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 can I find my IP address - not my company's router, but my local machines

I run rails servers at ports 3000 and 5000. What do I use (or how do I find) the IP address of my Mac? Not the one used for web browsing which is my companies host supplied IP but rather my local ...
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Lion on LDAP Linux domain

I need to put a desktop Mac OS X Lion in the domain of a corporate network - Linux LDAP. The Mac is already picking up the IP and the DNS name released. But I can not log into the corporate network. ...
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delete a standard account and log with the admin account

I have an old Mac with one (admin) account. The mac can boot without any problem, but I don't remember the admin password. A friend of mine had the 'brilliant' idea to create a new (non-admin) user ...
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What methods are available to (re)install Lion on a Mac?

With genuine Lion install media being a rarety (and only included on certain newer Macs), there are a lot of queries by users on how they are best able to re-install (or even simply install) Lion on ...
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AirFlick Error: VLC not found

I'm trying to play videos from my Mac to my Apple TV and am getting the error "cannot proceed. vlc not found". I've tried running older versions of the software and updating VLC both to no avail. ...
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Creating charging switch on iPhone charger

I am attempting to create a switch on my iPhone charging wire so that I can use my device to test iOS applications I'm creating on my Mac without actually charging the device. When I'm working on an ...
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Do computers slow down as they age?

I have an eMac I bought in 2004. I just used the system restore CD to re-install Panther, iLife '04, Internet Explorer for Mac(!), etc. I don't have any timed specs from "back then", so I can't answer ...
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How to prevent password reset using OS X installation disc?

I want to set a master password for the whole machine, but it appears this can be easily bypassed. It is possible to reset the Mac OS X Password using the OS X installation disk and Password Reset ...
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Have iOS apps. Can I use them on my Mac Mini?

I bought many iOS Apps on various iPads and iPod touchs. This Wednesday I will have my first Mac, a Mac Mini, so my question is: Will I be able to download these Apps without any charge, if they are ...
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How can I check which SMC version I am using?

I formatted my hard driver and reinstalled ML. I'd like to know whether I need to reinstall the latest SMC update or that once I install it is saved forever on the system. I think that I don't need ...
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What GPU functions or capabilities are behind AirPlay mirroring?

The product page for AirPlay states that advanced hardware acceleration is used to make mirroring to an Apple TV possible. The footnote shows that only Mid 2011 Macs and newer can use this function. ...
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Is it dangerous to reinstall 10.7.4

I installed Mac OS 10.7.4 on my MBP last night, along with Safari 6. I was leery about installing Safari 6, but I figured I could cope with the changes. But, after using it for about 30 minutes I want ...
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Can I do iOS like dictation on OS X Lion?

Dictation on the iPad is great. I can use Dragon Tree etcetera but would like to use an iPad like voice dictation program instead for simple tasks. Can I do the same thing on my OS X 10.7.4 iMac?
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How to set wall paper

I have an iPhone 3G. Recently I am facing a problem with my phone. When I set a wall paper, it is not showing behind the icons. Of course it is showing the picture when my mobile locks. The background ...
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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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Any way to force command line terminal to control a Mac?

I'm experimenting a little with Automator at the moment and often get stuck with some pre-recorded automation running very slowly while the whole Mac (an 2010 iMac in my case) doesn't respond to any ...
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Key Combination for Restart During Boot

My Mac gets stuck during bootup quite frequently recently (no entry sign and flashing folder). Every time it happens, I have to press the power button to shut it down and press the power button again ...
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Why does installing applications require Volume and mount on Mac?

I am new to Mac. In the Windows world, installers basically would be msi files. These msi files are typically a compressed database telling the msiexec where the files should get copied. These ...
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Is it possible to boot backtrack from usb on a macbook pro?

I would like to boot BackTrack on my MacBook Pro from a USB drive but it seems impossible. I'm holding the Alt key on boot, but the mac only displays "Macintosh HD", i.e. it doesn't recognize my USB. ...
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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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Disable Screen Mirroring Keystroke

When I'm stumbling around trying to find the keystroke for lowering the screen brightness in quarter-segments (which happens to be Option ⌥+Shift ⇧+Brightness-down (F1)), I usually wind up hitting ...
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Does installing a second hard drive in my Mac Mini 2011 void my Apple hardware warranty?

I just installed a second hard drive, and I'm wondering if that voids my warranty.
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Office for Mac buy from Sweden

I am interested in buying Office for Mac 2011. I am in Sweden. Whenever I want to buy it from a website it shows like Office för Mac Hem och Student 2011 - 1 Paket (Svenska). Does it means software ...
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Which VPN Server Hardware is Best for Accessing from Mac Clients

We are an all-Mac shop (well, actually, a mostly-Mac shop - we have some Linux servers running behind the scenes). We do web applications development and our files and source code is all hosted ...
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Green color not so green on my mac?

First I've noticed it on my activity monitor: As you can see Free ram color is set to bright green. And in the activity monitor itself shows color somewhat between green and yellow. Now also as you ...
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How to prevent an automatic network share connection at startup?

Problem Synopsis: I have a WiFi router that can connect to a USB storage device and then allow access to that device over WiFi. I had once connected my Mac (OS X Lion 10.7.4) to such a storage device ...
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How do I create a Mac OS install thumb drive from InstallESD.dmg file using Windows 7?

I have completely messed up my Mac OS X Lion 10.7 on my 2011 Macbook Air (Refer thread : Is there an alternative to downloading Lion from the net?) Recovery Parition attempts to install from the ...
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Mac music tagging software

Since the switch from Windows to Mac, I've been looking for a good music tagging application for Mac OS X. I've tried apps such as Tagalicious, TriTag and a few other apps, but none have made me ...
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How to view photos from Mac on iPad

I have tons of photos on my mac (Lion) and an external harddrive. They are not organized using iphoto, just sitting in different folders. I would like to be able to view them on my iPad 2. Ideally I ...
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Why is the “black” text on my Mac made up of so many different colors?

My Mac has this nifty "zoom" function that kicks in when I hold control and scroll in and out. If I zoom all the way in on black text on my screen, it is made up of many different colors. Why is ...
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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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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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How to increase “tracking speed” beyond the maximum?

For a Macbook Pro, I've set trackpad settings for Three Fingers to "Dragging": However the tracking speed is too slow, and often it's impossible to drag for a larger distance due to the size of the ...
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What should I do before I give up my iPhone?

I am changing jobs and so I am giving back to the old company an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5. I am searching for a To-Do list for things to copy from the iPhone to a Mac computer so that I don't lose ...
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ssh Permission denied(publickey) [closed]

I have been trying access a server via ssh in terminal/ Everything works when I am working on Ubuntu. I copied the ssh key to my Mac but it always tells me Permission denied(public key) (see below). ...
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Issue with Java in Mac OS X 10.7.4 [closed]

I bought Mac Pro, I have been trapped with Java. I am a Unix and Windows user. I've never faced these kind of issues before with Java. Previously, I had some issues with the Java path, which I asked ...
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Can we pair one remote with Mac, and one remote with AppleTV in the same room?

I got AppleTV and it came with a remote. Since the remote triggers action on both the AppleTV and iMac (they are in the same room), I disable the iMac from taking remote signal already. But can I ...
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Mac OS X Disk Imaging Software

I'm looking for some good disk imaging software, so I can store some of my Mac's applications on a flash drive and then export them to a newer machine. Any recommendations? Also, are there any free ...
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Sandboxing prl_disp_service to prevent disk waking

So there is prl_disp_service, a Parallels 7 background service that periodically wakes the internal hard drive in my Macbook Pro although it`s unmounted most of the time since I boot from an SSD I ...
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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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Can I use my Mac as a proxy for Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu PC (IP: 132.195.2.2) set up which should be connecting through a switch to my iMac (IP: 132.195.2.1) in order to gain internet access. The iMac has "share internet connection" turned ...
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How to backup NAS using Time Machine

I just purchased a new Iomega NAS IX2-200 4TB. I need to regularly backup this NAS. Time Machine would be the best option. How do I setup so the Time Machine will backup this NAS to my external Hard ...
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How can app file be treated as a file in Package Explorer for Mac OS X?

Can I customize Package Explorer to treat a folder as a file? Actually, I want to keep a .app file in my project as a file. But when I keep it in Eclipse, it is treated as folder. Can I change this ...
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Why does Force Quit Applications freeze?

When an app freezes on my app, I will press Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋ to open the Force Quit window. However, this will take minutes often, and clicking on the Force Quit button freezes the Force Quit ...
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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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Visibility Issues with Mail and iCal in OS X Lion

I recently installed Lion (Mac OS X 10.7.3) on my early 2008 MacBook. I know many of the color changing options in Mail and iCal have been taken away (probably due to app syncing or Cocoa issues). I ...
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Moving Drives Between Macs

I'm considering buying a new MacBook Pro after today's refresh, and I am wondering if OS X handles simply pulling a drive out of one MacBook Pro and putting it in another. I know that in the Windows ...
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Geeky terminal for OS X

I want to bind a certain command to show a terminal on screen without window frame with the command of my choice. I plan to use it to quickly launch network monitoring tools (trafshow) when I use a ...
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Does it hurt a large desktop Mac to be transported repeatedly?

I travel to two different homes and spend six months at each one, taking my desktop 27" Mac with me. I travel by car, and always pack it in the original shipping crate so it's well protected. Will all ...
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Can I restart my Mac remotely via screen sharing if the screen shows only linen?

I am currently in Norway. My Mac mini is in my apartment in Australia. I can access screen sharing via Back To My Mac. It connects fine, but the screen has only linen - no menu bar, no dock, no ...