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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Did a firmware update, now Mail.app crashes on start up — full log provided — help?

I am running the latest Lion. It just did a software update which provided a firmware update. Now when I launch Mail.app it crashes on start up. Specifically, the application window appears, and ...
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airplay and wireless headphones

I'm trying to find some headsets that will work with airplay from either my mac or an iPhone. Should i presume all wireless or bluetooth headsets do? best, Dan.
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Will a sata3 SSD work properly on a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU?

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU and willing to upgrade its HDD to SSD. Can I use a sata3 SSD for it?
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Cant find “Move Items Here” option in Max OS Lion?

I found online that Mac OS Lion has option similar to "Cut" option of windows. I found one link which shows the option as : I am using OS Lion, but this option is not visible, even when I copy ...
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how can I transfer empty space between partitions?

I would like to dual-boot OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, because I have a few programs that do not work on OS X Lion yet. That works, but now I have the problem that I have run out of disk space on my ...
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How can I enable natural scrolling for my trackpad, but disable it for my mouse?

Is there a way to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it for mouse? I think that natural scrolling does make sense on a trackpad, but with a mouse it doesn't feel natural at all
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Reinstall Mac App Store on Mac OS 10.7?

I accidentally removed the Mac App from my Mac Mini while removing the iTunes 10.5 Beta. How can I reinstall the Mac App Store?
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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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How can I activate Mac speech without pressing a key?

I just bought a microphone to test built in mac speech. On the speech preference, I can choose which keyboard key to make mac to listen to my voice. Is it possible to make my mac to listen ...
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Multiprocessing in Mac OS X

Would Mac OS X be able to distribute processes to the various cores in an Intel i7 Quad Core processor even if the applications are not multi-threaded?
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Can you create shortcut in Lions Launchpad?

As it says in title. I want to add one for Eclipse, to have all in one place.
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Disable audible alarm on UPS

I would like to add an APC brand of a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) device to a Mac only environment. By default APC has a very loud heart attack invoking, babies crying in the night alarm to ...
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How can I tell the difference between display sleep vs. computer sleep on my MacBook Air (Late 2010)?

How can I tell the difference between the entire computer sleeping and only the display sleeping? I'm trying to diagnose sleep problems, and one of the basic things I need to know is the difference ...
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US International (AltGr dead keys) layout on Mac OS X?

everyone. On Linux there is a layout called US International (AltGr dead keys), which converts the right Alt key into an AltGr key. AltGr+a gives á, AltGr-Shift-a gives Á, AltGr-m gives µ, and AltGr-' ...
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What is the quality of SSDs included on a Mac?

Are the SSDs used by Apple high in quality in terms of Speed and longevity (which is a particular issue with SSD). If not would you recommend buying a separate SSD and installing it after purchasing a ...
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Using two 30" LCD screens with a MacBook Pro

How can I use two 30" LCD screens with my 2011 MacBook Pro?
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Screenshot reader for Mac

Is there a screenshot reader similar to ABBYY Screenshot Reader (you are just selecting area on the screen and getting text into the buffer, something like that)?
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Window management software? [duplicate]

I'm using a very simple tool on Windows called http://www.maxto.net which allows me to set screen regions and maximizes to that region. Is there similar software on OS X? The one's I've found only ...
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Buyer information provided by Apple to Vendor for AppStore purchases [closed]

Since I'm not currently selling anything in the apple appstore it would be nice if someone who does could help me out with some details on the information Apple provides to the developer about the ...
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What can a Mac do that a Windows machine can't? [closed]

Can I have some definitive answers? Also, what are you forced to do on a Windows machine that is not required on a Mac?
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Setting up Microsoft Exchange on Mac

I can't configure my business MS Exchange on my Mac although I can with the same settings on my iPhone and iPad. Do I need to configure something more of bypass some kind of setting or something like ...
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How do I kill the Application Switcher?

All of the sudden the Application Switcher's graphics breaks: Restart does help, but became a nuisance. How can I kill it? Restart it? UPDATE: Logging off fixed this. UPDATE 2: I came to a ...
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Hold mouse at the edge of the screen to jump to other monitor on Mac OS X Lion

I just set up my new TV on the wall above my iMac, so I arranged the external monitor above the main one in the preferences. The problem is that it got very hard to access my menu bar on top of my ...
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How do I change Software Update server to official one on Lion?

I recently bought a new macbook pro with Lion, had some problems and had it checked by Apple people. It was returned to me but the software update server seems to have been changed and will not ...
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What was Mac OS 9 built on? [closed]

I am interested in old school technology. The Mac OS X is based on UNIX. I am interested in the old school OS, Mac OS 9, what is this based on? Can it run the UNIX application? What is the file system ...
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iPhone 4 Restore

When I upgraded to the new iOS 5 last week, I noticed that iTunes made a backup before installing, and then did a "restore". I realized that a lot of events in my iCal were missing, and so I tried ...
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Can you copy files to /Applications using Launchbar?

For lot of applications, the disc image (.dmg) contains the .app files which needs to be copied to the /Applications folder. I use Launchbar's Instant Send feature to open the selected files quickly ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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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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Using SSH on an iMac running Lion

I am trying to get SSH/SFTP working on my iMac running Lion so that one of my friends can connect to me remotely. I have managed to get it working using my local user account, but I need to understand ...
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How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?

I have an apple Mac-mini 10.6 and 10.7 with me. when i am trying to connect Mac-mini from Windows server 2008 using vnc server over the internet from my windows machine using http://ipaddress-of ...
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Purchased new MacBook Pro on 16th October 2011; question about Up-To-Date program

I purchased a new MBP and am eligible for their free Lion upgrade program; I applied for it but it would take anywhere between 5-7 business days for my country. If I purchase Lion now, will I get a ...
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Map gestures to mouse buttons

I do like the mac mouse. touch sensitivity is nice. But the precision and number of buttons on my gaming mouse is much better. It seems to work on the mac just fine, but only left/right click and ...
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Does Apple offer fanless macs or imacs?

Does Apple offer fanless desktop machines in its current lineup? I could not find any information searching for this.
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Keyboard shortcut to sleep a Mac

I am looking for a quick way to sleep without closing the lid, or using the mouse. If it matters, I have Lion version OS and a MacBook Air.
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Help with kernel boot message

I recently turned on my iMac (White intel) to find it wouldn't boot. Running the boot in verbose mode I get the following message: Does anyone know what this means? Is it a hard disk error?
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Cmd-N in Lion Finder shows “All My Files” not home?

In Lion Cmd-N in Finder opens a new Window with "All My Files" showing as the default. Is it possible to set that back to the normal "home" directory of my user?
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Is there a tabbed PDF reader for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a tabbed PDF reader, preferably with annotation support (highlighting mostly) for Mac OS X. I looked at the Skim FAQ which said that tabs would never come to Skim. I am currently ...
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If I buy a Mac that comes with Lion, can I install it on my old Macs too? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does buying a new mac also get you Lion on your Apple ID? If I buy a new Mac with OS X Lion, will I then be able to update my old computers to Lion via the Mac App Store ...
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Upgraded to Lion with an application in Snow Leopard called LaunchPad

Recently I upgraded my laptop from Snow Leopard to Lion. However in Snow Leopard, I fooled around with the system a bit and "named" an app called LaunchPad.app(It's actually called quickpick) Now in ...
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What's the best solution to sync contacts from Mac to Android Phone?

I'd like to sync my contacts from the Mac addressbook to an Android phone, but I'd rather not use Google (or any cloud) where I have no control over my data. So far I found SyncMate and Missing Sync. ...
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iCloud and Document & Data Syncing

Does anyone know if iCloud backs up ALL of your files (including files outside of the Documents folder AND even the stuff outside of your user directory /Users/USERNAME) or only the ones inside of the ...
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Can you export or share Categories in Outlook 2011?

Is there any way to export or otherwise copy Categories, with colors, between Users/Macs? They also don't yet synch to Exchange 2010, from what I can tell. I'll likely develop a default new user ...
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Case-insensitive ls sorting in Mac OSX

How can I make the ls command in Max OS X Lion sort files and directories similar to how Ubuntu Linux does (case-insensitive, directories NOT on top, dot files NOT on top)? Ideally I'd like to do ...
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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Is using a Mac mini as an iPhoto server for 2 client laptops a good idea?

We have 200+ gigs of pictures and home videos on both me and my wife's laptops. This is getting unmanageable as well as taking up too much hard drive space on both of our laptops. I am thinking about ...
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How can I get rid of this icon in my menu bar?

I have this icon (which I never use) in my menu bar: What is this icon for and how can I get rid of it?
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How can I fix these intermittent problems with wi-fi on my iMac?

I have several computers at home but only my iMac is having wi-fi problems - around once a day wi-fi stops responding. When I turn my wireless off and immediately back on, it works again. Is this a ...
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Things to do with a Mac Mini [closed]

So I just bought a Mac Mini. Hooked it up to my TV and installed Boxee, Plex (kinda just using boxee tho), and EyeTV. These are all cool, but I was wondering what else I can do! It's a powerful ...
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Lion: Switching Spaces with Key Controls darn slow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Speed up Mission Control Preview Animation I loved to use Spaces in Snow Leopard. Now with Mission Control I love using the feature even more. However as many people on ...