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 to view Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files on a Mac?

I've received a bunch of MDI files which I need to open on a Mac Snow Leopard. Any way around this e.g. free readers available?
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Screensaver in Lion

I like to use events and albums from iPhoto as my screensavers. Lately, only some events and albums show up when I go into preferences>screensavers. If I go out and come back in, most will then show, ...
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Is it possible to disable spellcheck for Coda but leave it enabled for other applications?

I use Coda as web editor, and I usually have to mix Italian and English nouns and phrases. I don't want spellcheck on (as I use programming-related words such as uid and pid), so I'd like to ...
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The deleted certificate will be restored after rebooting. But why?

I installed a file *.developerprofile. Then I went to the keychain and deleted 3 certificates (they were expired). Everything is OK. But deleted certificates appeared when I rebooted my Mac. But why? ...
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How to keep mac, iphone, icloud and gmail contacts in sync?

I used to keep mac, iphone and Gmail in sync via Exchange till iCloud was released. Once I started using both Gmail contacts and iCloud for air syncing I started having duplicates on the address book, ...
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How can I generate a rendered preview of selected markdown text or files?

I would like to be able to pop up a window on my Mac displaying a rendered HTML preview of selected text (ideally a completely chromeless window like that used by QuickLook, but an ordinary Web ...
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Failing hard drive – Will it affect the integrity of my data?

I have a failing hard drive on my current MacBook Pro (it is having a symptom that I previously had on a failing hard drive on a MacBook – clicking drive noises). I'm backing up my hard drive quite ...
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Return Mac permissions to factory defaults?

I messed up -- and followed some internet advice a few days ago without totally understanding the ramifications. Specifically, in trying to stop the Finder from asking me to verify every time I ...
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How can I disable the suspend to disk function on my MacBook Pro

Whenever I close the lid of my MacBook Pro it takes over a minute to write out my memory to disk. This is part of the Mac's safe suspend option, which allows it to restore your memory from the ...
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Is it possible to add an internal broadband card to MacBook Air?

I have a Mid-2011 MacBook Air 11". Can I add a Verizon (or any kind of) broadband card to it internally? We want to avoid having an awkward USB modem hanging off the side.
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Move contents of one directory to another

I have a Time Machine backup of my entire system on a hard drive (the system folder and everything else seems to be there). How do I move all of the contents of this directory to another directory? ...
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How to make a high-resolution capture in the Preview application on Mac?

everyone. I use the Preview Application on Mac to view my PDF/JPEG/PNG files. Generally it works fine. But I've got some troubles with the "Select Tool". I want to capture a part of a PDF file, like ...
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How can i buy Sims 3 Mac platform?

as the title, already looking at EA store site at http://store.origin.com/store/eara/en_SG/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.105153500/pgm.64539100 But seems they only sale PC version only. But ...
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Mac terminal command returns permission denied, ran again and it worked fine

I ran the following command in the terminal of a Mac Pro running Mac OSX 10.6.8. rm -rd /Users/Shared/SomeFolder This command resulted in rm: /Users/Shared/SomeFolder: Permission denied Without ...
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What are good warranty coverage options for a pre-owned Mac?

I am really looking at getting a used Mac Pro, and there are a lot of good used machines out there that will meet my needs that are around $1500. I was wondering what options I can get to help cover ...
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How to remove a nonfunctional folder from the Finder sidebar with Paragon installed?

I drag-and-drop 2 folders to the places group in finder's sidebar. Now i want to remove it. However, there was no option for remove it from side bar, although the other things (application, desktop, ...
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Is there a safe way to shut down a Mac that doesn't have a keyboard or mouse?

I'm trying to safely shutdown a Mac desktop that does not have a keyboard or mouse connected to it any more, after hardware damage to the only keyboard and mouse in the house. It also does not have ...
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How to tell open file dialogs to hide invalid file types?

One of the most annoying things about working on my Mac is when I am using an open file dialog from any application. For some reason beyond me it shows all the files that are invalid to open greyed ...
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Mac OS X Terminal [Use option as meta key] overrides backslash in spanish keyboard

I already posted this question in stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4811282/mac-os-x-terminal-use-option-as-meta-key-overrides-backslash-in-spanish-keyboar but I was informed there ...
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What can I use for multi-person, single conversation, instant messaging in a serverless local network?

We have a number of Mac's in a small, simple local network at the office (all running Snow Leopard or later) that I'd like to use for instant messaging with multiple participants. The trouble is, at ...
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Does the Mac Pro 2008 display memory speeds accurately in System Information?

Can anyone confirm that when a Mac Pro 2008 has 800MHz FB-DIMMs installed it displays the Ram speed as 800Mhz in the System Information and not 667MHZ. I am running OS X Lion.
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My Mac freezes when using Safari

I am using a Mac with OSX Snow Leopard. Sometimes I am playing some media through Safari and my Mac freezes. I basically cannot do anything. The trackpad does not work anymore as well as the ...
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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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What's the proper way to pronounce “Mac OS X”?

I was inspired by the question Mac or Macintosh. What's the proper way to pronounce "Mac OS X"? I've heard the following things used to refer to the operating system on the Macintosh: "Mac OS Ten" ...
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Is it safer to use a guest account when streaming from projectfreetv?

Hi I stream my tv shows from projectfreetv on my mac, but I was concerned about downloading a virus or something, so I started using my ''guest account'' when I stream, because it says when I logout ...
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Ejecting USB-Partitions on boot - works but not entirely

I have an USB drive with four partitions. SuperDuper uses these partitions to back up my mac. Since SuperDuper is scheduled, I have the USB drive constantly connected. But quite frankly the noise of ...
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How to add a drawer of apps on the dock?

There are way too many app icons on my dock. Is there a way to add drawers of apps on the dock so each drawer contains a list of apps?
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Two finger left and right swipe on trackpad does not work under Lion

On one user account on one of my family macbook air machines (all with the latest version of Lion) the two finger trackpad swipe left and right to switch back and forth (e.g. between pages in safari) ...
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How can I install both Snow Leopard and Lion on the same machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I dual boot Snow Leopard and Lion? I want to install two operating systems in the same mac pro. Is it possible to install snowLeopard & Lion on the same macPro ...
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Where can I find the task manager in Mac OS X Lion?

Where can I find a task manager in Mac OS X Lion? I want to see the processes that are currently being run, and I can kill any process I like.
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Can a normal Mac OS system open zip and tar archives?

I have to upload an archive for some Linux, Windows and Mac OS users. I'm using Linux so I'm sure everybody could handle a tar file, Windows users will get some problems, so I think zip is the best ...
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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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Can I increase desktop icons larger than 128x128 on OS X Lion?

I have a little Mac question. Is there a way to boost the cap on desktop icon sizes from 128x128 to anything larger such as 512x512? I found some solutions for Leopard but none for Lion. It would be ...
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How to share my Snow Leopard Mac's connection to my HTC Desire running Android?

I have an HTC Desire that currently cannot connect to the internet and a Mac that can. I want the HTC Desire to be able to connect to the internet. My Mac (running Snow Leopard 10.6.6) is connected ...
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Checking number of reallocated sectors of HDD through Disk Utility, Mac OS X

My MacBook was purchased in 2008. Yesterday I checked the number of reallocated sectors of the hard drive using Disk Utility. It showed there were no reallocated sectors. That seems strange since I ...
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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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Streaming video from shared Mac folder to AppleTV?

I just bought a new AppleTV and will be getting it soon, and I want to know how I can stream my movies which are located on a shared drive to it? Right now, my videos are in a folder which is shared ...
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Check a Mac partition's installed OS

I'm managing a lot of Macs and each machines has several partitions with different OS versions. I would like to create a script that I could run to do an inventory of all partitions of all machines ...
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How can I run a script on a Mac before Airport starts?

I wrote a small shell script to spoof my wireless interface mac address. I'd like to run this script on my mac (snow leopard) before the airport utility starts and attempts to connect to an access ...
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Downloading certain file extensions opens app?

Lately, if I download .torrent files from Safari, it automatically opens an app called SQLite. SQLite is just used for looking at my sql databases, and obviously not torrents. The torrents are also ...
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How to set up so on the Mac the default new user will have a single color wallpaper?

We are trying to set up multiple user accounts on a Mac and wish to have all the users' desktop wallpaper to be single colored (such as aqua blue). It can be done manually but I would like to know if ...
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Java developer planing to buy Mac

I'm mostly a Java developer and have been developing on Linux for the past 5 years. I'm pretty happy with Linux but time to time I need to run proprietary software that is not supported on Linux so ...
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Apple Certified Trainer [closed]

I want to become an Apple Certified Trainer in Aperture and teach at an AATC over the summer as a job. This AATC told me that if I can get certified, then there's a job waiting for me because as of ...
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What started the whole “i” movement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the “i” in Apple product names mean? What started the whole "i" movement and what does the "i" stand for when talking about iPods, iPhones, iMacs, ...
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Is that possible to change PPTP VPN password on mac?

Could I directly reset my password for VPN on mac? For Windows, I found the instruction below (source from ehow, not tested as I only has a mac): Log on to your VPN. Enter the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" keys ...
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New Apps Windows with Mission Control

I am using Mission Control to help manage my various Desktops. Each time I request a new window for an app, the new window will open in the Desktop where the last instance of app was used. I want the ...
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How do I add subtitles to a DVD?

I have to do a translation of the words of a DVD, and then add subtitles to that DVD (iso file or folder). This is a professional work and it has to be clean (no change in quality, ie no "rip"...). ...
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What is Boot Camp?

Is Boot Camp some sort of virtualization system, or will it run Windows 7 on a Mac the same way it runs on a Dell or an HP machine? I need to run Visual Studio in Windows 7. and I need it to work ...
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How do I boot from my Mac partition?

I tried to install Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp, but the disk of Windows 7 doesn't work. When I tried to install the Windows 7 it shows a black screen. Now I want to boot back to OS X, but I ...
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iCloud storage in Finder

What's the way to use the free iCloud 5GB storage space? I want to store misc files in there, and access them freely from the Finder/put links to them on my desktop, etc - how do I do it? Couldn't ...