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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Cannot read external hard drive after installing Linux?

Please help. I wanted to install linux so I follow this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I used my external hard drive to do this but then after I finished ...
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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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Mac OS binding to Samba PDC

Does anyone join a Mac OS to Samba PDC? My point is to build a single domain for different clients (win xp, win 7, mac os 10.6) with home folders and roaming profiles. I see 2 posible solutions: 1. ...
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How do I stream Mac audio to Linux computer?

is there any way to stream audio from my Mac to my Linux computer (my av receiver is connected to that)?
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I can see another computer's shared iTunes library even though they are not sharing their library

For some reason, from my own iTunes library on my Mac, I can see another computer's (running Windows 7) iTunes shared library, even though they are not sharing their library (via Preferences -> ...
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Which Mac for Web development + iOS development [closed]

I'm a Windows user, but I'm looking to get a portable Mac for web development and iOS development. I will be running sublime 3, Xcode and probably Nginx or XAMPP as my server. Would the 11-inch ...
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How to copy old Hard drive to new SSD [duplicate]

I have a 2013 Macbook pro with SSD 256gb. I'm would like to upgrade the SSD to 512gb.So I want to copy all its contest on the 256gb to the new 512gb. What is better way for this? additionally, MAC OS ...
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how to convert windows drivers for mac

I have a wireless model, but they have provided the driver for Windows only. I would like to use it in my MacBook. To convert it to Linux, I found there's a tool called ndiswrapper. But I need a ...
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Mac mini connected display not showing full screen

I just got the new Mac Mini and plugged in my display, but it's not showing the full screen. Here's how it looks like: Is there any way to fix this?
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Changing AD names - what to do with Macs with local AD users

We will be changing the format of our Active Directory usernames in the near future. This is going the effect about 200 users with Macs with local home directories. The main goal is to have the users ...
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Purchased MacBook Pro a day after Yosemite release but got Mavericks instead

I know they probably have stocks to finish, but I waited precisely one day after the presentation of Yosemite (October 16) to order my new Mac hoping it will come with Yosemite preinstalled. Bummer, ...
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OSX and Windows Bootcamp give different system information

I have a Mac mini late 2012 running the i5 2.5 processor. In the mac system information it has number of cores - 2, however if I boot to Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition the system information ...
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Deleted partition with Disk Utility, can't add new one

I had three partitions on my 750 GB HDD on my 2012 MacBook Pro top end: - 'Macintosh HD' at 646.4 GB - 'Recovery HD' at 650 MB - 'disk05' at 100 GB Earlier I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on disk05, ...
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Mac OS X Lion Finder Window Size

I know that when I close a finder window the next time it opens, it will open at the same size. This works with me for a while, but sometimes all the finder windows just go back to the default size (...
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Microsoft OneNote Version 15.2.2 - Embedding Emails from Outlook

I am utilizing Microsoft OneNote version 15.2.2 on a Mac. Is it possible to embed emails from Outlook in the Notebook that can be opened? I have figured out a way to drop the email into the Notebook, ...
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Did Apple drop the keyword 'Server' from the Mac Mini category?

With the new line up of Mac Minis we can have up to 16 GB of RAM, and 3.0 GHz CPU, and therefore they can act as a server. But why did Apple just drop the 'Server' keyword from the Mac Mini category?
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How do I find what my DPI setting is in OS X?

I don't have a retina display, and display settings doesn't show any relevant info. How can I see what my DPI in OS X is?
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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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Mac Terminal view is Screen Sharing is Enabled

Is there a way to use Terminal to check to see if Screen Sharing/Remote Desktop is enabled? Or is there a file which will have a YES/NO of it? The one catch; it must work without sudo or admin ...
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How can I run a script or app as sudo with a click?

I have a certain program that doesn't work right unless I run it as sudo. I don't mind having to type in my password, but I'd like to get out of the whole process of opening command line and typing "...
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How to enable Mac OS X server email alerts

I have a specific Mac mini server that does not send out email alerts, even though I have an email address configured. I also want to note that I am not using the mail server within server.app. I ...
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Trying to make a portable Mac Pro.

Is there a third party way to use a Mac Pro as the "computer" and a laptop as the Screen, mouse, keyboard, speaker, ext?
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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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My Mac keeps playing a sound every now and then

After I updated to OS X Yosemite, I have noticed that I keep hearing a sort of 'chime' sound every now and then, randomly. I don't know what it is, and it seems to happen often when I'm watching ...
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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?
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Newbie question on getting back hard drive space

I'm relatively new to Macs (PC guy) and my MacBook Air (1.8 GHz I5) running 10.9.1 OSX is reporting that the Startup disk is full. I'm trying to figure out what is taking up the room and how to clean ...
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Yosemite Problems - Mac OS X Base System

I am trying to clean install Yosemite, not using a bootable usb. Instead, I want to upgrade to Yosemite from Mavericks, then erase my Macintosh HD (I will leave my bootcamp) from recovery mode then ...
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MacBook Pro Retina problems Wifi connection [duplicate]

i recently bought a power Mac but it recognizes my dedicated wifi but when I got to open a window no connection. And that's when it connects on wifi after many attempts. My iPhone and iPad are ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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Would the new HandOff app in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite work on iOS 7?

First of all, I have an iPhone 4, meaning I can't upgrade anymore to iOS 8. I would really like to use the "Handoff" and I have a mac (Mid-2011). It can upgrade to Yosemite the new OS X. Can my Mac ...
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Deleting formula sources without destroying formula output, using Numbers for Mac

I would like to delete the source column for a formula in Numbers 3.2.2, without destroying values in the formula's output column. Specifically, I have a column of "Last, First" names, which I parse ...
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Trying to encrypt external HD . GPT scheme required . Do not want to erase data

Hey so i'm trying to encrypt my external hard drive (Seagate) and I right clicked on it and selected Encrypt [name] from the menu. Made my password but could not move forward because I got the error "...
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Cannot find users on login screen - only guest login available

I am using OS X Mavericks and when I boot the machine I only see the guest login. When I log in as a guest everything functions correctly but I can't access my files.. I ran OSX utilities and all my ...
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Apple Script - FIND files containing… in prefix, in ALL SUBFOLDERS, COPY

I'm looking for an Apple Script that will: REFERENCE a list of names in a column on an Excel sheet (not complete file names). SEARCH a specified folder, including subfolders FIND file names that ...
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Stop MacBook Pro from disconnecting network while downloading larger files

I am using a Gigabit Ethernet adapter (Apple) to connect to my network. While downloading larger files the MacBook Pro blanks the screen and disconnects the network even though it is active doing the ...
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What Apple ID should I use for my work computer?

I have a Mac for my work computer (that is company property). Should I use my personal Apple ID, create an Apple ID with my work email, or ask for a corporate wide Apple ID (if that's possible). I'...
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Can I just copy an application from a MAC and paste it to another MAC?

As the title suggest, can I just copy and paste an application to my new MAC instead of downloading them all over again? Or is there another way to do this?
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Unpacking .bundle files via terminal

There's a known method for unpacking .bundle by going to Show Package Contents, but what if that option is unavailable? There is a solution that works for .pkg files by using the pkgutil --expand ...
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10.9.5 mac pro - cannot ssh out

I cannot ssh to any server. ssh -vvv joe@ip OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/joe/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config ...
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What is the OS X equivalent to the free command to show buffer and cache memory?

The free command displays the buffer and cache memory on Linux. What is the command to show the equivalent information for an OS X machine?
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What do I need to read/recover data from the hard drive of an Apple II CX?

My father bought an Apple Macintosh II CX in 1990 and it survived until 2010, when the main harddrive broke down and despite trying multiple times, booting from floppy disks failed for an unknown ...
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How can I change the text on the shutdown window?

When you press the power button on a mac laptop, a window is shown that reads "Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?" An image of the power symbol is shown next to this text and at the ...
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How can I measure, that how much data of internet I used on MAC for a certain period of time?

I'm using Mac Book Pro. For internet I use modem. My question, Is there any way to find out how many data (in GB) I have already used for a certain period of time (in 30 days). Or It will count the ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection “Failed to open an RFCOMM serial channel” on MacBook Pro

I tried to setup another computer with a Bluetooth dongle to connect my Macbook Pro (OS X Mavericks). I managed to pair them and ever since then I get these messages every 10-30 seconds and often they ...
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How do I remove purchased GarageBand content?

I recently purchased GarageBand's additional content (the $4.99 for everything one) specifically to acquire the drummers. Now I've got around 10GB of unused content eating up a significant portion of ...
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Which application is this icon? it looks like a paw

Which application is this? I tried using Google image search to identify this application but was not able to.
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PHP not locating mcrypt while using MAMP

I'm using MAMP on a MAC. And in the php info page on MAMP, it says that mcrypt is enabled. However, when I run "php -m" on the terminal, I can't find mcrypt between the php modules. Any advice??
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SMC Reset Won't Work on Macbook Pro Retina mid-2012

I have followed all the correct steps for carrying out an SMC Reset, however my Mac continues to boot normally. The issues I currently am dealing with are: Slow performance Battery light on power ...
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Are there any benefits to deleting unused Mac OS X kernel extensions?

I find that many of the kernel extensions in /System/Library/Extensions are inapplicable to my MacBook, such as extensions for fibre channel cards, firewire, graphics cards I don't have, etc. Is there ...
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anker keyboard escape key

My imac bluetooth keyboard had some keys broken so I bought an anker keyboard. It's the one mentioned in this review: http://ziacomputers.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/anker-bluetooth-keyboard-reveiew/ ...