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 disable single-user boot (command S)

By default, Macs are extremely insecure if somebody can get physical access, as they can simply shut it down, press the power button, hold command-S, and there, they get root access in 5 seconds. Is ...
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How can I create a Mac boot disk?

I ran a disk check on my hard disk and the Disk Utility tells me "Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then ...
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Offline files / Directory sync

I have a MacBook Pro that I travel with a lot. I also have a NAS for my home network. Many timesI use my MacBook in areas where I do not have Internet access. I'd like to have copies of some of my ...
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Recommendations for a good Bandwith Tracker on OS X

Is there a way I can track total bandwidth usage over the course of a month? My service provider requires me to stay within fairly strict limits.
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Display a dependency graph

I am looking for an application that allows to display a dependency graph, and the "entities" that are part of the graph. Suppose I define the "task" entity; the software should allow me to define the ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for moving left/right a space doesn't work

After going to: Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Mission Control I am able to assign a keyboard shortcut to move left/right a space. However pressing shortcut I assigned does not ...
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Showing a Delayed Webcam Image

I have a Logitech USB webcam, and need to display the image from it on a second monitor, delayed roughly 15 seconds ish. How would I do this?
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How do I unset an IP address set with ifconfig?

I recently used ifconfig en1 1.2.3.4 to set the IP address of a network interface (specifically, the wireless card) on a Mac… How can I remove/unset it? Using the graphical network configuration tool ...
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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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memtester hangs in single user mode

Trying to test as much of my 8 GB of RAM as possible with memtester, I encountered a hangup in single user mode, but not when running memtester on my admin user account. vm_stat is used to calculate ...
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Do Macs care which USB socket you plug devices into?

Windows never likes when you stick things into different (USB) holes. It has to recognise the thing again, install drivers, again, etc. Is that the case with Mac? Eg. I keep Time Machine on a USB ...
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Launch terminal in new window by default

Is it possible to set up Terminal to launch a new window by default? I recently came from running Ubuntu and I normally open hundreds of terminals a day. It's a pain to have to always right-click on ...
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Is having 2 GB of memory not enough with the new Mac Mini?

I have the new Mac Mini with Mac OS X, with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, with 2 GB of DDR3 memory at 1333 MHz, and a graphic card (Intel HD Graphics 3000 288 MB) that uses shared memory; the screen I am ...
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Permanently pair mac with iPhone

I have paired new macbook air with my iPhone however after mac is rebooted it ask me to confirm pairing. Is this a bug in Lion, or can it be permanently paired? (similar issue with a mouse, but ...
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How do I open Google Chrome in Incognito mode by default

Is there any way (using apple script or by using settings on chrome) to open Google Chrome in incognito mode.
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How do you prevent a process from automatically restarting? (specifically, sophos antivirus)

I am required by my VPN software to have Sophos anti-virus installed and running. However, when I'm NOT on VPN, I don't want it running at all - I want it dead. However, killing the tasks is ...
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How can I export my iPhoto library so I can import it on another computer?

I want to export my iPhoto library so that I can import it onto another computer and still keep the Events I've organized etc. How can I do this?
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Is there a way to get a new MacBook Pro (Max OSX Lion) with the Aqua style on it? [closed]

I am looking at Mac OSX Lion and I am not liking the fact that Aqua is gone. No more blue scrollbars, no more 3D look, no more beautiful Aqua design. (drop-downs, radios, scrollbars, etc.) I do not ...
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Mac Mini Won't boot with a PC keyboard

The Mini was installed with Windows 2003 now and its the only OS installed. It's a Mac Mini A1176 and now I want to install reformat the box and install Mac OSX. But the problem is unlike any other ...
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Chrome putting itself in the Dock whenever it wants.

So I have Google Chrome installed on my Mac & randomly it will put itself in my dock, where it normally doesn't reside. It is usually about every two weeks or so, but sometimes its within a few ...
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How can I forcibly shut down my Mac at an appointed time?

I'm looking for an auto shutdown app that will forcefully shut down the computer at an appointed time. The most important part of this is that the shutdown should not be cancelable (unless the ...
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Mac mini memory module

are Mac mini (2.53GHz so called "late-2009" model) memory modules any different than ddr3 so-dimm modules I would buy for my pc laptop? I'm a little confused here. Should I buy modules especially ...
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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How to determine how much RAM I can put in my Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (Dual 2.66Ghz, 6GB Ram). I want to increase the RAM, possibly adding 8GB to my existing 6GB. The RAM slots are used as follows: SLOT1: 1GB SLOT2: 1GB SLOT3: 1GB SLOT4: OPEN ...
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Deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake

I deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake. On boot it got struck with Apple logo and a loading symbol below it. I tried booting with Cmd-v but it got struck with AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: ...
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is there an application to manage bookmarks?

I hate the in-built book mark managers of all browsers, it quickly becomes too messy and important links are hard to find Is there desktop application which deal with bookmarks? something that has ...
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Quicksilver will not open on my Mac (OS 10.6). Can you help?

I installed Quicksilver and due to some problems I have with the "shelf" feature I decided to uninstall it (using appCleaner). When I tried to install it again the application wouldn't install the ...
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When I delete “Watch Me Do” from Automator, does it get deleted forever?

Is Automator's "Watch Me Do" action permanently deleted when it is removed from the action sequence?
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Where are Automator's “Watch Me Do” files saved?

Where are Automator's "Watch Me Do" files being saved?
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Is it possible to connect iTunes playlists to folders?

Is it possible to connect iTunes playlists to folders so that playlists update automatically when I add new song to a folder?
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Ecler NUO 2 mixer connected to MacBook Pro?

I have maybe a silly question here. I have "Ecler NUO 2" mixer (and obviously turntables with it as well) and would like to ask you if it is anyhow possible to connect it to my "Mac" so as I would not ...
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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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iMac shows frozen at bootup, but computer running normally in background

I'm on an Intel iMac running Lion. I'm having major issues with my iMac. The iMac froze whilst using Chrome, and I was forced to reset it. After the reset the screen seemed to freeze on the apple ...
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Problems with Apple's Security Update 2011-005 (Lion)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why folders keep shifting their positions? Today I downloaded Apple Security Update 2011-005 for Lion (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1447). However, I got some issues ...
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Is it safe to delete “My First Project.rcproject” file in the “iMovie Projects” folder?

I am totally new to "iMovie" so I would like to ask you if it's safe to delete "My First Project.rcproject" file in the "iMovie Projects" folder (as it appeared from nowhere, maybe it was result of ...
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Mouse movement in Windows like Mac [closed]

While most people seem to want the Windows mouse movement on their Mac, I'd like it the other way around! Basically just remove the mouse acceleration on Windows. Ideas, anyone? P.S. I posted this ...
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How can I use NTFS-3G installed using MacPorts?

After upgrading to Lion I'm having problem mounting NTFS drives in read/write mode. This is because NTFS-3G distributed by Tuxera does not work with Lion. At their suggestion I installed NTFS-3G ...
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Whispersync-like experience for PDF or TXT files?

When I start reading a PDF or TXT on my Mac and continue reading it on my iPhone, I have to waste time looking for exact place where I stopped reading on my Mac before continuing to read on my iPhone. ...
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Offline Maps application for Mac

Can anyone recommend an offline mapping application for Mac (something similar to Google Maps, but that works when not connected to the internet)? Ten years ago, Microsoft Streets and Trips worked ...
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Why do movies sometime lag on my 15" MacBook Pro (2011)?

I have a new 15" MacBook Pro with the highest specifications, running Lion version 10.7.2. However, when I watch movies they sometimes lag on my computer: frozen screen (for 3-4 s) with lots of broken ...
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How to simulate slow internet connections on the mac

What's a good software solution to slow down internet connections on the mac for testing and simulations? My primary need is when testing code in the iPhone / iOS simulator, so slowing down the ...
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How do I share NTFS folder from OSX Lion to Window 7

I have an NTFS drive in my mac and use paragon to read and write from it. All good. I now want to share it with my windows 7 pc. I did this by using the "File Sharing" feature in System Preferences. ...
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Why my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) power adapter turns orange?

I bought an early-2011 MacBook Pro 15" (highest-spec model) in June. It's running Lion. I have a problem which happens occasionally. My power adapter (while plugged in) from time to time ...
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How do I connect my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) to an HDTV?

I just bought a brand new MacBook pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. It is running 10.7 Lion. How do I connect my MacBook to HD TV? It looks like it has only the ...
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Open .theme file in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I've done a brilliant stupidity... I have a Jailbroken iPhone and have iFile on that. I wanted to edit a Winterboard theme that I had downloaded, so I fired up iFile's inbuilt Web Server and ...
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Can you pair Mac AND iPad with same Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Can you pair both a Mac and an iPad 2 with the same Apple wireless keyboard, but not at the same time? Or do you have to un-pair one, and then pair it with the other?
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can't run GlassFish because something is using port 8080; but how to find it?

I develop on Mac (Lion) with Eclipse and GlassFish 3.1. GlassFish uses ports 8080 and 4848. Suddenly, when I try to launch GlassFish it tells me it can't because there's a port conflict. As far as I ...
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Mail.app and Gmail - All Functionality

All, I have Gmail and I'm currently using the Sparrow application, but I wanted to see if Mail.app was able to handle what I need. 1) Archive AND delete functionality side by side. - Yes, I archive ...
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How do I figure out if my OS is Mac OS X 32 bit or 64 bit?

I am using a Mac for the first time and need to install Eclipse. How do I know if I am on a 32 bit or 64 bit computer? I am on a MacBook Pro.
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The Function (fn) key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it?

(fn) Function Key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it? I have looked all around and have found no answers? any ideas?