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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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 ...
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OSX won't boot after re-install

Got the flashing folder of death. Tried verifying, repairing the disk. No luck. Restored from Time Machine. No luck. Rebooted with Command-Option-P-R. No luck. The drive as far as I can tell is ...
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Is there anything like /etc/hosts at user level in mac?

I want to block some websites for my son who does understand difference between parental controlled vs "not working" sites. He is addicted to youtube which I don't want him to use since there are ...
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Alternative backup solution for a mac?

I know that we can easily use time machine. However, i wonder if there exist any other way to backup the data on my macbook? Since I do a lot of modification to the system and sometimes make it has ...
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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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Unusual Shortcut, Menu Override in Evernote

I've already approached the Evernote staff and it appears to be a local problem on my Mac (OS X 10.7.5), so I'm taking it to this forum. The problem in a nutshell: the menu in my Evernote is ...
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Change Keyboard Layout on Lock Screen

I've been struggling with the following problem: I am writing something in German during the day, therefore I change my keyboard layout to their QWERTZ style. When I lock the screen or close my MBP ...
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How to create multiple printer profiles on Mac?

I have a Mac, but sometimes need to print with legal/landscape and other times with letter/portrait. In Windows I can create two printer profiles for the same printer to easily toggle between these. ...
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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Can I share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac?

I'd like to be able to share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac. I'm NOT asking to share the phone plan (the iPhone is actually being used as an old iPod). My Mac can't connect to a wifi network ...
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Time Capsule Multiple Backups: Both Encrypted?

Got new Time Capsule. Got new iMac (OS 10.8). Hooked up Time Capsule and enabled encrypted iMac backup. Next, to my (little bit older) MacBook Air (OS 10.7). Trying to enable encrypted backup, but ...
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How to set a table of contents line numbering to not start at page 1, in Pages '09?

I am writing a document which requires the table of contents side-numbering scheme to start on the page after the table of content itselt. Basically the first 8 pages of the document should not count ...
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infection in ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxx

ClamX is finding phishing infection in the Backup folder on my MacBook Pro with 10.7. ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxxxxx Does this mean that either my iPhone or Mac is infected? ...
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Install 10.6 over 10.5 on iMac

Currently my iMac has 10.5.8 Mac Os X installed. I want to install 10.6.6 over 10.5.8 (iMac (intel Dual core)). Do I have to do the following ?? Visit Apple Store. Buy 10.6 OS X for USD $29.00 ...
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How can I change a section's title color by editing the template in iBooks Author?

I'm trying to make a book with iBooks Author on my Mac by customizing the "Contemporary" template. When I switch the view mode from landscape to portrait, the section title color is red - I want it ...
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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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Mac asking for password for some files when deleting [duplicate]

This happens not for all files. When I move or delete some of the files on my external drive Finder will ask for password. Is it due to permission set on these files ? Can I use something like Sudo ...
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Powerful external hard disk health checker on Mac?

Is there any powerful program in Mac to check the health status - mainly bad sectors - of an external (USB) hard disk, and to recover them?
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Best way to have script start up for all users in Mountain Lion?

We are trying to have a simple drive mapping script start up for ALL users on a Mac Mini. What's the simplest way of going by doing this? I've tried creating a .plist in Lingon and adding it to the ...
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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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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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128GB SSD and 23GB of sleep image + swap file, what to do?

So I've got a 13" Macbook Air with 128GB, and recently I got a message showing that I'm running out of space, so I did a quick check to see what was taking up all of space, and I found out that I have ...
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How do I export an XCode app so I can publish it on my website, not in the Mac App Store?

How do I export an XCode app so I can publish it on my website, not in the Mac App Store?
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Will a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) power up in clamshell mode?

Although part of my problem is covered here - Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode, it alone doesn't solve my query. I'm trying to turn my MBP into a server, and because of that I ...
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If mac has the built-in backup tool time machine, why we still need mac data recovery?

I dont know much about computer thing and just knew that mac has a built-in backup called time-machine? what is that? can it help us recover the lost data in my mac. and why people still need some ...
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How to disable iChat's popup “You are not connected to the internet”?

I am tired of seeing the "You are not connected to the internet" message from iChat every time after I open my macbook. I use iChat for screen sharing. Is it possible to disable the annoying popup or ...
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Replace text with predefined value in browser

I used to have a tool on my PC that would allow me to prefill text when I enter certain "codes". For example, I would type $test123 and it would replace that text with a sentence that I had setup. Is ...
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Why am I getting a “session could not be started with the iPad” error when syncing?

This morning while trying to sync my iPad I started getting the following error from iTunes: iTunes could not backup iPad because a session could not be started with the iPad I've tried the ...
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Is there a PDF viewer with a vertical split screen feature?

I have a very wide PDF and I would like to find a PDF viewer which would allow me to split the screen vertically so I can keep the left side the same while scrolling the right side back and forth. I ...
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Is there a virtualization program that will let me run a Linux vm and use a whole disk in a supported way?

I'd like to run a linux VM that let's me treat a disk exactly the same way a real Linux installation would - i.e.: I want to use it to prep disks that will then be transferred to and used on Linux ...
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Macbook Pro not Starting

I have a MacBook Pro and from the last week I have been unable to turn the machine on properly. First it displays the Apple logo and shows this message I've done a lot of research and tried things ...
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Tools for presentations with Xcode

Have you got any tools you use for presentations with Xcode? I'm preparing for some live 'showdowns'. Anything is welcome - mouse pointer enhancers, fast typing with snippets, etc.
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How to transfer Adobe licenses to another Mac

A Power Mac just died at the office. We also have another one which died a couple of months ago. They both had Adobe software installed on them, and I need to transfer those licensees to other Macs. ...
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Move iPhone notes to iCloud

So, today 10.8 released, and I have empty list of notes on my mac. But I have some notes on iPhone, which are not in iCloud. How to move them into iCloud?
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What window is playing audio?

I've got a number of windows open, including several browser windows. One of them is playing an annoying advertising video. How can I easily locate which window is playing audio?
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Automatically Inserting Text Globally

Let's say I want this action to happen on any program whenever I press F10 (or some other custom key combination): Paste the text: "Hello World!" There's a similar tool in Windows called AutoHotKey ...
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Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
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Apple's Magic mouse scroll button is not working on windows-7

After working on MAC OSX, i installed windows-7 32bit through boot camp. After installing, the magic mouse is connecting ok through Bluetooth. Its left and right buttons are working but scroll is not ...
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GMail compose on Firefox on Mac cmd+leftarrow cmd+rightarrow

I am using GMail and I cannot move to Firefox from Chrome, because the Cmd+LeftArrow and Cmd+RightArrow do not work in Compose window as "Move to the begining of the line" and "Move to the end of the ...
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“Profiles” for any Mac application?

Is there a tool that lets me have a set of profiles, similar to Firefox, for any Mac application? So I can have two instances of an application, but each has its own settings...
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Check if Network Accounts are avalible

We have a domain running Microsoft Active Directory and in that domain there is a number of Mac computers running Leopard and later. Sometimes the users are met by a red dot at the login screen, ...
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Mirror iPad 2 display to Mac WITHOUT Airplay

I'd like to mirror my iPad 2 display to my Mac running OSX 10.6 WITHOUT using AirPlay, because the app I'm running on my iPad won't show the content using AirPlay or using the traditional output at ...