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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When I buy a Mac, does it come with reinstallation media?

Can I format my Mac? If I had one, would a full OS installation media be provided? Or at least an OEM version of it? If not, how much it costs to get one of these?
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Icons don't appear immediately for downloaded programs

I've simply ignored this in the past, but I've always been curious. If I download a new program off the internet and drag it to my applications folder, it shows up as the default missing icon symbol, ...
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What Mac to start [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Mac to develop iPhone apps? I am new to this. I am looking to get into Mac, iPhone and iPad app development. I just enrolled in the dev program. It would be ...
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How can I dim the screen from Terminal?

Is it possible to dim the screen from Terminal, in a Mac with OS X Lion? Is there any command to do control brightness and volume?
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Can anyone guide me in installing a driver for Epson Stylus C59 in Mac Lion?

I've got a new mac mini (the latest one mid-2011) and it has Lion in it. I have an old Epson Stylus C59 and would like to use it in this mac mini. However, the epson site has no installer for mac. ...
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Mac mini 2011 memory

I have a Mac mini Mid 2011 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5. I received as a gift an 8GB memory kit. The memory spec for my Mac says it needs PC3-10600 DDR3. The kit I have is PC3-8500 DDR3. In particular, the ...
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How do i use ipfw to allow some sites and block all sites

I am new to ipfw, my requirement is like that, once application launches,i need to read the certain application parameter and depending upon them, i should be able to allow some site and block others, ...
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Why is the audio volume level at 0 every time I start my Mac?

I don't know if this is a bug or a feature in Mac OS X 10.7. Every time I (re)start my Mac the volume of my audio device is set to zero and doesn't remember the last level I set. I think this started ...
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Remap Top-Row Number Keys

I've tried Ukulele and KeyRemap4MacBook. Neither does what I need to do. I want to map the top-row 4 key and the top-row 8 key to SHIFT. So that, for example, when I press 4 + g it types a capital G. ...
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Maintain business contacts database on Mac and iPhone?

My wife organises amateur and semi-pro orchestras. She has a ‘database’ of about 600 musicians which she currently keeps in an OpenOffice spreadsheet on the Mac, with each player’s name, ...
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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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Is there a Mac diagnostics utility for troubleshooting hardware issues?

Is there software that helps identify problems, issues, conflicts, etc. with the hardware of a Mac? I came across Tech Tool Deluxe, which was apparently used in Applecare. Wondering if there was any ...
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How can I insert text in middle of a document and have images move down too?

I have a document with text and floating images. Let's say I want to insert some text in the middle of the document. If i click in the document and hit enter a bunch of times, I want the existing text ...
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Compress PDF with adjustable ratio

One can use Preview to compress a PDF. However Preview on Mac OS X 10.7 does a too hard compression for my taste. There is only one compression setting. Are there alternative tools that allows you to ...
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External hard drive is snapping/making weird sounds in sleeping mode

I have an external hard drive connected to macbook. When I am listening to music and my mac is not in sleeping mode everything is fine, but after 15 min. when display is turning off and music is still ...
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How can I extract/use icons in an icontainer file?

I want to change dock view so I downloaded an icontainer file that should contain files to replace some in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Resources... But how to extract files from icontainer ...
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Mac and Windows dual boot problem

I have a software problem with my Mac laptop: I had made a division in the hard drive some time ago and installed Windows in the other partition using Bootcamp software. But now I think that the ...
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DVI-D to Thunderbolt - new Mac Mini

I am buying a new Mac Mini that has one of these new Thunderbolt ports to connect to monitors. I know that this Thunderbolt port is equivalent to mini Display Port. My monitor is a Samsung 2232BW+ ...
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How to search text in files of all types (including binary)?

I want to find some text inside binary files. Is it possible to do in Finder (it skips binary even if I set up "All kinds" of file types)? Otherwise I would be thankful for utility that can do it. ...
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Finder is very slow in showing the content of server shared folders

I'm accessing a Windows File Sharing folder on my home server in Finder on my Mac (OS X 10.7.2) using the SMB protocol. When I'm navigating through the folders, sometimes (most of the time) I have to ...
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Mac Book Pro (7/2011) sleep mode issue results in nothing displayed on Thunderbolt Display [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I have a Mac book pro (MBP) bought in July 2011 (running OS v10.6.8) connected to 27" ...
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Image capture opens after iPhone is connected

Everytime I connect my iPhone to my laptop, Image Capture opens. How to I stop it? I just need to use iTunes, not Image Capture.
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Mass email solution that support different email content

I'm using Mac, and I group customer into groups in address book and send email to all in the group. Are there application where I can send the email individually to each one in the group and, by ...
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How to have clipboard holding many entries available simultaneously…?

I am looking for: There are many hot words which I often need to type while using my Apple MacBook Pro/Snow Leopard like say my desktop machine name, some other host names etc. Now, right now, I copy ...
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Is a corrupted HD a sign of something ominous for the hardware?

The Verify Disk functionality of the Disk Utility reports that my HD is corrupted. I fixed the problem using the startup CD but what does that mean for the health of my HDD?
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mysql.sock gets deleted on restart

I have set up PHP and MySQL, however MySQL wants the mysql.sock file in /var/mysql, which is fair enough. I change the directory to /var/mysql however every time I restart my computer mysql.sock gets ...
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Does the 2011 Mac Mini work with dual monitors?

I want to start development on Mac, and from what I read around, everyone suggests the current Mac Mini. So my question is, does the hardware support dual monitors out of the box? If not, what ...
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Can't start eclipse on a Mac OS X 10.7.2

I've been trying to start eclipse IDE on my Mac for a while, I downloaded different versions and no one works. I'm sorry if there is something I missed. Here is the log: !SESSION 2011-11-23 ...
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Forbidden error setting up a PHP app on Mac OS X 10.6

I have enabled Web Sharing in OS X 10.6 and now I can access http://localhost/~myuser from the browser. Now I have copied this PHP app to my ~/Sites/the_app folder, but when I want to access it in ...
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Copy and Cut sometimes don't work

My system is kept fully up to date and I still see this problem intermittently, although not as often as I used to; I would say that this has not been fully fixed. If there are any workarounds ...
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How do I sync friend- shared google calendars?

I have an iPhone, iMac, Macbook Air and a girlfriend. So far, so good. I have multiple Google Calendars that sync perfectly to my iDevices. The trouble is, I haven't found out yet how to sync the ...
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I'm trying to install OS X 10.4.11 but I get a kernel panic [closed]

I'm trying to install OS X 10.4.11 on a Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) with 512 MB of RAM and over 100 GB hard drive. When I boot from the disc I get a kernel panic.
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How to check the location of installed files when using Installer on Mac 10.6.7

I am installing a C++ library using the Installer application(its a .mpkg file) The installation is successful, but I cannot find the location of the library to set an environmental variable. I have ...
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ssh Permission denied(publickey) [closed]

I have been trying access a server via ssh in terminal/ Everything works when I am working on Ubuntu. I copied the ssh key to my Mac but it always tells me Permission denied(public key) (see below). ...
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Can you tunnel iPhone internet traffic through a local proxy on a Mac computer?

I want to monitor the requests (and responses) my iPhone is sending via the internet. I have a web debugging proxy called Charles on my Mac, which I would like to use to monitor my iPhone's ...
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How can I re-setup an iPad 2?

I had one iPad2 and I got a second one. I want to sync them both to the same iTunes account from the same Macbook Pro. When I plugged in the second iPad it asked me something along the lines of This ...
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Did a firmware update, now Mail.app crashes on start up — full log provided — help?

I am running the latest Lion. It just did a software update which provided a firmware update. Now when I launch Mail.app it crashes on start up. Specifically, the application window appears, and ...
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airplay and wireless headphones

I'm trying to find some headsets that will work with airplay from either my mac or an iPhone. Should i presume all wireless or bluetooth headsets do? best, Dan.
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Will a sata3 SSD work properly on a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU?

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU and willing to upgrade its HDD to SSD. Can I use a sata3 SSD for it?
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Cant find “Move Items Here” option in Max OS Lion?

I found online that Mac OS Lion has option similar to "Cut" option of windows. I found one link which shows the option as : I am using OS Lion, but this option is not visible, even when I copy ...
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how can I transfer empty space between partitions?

I would like to dual-boot OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, because I have a few programs that do not work on OS X Lion yet. That works, but now I have the problem that I have run out of disk space on my ...
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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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Reinstall Mac App Store on Mac OS 10.7?

I accidentally removed the Mac App from my Mac Mini while removing the iTunes 10.5 Beta. How can I reinstall the Mac App Store?
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Cant see MacBook in Windows Network

I'm trying to access my MacBook from a Windows PC over the network. The computer is connected to the router, the MacBook is connected to a WAP, which is connected to a switch, which is connected to ...
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How can I activate Mac speech without pressing a key?

I just bought a microphone to test built in mac speech. On the speech preference, I can choose which keyboard key to make mac to listen to my voice. Is it possible to make my mac to listen ...
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Multiprocessing in Mac OS X

Would Mac OS X be able to distribute processes to the various cores in an Intel i7 Quad Core processor even if the applications are not multi-threaded?
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Can you create shortcut in Lions Launchpad?

As it says in title. I want to add one for Eclipse, to have all in one place.
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Disable audible alarm on UPS

I would like to add an APC brand of a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) device to a Mac only environment. By default APC has a very loud heart attack invoking, babies crying in the night alarm to ...
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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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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-' ...