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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Running Mac OS X in non-apple hardware [duplicate]

I want to know if its "legal" to run Mac OS X in non apple hardware. If not, what is the point of having to run Mac OS X in a apple hardware, when apple hardware is running Mac OS X already.
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Verbose Boot after crashed program on Macbook Pro

I had recently installed Google Drive on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but it kept crashing my computer to the point where it would not start. I deleted Google Drive in Single User ...
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Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
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Command-delete shortcut is not working for me

How do you delete a file you have selected in a Finder window, without using the mouse? delete doesn't do it. When I looked it up, I was said that command-delete is supposed to do it, but it doesn't ...
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What is the difference between 'Application' and 'Process' in OS X?

As I increasingly dabble with AppleScript and OS X tweaking in general, I arrive at this question: What is the difference between these two words in terms of OS X's inner operations - e.g. do some ...
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Why do I have to drag my new apps into the application folder?

I'm a new Mac user and I've been installing a few different apps for different things. A lot of these use .dmg files. Why exactly do they all expect me to drag the icon into the application folder? ...
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Breadboard Software?

I am learning how to do some beginner work with electronics, so I am looking for a breadboard. Now I know I can go down the local RadShack and pick one up, but in doing so, I'll spend $20 on a board, ...
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iPad app to access Mac files?

Is there an iPad app that that can open Mac files over WiFi on the iPad? I'm looking for something like Dropbox, I really like the feature it has where you can open the files in Dropbox in other apps ...
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What is CUPS on port 631?

I recently ran an NMAP scan of my Mac's open ports and discovered port 631 (ipp) was open. Intrigued, I saw it was for the CUPS web interface, and after enabling it I found it had something to do with ...
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MAC hanged when submitting app

I've submitted my first app to Apple and waiting for approval. My MAC was hanged while I was submitting. I needed to restart MAC. After restarting, the state of app on iTunes connect was 'Waiting For ...
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What is a good GTD app with cloud sync on iPhone, iPad, and Mac?

I am looking for a good GTD (todo/task/project management) app that has cloud sync. I'd like it to be on my iPhone, iPad and Mac. Web app would be nice, too. OmniFocus is the closest thing I've found ...
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Folders disappeared after I did something

I was playing with the class templates for Xcode, and came down to this git and try to make my own from it as this is 2years old. And when I used this template, it never asked me for any details and ...
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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Automatic download of top apps from iTunes App Store in iTunes

Is there a script or other way to have iTunes download the top (free) apps (in all categories, or specific category) from the app store, like once a week or day?
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Log software usage time on Mac OS 9 (Oct. 1999)

I'm needing to log the time a user spends inside of an application in Mac OS 9. I created a simple bash script "launcher" to do this, but then discovered OS 9 doesn't have bash installed. Here is the ...
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Mac Mini has slowed to an unbearable crawl!

I've read a lot of other questions about speed, but my question does not seem to be answered anywhere. My Mac Mini is running so slow that I cannot see what I am typing. It takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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Do the 'OS X Beta Seed Program' updates wipe your existing OS install?

I've joined the OS X Beta Seed Program but am not sure about this detail. Does it upgrade 'in place' and all your countless system tweaks and customizations are kept in tact, or does it do a 'fresh' ...
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In iPhone Configuration Utility error while exporting Configuration Profile

I create a Configuration Profile for VPN in iPhone Configuration Utility but when i try to export that profile i get error on console *** -[__NSPlaceHolderArray initWithObjects:count:]: attempt to ...
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How to share a folder and only this folder?

I have a Mavericks installed Mac, and want to share a folder called Data which placed in /Users/Sato/Data with another windows 7 PC. So I followed a post to setup shared folder, and it works. But I ...
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How to re-install an OS on Mac

My friend has a Mac book pro. I'm afraid I know nothing else about it. For reasons unknown, and I dare not ask, she decided to rub a magnet over it, beside the touch pad. She heard a strange noise, ...
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Installing OSX onto PPC using Intel Mac and Firewire

I'm fighting a losing battle and I'm hoping you can help. I have an old G5 PPC machine with no OSX installed. I have the installation disk. Unfortunatley there seesm to be an issue with the G5 ...
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Promise pegasus 4x2TB Disk upgrade [closed]

I have a promise Pegasus with 4x2TB Hitachi disks, would it work with any (or some specific 4x4TB disks?
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Software recommendations for locking down a OS X based school computer lab

I am installing a computer lab with 25 brand new iMacs. I would like to secure the machines to prevent students from tampering with them. Some of the things I'd like to prevent including making ...
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How do I delete everything off my Mac?

I have an old Mac that I want to sell. I have the 2 instalation disks but don't know what to do with them. OS X version 10.5.8 Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Startup Disk: Macintosh HD
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Terminal shows hostname from old machine, not new machine

Right now I have a Mac Mini. I migrated macbook pro data from a time machine, but I didn't do it from the beginning of my startup. I used the migration assistance to migrate the data. However, I'm ...
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Can iTunes be configured to have the 'Store' be default screen at startup?

I like to use iTunes predominantly to check things out on the iTunes store (and make the occasional purchase), not to browse a library of downloaded media by default. Is there a setting or way to ...
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Local reverse/duplicate image search for Mac?

I'm searching for an application to find duplicate images. In my Linux days, there was a nice Gtk+ application which I could provide some folders and which would list all duplicate images based on ...
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How to quickly remove all useless iOS applications on my Mac?

I have 900 apps on my Mac because I sync both my iPhone and iPad. There are a lot of apps that I deleted a long time ago which are useless. I have amassed 40gb of apps. Is there a quick way to ...
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One user account not working correctly

I am running OSX 10.7.5 on an iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo Processor. I have 3 user accounts. 2 are admin. one of the Admin accounts has gone nuts. The other 2 user accounts work just fine in every ...
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What are the licensing concerns running Mac OS X guest OS on VMWare ESXi 5.5 with non-apple hardware?

How do I install Mac OS X as a guest OS on VMWare ESXi 5.5 Update 1 running on non apple hardware? We currently have a large deployment of HP server hardware running VMWare ESXi 5.5 Update 1. We have ...
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What is sharing on my mac [closed]

In my finder window of the OS X 10.9.1 mac software version installed on a new desktop mac, I frequently see something else connected as shared but will not allow me to get the info and I do not know ...
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Can I use Google CardDAV sync on my Mac?

Is it possible for me to use Google's excellent CardDAV contact sync service on my OS X (10.8) computer? It works very well on iOS, but the same settings do not work on a computer.
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Screen Shot or convert an ArtPro file using Automator

I am attempting to turn an ArtPro (.ap) image into a pdf, but I can't find any existing or downloadable actions to do anything other than open a .ap file. Because of this I have resolved to Screen ...
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How to install an Adobe app from another Mac using Remote Disc?

I recently deleted some Adobe files & now when I try to reinstall Photoshop Elements I get the error message: "installer failed to initialize." Adobe is no help at all. I can't restore the ...
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How can you set up a free, universal OS X-wide ‘autosave’ script?

I want to set up a free solution in OS X for a universal ‘autosave’ function (given Apple’s own solution is limited to only a few apps - at least for now), and let Dropbox do my file versioning and ...
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Is there a way to set application-specific 'hot corners' in OS X?

OS X's 'hot corners' feature is great, but I'd like to use it in just one specific application - or, set a specific hot corner action for one app, and a different action (for the same corner) in ...
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Can Macbook air run my softwares?

I would like to buy Macbook air with below specifications 4gb RAM 128GB Flash Storage i5 Processor 1.7Ghz Mavericks OS And i would like to install the below softwares x-Code 2 Virtual machines ...
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Is there a good one hand typing Mac app?

Is there a (decent) Mac app that I could use to learn one handed typing?
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Weird Browser Pictures on Mac Mavericks

Can someone please tell me what's happening here : http://awesomescreenshot.com/02c2otqbf9 This can be fixed by clearing my cache. Pictures are broken. My OS is MAC Mavericks, happens on all browsers ...
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How to Convince IT to Let me Use MacBook at Work

My company (about 130 people) is almost exclusively a Windows shop. There is a small number of designers who use Macs due to business need. I asked my boss and the IT guy if I could use my MacBook ...
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Can I rotate presentations on Keynote on my iPhone?

I'm prototyping an app — including custom animations, etc — on Keynote for the Mac using a custom vertical template. I want to be able to see what this feels like underneath the thumb by opening up ...
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Want to clean up contacts

Years ago I thought I was going to be smart and import 6000 contacts to my database. Several mail systems and mail clients later, I would now like to clean this up down to about the 800-1000 that I ...
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Use Built-In Microphone as Input and EarPods as Output

I am trying to record singing in Logic Pro X. I have a background track that I want the signer to be able to hear through EarPods or Beats. However, I don't want to use the microphone that comes with ...
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Apple Mail App Alternatives for os X

Can anyone let me know if there are any lightweight-Mail application for Mac OS X? Mail seems to consume too much of memory space
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Should I Move The Swap Location For My Mac From The SSD To The Larger HDD In My Laptop?

Should I move the swap location for my Mac from the SSD to the larger HDD in my laptop? Background information: I've heard some suggestions in the general PC/Windows world that if you have an SSD for ...
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How to access my .ssh folder for Transmit or Cyberduck?

I"m trying to connect to my linux server which uses public key authentication. By default, the .ssh folder is hidden on my mac (which I can access via the terminal). However, when I try to setup a ...
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Does anyone know any good Diagnostic tools? [closed]

Does anyone know any good diagnostic tools for Mac? something inline with Apple Hardware Test, Apple Service Diagnostics, tech tool pro, preferably more in depth perhaps something low level, ...
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Mac Mini - black pixels show up as purple

Has anyone encountered this problem: It's a mac mini. It's connected to a tv via a HDMI cable, both of which work fine with other computers. However, when connected to the HISENSE tv, at native ...
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software to create timeline from excel data for mac

I'm looking for a free or cheap product to create a timeline from an upload of an excel file, simple data (year and description). Any thoughts?
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How to identify which model is my Mac?

Sometimes, you need to know the exact model of your Macintosh. When you want to know to which version of OS X you can upgrade your system, e.g., or when you intend to buy parts for self-repairing your ...