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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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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Remove mono bluetooth profile or set stereo as default [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove mono bluetooth profile or set stereo as default. Whenever I turn on my Nokia bluetooth headphones they automatically connect to my Macbook. The problem is they ...
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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 ...
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Hard drive read only access with Mac

I have an external usb hard drive that I used to connect on my old PC laptop. There are some files I created with the laptop on this hard drive. Now, I can only read those files with my Mac notebook ...
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User folder on 2nd partition with link?

I have a hackintosh system. Fully working one. I have a secondary partition called "Storage". I would like to move my user folder from /Users/"Username" to "Storage"/"Username". Afterward create a ...
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How do I clean out dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro?

How do I clean out the dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro? (I'm perfectly comfortable with opening my MacBook Pro up (Unibody 2008 edition with removable battery cover), but I'm not exactly sure how I ...
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Typing Out Nuclear/Symbol Equations

Is there any way on typing out nuclear equations/symbol equations (With the two numbers at the top and bottom in front of the element)? One of my friends have used an app that does this for him ...
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Is Airport Express compatible with AirPlay?

I have an Airport Express that I have plugged into a speaker system. I can change the music in my house with my iPhone through Apple's Remote app. Great. Now is my Airport Express compatible with ...
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Will Lion X be downloadable for everyone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do new Macs get free upgrades to 10.7? I'm new to the Apple world. I was wondering if the update to Lion X will be free for users that has recently bought a new MacBook ...
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2008 Mac Pro: Any chance of upgrading hardware to current technology? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely? I have a 2nd Gen 2008 Mac Pro 2.8ghz Quad Core with an 8800GT. I'm sure I can get away with the processing power and more RAM ...
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External drive format to be writeable on both Mac and Windows

What file-format an external drive has to be for it to be writeable on both Macs and Windows machines? I have a 750GB external drive originally formatted in NTFS for Windows, but it's not writeable ...
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Remove Storage iOS Apps on Mac

Is it possible to remove the Mac copy (iTunes/Mobile Applications) of all synced iOS applications (they are already installed on my iOS device)? They are currently taking up about 6 GB of space on my ...
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iTerm2.app stopped working

Since a couple of hours, when I try to run iTerm2.app, it opens a window, says ## exec failed ## login No such file or directory and closes rather fast. Running Terminal.app works and if I run ...
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MacBook freezing?

While I was working with my (unibody, 10.5) MacBook, suddenly the display was covered by a grey shade and a message - in four languages - appeared, ordering me to restart the computer, and of course ...
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Turn off Anti-Aliasing on Mac

This is a followup to the Stack Overflow question, Why does there appear to be a different number of unique colors available on the Mac as compared to Windows? How can I turn off anti-aliasing on a ...
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Is Quicktime always pre-installed on the Macintosh OS?

Does the Mac come with Quicktime pre-installed? If so, what OS version (minimum) could be expected to have come with it pre-installed?
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Synchronizing Gmail Contacts to my Mac

How do I sync GMail contacts into my Mac?
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Enter/Return key as CMD + O [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set to open folder with enter in finder? Hi, I've been using mac for quite some time now, but my problem is that in my daily job I normally use a Windows PC ...
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amplify sound output on mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? Is there an app to amplify sound output on mac osx, I've put the volume to max and its still quiet.
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How can I see the system status during boot?

I would like to monitor the messages generated when I boot my Mac, similar to what you on a *nix box. Is there key-combo to press/hold that will let me do this?
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Which Mac to develop iPhone apps? [closed]

I'm a developer working with Windows. I have some cutomers who are interested in iPhone Apps, so I'm looking for a Mac right now. The problem is, that I have no clue at all about what to buy. I don't ...
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Can I turn off IPv4 and just use IPv6 on my Mac?

Im really just curious to try IPv6 and see what happens. Is it possible to turn on IPv6 and to turn off IPv4 on my Mac? If it is possible, how can I do it?
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How do I use RemotePC to access a Mac from an iPad?

I want to use RemotePC, but it needs an internet connection. I don't understand why; I only want to remotely control my Mac from an iPad, so a local network should be enough… right?
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Lock screen on mac? w/o enabling “require password after sleep” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I want to be able to lock my screen on Mac, much the way Windows+l does on windows. I do not want to have to put in a password each ...
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External sound card

I need a good external sound card mainly to record guitars and vocals. What options available? What would you recommend?
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Are there personal finance applications offering both an iPhone and a mac version?

With the demise of Cha-ching, I find myself in need of an application for managing my expenses which I can use on both platforms. It should work in Europe, and maybe have a decent UI.
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iPad Charging USB Hub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I plug my iPad into my computer USB ports, iPad displays “Not Charging”. What can I do? Newer MacBooks provide enough juice through the built-in USB ...
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AirPlay button in multitasking bar?

I don't have an Apple TV, so I've never had an AirPlay button anywhere. However I noticed while switching apps in a call that the AirPlay button appears while making a call. Pressing it does nothing. ...
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Why has Snow Leopard screwed up my Safari and my desktop's ability to stay organized

Ever since I installed snow leopard I get multiple safari crashes per day. And my desktop refuses to stay organized (by date modified)?
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If a buy a mac from another retailer, do I get the same warranty that I would get from Apple?

On this page, it shows that without the Apple Care package, you get 1 year limited warranty, and 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support on a mac. If I buy the mac from another retailer ...
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Airport Express constantly can not stream music from any device

My older Airport Express (b/g) was cutting off from being seen in iTunes and generally not performing well as a music server or a print server. Purchased a new Express and still one or some of the ...
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How can I stop Finder from trying to 'pre-load' audio files?

I have a lot of audio in my storage devices. Finder for Mac OS X Snow Leopard tries to get a 'snapshot' of the audio whenever a folder is opened and this can take a while if there are lots of files. ...
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Remember desktop state after reboot

Does anyone know if desktop switching can be done programatically? Exposé activation and deactivation? I know of the screencapture command for the last part of my proposed solution. I would like to ...
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Portable apps for Mac?

Windows users have the luxury of being able to load a flash drive with specially-modified "portable" applications, which run and keep all data contained on the flash drive so that moving them from ...
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How can I hide my top menu bar on Mac OS X?

I need to temporarily (5 min) hide my top menu bar. Is there a glitch, or something that will let me do that?
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How to Listen For an Application Launch Event on Mac OS X

I wrote an AppleScript to mount a bundled sparse disk image. I want this script to be executed exactly when Time Machine launches. I can check if Time Machine is running with on idle statement, on ...
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What software for video editing should a G5 Tower Use?

My friend has a G5 Tower and would like to create some music videos for his band. I've looked into Final Cut Pro, but unfortunately the latest version is Intel only. I assume if we went that route, ...
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Where on my Mac are my iPod Touch photos stored?

I took some photos on my iPod Touch, and I want to use them on my Mac. I've synced the devices, but I don't know where the photos are. I looked in iTunes (since it seems to want to manage ...
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Application for Scheduling Tweets

There seem to be several Mac applications that will send tweets scheduled in advance, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which is good. The bulk of the Google results are more than a year old. ...
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How to install the leopard OS? [closed]

I have an apple laptop.But the OS is corrupted.I have a new one to use the apple laptop.But i have an licensed version. What I need: How to install the leopard os.... What are the steps am i should ...
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Is there a way to number list items in reverse order in Pages '09?

I want to create an ordered list in Pages '09 with decreasing numbers, like: 4. Most Recent Item, 2010. 3. Another Item, 2009. 2. An Old Item, 2008. 1. Oldest Item, 2007. But it looks like there is ...
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How do I make a game controller an active input device on my Mac-mini?

How do I make a game controller an active input device on my Mac-mini?
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Do Macs store a serial number on the disk?

About a year ago, I sold my old MacBook Pro. Last week I got a call from the buyer who said that it had been stolen and he didn't have the serial number — and did I have it? I haven't been able to ...
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New folders are created in root instead of currently selected folder

When I click on a folder and choose File->New Folder the folder is created in the root directory of my current view instead of the currently selected (highlighted) folder. How do I make it so when I ...
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refresh Preview from command line

I have a workflow (LaTeX editing in Emacs) which produces PDFs that I then examine in Preview. Preview is smart enough to re-load the PDF when it changes, but it only does so when I click on the ...
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How to disable to login screen shortcut (Cmd+Alt+L) [closed]

I'm trying to find where this shortcut is being configured under Snow Leopard but I simply can not. Any help would be appreciated!
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Wifi shared from Macbook comes and goes

I have a new iPod Touch, and an old(er) Mac. To connect my iPod Touch to the internet at home, I set up my Mac to share its internet connection (ethernet) over wifi. I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on ...
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xD card is really slow to read in Mac OS 10.6.4

I am having a bit of a problem transferring pictures off my Olympus 850SW digital camera (maybe it being pink has something to do with it). When using the camera When connecting the camera to the ...
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How do I stop the “Are you sure you want to open it?” dialog box from displaying when I open an app?

Every time I open the "Amazon MP3 Downloader" app (by downloading a new MP3 from Amazon.com in Safari) I get this dialog box: I'm used to seeing this the first time after I open a new app I've ...
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External SATA PM (Port Multiplier) Enclosure w/ Mac Mini

I'd love to use one of the new Mac Mini Server models as a backup server, but need a lot more space. Has anybody tried attaching a port multiplied eSATA enclosure to the Mini? This is the one I'd ...