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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Full voice control for Mac

What's an app that let's my control my Mac with voice commands, always on, with no keyboard and no mouse? I'm talking about an iMac mounted on a wall that is always listening for voice control ...
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Random 100% Finder CPU Usage On One Account

Ok guys, here's the deal. Randomly, I wasn't doing anything specific -- my system starts getting sluggish. I checked the activity viewer -- wow, finder is at 150% CPU! I have scoured the internet for ...
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Send 1 bookmark from IOS to Mac w/o iCloud or Email

I do NOT want to sync all my bookmarks across all my devices via iCloud, etc. Far too many bookmarks on my Mac that don't need to be on iPad, etc. But sometimes I find a site on my IOS device & I ...
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Disabling creation of unnecessary files on my external hard-drive?

I had an old mac that I decided to strip down for its hard-drive and RAM. I threw a shell on the hard-drive, and now I can connect it to my new mac with a USB cable. Essentially I want to be using ...
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Mac getting very hot while watching flash

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on my Mac computer (desktop, not laptop). I have just been watching some Starcraft 2 stream from Dreamhack (in flash) when I noticed my computer was getting pretty hot. I ...
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Make desktop items only appear in a certain region

How do I make my desktop items on my mac desktop, instead of spreading all over the desktop, just spread in a certain region of the desktop?
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Why is it that my Mac would rather swap than clear inactive memory?

Why is it that my Mac (running 10.8 Mountain Lion) would rather swap than clear inactive memory? I know people say that the Mac OS manages itself and whatever, but there is a serious performance dip ...
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How to troubleshoot stuttering iTunes video playback while downloading on Mac OS X 10.7.2?

Observations: Recently, not sure when it happened, with upgrade to Lion or before, but I have not been able to cleanly watch a video of any type in iTunes while something [movie, tv show, app, ...
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Macbook's harddrive free space changes seemingly randomly

Over the last few days my hard drive has gone from a few GB of free space, to zero KB, absolutely full. I then deleted about 1GB of files, and now the free space has gone down to 640MB, and then went ...
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Work database with visual interface

I need a app that can help me work on a database with visual aid, I don't need it to be in a specific language, is only that I can see the workflow to better understand all the links between tables
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Resizing mac partition on a volume with boot-camp

On my mac I have two partitions, and I want to create a new one. One partition has Mountain Lion and the other has Windows 7 (through Boot-Camp). I want to create a new mac partition, and for that I ...
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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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Apple Programming Guides on Kindle?

Does anyone else here really wish they could send apple programming guides to their kindle? The apple programming guides are great learning tools but they are online, and multi-page and I am not sure ...
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Mac crashing suddenly and restart

My Mac keeps on crashing around 5 times a day which is very annoying. It just turns off all of a sudden and than start again... Crash log is provided below. Any idea as to what may cause this? ...
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Change apple ID associated with Mac App Store application

How can I change the Apple ID associated with an application downloaded from the Mac App Store? For example, when I try to update an application, it says for me to login with the account that ...
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What font is used for the file extensions in mac icons?

The fonts on one of our macs have become corrupted. I was able to fix most of the problem by copying across a non-corrupt version of Lucida Grande from another Mac. However, the font used to display ...
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Can't automatically update iTunes apps from different country on Mac

I purchased some apps in Argentina store, and then I moved to US store, and also got some apps. Now I'm no able to automatically update the apps I got on Argentina store. I tried to delete all my ...
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Mountain Lion - Flash sluggish, spinning beachballs etc

I upgraded from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion 10.8, and then to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. I only have a few installed applications (Photoshop and Microsoft Office), VLC movie player and ...
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Install Clang 3.1

What would be the best place to manually install llvm/clang binaries in OS X 10.7 without conflicting with existing/future versions shipped with xcode? Thanks!
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Launchd - Run as if you're logged in as a user using sudo

Is there a way to do this? Basically I'm trying to run a script that needs to launch a program. Putting the script in /Library/LaunchDaemons works fine, but everything gets run as if its the root ...
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how to install ubuntu 12.0 on MacOS with multi-boot menu

Hey guys I need to install ubuntu on my Macbook but I have not got the ideas how to separate hdd disk in right order (size and disk formats and of course utilities). At now MacOS 's installed correct. ...
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Will I still have a geo-tag if I take a screenshot on my computer?

I am sure the answer is no but I am always a bit more investigative. Let's say I took an picture with my iPhone 5 and the image has geo tags. I email it to myself and then I take a screenshot my ...
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Can I get iPhone charge status from my Mac?

I have my iPhone plugged into my Mac via USB. Is there anyway to check on the charge status? I know iTunes does give you a small battery indicator, but I am looking for something a bit more detailed, ...
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2010 2.66 GHz 12 core Mac Pro not utilizing all 24 threads?

I just recently purchased a 2010 Mac Pro. I am wondering why all 24 threads never go past 50% usage when doing CPU intensive tasks. My coworker has a 2009 2.93 GHz 8 core Mac Pro and we both tried ...
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Is it possible to create a new 8gig partition as installer in lion

is it possible to create, let's say 8gig partition in your HD and create an installer just like having it created in usb to dvd, so that I can do a clean re install Mac OS Lion?
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What is causing this sound on my Mac?

For several weeks now, my friend’s MacBook has been plagued by this sound, randomly occurring while running: http://c.abr.vg/321r2Q3Y2W0J We’ve never been able to reproduce it, and it has persisted ...
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Terminal has gone weird after screen sharing

I used screen sharing on my Macbook Pro to remote control my friend's iMac. Unfortunately, now my Terminal now says: kellys-iphone-2:~ James$ Why is it now saying this all of a sudden? Where has ...
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Symlink TO dropbox folder in different user account

Recently purchased a new Mac to be used as a family Mac. We share my Dropbox account and I have installed this into my user folder. Question: Can I create a symlink into my wife's documents folder ...
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How do I build a PC Into a Mac PPC G5 case?

How can I convert my (unfortunately) obsolete Mac G5 PPC case into a PC? It only supports Leopard OS-wise and I'd like to keep the beautiful Mac Case and reuse it with PC components inside. Can that ...
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publickey error using cvs

I'm trying to get a copy of the repository for scrotwm using their cvs repository, but I'm having some trouble. I'm running the pull according to this example: ...
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What is the software different between Apple Lisa and first Macintosh?

Lisa is released before Macintosh, but LOTS of books mention that the development of Macintosh involve a lot of effort and innovation. So, what are the Apple Lisa and Macintosh software major ...
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Transferring an iTunes library between Apple IDs, users AND computers?

Okay. So I finally got my own MacBook Pro after a few years of sharing my mother's Mac. I have my own Apple ID and everything. The thing is... I spent hours, if not Days uploading music onto her ...
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voice reading web pages (news articles) on the iPhone and Mac

I am looking for an app or a method to easily read aloud web pages (especially news articles) that I find on the web. I read possible 20-50 news articles a day and most of them I would just like to ...
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How do I clear ghost icons from my desktop

I have icons on my desktop that cannot be clicked on or highlighted they just exist as images
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Symlink User Folders - Can I keep original Sidebar Icons? [duplicate]

I have my user folders (Music, Movies and Pictures) stored on an external drive, so I used terminal to delete the existing user folders on the boot drive then created symlinks to these folders and ...
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I Think My Graphics Card Changed

I opened System Information today only to find that my graphics card name has changed from Intel 4000 (or something like that) to AMD Radion: I don't think I'm going crazy. EDIT: I was right! Here ...
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2010 Mac Pro beachballing/freezing

My machine is a 2010 Mac Pro 2 x 2.66 6-core intel xeon with 32 GBs of ram running Mac OS X 10.8.3. Just the other day it started to beach ball after about an hour of use. It doesn't make any ...
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Mac Terminal support for multiple fonts

I was trying to get emacs minimap to work on the terminal - http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/MiniMap However, the font is the same size as the rest of the screen, which makes it pretty useless. It ...
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Using an iPhone as a Remote Video Recorder from a Mac

I want to film my puppies, but when they see me, they do not act naturally. Does there exist any app for iPhone/Mac that allows me: to see on the Macbook what my iPhone camera "sees" via WiFi? to ...
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Access Jumpcut archives?

I have jumpcut on mac and it is set up to "remember" 40 items, but only 15 items actually show in menu. How can I access the other 25 items?
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iMessages on Mac consistently disappearing

I use iMessages on both my iPhone (6.1.2) and my Retina Macbook (10.8.3). Generally, it works pretty well, but on a somewhat consistent basis messages that I've sent from the Mac will disappear, but ...
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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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Why my RAM runs at 800 MHz in 4 slots of my mac pro instead of 1066?

I've got a Mac Pro 4,1. I had two KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8G planks in it and it ran on 1066 Mhz. Now I've bought two planks of KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8GI (the same with "I" at the end - stands for intel ...
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How do I make a bash script so that I can drag its input on top of the icon?

I need to make a bash script to that I can drag a .rar file on top of it and then the script will receive the pathname of that file as argument 1 ($1). I have made the bash script, but how do I make ...
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How to build a simple app that turns text to m4a files

I'm learning Chinese and want a way to quickly generate and save words and phrases to m4a files. I've managed to do pretty much what I want in terminal, but I can't seem to figure out how to make an ...
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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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Mail.app 6.3, How to exclude folders from being downloaded?

An example would be, a Yahoo IMAP account. Is there a way to exclude bulk mails from being downloaded to the Mail.app?
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Is there a karaoke trainer for OS X?

is there an easy-to-use karaoke training software for Mac OS X? My point is, I select the .kar file (or the vocals-only .mp3) and I sing against, then I listen to what I've actually sang? FWIW, I'm ...
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Use multiple speakers to play 2 ch audio

My macbook pro has 2 built in speakers and a line-out for audio. Additionally, I have it connected to my cinema display wich also has 2 speakers. I want to know how to combine them to use all of ...
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Great Apple (first and third-party) accessories or peripherals

List your favorite accessory (or peripheral) for your Apple hardware. Rules Limit to one accessory per answer. Add a short description for the accessory. Add a link to the website in the name of ...