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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Disabling creation of unnecessary files on my external hard-drive?

I had an old mac that I decided to strip down for its hard-drive and RAM. I threw a shell on the hard-drive, and now I can connect it to my new mac with a USB cable. Essentially I want to be using ...
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Windows 8 version specifically for Mac

I really dont understand this. My school sells products to students via onthehub.com. They offer a separate version of Windows 8 Pro that they claim is specifically for Macs. How does this make any ...
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Mac getting very hot while watching flash

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on my Mac computer (desktop, not laptop). I have just been watching some Starcraft 2 stream from Dreamhack (in flash) when I noticed my computer was getting pretty hot. I ...
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Make desktop items only appear in a certain region

How do I make my desktop items on my mac desktop, instead of spreading all over the desktop, just spread in a certain region of the desktop?
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Don't have view options in finder

I'm trying to change the icon size on my desktop. This should be easy via the view options. If finder would offer them. I tried to get access to the options via the finder menu, cmd+j and I tried the ...
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cal command - start monday

I was wondering - is there a way to make 'cal' (a terminal program) start the week on monday? Usually it can be done with the -m flag, but this does not have any effect on the Mac. AFAIK, for ...
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Work database with visual interface

I need a app that can help me work on a database with visual aid, I don't need it to be in a specific language, is only that I can see the workflow to better understand all the links between tables
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Resizing mac partition on a volume with boot-camp

On my mac I have two partitions, and I want to create a new one. One partition has Mountain Lion and the other has Windows 7 (through Boot-Camp). I want to create a new mac partition, and for that I ...
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“Clean-Up By Name” on all folders on Mac

Is there a command that I can run in Terminal which will Clean-Up By Name on all folders. It is bit of a job going into each folder and doing this.
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Confused: Will Find My Mac work if the thief just did the hold ctrl and power button restore?

Recently had my macbook pro stolen. It's a mid 2012 model with mountain lion so it can reset the OS by just by holding ctrl and the power button. I've done it many times myself so I know all they have ...
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Change apple ID associated with Mac App Store application

How can I change the Apple ID associated with an application downloaded from the Mac App Store? For example, when I try to update an application, it says for me to login with the account that ...
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Apple Programming Guides on Kindle?

Does anyone else here really wish they could send apple programming guides to their kindle? The apple programming guides are great learning tools but they are online, and multi-page and I am not sure ...
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What font is used for the file extensions in mac icons?

The fonts on one of our macs have become corrupted. I was able to fix most of the problem by copying across a non-corrupt version of Lucida Grande from another Mac. However, the font used to display ...
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Full voice control for Mac

What's an app that let's my control my Mac with voice commands, always on, with no keyboard and no mouse? I'm talking about an iMac mounted on a wall that is always listening for voice control ...
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Disabling all non-essential system resources

I am running a lab experiment on my Macbook Pro and I'm calculating the results of a program (physics simulation) so I need all of the available CPU I can get. Since the program that I have to run ...
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Removing an icon from Mac OS X menubar when Cmd+Drag won't work

I noticed this message icon show up on my menubar and I can't tell which app it belongs to. I've tried to click on the "settings" gear but it doesn't take me to anything. The icon is a square chat ...
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Mac crashing suddenly and restart

My Mac keeps on crashing around 5 times a day which is very annoying. It just turns off all of a sudden and than start again... Crash log is provided below. Any idea as to what may cause this? ...
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How to screen capture high-quality for printing for 300 DPI?

On the Mac I am aware of how to do a screen capture, but it creates a 72 DPI image. We need a much higher quality image because it's for printing on a color laser printer. We need to be able to print ...
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Needing some help with mac mail

What does All Mail mean in mac mail? I accidentally erased a mail and then did a search for it and it came up under All mail?
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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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Launchd - Run as if you're logged in as a user using sudo

Is there a way to do this? Basically I'm trying to run a script that needs to launch a program. Putting the script in /Library/LaunchDaemons works fine, but everything gets run as if its the root ...
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Need a way to save multiple window layouts for multiple configurations of monitors

When I work at my desk, my MBP is connected to two 27" displays, so I have 3 screens, and they're laid out very specifically, so my chat, mail, trello, etc. windows are all in their own spot. I'm ...
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how to install ubuntu 12.0 on MacOS with multi-boot menu

Hey guys I need to install ubuntu on my Macbook but I have not got the ideas how to separate hdd disk in right order (size and disk formats and of course utilities). At now MacOS 's installed correct. ...
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How does an iPhone import photos from the photo stream?

If I put a picture on my Mac to photostream and it moves to my iPhone's photostream and I delete the picture from my photostream on my Mac, will there still be a picture left on the iPhone in the ...
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Will I still have a geo-tag if I take a screenshot on my computer?

I am sure the answer is no but I am always a bit more investigative. Let's say I took an picture with my iPhone 5 and the image has geo tags. I email it to myself and then I take a screenshot my ...
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Is it possible to create a new 8gig partition as installer in lion

is it possible to create, let's say 8gig partition in your HD and create an installer just like having it created in usb to dvd, so that I can do a clean re install Mac OS Lion?
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2010 2.66 GHz 12 core Mac Pro not utilizing all 24 threads?

I just recently purchased a 2010 Mac Pro. I am wondering why all 24 threads never go past 50% usage when doing CPU intensive tasks. My coworker has a 2009 2.93 GHz 8 core Mac Pro and we both tried ...
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Terminal has gone weird after screen sharing

I used screen sharing on my Macbook Pro to remote control my friend's iMac. Unfortunately, now my Terminal now says: kellys-iphone-2:~ James$ Why is it now saying this all of a sudden? Where has ...
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How can I change the default save location of Office for Mac?

I have Office for Mac 2011 and unlike Office PC, I can't find how to change the location where my files are to be saved. The default position doesn't suit my needs and I spend a lot of time ...
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My SD card slot doesn't work

My SD card slot on the latest Macbook (Mid 2012) won't mount my SD card. The SD card doesn't appear in Finder, Disk Utility, Image Capture or anywhere. I know it's not a software problem, because ...
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Symlink TO dropbox folder in different user account

Recently purchased a new Mac to be used as a family Mac. We share my Dropbox account and I have installed this into my user folder. Question: Can I create a symlink into my wife's documents folder ...
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What is the software different between Apple Lisa and first Macintosh?

Lisa is released before Macintosh, but LOTS of books mention that the development of Macintosh involve a lot of effort and innovation. So, what are the Apple Lisa and Macintosh software major ...
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publickey error using cvs

I'm trying to get a copy of the repository for scrotwm using their cvs repository, but I'm having some trouble. I'm running the pull according to this example: ...
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Is there a way to find the age of a specific Mac?

Is there a way to decode the serial-number of your Mac to get more information ?
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Transferring an iTunes library between Apple IDs, users AND computers?

Okay. So I finally got my own MacBook Pro after a few years of sharing my mother's Mac. I have my own Apple ID and everything. The thing is... I spent hours, if not Days uploading music onto her ...
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voice reading web pages (news articles) on the iPhone and Mac

I am looking for an app or a method to easily read aloud web pages (especially news articles) that I find on the web. I read possible 20-50 news articles a day and most of them I would just like to ...
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How do I clear ghost icons from my desktop

I have icons on my desktop that cannot be clicked on or highlighted they just exist as images
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iTunes Helper still running even if it is off

I want to disable iTunes Helper. I have remove it from Settings > Users & Groups > Login Items, but it's still running after restart. Did I miss anything?
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MBP w/ OS X 10.8.3 Performing Quite Slowly Lately

My MBP (2.66 GHz i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD) is about two or so years old. It's been running like a champ for most of its life. However, within the past few months, I've noticed a considerable degradation ...
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I Think My Graphics Card Changed

I opened System Information today only to find that my graphics card name has changed from Intel 4000 (or something like that) to AMD Radion: I don't think I'm going crazy. EDIT: I was right! Here ...
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2010 Mac Pro beachballing/freezing

My machine is a 2010 Mac Pro 2 x 2.66 6-core intel xeon with 32 GBs of ram running Mac OS X 10.8.3. Just the other day it started to beach ball after about an hour of use. It doesn't make any ...
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Installed Windows in wrong partition and now shows “no bootable device”

I chose the wrong partition to install Windows on my MacBook Pro Retina. How do I reinstall Mountain Lion? I tried ⌘R but the only thing I get is: No Bootable Device -- Insert boot disk and press ...
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Is there an easy way to get notified of updates for all of my non-Mac App Store apps?

I like to keep my system up to date and the Mac App Store is great in that it automatically notifies you when updates are available for apps downloaded from it. However, I'm after an easy way to get ...
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Restoring finder icon

I have moved certain sections (downloads, music, pictures) of my user directory from my SSD to my HDD via symlinks. I have successfully changed over the image of the folder which can be seen in the ...
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Using an iPhone as a Remote Video Recorder from a Mac

I want to film my puppies, but when they see me, they do not act naturally. Does there exist any app for iPhone/Mac that allows me: to see on the Macbook what my iPhone camera "sees" via WiFi? to ...
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Access Jumpcut archives?

I have jumpcut on mac and it is set up to "remember" 40 items, but only 15 items actually show in menu. How can I access the other 25 items?
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How can i reset my Terminal?

just some time ago i installed the OS X Server app on my mac and since this day it always appears server as the chosen directory in my terminal. But because i dont really like the Server application ...
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How do I make a bash script so that I can drag its input on top of the icon?

I need to make a bash script to that I can drag a .rar file on top of it and then the script will receive the pathname of that file as argument 1 ($1). I have made the bash script, but how do I make ...
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Why my RAM runs at 800 MHz in 4 slots of my mac pro instead of 1066?

I've got a Mac Pro 4,1. I had two KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8G planks in it and it ran on 1066 Mhz. Now I've bought two planks of KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8GI (the same with "I" at the end - stands for intel ...
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iMessages on Mac consistently disappearing

I use iMessages on both my iPhone (6.1.2) and my Retina Macbook (10.8.3). Generally, it works pretty well, but on a somewhat consistent basis messages that I've sent from the Mac will disappear, but ...