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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SMC Reset Won't Work on Macbook Pro Retina mid-2012

I have followed all the correct steps for carrying out an SMC Reset, however my Mac continues to boot normally. The issues I currently am dealing with are: Slow performance Battery light on power ...
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Are there any benefits to deleting unused Mac OS X kernel extensions?

I find that many of the kernel extensions in /System/Library/Extensions are inapplicable to my MacBook, such as extensions for fibre channel cards, firewire, graphics cards I don't have, etc. Is there ...
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anker keyboard escape key

My imac bluetooth keyboard had some keys broken so I bought an anker keyboard. It's the one mentioned in this review: http://ziacomputers.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/anker-bluetooth-keyboard-reveiew/ ...
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How do I import from a mini DV camera without using the tape?

I want to set up a multicamera interview situation and direct stream the content from cameras to hard drives, without running mini DV tapes . I am running Mavericks 10.9.3 on a macpro, 10.9.4 on a ...
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How do I get iTunes to take my security update info?

Recently, when attempting to make a purchase (or free download) on the App Store iTunes was requesting I update my security info. This is not the 3 digit code on my credit card, but the 3 security ...
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Is it possible to make a custom OSX distro?

Yesterday I was forced to reinstall OSX because I stupidly used dd and formatted my main drive - a typo in a script I write! I was having issues with the Internet and the installer kept crashing, ...
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Disk Utility Showing 0 Bytes on USB

I have a 32GB USB. I recently used dd to write a Linux image to the USB. Somewhere during dd my Macbook froze. When I plugged it back into the laptop after rebooting it wouldn't show. I left it 20 ...
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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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I have a Safari publicity issue?

I downloaded an app for "watching FREE online tv shows" and obviously the app didn't worked, so I uninstall this app and now every time I click on any link in safari (most of the times in youtube) i ...
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Internal SSD compatible?

Since I was not able to find it out does anyone of you know if the following INTERNAL SSD will be compatible with my MacMini Late 2012 (the cheaper one)? Internal SSD from BestBuy Thanks :)
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Imac 20 inch 2009 OSX 10.9.5

I have an issue with Mac App store not opening - probably due to using Clean My Mac which has now been trashed! Is there any way I can download a new OS without using App Store - the iMac does;t have ...
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Can't delete attachments in mac mail

On the mac mail I used to be able to select a mail, then press “Command” button and “M” to delete an attachment (without deleting the whole e-mail, just delete the attachment). But right now, when I ...
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How to (Right click + Move mouse to the Left) in MACBOOK PRO

I am using Genymotion and playing game: Clash of Clan. To Zoom in I need to : Right click + Move mouse to the Left. How can i do this Macbook pro retina display 15 inch. I know that tapping with two ...
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bash-command not found; for every command == fear i could screwed up the path [duplicate]

here is the output of echo $PATH /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin and when I gave cat /etc/paths this is the output /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/local/bin I am ...
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Mac OS X Terminal: Commands not found

I really don't have much experience with Terminal and I believe I may have caused a problem when trying to download and use wine on my Mac. If I try to type in anything I simply get "Command not found"...
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Dell U2711 Flat Panel Monitor

I have a Dell U2711 Flat Panel Monitor, which I have been using with my Mac, preIntel and Intel. Suddenly I cannot acces to any control, instead a padlock appears on my screen. Any help?
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Wi-Fi syncing and Home Sharing with iPhone 5 not working in iTunes after iOS 8 upgrade

I have a recent MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I also have an iPhone 5 that had iOS 7.1, but I recently updated it to iOS 8. When I had iOS 7, I used to be able to connect via Wi-Fi and ...
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Time Machine next backup size

Is there a way to find out what is expected size of the next Time Machine backup? My computer is backed up regularly. I turned off TM for a while and I wish to find out what is the next back up size.
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Formatted MBP. Can't install Mavericks

I've formatted my Macbook, and attempting to reinstall Mavericks, but I have a problem. I access my Internet via an access point that requires me to log in via the web interface. When the formatted ...
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Can I identify all iTunes purchases bought with a particular ID Account?

Having restored back-up from iCloud I am being repeatedly asked for the password for a work-related email address. I was made redundant from that company about 10 years ago and cannot retrieve that ...
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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 bin/...
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Accidentally removed all commands in terminal

I was following a tutorial and put in the following line: export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin/" Now no commands work at all, not even things like ls. What does the command do that I copy and ...
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Can I create an OSX image to install after a disk format/7-pass

I often do a secure pass (usually 7) once a month on my Macbook, for privacy reasons and my job. But, it's annoying that I have to continue to reinstall my applications each time. It is possible to ...
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Migration assistant to specific folder

I have a 290gb of data on my old mac. It won't boot up. I have a firewire cable and am going to transfer the data to my MacBook pro which has 590gb of free space. I want to use migration assistant, ...
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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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Is it possible to have 2 wireless interfaces and have each interface connect to a different VPN over a MacPro? [closed]

Is it possible to have 2 wireless interfaces and have each interface connect to a different VPN over a MacPro? Basically, I have a MacPro with 2 wireless interfaces. I connected to both wireless ...
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I Have A 2013 MacBook Air that refuses to charge. I continue to use it once it says that it has no charge left. What do I do?

I received this brand new laptop yesterday and today the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. (The lights aren't flashing as they should be). The battery icon on the upper right corner has a ...
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How can I add a ipfw forward rule to little snitch?

I use the following rules to connect to my nginx server on a vagrant machine: sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8080 tcp from any to me 80 sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8090 tcp from any to me 443 ...
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What is Master Device in MIDI?

So, what is the "Master Device" in Multi-output device? Cause I'm trying figure out how MIDI Aggregate Devices work, I need to now what is it.
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How can I make/receive Google Voice calls in Mountain Lion?

I use Google Voice as my main line now adays. However, having to leave Google Chrome open and logged into Gmail is getting in my way... I was wondering if anyone has a way to get these calls to go to ...
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How to plug in a simple mic jack into a 2009 Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro (2009) which I use mainly for office work. I have super simple "CA" brand mic which I want to plug in so my son can do blackboard sessions online for grade school. So far I've tried ...
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1993 Apple Color Classic

Lets all take a long journey back about 21 years ago when apple released their color classic. It was pretty awesome right? Well I managed to get my hands on one but I have some sad news. When I go to ...
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I'm unable to launch Xcode 6.0.1

I have downloaded the new Xcode Xcode 6.0.1 a few hours ago. But when I'm trying to launch the app, the programm bounces on my Dock during about 30 seconds. Once it stops, it seems to be not launched. ...
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What commonly used hotkeys exist on OS X?

Recently began using a mac, but am not familiar with all of the hot keys. Many of them just use Command + key instead of control + key, but not all. What are some useful, non-application-specific ...
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dd ruined my USB stick, how do I recover?

I tried to copy a Linux distro over to my USB using DD. But half way through it failed because the computer went to sleep or something. I plugged the USB in and I get a message saying it's unreadable ...
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Why does an uninstalled Canon LBP 5050 printer keep reappearing?

I used to have a Canon LBP 5050. It is no longer connected to the network or the Mac. I removed the printer from: "System Preferences → Printers" and even removed the ppd from /Library/Printers, using ...
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2012 iMac stuck at grey screen after reinstall, plus the inability to restore from backup prior to this. Please help!

Okay I'm just going to list out what has happened over the past 24 hours: Lost a bunch of files. Tried to restore from backup. After waiting for about an hour, it just randomly stopped at around 40/...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboards and Mice

My school has 25 iMacs in a lab for students. They each have a wireless keyboard and mouse. The problem is that the keyboard or mouse will run out of batteries and the kids will just grab another ...
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Programs take a long time to load after startup

After turning on my computer, logging in, and waiting for the desktop to load, I try to start a program. It takes a really long time to load, no matter which program I try. After about a minute of the ...
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Macbook runs consistently hot sometimes, but consistently cool other times

It doesn't seem to be a function of the programs I'm currently running, since I've run the same programs in both states, and it seems to vary beginning at startup: Most of the time when I start up it ...
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How to set brightnes for multiple thunderbolt displays at the same time using keys on apple keyboard

Is there a way to set the brightness for all displays (thunderbolt displays) connected to a mac using thunderbolt syncroniously. If I chnage the brightness using F1/F2 on my Mac Wireless Keyboard. ...
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How to resize Macintosh HD?

In my disk utilty, I have some unused space left over. I want to resize Macintosh HD to use this space. Whats the best way to resize Macintosh HD? Disk Utility won't let me resize it whether I'm ...
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Attempting to add attachments in Mail.app on OSX 10.9.4 fails

Having updated to 10.9.4 I cannot add attachments to my mails using the paperclip icon. What happens is that the beach ball appears and spins forever. How do I fix this? I am using a mid-2009 MacMini ...
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Can't run Apple Hardware Test as Mac crashes

My Macbook: Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/07). Main problem: Mac goes black screen and shuts down when I try and load the Apple HW Test by holding down D as the computer turns on. It goes ...
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What's the difference between the normal Mac Mini and Mac Mini Server?

I'm planning to buy a Mac mini i5 as it's fitting my budget. Will be making it a server for hosting websites, so before I buy the i5 version I wanted to know if there is any hardware difference ...
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Why does shift+clicking the icon of a minimized program cause it to open epic slowly?

If you minimize a program, then shift+click the icon to bring it up again, the sliding animation is slowed down immensely, making it open at an almost comical pace. I don't understand why this is a ...
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Integrating Active Directory into our Mac Mavericks Open Directory Domain

Help... :) We are adding an Active Directory server to our network, to assist with larger groups and email issues. Problem is, through searching I've found people who say it is easy and others who ...
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Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...
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Mac mini temperature issue

I have old mac mini upgraded from 1,1 to 2,1 and CPU from T2300 to t7200. Now I have some troubles with my smcFanControl. It show than my temperature is 73-80 celsium when cpu is loaded. Is it ok temp ...
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How to access a connected iPhone device from within Terminal?

How can I access the connected iPhone or iPad from within Terminal on OS X? I want to get all the photos (only photos) from the connected iDevice and save it to any directory in my OS X filesystem. I ...