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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What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac?

What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac ? (or iPad / iPhone) ? I need to create a pdf. iPhoto seems not to have such functionality. I would like to know if there is an ...
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Can iCloud's Documents and Data be configured to sync on a per-app basis?

I'm considering buying DayOne, a journaling app for iOS and Mac that syncs through iCloud's Documents and Data feature. I already own the iWork app suite on iOS and Mac, and I do not want to use ...
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Is there an alternative dictionary for OS X?

Is there any better English dictionary software available to replace the simple default dictionary app in mac? I need some features like one-click word lookup, hotkey to open the program, hotkey ...
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Help mac share files with XP machine on different subnets

I have a personal Macbook running Lion (10.7.1) and a Company issued laptop running XP at work. I want to access the files on the mac from XP on a regular basis. Right now using "sneaker net", i.e. ...
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Interference on external VGA monitor (intermittent ripple) only when booted into MacOS X but OK on Windows Bootcamp, why? and how to fix?

I'm seeing a ripple-like interference on an external display attached to my 2010 Mac Book Pro via VGA (Display adapter). This only occurs when the Mac is booted into MacOS X but not Windows. It's ...
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Recommendation for genealogy software for OS X?

I primarily work with gedcom files for my genealogy. What software is available for the mac which allows me to view and edit gedcom genealogy files? If there are several options, I'd like one that ...
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Can't download previous purchases in iTunes

I'm trying to download a specific episode of 24, that I have previously bought and I keep getting an error message that is completely out of place. I have tried to download many previous purchases and ...
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Bash problem Mac OS Terminal

Hi when I pressed the up arrow to see the previous command, it rewrote the current command from half. Example: 21 /usr/local/sphinx/etc > /usr/local/sphinx/bin/search --config ...
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Can't login after updating software

MacOS asked me for update to EFI 2.7, I said ok. After rebooting I came up to the login screen. When I use my password for a moment I could see grey screen with mac's progress circle but then It ...
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Measure the frames per second on a mac

Is there a tool for mac to measure the frames per second ? Or Could I just know how many frames per second are displayed on a MacBookPro ?
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Cached restored files and their logs after the force shutdown (crash). Where are they?

Where can I find the cached files or logs from which Mac OS X restores to its current position after the force shutdown (hard freeze problem)? Moreover, same question with Google Chrome: from where ...
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How do I keep Numbers from mangling numbers when importing a CSV?

When I open a CSV file in Numbers, it "helpfully" converts fields it recognizes as numeric by stripping leading zeros, converting things it recognizes as dates, etc. Take for example, you type a UPC ...
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Do refurbished Macs come in the standard boxes when ordered from the online store

Do refurbished Macs come in the standard boxes when ordered from the online store?
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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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Must I download Xcode with the same Apple ID that I'm submitting with?

I have an apple account and I have downloaded Xcode on my Mac. If I download Xcode on my friend's Mac because he doesn't have an account yet and he would be on the iOS program later, would he be able ...
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Does showing a flashing time separator slow down a Mac?

Is there any reason to be concerned that showing flashing time separators would slow down my Mac, since the computer now has to keep flashing the separator? What about showing seconds? Why or why not? ...
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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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Which current Macs have an infrared receiver

I have an Apple Remote that I used with a white plastic MacBook. I no longer have the MacBook, but still have the remote. What current Macs have an infrared receiver and can work with the Apple ...
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How can one reset the tutorials that run for preinstalled OS X apps on first run?

I'll give a bit of back story so this makes more sense: I was pre installing and configuring some stuff for a family member's new Mac mini. It was shipped to my place so they haven't ever used it and ...
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How to view Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files on a Mac?

I've received a bunch of MDI files which I need to open on a Mac Snow Leopard. Any way around this e.g. free readers available?
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Screensaver in Lion

I like to use events and albums from iPhoto as my screensavers. Lately, only some events and albums show up when I go into preferences>screensavers. If I go out and come back in, most will then show, ...
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Is it possible to disable spellcheck for Coda but leave it enabled for other applications?

I use Coda as web editor, and I usually have to mix Italian and English nouns and phrases. I don't want spellcheck on (as I use programming-related words such as uid and pid), so I'd like to ...
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The deleted certificate will be restored after rebooting. But why?

I installed a file *.developerprofile. Then I went to the keychain and deleted 3 certificates (they were expired). Everything is OK. But deleted certificates appeared when I rebooted my Mac. But why? ...
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How to keep mac, iphone, icloud and gmail contacts in sync?

I used to keep mac, iphone and Gmail in sync via Exchange till iCloud was released. Once I started using both Gmail contacts and iCloud for air syncing I started having duplicates on the address book, ...
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How can I generate a rendered preview of selected markdown text or files?

I would like to be able to pop up a window on my Mac displaying a rendered HTML preview of selected text (ideally a completely chromeless window like that used by QuickLook, but an ordinary Web ...
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Failing hard drive – Will it affect the integrity of my data?

I have a failing hard drive on my current MacBook Pro (it is having a symptom that I previously had on a failing hard drive on a MacBook – clicking drive noises). I'm backing up my hard drive quite ...
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Return Mac permissions to factory defaults?

I messed up -- and followed some internet advice a few days ago without totally understanding the ramifications. Specifically, in trying to stop the Finder from asking me to verify every time I ...
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How can I disable the suspend to disk function on my MacBook Pro

Whenever I close the lid of my MacBook Pro it takes over a minute to write out my memory to disk. This is part of the Mac's safe suspend option, which allows it to restore your memory from the ...
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Is it possible to add an internal broadband card to MacBook Air?

I have a Mid-2011 MacBook Air 11". Can I add a Verizon (or any kind of) broadband card to it internally? We want to avoid having an awkward USB modem hanging off the side.
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Move contents of one directory to another

I have a Time Machine backup of my entire system on a hard drive (the system folder and everything else seems to be there). How do I move all of the contents of this directory to another directory? ...
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How to make a high-resolution capture in the Preview application on Mac?

everyone. I use the Preview Application on Mac to view my PDF/JPEG/PNG files. Generally it works fine. But I've got some troubles with the "Select Tool". I want to capture a part of a PDF file, like ...
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How can i buy Sims 3 Mac platform?

as the title, already looking at EA store site at http://store.origin.com/store/eara/en_SG/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.105153500/pgm.64539100 But seems they only sale PC version only. But ...
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Mac terminal command returns permission denied, ran again and it worked fine

I ran the following command in the terminal of a Mac Pro running Mac OSX 10.6.8. rm -rd /Users/Shared/SomeFolder This command resulted in rm: /Users/Shared/SomeFolder: Permission denied Without ...
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What are good warranty coverage options for a pre-owned Mac?

I am really looking at getting a used Mac Pro, and there are a lot of good used machines out there that will meet my needs that are around $1500. I was wondering what options I can get to help cover ...
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How to remove a nonfunctional folder from the Finder sidebar with Paragon installed?

I drag-and-drop 2 folders to the places group in finder's sidebar. Now i want to remove it. However, there was no option for remove it from side bar, although the other things (application, desktop, ...
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Is there a safe way to shut down a Mac that doesn't have a keyboard or mouse?

I'm trying to safely shutdown a Mac desktop that does not have a keyboard or mouse connected to it any more, after hardware damage to the only keyboard and mouse in the house. It also does not have ...
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How to tell open file dialogs to hide invalid file types?

One of the most annoying things about working on my Mac is when I am using an open file dialog from any application. For some reason beyond me it shows all the files that are invalid to open greyed ...
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Mac OS X Terminal [Use option as meta key] overrides backslash in spanish keyboard

I already posted this question in stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4811282/mac-os-x-terminal-use-option-as-meta-key-overrides-backslash-in-spanish-keyboar but I was informed there ...
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What can I use for multi-person, single conversation, instant messaging in a serverless local network?

We have a number of Mac's in a small, simple local network at the office (all running Snow Leopard or later) that I'd like to use for instant messaging with multiple participants. The trouble is, at ...
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Does the Mac Pro 2008 display memory speeds accurately in System Information?

Can anyone confirm that when a Mac Pro 2008 has 800MHz FB-DIMMs installed it displays the Ram speed as 800Mhz in the System Information and not 667MHZ. I am running OS X Lion.
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My Mac freezes when using Safari

I am using a Mac with OSX Snow Leopard. Sometimes I am playing some media through Safari and my Mac freezes. I basically cannot do anything. The trackpad does not work anymore as well as the ...
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What is the data corruption risk of force shutting down a running Mac?

Eg when the power supply is cut or someone presses the power button for 5 seconds? How big of a risk am I taking to my data? Is it a 1% chance of corrupting data? I know most mac these days have a ...
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What's the proper way to pronounce “Mac OS X”?

I was inspired by the question Mac or Macintosh. What's the proper way to pronounce "Mac OS X"? I've heard the following things used to refer to the operating system on the Macintosh: "Mac OS Ten" ...
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Is it safer to use a guest account when streaming from projectfreetv?

Hi I stream my tv shows from projectfreetv on my mac, but I was concerned about downloading a virus or something, so I started using my ''guest account'' when I stream, because it says when I logout ...
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Ejecting USB-Partitions on boot - works but not entirely

I have an USB drive with four partitions. SuperDuper uses these partitions to back up my mac. Since SuperDuper is scheduled, I have the USB drive constantly connected. But quite frankly the noise of ...
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How to add a drawer of apps on the dock?

There are way too many app icons on my dock. Is there a way to add drawers of apps on the dock so each drawer contains a list of apps?
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Two finger left and right swipe on trackpad does not work under Lion

On one user account on one of my family macbook air machines (all with the latest version of Lion) the two finger trackpad swipe left and right to switch back and forth (e.g. between pages in safari) ...
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How can I install both Snow Leopard and Lion on the same machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I dual boot Snow Leopard and Lion? I want to install two operating systems in the same mac pro. Is it possible to install snowLeopard & Lion on the same macPro ...
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Where can I find the task manager in Mac OS X Lion?

Where can I find a task manager in Mac OS X Lion? I want to see the processes that are currently being run, and I can kill any process I like.
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Can a normal Mac OS system open zip and tar archives?

I have to upload an archive for some Linux, Windows and Mac OS users. I'm using Linux so I'm sure everybody could handle a tar file, Windows users will get some problems, so I think zip is the best ...