

How do I make my desktop items on my mac desktop, instead of spreading all over the desktop, just spread in a certain region of the desktop?
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Don't have view options in finder

I'm trying to change the icon size on my desktop. This should be easy via the view options. If finder would offer them. I tried to get access to the options via the finder menu, cmd+j and I tried the ...
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cal command - start monday

I was wondering - is there a way to make 'cal' (a terminal program) start the week on monday? Usually it can be done with the -m flag, but this does not have any effect on the Mac. AFAIK, for ...
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Work database with visual interface

I need a app that can help me work on a database with visual aid, I don't need it to be in a specific language, is only that I can see the workflow to better understand all the links between tables
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Resizing mac partition on a volume with boot-camp

On my mac I have two partitions, and I want to create a new one. One partition has Mountain Lion and the other has Windows 7 (through Boot-Camp). I want to create a new mac partition, and for that I ...
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“Clean-Up By Name” on all folders on Mac

Is there a command that I can run in Terminal which will Clean-Up By Name on all folders. It is bit of a job going into each folder and doing this.
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Confused: Will Find My Mac work if the thief just did the hold ctrl and power button restore?

Recently had my macbook pro stolen. It's a mid 2012 model with mountain lion so it can reset the OS by just by holding ctrl and the power button. I've done it many times myself so I know all they have ...
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Change apple ID associated with Mac App Store application

How can I change the Apple ID associated with an application downloaded from the Mac App Store? For example, when I try to update an application, it says for me to login with the account that ...
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Apple Programming Guides on Kindle?

Does anyone else here really wish they could send apple programming guides to their kindle? The apple programming guides are great learning tools but they are online, and multi-page and I am not sure ...
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What font is used for the file extensions in mac icons?

The fonts on one of our macs have become corrupted. I was able to fix most of the problem by copying across a non-corrupt version of Lucida Grande from another Mac. However, the font used to display ...
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Full voice control for Mac

What's an app that let's my control my Mac with voice commands, always on, with no keyboard and no mouse? I'm talking about an iMac mounted on a wall that is always listening for voice control ...
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Disabling all non-essential system resources

I am running a lab experiment on my Macbook Pro and I'm calculating the results of a program (physics simulation) so I need all of the available CPU I can get. Since the program that I have to run ...
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Removing an icon from Mac OS X menubar when Cmd+Drag won't work

I noticed this message icon show up on my menubar and I can't tell which app it belongs to. I've tried to click on the "settings" gear but it doesn't take me to anything. The icon is a square chat ...
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Mac crashing suddenly and restart

My Mac keeps on crashing around 5 times a day which is very annoying. It just turns off all of a sudden and than start again... Crash log is provided below. Any idea as to what may cause this? ...
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How to screen capture high-quality for printing for 300 DPI?

On the Mac I am aware of how to do a screen capture, but it creates a 72 DPI image. We need a much higher quality image because it's for printing on a color laser printer. We need to be able to print ...
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Needing some help with mac mail

What does All Mail mean in mac mail? I accidentally erased a mail and then did a search for it and it came up under All mail?
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anker keyboard escape key

My imac bluetooth keyboard had some keys broken so I bought an anker keyboard. It's the one mentioned in this review: http://ziacomputers.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/anker-bluetooth-keyboard-reveiew/ ...
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Launchd - Run as if you're logged in as a user using sudo

Is there a way to do this? Basically I'm trying to run a script that needs to launch a program. Putting the script in /Library/LaunchDaemons works fine, but everything gets run as if its the root ...
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Need a way to save multiple window layouts for multiple configurations of monitors

When I work at my desk, my MBP is connected to two 27" displays, so I have 3 screens, and they're laid out very specifically, so my chat, mail, trello, etc. windows are all in their own spot. I'm ...