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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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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good dictionary which support text to speech or real voice pronunciation?

I have just switch to a mac recently. Trying to find some thing equivalent to Babylon on windows but haven't found any. I wonder if are there any good dictionary software which support real voice ...
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Self hosted VPN solution with Mac client

Rather than pay an additional monthly fee, I'd like to take advantage of the existing cloud computing resources I already have and host a VPN on Amazon or Linode, and access that from my MacBook while ...
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Mac Mini + HP 3065 - resolution

I bought the new Mac Mini and connected it to my HP 3065 screen using the DVI cable + supplied HDMI to DVI adapter. The problem is, that the display settings enable me only very low resolutions (max ...
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How can I burn a CD with folders containing MP3's to listen to in a car?

I have a bunch of podcats that I've downloaded as mp3's. I'd like to burn them to a CD in a single directory, call it "podcasts-1". Next week when I download more I'd like to add them to the CD (if ...
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Pasting folder onto a disk on a USB key

I have Mac and a disk on a USB key, I'm trying to copy a folder and to paste it in the disk on the USB key, but its not pasting. How can I paste files & folders onto my USB disk?
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Converting HTML to PDF using convert utility in Mac OS X

I'm trying to convert a bunch of HTML files into PDF files. I'm looking for an automated solution so that i don't have to open each HTML file individually and convert it to PDF. In Mac OSX, convert ...
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What is meant by Lemon Experience?

I am not sure that is this the place to ask this question, but I heard of Lemon Experience on Mac. What does it mean? is it some hardware failure or software issue?
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Assigning hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) in Mac OS X 10.5.8 for audio playback

I will begin by mentioning that I am a SQL/ASP.NET programmer and I work in Windows environments. However, I am in a very small department that has a mishmash of Macs and PCs, and to most of the ...
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Mac Pro fan makes constant noise. Why?

I have a 2009 octocore Mac Pro. A few weeks ago it started making a constant noise. It sounds like a fan. The computer is not particularly hot. I checked with Temperature Monitor and CPUs/disks/etc. ...
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Mail.app: Clear Address Auto-Fill Cache

How do I clear the auto-fill address field cache in Mac Mail? I have loads of old addresses that I do not send email to. A removal and reinstallation of the email accounts does not affect the cache. ...
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Is Snow Leopard Server a good candidate for everyday use as a main OS?

Although similar questions have been asked before [1,2] non of them fully address whether OSX 10.6 Sever is a good candidate for everyday use on a top of the line computer. For the really lazy; 1 - ...
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Is there any way to change the output filename for qlmanage?

Is there any way to specify the output filename and directory that qlmanage uses? We are using qlmanage to convert word documents to HTML, and it writes Preview.html to its temp directory. You can ...
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Reset the PMU on macbook when the left shift key is dead

I have a fairly new white Macbook, the kind with a built-in, non-user replaceable battery, model MacBook6,1. The thing's Power Management Unit is clearly on the fritz-- the battery indicator says "no ...
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any way to remap keys for only one app?

I've seen the system wide tools (that all seem to just manipulate the default key bindings) that allow you to swap keys around, but has anyone found a way to swap keys for just one application? (no, ...
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How can I add some SSD goodness to my MBP?

I have a decently modern (late-2010) Macbook Pro, with a 7200 RPM 500GB HD. I need this much space, but I'd like to have an SSD for compiling code, running the OS, and running games. Is there any way ...
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How to open a new terminal window when using VIM

does someone know how to open a new terminal window when opening a new text with VIM. I would like to have an autarchic window which can be resized and closed while the other windows will stay as and ...
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How do I modify Word 2011 for Mac so I can see tracked changes inline and notes simultaneously?

Background: In Word 2011 for the Mac, it's possible to view tracked changes inline -- that is, see the changes made on the screen within the text itself, as opposed seeing them in a balloon off to ...
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Why does ssh log me in as the wrong user?

I am shelling into my Mac (ssh) and get logged in with the wrong userid. There are three unprivileged user accounts on the system, and when I log in, I give my password, and whoami gives me either of ...
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Is it possible to have a Mac drive a display as a mirror image (and not simply rotated)

I need to flip the screen of Mac X 10.4 either vertically or horizontally. I should emphasis that I do not want to rotate 180 degree I want to have mirrored output. Is there any way of driving a Mac's ...
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Theming Mail.app to look like iPad's Mail.app or Thunderbird

Is there a way to theme Mail.app in Snow Leopard to look like iPads Mail application? Maybe with a Thunderbird skin or something else?
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How can I convert JPG into PDF easily?

Is there any way to batch convert .jpg files into single .pdf files?
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How to check whether my Intel-based Mac is 32-bit or 64-bit

The title pretty much says it all, I need to know because I want to install new software that has these two versions, and I need to know which one to install.
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ClamXav not protecting against Malware and Trojans, what to do

Possible Duplicate: Anti-virus comparison for Mac OS X I am using ClamXav for protecting my Mac from Antivirus. But I don't think that it protects from Malware, Spyware, or Trojans. So, ...
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Resources for a Mac-only office

What are some good resources about running a small office (25 or so computers) with Mac computers only (though perhaps with a Windows or Linux/Unix file server)? In other words, what information and ...
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Use Mac OS in virtual machine on Windows?

I just got MacBook Pro 2011 and installed Windows 7 using Boot Camp. I am a Windows user who need to develop iOS apps. Is it possible to install Mac OS VM on Windows that is installed using Boot ...
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easy way to manage VMware ESXi on Mac OS X

I'm a VMware guy, running a dozen of ESXi ... and i'm also a mac user and I've had it with launching VMware Fusion to boot my Win7 to work on vSphere client... Am I missing something? Sys Admins and ...
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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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Buying a Mac for a Boys Soccer Team [closed]

My friend wants to buy a Mac. He is the coach for a Highschool Boys Soccer Team and wants to use it for video editing and media keeping. I assume that a low-end Macbook is going to be too slow for ...
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Diary App for Mac OS X (equivalent to Chronories)

I am looking for Diary App for my MacBook (Leopard) and MacBookPro (Snow Leopard) One of the famous Diary App is Chronories (link), but I need something else (if it's free, it would be good) EDIT: I ...
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Best way to uninstall; backup programs on Mac

Macbook laptop has a few programs .. in which I'd like to uninstall and then keep the programs on a disc or external hd. Should I clone the program? (best suggested freeware? eg. Clonezilla or ..) ...
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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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Copy, Paste, Cut, Select-All Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently bought am older Mac (Mac G5 with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). I have a PC keyboard and when I tried the keyboard shortcuts for text editing such as copy, paste, cut, select-all I realized they ...
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White screen on imac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot Mac, only shows a Folder with a Question Mark? Can any one tell me what a white screen on an imac means? There is also a folder with a question mark ...
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OS X Terminal “must have” utilities

I've just read with pleasure, and learned a lot from these questions : OS X Terminal Tips and Tricks OS X Hidden features and nice tips & tricks OS X Applications you can't live without But I ...
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Mac - External hard drive backups

I have two external hard drives, WD 320GB and a WD 1TB. I would like to backup my WD 320GB on a regular basis. Please could you inform me of a good application which could provide these needs: ...
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Media controls in chrome for Mac

Now Spotify is useless I've shifted Grooveshark, however there's a distinct lack of being able to use the media controls at the top of the keyboard to control it. Is there an extension or ...
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Java developer planing to buy Mac

I'm mostly a Java developer and have been developing on Linux for the past 5 years. I'm pretty happy with Linux but time to time I need to run proprietary software that is not supported on Linux so ...
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How to clear the cache or do a hard refresh in Safari?

I am used to doing this in Windows with FireFox or IE by pressing Ctrl + F5. Is there a way to do this for Safari on a Mac?
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Mac exhibiting inexplicable network disconnects?

Lately, I've seen a few Mac computers that can a) see the wireless network, b) "connect" to the wireless network, and c) receive a valid IP address, yet when a web browser is launched it's stuck in an ...
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Trouble with Snow leopard VPN. Doesn't start at machine startup

I use VPN client that comes inbuilt with Snow Leopard OS to connect to VPN on the macbook. Mac OS uses “racoon” process internally to make any vpn connections work. This process starts when the ...
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Why I can’t use zoom+ or zoom- in firefox4 in mac‘s Multi-Touch Touchpad?

I can use zoom function in firefox3 and safari,but when I update to firefox4,I find I can’t use the zoom function ,how can I fix this problem?
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Boot mac with os select option everytime

By holding down option key while booting I can select which OS I want to boot into. This is a bit hit and miss for me, sometimes the option key is not recognised and it just boots into my default OS. ...
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What is the universal Document format on the Macintosh? (format you can be sure any Mac can display)?

I'm preparing a document for Macintosh users. Currently the document is in .doc format. Will all Mac OSX users be able to view that format? If not, is there a better universal format to use? (.RTF, ...
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Photoshop CS issues on Mac Mini PowerPC G4 (1.2)

I dont have enough free memory to run PhotoShop CS. I'm looking into external drives to free up space. I would also like to upgrade OS so I can watch netflix, and maybe would help with streaming ...
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Where is Active Directory configuration information stored?

I'm curious as to where Active Directory configurations are stored on Mac OS X 10.6. "man dsconfigad" and "man dscl" are both silent on where those utilities store/read their information. In ...
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How to Automate Cropping Images?

Is there any way to automate cropping images on Mac? (Not the whole file, but part of the file.) I've tried this with Automator but the cropping function just makes the whole image smaller instead ...
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How can I get a high-quality screen capture on a mac?

⌘ + Shift + 3 The screen capture shortcut on the Mac is one of the most useful tools I know. It grabs the screen and neatly places a .png file onto your desktop. But is this the highest quality ...
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Starcraft 2 update crash

I'm trying to update Starcraft 2 to patch 1.3.1. Everytime it tries to write the patched files the entire system freezes and eventually also crashes. The OS is 10.6.7 there is no log from starcraft ...
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How do I create a file with a custom file extension?

I've just been trying to create a .crt file, so I can copy the contents (text) from a web page in to it, but Mac OS doesn't seem to want to let me do it easily. Normally in Windows I would right ...