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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Cached restored files and their logs after the force shutdown (crash). Where are they?

Where can I find the cached files or logs from which Mac OS X restores to its current position after the force shutdown (hard freeze problem)? Moreover, same question with Google Chrome: from where ...
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Prevent iMac from sleeping, for VPN login?

We have an iMac in the office, and I have been getting inconsistent access when trying to log in to it. The firewall isn't going down, since I can connect to the VPN. After discussing it with the ...
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Can't login after updating software

MacOS asked me for update to EFI 2.7, I said ok. After rebooting I came up to the login screen. When I use my password for a moment I could see grey screen with mac's progress circle but then It ...
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How do I keep Numbers from mangling numbers when importing a CSV?

When I open a CSV file in Numbers, it "helpfully" converts fields it recognizes as numeric by stripping leading zeros, converting things it recognizes as dates, etc. Take for example, you type a UPC ...
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Do refurbished Macs come in the standard boxes when ordered from the online store

Do refurbished Macs come in the standard boxes when ordered from the online store?
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How do I set the window minimize and maximize speed without using the shift-key

I would like to setup my computer (Macbook running snow leopard) so that it will maximize and minimize the windows slowly. I know that this can be done by holding on the shift key while minimizing but ...
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How can I install getent on Snow Leopard?

I have several scripts which require the utility getent. In addition, I've read several handy tips which use getent. getent is a Networking utility which is widely available on Unix, *BSD and ...
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Must I download Xcode with the same Apple ID that I'm submitting with?

I have an apple account and I have downloaded Xcode on my Mac. If I download Xcode on my friend's Mac because he doesn't have an account yet and he would be on the iOS program later, would he be able ...
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Does showing a flashing time separator slow down a Mac?

Is there any reason to be concerned that showing flashing time separators would slow down my Mac, since the computer now has to keep flashing the separator? What about showing seconds? Why or why not? ...
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Which current Macs have an infrared receiver

I have an Apple Remote that I used with a white plastic MacBook. I no longer have the MacBook, but still have the remote. What current Macs have an infrared receiver and can work with the Apple ...
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How can one reset the tutorials that run for preinstalled OS X apps on first run?

I'll give a bit of back story so this makes more sense: I was pre installing and configuring some stuff for a family member's new Mac mini. It was shipped to my place so they haven't ever used it and ...
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Moving from iDisk backups to new online storage service [closed]

For several years I've been using Apple Backup 3 for my periodic backups and then uploading them to my iDisk. Since iDisk is getting the axe in favor of iCloud I need to find another solution for ...
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Dimensions as criteria for iPhoto smart album?

In iPhoto '11 (latest version, on Mac OS Lion), can I make a smart album for all photos of a certain size (e.g. 960x640)? Can I make a smart album containing photos of multiple sizes? EDIT I ...
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Lightroom: I did save to catalog and i lost my changes, can i restore my changes?

Im using lightroom 3 on mac, not long ago i did save to catalog (i didnt know what does it do) and apparently i didnt select all the photos i have changed. I opened the saved file and i been asked if ...
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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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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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What Mac apps are capable of managing SQL Server databases?

I'm looking for a Mac app that has capabilities similar to Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager. The app should be capable of the following: Create and administer SQL Server databases, objects, ...
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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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Mac surface scan tool

I've had an SDcard lose its partition table, so I want to run a surface scan of the sdcard to make sure it's physically okay. Can you suggest a disk surface scan tool that runs on the Mac? Free, ...
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unable to run ddd on mac

I am trying to install ddd debugger on my MAC. It installed fine, however when I try to run it I get the following error: bash-3.2$ ddd test Error: No `Ddd' application defaults file To resolve this ...
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Completely synchronise multiple Macs

I actually have a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard (I plan on upgrading to Lion). I may have to buy an Mac mini in order to have a full dual screen (external identical screens) layout (see my previous ...
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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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How to get HFS+ filesystem blocksize

How can I find out the HFS+ filesystem blocksize for a local volume on a MacbookPro5,4. I think its 4k. I need to confirm this. Diskutil reports that the disk blocksize is 512 bytes.
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Copy Video from Mac to iPhone

How can I copy my video from my Mac and send it to my iPhone via a cable or wireless?
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Can't access particular website (Macbook OSX Lion)

I have one particular website (one that I'm developing) that as of today, I can't access it on my computer. I can access it on my phone, and other people on other computers can access it, but for some ...
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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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How can I make my 27“ iMac and my 27” Thunderbolt display the same height?

I'm using an external 27" Thunderbolt display with my 27" iMac and I want the iMac and display to have the same height. By default, the Thunderbolt display is about an inch shorter than the iMac, ...
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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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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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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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Spanish-English + English-Spanish .dictionary for Dictionary.app?

I am looking, now for quite some time for a Spanish-English / English-Spanish .dictionary integration/extension in Apples native Dictionary.app So far no fruitful success!! Isn´t there any version ...
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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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Is there a way to change the order of previous recipients in Apple mail?

John Doe is someone I email often. John Dee is someone I emailed recently and will probably email again, but not nearly as often. I don't want to remove John Dee from my previous recipients, but I ...
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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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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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How can I pair my Magic Trackpad with multiple Macs?

I have a Magic Trackpad that I'm using with my iMac. Everything works great, but I would also like to use the trackpad with my MacBook. For some reason, it seems that I can only pair the trackpad ...
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Adding a new executable to the PATH environment variable?

I'm trying to install this library called phantomjs. The instructions include this line: http://code.google.com/p/phantomjs/wiki/BuildInstructions For convenience, copy the executable ...
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Grayed-out tracks in iTunes library

In my iTunes library there are many tracks that have the cloud with embedded arrow (indicating that I need to download them from the cloud), but which are grayed-out, so that I can't download them, ...
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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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Accessing iCloud “Mobile Documents” on latest Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion? It used to be (for example, as documented here: How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion?) that you could access ...
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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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identifying the network activity of a process - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3

Is there a way to identify the network activity for running processes ? I'm seeing some unusual activity on my computer (late 2008 MacBook Pro )
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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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Is there an application like Clipper for Mac? [closed]

Is there any software like "Clipper" for Mac? I am looking for an application like this.
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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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Mac stops responding from time to time [closed]

I started using Mac yesterday, since then it stopped responding a lot. Each time it happened I restarted the system but it happens again. I also got "he's dead, Jim" error many times on Chrome. Is ...
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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.