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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Can I transfer an Application and its data to a different Mac

I was given a MacBook Air to use as a laptop for school in the sixth grade. Now I am graduating and heading off to high school, so I need to turn my laptop in for good. Now I have had this laptop for ...
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Is there a way to get a screenshot / snapshot of a movie purchased on iTunes?

Using ⌘Shift3 or ⌘Shift4 won't work -- it will capture a grey window. (I think it is due to the video being displayed using the video card's video buffer). I think one way is to use an iPad and play ...
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Macbook Pro Power Consumption

I was wondering if it is possible first of all to get the overall power consumption for my MacBook? And if it is possible can I get this power consumption for each peripheral running (like ...
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Mix two different types of 2 GB RAM in iMac

Can I mix the two 2 GB RAM chips in my iMac 21.5″ (late 2009) with two other type of 2 GB RAM chips? I have not opened my RAM slots yet but Apple says I have two 2 GB DDR3 chips. I want to add two PC3 ...
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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 internet recovery to install Mac OS X on SSHD, then replace internal?

I have a USB 3.0 to Sata cable of which I will plug into a 500gb SSHD. I will try to install a completely new Mac OS X on it using the Internet Recovery option. Then transfer all of my files via USB 3....
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Air Apps for Mac OSX: Code object is not signed at all

I have already developed and published several Air Apps for Mac OSX before. The last one was published on the Mac App Store in July 2015 - everything worked fine back then. This week I've finished ...
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Sync itunes media folder with library

I'm embarrassed to admit I don't understand how iTunes works despite having a mac for 6 years. How can I clean out my music folder (iTunes media) and then get iTunes to update? I've made substantial ...
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iMac and safari / Internet connection issue

Having a 'Mac update' evening. Updated El Capitan to latest version. Went to update Office365 and it didn't work. Said it couldn't connect. Got a PC next to Mac and connection seemed fine when ...
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Switching to english keyboard with alt + shift

Is it possible to configure mac, so i will be able to switch to english keyboard with alt + shift?
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Windows keyboard on Mac [duplicate]

is there any way to configure Mac keyboard to work as a Windows one? I want to use Windows shortcuts on mac, for example alt+shift = switches keyboard language.
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Can't access External Drive (time machine), no EFI partition system. How to manually rewrite it?

tried to back up my Mac to time machine yesterday but I couldn't mount the drive. I have a Lacie 3TD hdd that is partition into msdos(for transfer between pc and mac) and hfs(time machine). I am able ...
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How to prevent notifications of old Messages when I log into my Mac?

I use Messages on my Mac as well as my iPhone. Whenever I log into my Mac, notifications pop up for each Message I've received since the last time I logged in, even though I've already checked them ...
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How to download all iTunes songs from iTunes match in the cloud to a Mac with iTunes v 12.4

I cannot do the "select all" solution suggested earlier as iTunes has removed the d"download" option and the "Make Available Offline" option . I can select "all" but how do I down download them since ...
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Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed

I have recently been getting a "No hardware installed" error when I click on my wifi. I have tried resetting the SMC, resetting PRAM, reattaching the cables in the electronics of the computer. Now I ...
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How do I increase the size of the main partition?

As indicated in the screenshot I can't increase the size of the main partition.
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How to factory reset a broken mail app via terminal OSX El Capitan?

I opened my mail app this noon I wanted to send an email, as usual I clicked on the compose email button I wrote my mail and sent it. Now after that the mail app started acting strange. It switches ...
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iMac Crashes kernel Panic

I have an iMac, and always crashing almost everyday. Can you please point me out to the right direction? Below is the Report after it had crashed. I Have already reverted to factory settings. no ...
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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How do I install certain applications on a server

I have an Ubuntu server that uses netatalk by which I am able save files and backup to it. I want a way where the installation of an application in mac happens in the server and my mac is able to read ...
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Can Mac Mail use Gmail's send mail as function?

Mac Mail is receiving mail from my Gmail account (exgmail) which is fetching mail from two other accounts (ex1email / ex2email). I want to be able to use the 2 different email accounts I have listed ...
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Trouble to boot into OSX after install windows 10 on MacBook pro

Before this problem win + OSX worked fine. But I tried to settings>recovery>Advance Startup from windows. after a restart , there is no two boot option . only windows boot option is appear. But how ...
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How to install Mac OS X in Parallels VM without extra `OS X image file.hdd` file on host Mac?

How to install recent versions of Mac OS X such as El Capitan in Parallels without creating an extra file on the host Mac? Installing Mac OS X as a guest OS in Parallels is easy. Just choose File > ...
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Macbook pro internal HD not detected

I had a problem with my bootcamped MBP and I tried to format the HD. I wasn't able to format any of the partitions so I tried the following based on https://www.macissues.com/2014/04/05/how-to-fix-...
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Why does my terminal in Macbook show this message? What should I do to preclude that message?

Last login: Mon May 23 11:29:54 on ttys000 -bash: /Users/karthy/Library/Enthought/Canopy_64bit/User/bin/activate: No such file or directory
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How do so set “date added” metadata in Mac OS X El Capital

I would like to set all the empty "Date Added" values in my laptop to match the "Date Modified" values, but I cannot figure out how to set the "Date Added" attribute to a specific value.
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Netgear N300 (C3000) drops Wi-Fi connection with Macbook Pro

I purchased a new Netgear N300 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000). It is a cable modem with Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connection works fine on all my mobile devices like iPhone, iPad except for my ...
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Do you really need antivirus software for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Do Macs and Apple laptops need security software, or is OS X safe to use without antivirus? Recently I got free antivirus for Mac from Comodo. It works perfect?
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Easily disable/enable all network connectivity [duplicate]

My work involves trying stuff online and offline, on a Mac. Sometimes a try can be less than 10 seconds of needed offline time. Most of the time I still need to be online. Instead of going to Network ...
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Bootcamp partiton in VirtualBox returns errors VERR_ACCESS_DENIED and VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR

I have been using this guide: http://danielphil.github.io/windows/virtualbox/osx/2015/08/25/virtualbox-boot-camp.html But when I try and mount the .vmdk I get this error: Permission problem ...
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Mail.app disconnected from data files

My mac mini was acting up, so I reset the Nvram and ran the disk utilities from recovery mode. The mini started up fine and runs stable, but now my mail, calendar, and contacts have been wiped clean. ...
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If i turn on iCloud photo library after deleting it, how do i cancel the deletion of my photos?

I had accidentally disabled iCloud photo library. I turned it back on and it says to go to iCloud preferences to cancel the deletion of my photos, but I'm not sure exactly how to do it.
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OSX El Capitan freezes after connecting to SMB share

Why does OS X El Capitan freeze after it connects to an SMB share? The OS will successfully connect to the remote SMB share and mount it. After a short time passes, the Finder freezes and the entire ...
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Build failed in step '(top-level)'

I'm trying to build the arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi cross-compiler toolkit on my mac. I've found a tutorial that seemed to be good (and it actually fixed a few of the problems I had had before. But then ...
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how to place file inside /sbin/ in MAC 10.11 during .pkg installation

We have been installing / placing a tool for dhcp refresh under /sbin till MAC 10.10 there were no issues. but now it is completely blocked. even with root privilege i cannot able to place it. Any way ...
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Notes loss caused by email-account deletion

I got a new Macbook yesterday, so I was trying to configure an email account. At the same time, I recorded some important notes in the "Notes", which were automatically bound to this email account by ...
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What is the best solution for a free partition recovery?

Recently I accidentally partitioned my Seagate Backup Drive (1 TB) not knowing that everything would be wiped off (silly me). I am now in shock knowing that my files are somewhat gone. I have tried ...
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Can different user accounts have separate Time Machine Backup drives?

If I have two users accounts on one Mac is it possible to automatically use a different Time Machine drive for each user's data?
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I get a bash syntax error message every time I open Terminal on macbook

-bash: /Users/admin/.bash_sessions/720116FC-4C25-4FFA-AC15-00D5C843C15F.session: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' -bash: /Users/admin/.bash_sessions/720116FC-4C25-4FFA-AC15-00D5C843C15F....
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Recovering data on a failing USB drive with a Yosemite [duplicate]

I have a USB drive with Yosemite installed, but it stopped working suddenly. I am no longer able to boot with it. If I do try (I am using a Mac mini which runs Mavericks), the progress bar (in the ...
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best way to convert mpeg2 to mpeg4 on Mac (Yosemite)? [duplicate]

I have home movies in DVD format, and would like to convert the VIDEO_TS files that are .VOB, I believe that's MPEG2 inside, into MPEG4 or whatever's best for import into iMovie. I read about ...
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Finder tags and restoring label behaviour in earlier versions of OS X [duplicate]

How can I modify the Finder's tag size and color on OS X 10.11, Yosemite? In other words how can I get rid of the dot tag and bring it as it was before, such as on Leopard, let's say. Full length of ...
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How to fix Thunderbolt Ethernet slower than wifi Macbook Pro?

I recently bought a gigabit Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter so I could have faster Internet. I plugged the cable into my Internet modem, and the other end into my adapter. I plugged the adapter into ...
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SD slot for mac mini

Last year I purchased a Mac Mini from MacMall. It came without a manual or instructions. I'm trying to find a slot in the back to install a SanDisk card to view pictures off a trail cam. The slots ...
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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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MacBook software speaker problem

I've found that the speakers on my 2008 Core 2 Duo MacBook aren't being used by Mac OS X. Some applications such as Skype that output directly to the speakers work, but the system (and any apps that ...
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Connect Windows 7 Laptop to Mac mini

I have a Mac mini and a Windows 7 laptop. I want to control the Mac mini through my Windows laptop. Is there any solution in a way that I don't have to hook up the Mac with a monitor, keyboard, and ...
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Mac freezes on OSX install and redirects to recovery mode

I have a 13" mid-2014, Intel i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage MacBook Pro. I'm trying to reinstall OS X El Capitan. I have downloaded the .iso file from the App Store, and I have created a ...
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SSD slowdown 85mbit writes, late 2013 Mac Air

Hi what could slow down my massively fast solid state disks? I have from the start of owning it only had 10-15GB free on the 128GB internal drive but now writes are down from their 300+ mbit to 85 ...
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Images deleted but not captured when imported from iPhone with ImageCapture

Importing images with ImageCapture always worked fine. After controlling that they were really imported I imported again and this time allowed that images would be deleted from the iPhone. This time ...