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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Viewing .VCE files on Mac, possible?

How can I open .VCE files on Mac? Is there a free software product I can download?
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How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
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Show unshortened day of the week @ OSX menu bar

Currently clock menu bar item shortens day of the week like Sat instead of Saturday. Is there any way to change this without additional software? (tried regional formats but it ignores any custom ...
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Mac File Sharing with Windows 7

I haven't found any useful info about what to do when asked for a password whilst sharing files between Mac and Windows. My scenario: I have ONE user on my Mac (somebrit) and no one else, not even ...
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Can I trust Apple Store's employees with my laptop?

This might be a bizarre but crucial question, can I fully trust leaving my laptop in repairs (Genius Bar) while they have full access to it ? I recently went to the genius bar to get my display ...
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Replaced Macbook Pro keyboard with US-layout, now cannot type ~/` on external keyboard

I'm owning a MBP 15" early 08, which I bought (and use) in Germany. Recently, I decided to switch to US International layout, bought new keyboards (an internal one and and external Logitech diNovo ...
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Find process associated with launchd

TCP port 5901 is open on my machine and is causing some mischief, and I want to know which process is opening it. When I run lsof -i -P I see that launchd is the process that opened the port. Is ...
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I am downloading something with 300~1200kb/s? Any help?

Today I noticed that my system is downloading something and the download speed is around 300~1200kb/s. I tried everything that I could thing of... installed Little Snitch 3 and I did not see anything ...
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How to stop the Mail app from running every 10 minutes on the Mac?

I have Mountain Lion on an 27" iMac, and recently, for some reason, the Mail app launches every 10 minutes or so, and I have to quit it every time. In the Preferences of Mail, I already tried every ...
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Keeping both files when moving them to a different folder?

When I'm moving files to a folder with another set of files named the same, it doesn't give me the "keep both"-option. However when I move the files one by one, I get this option. Any tips on how I ...
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Wise Way To Boot Into Windows With Bluetooth Keyboard?

I'm a luddite and have a hardwired keyboard on my iMac. Booting into Windows is never a problem. A family member has an iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard and a Mighty Mouse. Never having used these, I ...
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external disk formated with NTFS not working on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hard drive read only access with Mac I bought new 1 TB WD My Passport and format it with NTFS on windows XP. and now when I connect it on mac, I see the drive but I cant ...
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Calendar “blinks” event?

On my MacBook Air, running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, I have received (from thalys.nl) bookings of train tickets in .ics format. The point, obviously, is to click them so they get added to my ...
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Why are my Genius mixes on my mac different from my iPhone?

I sync all my music with my iPhone. But for some reason the Genius mixes are different. This upset me because my Mac has an awesome Classic Rock mix and my iPhone doesn't. Is it possible to sync ...
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Strange Finder window behavior on drag and drop

There's a little niggle about the OSX finder that's been irritating me for quite a while and now I want to find out if it's a feature or a bug and if I can do anything about it. I have an open finder ...
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Setting up a special secondary display on iMac

I am a video editor and I have seen 2-display video setups a where one monitor is used for the editing software, and the secondary monitor is used to preview the edited footage. How would I be able to ...
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“No Devices Syncing” in menu bar

Previously in the menu bar when I click on the "Refresh" icon it use to say Sync Now and now it says No Devices Syncing. Is this feature now obsolete due to MobileMe not available anymore?
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How to quickly remove all useless iOS applications on my Mac?

I have 900 apps on my Mac because I sync both my iPhone and iPad. There are a lot of apps that I deleted a long time ago which are useless. I have amassed 40gb of apps. Is there a quick way to ...
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Macbook air taking long to boot up (Over 4 minutes)

My macbook air start up is acting weird. I press start button, I hear the apple sound and a blank grey screen appears Then the apple logo shows on the grey screen with a loading circle below it. ...
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Macbook Air Acting funny

My friend gave me a macbook air to try to fix it. I'm pretty good with any Windows machine and the common troubleshooting steps. Like safe mode, malware scanners, startup applications and stuff. But ...
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What terminal command or program can list an SSD's Power On Hours?

I'm looking to script using the unix shell the retrieval of SSD (and HDD) data that disk utility shows in the information window. I'm immediately interested in the Power On Hours and Power Cycle, ...
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What causes the temporary loss of around 20GB of hard drive space while using XCode?

I've got a hard disk of 120GB (20GB free space). I'm a developer in XCode and sometimes I get the "low disk space error"-message that I can't even save my coded files before cleaning some of the ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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Are there any way to hide the dock icon but keep the menubar icon?

Edit .plist will hide both menubar and dock icon. Are there any way to hide the dock icon but keep the menubar icon ? Thanks in advance.
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Not Receiving Standard SMS on iMessage for Mac

I have a new Retina Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and an iPhone running 6.0.1. On my iPhone I can send and receive text messages from my email test@example.com and +1 (555) 555-5555. On my phone ...
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What is the easiest way to find and delete duplicate songs in iTunes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove all duplicates on iTunes library A few days ago, I synced all of songs from my iPhone 4s to iTunes. After it finished, I found that some of them have duplicates. ...
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Mac Mini Keeps freezing and have to manually power down and restart

I have a mac mini 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5 running 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3. The mac keeps freezing. Sometimes while I'm working on it, but often just when I leave it and it won't wake up and I have to hold ...
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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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Where is my apple account picture stored on my mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does the Mac store account pictures? I really like this picture that i took for my account and wish to use it for other purposes. Where is it stored? I use Mac OS ...
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Backing up a disk image with Time Machine

I'm storing backup of my Gmail account in a disk image, to cut on number of files on the main HFS+ volume. This makes Time Machine ignore the existence of this volume, just because it's in a disk ...
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Why is the dictionary shortcut unreliable using Chrome?

When using the dictionary lookup shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + D when using Chrome it works for some websites but not for others. Does this have to do with Chrome itself or is it due to the fact that some ...
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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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Is there a way to reorder the Mac Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the location of an icon in the menu bar? The title is sort of self-explanatory. I wanted to group some icons into a more logical and useful layout. This question ...
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What window is playing audio?

I've got a number of windows open, including several browser windows. One of them is playing an annoying advertising video. How can I easily locate which window is playing audio?
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Accessing other mac on local network with computer name

We have two macs which is connected to a WiFi network. One mac is named 'mobi4' and other mac is named 'mobi6'. In Finder window, I choose Go -> Connect To Server and type mobi6, but I get an error ...
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Mac Pro 2008 will not boot and no video out

I have a friend with a mac pro 2008 model - which is failing to boot. Windows 7 was the predominantly used OS on it, and she hardly ever booted into OSX Snow Leopard. She did change the graphics ...
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Problem entering accented characters with Mac OS X 10.7.4 and MS Office

When I first installed MS Word for Mac on this MacBook Air, pressing and holding characters such as o and u produced a little menu of accents for that character - wonderful! But all of a sudden, this ...
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Why are all ports closed even without firewall or router?

I have no router and the firewall is turned off in System Preferences. If I go to http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/, not matter what port I verify, it is closed. Why are my ports closed ...
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Can't telnet to a local device from mac, but can from tablet, why?+

I am having trouble trying to telnet into a device on my network via my Mac running the latest version of Mountian Lion OS X 10.8.2 I am unable to telnet to a local network address (192.168.x.x) from ...
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iChat Download For OS X 10.6.8

I foolishly deleted iChat Application from my Mac with version of 10.6.8 for free disk space. Now am trying to download the .dmg file for the iChat app. Can anyone help me in this by sending any link ...
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iPhoto has missing photos but they can't be removed

I have an iPhoto library of about 2100 photos. It's iPhoto 11, v9.4.1 (701.67). At some point I imported some photo's from memory stick and played around with the 'store photos in library' vs. 'link ...
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Can't sync iphone with Mac after restoring from TimeMachine

I recently reinstalled my MacBook from a time machine backup (because I installed an SSD) [*]. Now syncing my iPhone via iTunes doesn't seem to work anymore: At first, it displayed "over capacity" by ...
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How can I view/inspect my Mac’s Parameter RAM (NVRAM)?

Inspired by this question I started looking for apps that allow to read the data saved in my Mac’s Parameter RAM. Aside from a very antique (pre OS X) application for Classic, I could not find any. Is ...
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resolv.conf search domain not working on OS X

I use network setup to modify my search domains which works fine so far, but it only does it per device. Once I VPN somewhere, it no longer uses those changes. Is there a way to set the search domains ...
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Deploy Software On Macs Connected to Active Directory?

We have about 50 Macs connected to our Windows Active Directory server and they work ok, they are bound up just fine using the built in functionality. However, the time has come, we need to install a ...
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Can I have an Encrypted Partition in a 2 Partitions USB Stick?

I have a new 16Gb USB key and want to take advantage of Disk Utilities feature to encrypt it, however I do need to move data from Mac to Windows from time to time. Is is it possible to have one FAT ...
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Installing wine with homebrew

So, I am running a bit of a different install. Here's the background: I have installed wine before with MacPorts. Later, I decided to install homebrew. Then, wine didn't work so I tried brew install ...
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How do I make my Mac stop responding to an Apple remote?

I've got a MacBook running OS X 10.5 and an Apple TV sitting next to each other. The remote for the Apple TV is being picked up by the MacBook. I want it to only control the Apple TV.
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How to get subtitles on AppleTV via AirPlay from iTunes on a Mac?

I'm pretty sure this used to work... I can play a movie in iTunes on my Mac. When played on "My computer" I get the little speech bubble icon and can choose to have subtitles or not. But when I choose ...
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Prevent dock from auto-showing on mouse over

I currently have dock to auto-hide and would like it to stay hidden until I explicitly show it using a keyboard shortcut such as the "Move focus to dock" or "Turn Dock Hiding On/Off". I basically ...