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 pair my Magic Trackpad with multiple Macs?

I have a Magic Trackpad that I'm using with my iMac. Everything works great, but I would also like to use the trackpad with my MacBook. For some reason, it seems that I can only pair the trackpad ...
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How can I get the exact URLs/requests that a program is trying to connect to?

I currently use Little Snitch to control network traffic on my Macbook Pro, and see what my apps are connecting to. Unfortunately, Little Snitch only shows you the hostname that an app is connecting ...
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How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?

How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?
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Can you pair Mac AND iPad with same Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Can you pair both a Mac and an iPad 2 with the same Apple wireless keyboard, but not at the same time? Or do you have to un-pair one, and then pair it with the other?
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Best practice for installing applications for multiple users?

I have a MBP with Lion (10.7.3) on it and there are two user accounts on it, I use them to seperate work and private stuff, but when I install apps, I generally want to use/upgrade/remove them using ...
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Alternative backup solution for a mac?

I know that we can easily use time machine. However, i wonder if there exist any other way to backup the data on my macbook? Since I do a lot of modification to the system and sometimes make it has ...
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What is causing this sound on my Mac?

For several weeks now, my friend’s MacBook has been plagued by this sound, randomly occurring while running: http://c.abr.vg/321r2Q3Y2W0J We’ve never been able to reproduce it, and it has persisted ...
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Is Mac OS X in a VirtualBox VM suitable for iOS development?

I have finally successfully managed to install Mac OS X in a virtual machine on my Windows 7 laptop using VirtualBox and a tutorial from Lifehacker. Performance is very slow, with Mountain Lion ...
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iPad Charging USB Hub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I plug my iPad into my computer USB ports, iPad displays “Not Charging”. What can I do? Newer MacBooks provide enough juice through the built-in USB ...
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Can I transmit audio from iPhone to Mac via a Bluetooth A2DP profile?

Is there any way to connect my iPhone 4 to my Mac Mini via Bluetooth so that I can play music on my iPhone and hear it on the speakers connected to my Mac? When I try to connect to my computer via my ...
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If I buy a Mac that was shipped before Mavericks was released, will it have Mavericks preinstalled?

What should I expect if I purchase a Mac soon after the new OS was released? I'm looking to know what will be pre-installed and how that might affect me as a consumer.
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Mac OS X - File Open Dialog: Can't sort or resize columns

I'm having a problem where when I go to File > Open; I can't resize the different columns.
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How to get HFS+ filesystem blocksize

How can I find out the HFS+ filesystem blocksize for a local volume on a MacbookPro5,4. I think its 4k. I need to confirm this. Diskutil reports that the disk blocksize is 512 bytes.
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US International (AltGr dead keys) layout on Mac OS X?

everyone. On Linux there is a layout called US International (AltGr dead keys), which converts the right Alt key into an AltGr key. AltGr+a gives á, AltGr-Shift-a gives Á, AltGr-m gives µ, and AltGr-' ...
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What's the best solution to sync contacts from Mac to Android Phone?

I'd like to sync my contacts from the Mac addressbook to an Android phone, but I'd rather not use Google (or any cloud) where I have no control over my data. So far I found SyncMate and Missing Sync. ...
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Where are good places to buy RAM (memory) for a Mac?

What reputable stores exist for purchasing RAM for a Mac?
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Time Machine from networked Mac?

Is it at all possible to setup Time Machine so that it backs up to a disk image on my external Mac? Here's my setup: My MBA which will be backed up MBP which is connected to the wireless network ...
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How can I tell the difference between display sleep vs. computer sleep on my MacBook Air (Late 2010)?

How can I tell the difference between the entire computer sleeping and only the display sleeping? I'm trying to diagnose sleep problems, and one of the basic things I need to know is the difference ...
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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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Amongst Macs that can be upgraded to support OS X Recovery, can any model *not* accept a firmware downgrade?

Focusing on computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery: is there any Mac on which firmware can not be downgraded? I see that for at least one type of MacBook Pro, firmware can ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly (Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Eclipse 3.8)

I had an Eclipse environment all wrong, than I decided to install another (newer) version from scratch. After I "uninstalled" the older version, I downloaded the Eclipse for Java Developers 64-bit for ...
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double password entry to access account

I have the Require password 4 hours after sleep ... option in Security and Privacy System Preferences set and am running a script with launchd to suspend my session at a certain time of day (see this ...
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Interference on external VGA monitor (intermittent ripple) only when booted into MacOS X but OK on Windows Bootcamp, why? and how to fix?

I'm seeing a ripple-like interference on an external display attached to my 2010 Mac Book Pro via VGA (Display adapter). This only occurs when the Mac is booted into MacOS X but not Windows. It's ...
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Accessing iCloud “Mobile Documents” on latest Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion? It used to be (for example, as documented here: How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion?) that you could access ...
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ClamXav not protecting against Malware and Trojans, what to do

Possible Duplicate: Anti-virus comparison for Mac OS X I am using ClamXav for protecting my Mac from Antivirus. But I don't think that it protects from Malware, Spyware, or Trojans. So, ...
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How can I get a high-quality screen capture on a mac?

⌘ + Shift + 3 The screen capture shortcut on the Mac is one of the most useful tools I know. It grabs the screen and neatly places a .png file onto your desktop. But is this the highest quality ...
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Apple Preview Program messed up the shortcuts after the Yosemite update

I am trying to annotate my documents with text. In the old preview, I could change to Text Box and click where I wanted to place the text on my document. It would stay on text box and I could click ...
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How to recover data from unreadable hard drive?

I have an 80GB Fujitsu 2.5" hard drive that died about a day ago and had nothing backed up. Is it possible to retrieve data off of it somehow.
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Can't access particular website (Macbook OSX Lion)

I have one particular website (one that I'm developing) that as of today, I can't access it on my computer. I can access it on my phone, and other people on other computers can access it, but for some ...
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Mac or Macintosh

Commercially speaking they are the same, as stated by Wikipedia, but what should be the correct way to name our precious personal devices?
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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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Can sound be off every time I power off?

I would like to config my Mac (10.8.5) to turn the sound off every time I power it off so that when I power it back on it is silent and doesn't produce that funny boot sound. Can that be done? The ...
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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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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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Mac OS X Terminal: Commands not found

I really don't have much experience with Terminal and I believe I may have caused a problem when trying to download and use wine on my Mac. If I try to type in anything I simply get "Command not ...
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What is the license on mac wallpapers?

As a user (not a developer), what are the license terms governing use of the included wallpapers on broadcast media, for example, a website? Could I, for example, use the mac wallpaper as a starting ...
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Are non-unibody MacBook Pros capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures?

Are non-unibody MacBook Pros (Late 2006 ~ Early 2008) capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures?
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How can I enable natural scrolling for my trackpad, but disable it for my mouse?

Is there a way to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it for mouse? I think that natural scrolling does make sense on a trackpad, but with a mouse it doesn't feel natural at all
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Mac webcam - get the device

How do I access my default video camera on my mac? I know on Linux it is /dev/video0 but my Mac does not have that. I'm trying to capture my webcam into ffmpeg ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 But it won't ...
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How to prevent password reset using OS X installation disc?

I want to set a master password for the whole machine, but it appears this can be easily bypassed. It is possible to reset the Mac OS X Password using the OS X installation disk and Password Reset ...
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What is the data corruption risk of force shutting down a running Mac?

Eg when the power supply is cut or someone presses the power button for 5 seconds? How big of a risk am I taking to my data? Is it a 1% chance of corrupting data? I know most mac these days have a ...
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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How to determine how much RAM I can put in my Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (Dual 2.66Ghz, 6GB Ram). I want to increase the RAM, possibly adding 8GB to my existing 6GB. The RAM slots are used as follows: SLOT1: 1GB SLOT2: 1GB SLOT3: 1GB SLOT4: OPEN ...
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any way to remap keys for only one app?

I've seen the system wide tools (that all seem to just manipulate the default key bindings) that allow you to swap keys around, but has anyone found a way to swap keys for just one application? (no, ...
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What are the differences between /usr/bin/login and /usr/bin/bash?

Terminal.app has a setting to select with shell it uses, and the default setting is "Default login shell (/usr/bin/login)". What are the differences between /usr/bin/login and /usr/bin/bash?
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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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Can I share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac?

I'd like to be able to share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac. I'm NOT asking to share the phone plan (the iPhone is actually being used as an old iPod). My Mac can't connect to a wifi network ...
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How to export address book to mailchimp or CSV file?

I want to export specific address book groups to mailchimp from a clients Mac computer. The client have version OS X Lion (10.7) and the Mac she has is faulty and will be scrapped soon. Therefore it ...
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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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Which current Macs have an infrared receiver

I have an Apple Remote that I used with a white plastic MacBook. I no longer have the MacBook, but still have the remote. What current Macs have an infrared receiver and can work with the Apple ...