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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Is the “Cellar” folder only used for Homebrew?

So if I am not using Homebrew, I can safely remove it?
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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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Where are books stored after iBooks migration on Mavericks?

After upgrading to Mavericks all of my books from iTunes have been migrated to iBooks. They are no longer in my media library and I haven't been able to locate them as of yet. So where does iBooks ...
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Which iPhoto folders are least useful to save space?

I'm cleaning up my iPhoto folders since I am short on HD space. Looking inside iPhoto, I see four folders that consume a lot of space: Masters, Modified, Originals, Previews. Which of these are must ...
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OS X 10.9 Redistributable? [duplicate]

I work in an Apple-only office environment with ~40 Macs. Is it possible for me to download an OS X 10.9 redistributable so that we're not downloading 5+ GB continually over our ADSL link ? Thanks!
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Normal Temparature of a Macbook Pro

I received my Macbook Pro yesterday. I would like to know what is the normal temperature of a Macbook Pro. Here is mine is this okay ?
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If I buy a Mac that was shipped before Mavericks was released, will it have Mavericks preinstalled?

What should I expect if I purchase a Mac soon after the new OS was released? I'm looking to know what will be pre-installed and how that might affect me as a consumer.
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How to extract all pages of a PDF into individual PDF documents

I want to be able to extract each sheet of a PDF into a separate PDF file. I have looked high and low, but it seems that there is no automated way to do this without reverting to Automator hacks ...
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Make iTunes Read-only

I have a huge iTunes collection and have been researching this for a while but cannot seem to find an answer. Basically I would like to leave my iTunes collection open so that people can select ...
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How do I map the keyboard media control keys to switch tabs instead?

These days I get all my music needs from streaming websites, so the media keys on my keyboard are basically useless to me: I want to map them to cmd+[ and cmd+], which is the shortcut to change ...
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Can I install Mac OS X Lion (10.7) on my Windows XP PC?

I am using Windows XP, now I want to install Mac OS X Lion (10.7). My problem is I want both operating systems. Is it possible? Will it be possible to use Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and XP simultaneously?
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Which background processes can I disable to speed up my Mac

If I'm on an old Mac and I just want the basics (web browsing, text editing, multitasking) to run a lot faster and I don't mind losing out on bells and whistles or temporarily disabling unneeded ...
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Website changes will not show on desktop mac, but everywhere else it is online and viewable?

I'm having issues displaying a website that was just recently created on my desktop mac while on every other computer the website is available. I've tried clearing browser cache from all major ...
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How long should Lion take to set up Spotlight?

I updated my Mac from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Lion. Everything went well. The computer restarted when the OS setup finished. Now, Spotlight setup has been running for more than two hours. Is something ...
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32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible to run 32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion? Just opening /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app in 32-bit mode doesn't run ...
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Encrypting sensitive data on Mac + Windows

I've been a long-time Windows user, using a utility called AxCrypt to encrypt sensitive documents which holded sensitive info (bank passwords, credit card numbers, etc). I had an encrypted Excel ...
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Can I put my Windows HDD in a caddy for new iMac?

I was wondering if this is possible: I have a PC with Windows 8. The HDD for this PC is a SATA hard drive (can't remember the size off the top of my head). The HDD has a lot of work documents on it I ...
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Only 3 FPS on Mac mini, boot camp, windows 7

Using the GPU test tool from FurMark i get only 3 FPS. In normal use I notice it when playing fullscreen videos: When the video pans horizontal i get these stripes across the picture. My setup is ...
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case mismatch in Mail.app between raw and displayed from fields

I notice that Mail.app (version 6.5) sometimes displays the from field of a message in a different case from how it is written in the raw message source. This seems to account for why some digitial ...
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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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Mac, dragging items into desktop folders keeps on opening a finder window immediately

I'm not sure why I'm suddenly having this problem since I haven't changed any of my finder preferences. Say I drag an image from the browser to a folder on my desktop, it opens up a finder window for ...
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Why does the wireless disconnect when cooking?

I use a unibody Mac laptop to read recipes or listen to music while in the kitchen. The wireless disconnects sometimes. How can I prevent this?
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Is it legal to use content from Apple developer site for internal training documents?

Apple developer site has lot of content for someone who is learning iOS/Mac Development. Is it legal to use that content to prepare a training document for freshers in our company to help them learn ...
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From where to download xcode 5?

I am using xcode 4.6.3. and now i want to download xcode 5. But i dont want to download it from itunes / mac store or apple developer site. So what are the other sources to download the xcode 5 ? ...
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imessage won't send or receive on my mac

I am trying to link up with my wife at home (send IM). I am on a platform in Brazil and am hooked up to the platform network via an ethernet cable. When I try to send to my wife's mac I get a red ...
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Snow Leopard installer ISO on USB flash drive

I have the setup ISO file for my Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I need to be able to boot this and install it to a USB drive (from a windows pc by booting the USB drive). I can't run it in a virtual ...
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Search files across folders and move recursively to new folder

I need a way to search from a base folder, all the folders inside of that one recursively, and find all photos of JPG and PNG that were created before a certain date (01.Feb.2013) and then move them ...
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How to stop the Mail app from running every 10 minutes on the Mac?

I have Mountain Lion on an 27" iMac, and recently, for some reason, the Mail app launches every 10 minutes or so, and I have to quit it every time. In the Preferences of Mail, I already tried every ...
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How do I set the window minimize and maximize speed without using the shift-key

I would like to setup my computer (Macbook running snow leopard) so that it will maximize and minimize the windows slowly. I know that this can be done by holding on the shift key while minimizing but ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 upgrading issue

I need to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.7.5 to latest (10.8.5) I am trying to download the latest OS from App Store, download starts but newer progresses. I was able to successfully upgrade with same ...
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prevent mac from renaming downloads' extensions

Sometimes I download something, and OS X (or Chrome, not sure) decides that the file extension must be changed. Is it possible to completely disable this feature? How? I guess this is a Google ...
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I can't sync photos from my iPhone 3gs to my mac

I can't to sync the photos from the camera roll on my iPhone 3gs to my mac. I have had slight water damage to the phone in the past yet it is still functioning. When I went to see someone about this ...
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Headphone jack not working

My headphone jack has been working properly since forever. One day I plugged my earphones in and no sound was coming out. The built in speakers stopped working but there was no sound (for 3 different ...
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mac blue screen and computer freeze

I have a macbook pro, OS 10.8.5 In the past month or so, I have had problems where the computer will freeze, and then switch to a blue screen. It's not 100% blue, but has some very slight vertical ...
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How do I figure out what is keeping my Mac Pro from sleeping?

For some odd reason, my Mac Pro won't sleep by itself. Unlike, this question, it does stay asleep; it just won't go to sleep by itself. I read Why your Mac might not sleep or stay in sleep mode, but ...
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Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard

The noise is not coming from the speakers and appears to be coming from the left side of the keyboard. Nothing I do with the volume changes the noise. You can listen to it here: ...
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How to configure Apache for XAMPP on Mac OS X Lion to use mod_rewrite?

I am totally newbie when it comes to .htaccess or Apache. I don't know how it works. My URLs are like http://localhost/category.php?category=something and I'd like to get the variable value as ...
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OSX High CPU Usage

Are the following CPU usages normal?? From last few days my macbook air is heating too much. And i frequently notice the fan running fast. Top two process have always use over 70% cpu and it goes to ...
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What is the purpose of “~/.adobe” directory?

I was cleaning my home directory and found hidden .adobe folder with two files in it: md5 containing only one line "F894CEFB…" userid containing also one line "424E8…" I deleted whole folder and ...
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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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Multiple recurring log messages in Console. How to diagnose and correct?

I'm trying to clean up my Mac a bit, and in doing so I noticed a few repeating error messages in the console. The first goes off every couple of minutes: coreaudiod[12074]: Disabled automatic stack ...
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Is there a detailed activity log on Mac OS X that lists my recent commands and actions?

How can I see what I just did on my computer? For example, an activity log showing that I copied a file from here to there?
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Installing wine with homebrew

So, I am running a bit of a different install. Here's the background: I have installed wine before with MacPorts. Later, I decided to install homebrew. Then, wine didn't work so I tried brew install ...
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Configuring a Mac to use Oxford spelling

I cannot figure out now to make my Mac (OS X 10.8) use Oxford spelling in its spell checker (note I am being absolutely precise in the use of that term)! For example, I want to be able to write ...
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Wifi Won't Connect; Connection Timeout (Mac)

I'm having issues with my macbook pro OS X 10.7.5. It used to connect to the wifi router (D-Link N300, DIR=615) no problems. But for the past several weeks, I haven't been able to at all. What pops ...
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How to avoid á é í ó ? [duplicate]

I would like my [a,o,i,e] to appear correctly if I type the letter after an '. Right now, I get an accent character as shown in the subject. Is there any way to turn this off?
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Where can I find screencapture to replace mine that is broken?

Some days ago I've accidentally replaced my /usr/sbin/screencapture with a newer one from 10.8 with the hope of getting more options for that command. However now it doesn't work and I'd like to get ...
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Keeping both files when moving them to a different folder?

When I'm moving files to a folder with another set of files named the same, it doesn't give me the "keep both"-option. However when I move the files one by one, I get this option. Any tips on how I ...
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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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Is there another way apart from screencapture to take a screenshot of a background window?

I'd like to take a screenshot of a background window given its title. I know this can be made with screencapture -l idwindow output but unluckily I can't use this method because I'm on a 10.5.8 ...