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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Maintain business contacts database on Mac and iPhone?

My wife organises amateur and semi-pro orchestras. She has a ‘database’ of about 600 musicians which she currently keeps in an OpenOffice spreadsheet on the Mac, with each player’s name, ...
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Using SSH on an iMac running Lion

I am trying to get SSH/SFTP working on my iMac running Lion so that one of my friends can connect to me remotely. I have managed to get it working using my local user account, but I need to understand ...
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How can I insert text in middle of a document and have images move down too?

I have a document with text and floating images. Let's say I want to insert some text in the middle of the document. If i click in the document and hit enter a bunch of times, I want the existing text ...
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Will a sata3 SSD work properly on a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU?

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU and willing to upgrade its HDD to SSD. Can I use a sata3 SSD for it?
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External hard drive is snapping/making weird sounds in sleeping mode

I have an external hard drive connected to macbook. When I am listening to music and my mac is not in sleeping mode everything is fine, but after 15 min. when display is turning off and music is still ...
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Homebrew breaks with gcc out-of-date after Lion OSX install

➤ brew doctor /Developer/usr/bin/gcc /Developer/usr/bin/gcc Your gcc 4.2.x version is older than the recommended version. It may be advisable to upgrade to the latest release of Xcode. We couldn't ...
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Unable to revert changes to hosts file in OS X Lion

I edited the hosts file and added: 10.0.0.1 devsys.crossreader.net Later I commented out the entry: #10.0.0.1 devsys.crossreader.net When I ping or browse to devsys.crossreader.net the returning ...
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iMac shows frozen at bootup, but computer running normally in background

I'm on an Intel iMac running Lion. I'm having major issues with my iMac. The iMac froze whilst using Chrome, and I was forced to reset it. After the reset the screen seemed to freeze on the apple ...
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Why isn't the multisession login in Lion's VNC server working properly?

Has anyone been able to get the VNC server that came with Lion to work? Right now it seems to have problems with the new multisession remote login, causing problems for any VNC clients connecting to ...
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how can I transfer empty space between partitions?

I would like to dual-boot OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, because I have a few programs that do not work on OS X Lion yet. That works, but now I have the problem that I have run out of disk space on my ...
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Can not set startup disk

At System Preferences > Startup Disk I select a disk with Mac OS X (10.5 or 10.6) installed, but when I click Restart I get this error message: You can’t change the startup disk to the selected disk. ...
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DVI-D to Thunderbolt - new Mac Mini

I am buying a new Mac Mini that has one of these new Thunderbolt ports to connect to monitors. I know that this Thunderbolt port is equivalent to mini Display Port. My monitor is a Samsung 2232BW+ ...
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How can I create a Mac boot disk?

I ran a disk check on my hard disk and the Disk Utility tells me "Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then ...
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Mac Book Pro (7/2011) sleep mode issue results in nothing displayed on Thunderbolt Display [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I have a Mac book pro (MBP) bought in July 2011 (running OS v10.6.8) connected to 27" ...
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2009 Mac Mini HDD as an External Drive for a 2011 Mac Mini HDD

I have a unique plan: I have a 2009 Mac Mini mid-2009 with 10.6 OS X. I just got the 2011 Mac Mini with 10.7. But I am planning to use the hard drive from the 2009 Mac Mini with 10.6 OS X as an ...
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Recommendations for a good Bandwith Tracker on OS X

Is there a way I can track total bandwidth usage over the course of a month? My service provider requires me to stay within fairly strict limits.
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Mass email solution that support different email content

I'm using Mac, and I group customer into groups in address book and send email to all in the group. Are there application where I can send the email individually to each one in the group and, by ...
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How to have clipboard holding many entries available simultaneously…?

I am looking for: There are many hot words which I often need to type while using my Apple MacBook Pro/Snow Leopard like say my desktop machine name, some other host names etc. Now, right now, I copy ...
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Is a corrupted HD a sign of something ominous for the hardware?

The Verify Disk functionality of the Disk Utility reports that my HD is corrupted. I fixed the problem using the startup CD but what does that mean for the health of my HDD?
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How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?

I have an apple Mac-mini 10.6 and 10.7 with me. when i am trying to connect Mac-mini from Windows server 2008 using vnc server over the internet from my windows machine using http://ipaddress-of ...
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How do I sync friend- shared google calendars?

I have an iPhone, iMac, Macbook Air and a girlfriend. So far, so good. I have multiple Google Calendars that sync perfectly to my iDevices. The trouble is, I haven't found out yet how to sync the ...
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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mysql.sock gets deleted on restart

I have set up PHP and MySQL, however MySQL wants the mysql.sock file in /var/mysql, which is fair enough. I change the directory to /var/mysql however every time I restart my computer mysql.sock gets ...
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Hold mouse at the edge of the screen to jump to other monitor on Mac OS X Lion

I just set up my new TV on the wall above my iMac, so I arranged the external monitor above the main one in the preferences. The problem is that it got very hard to access my menu bar on top of my ...
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Does the 2011 Mac Mini work with dual monitors?

I want to start development on Mac, and from what I read around, everyone suggests the current Mac Mini. So my question is, does the hardware support dual monitors out of the box? If not, what ...
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How can I re-setup an iPad 2?

I had one iPad2 and I got a second one. I want to sync them both to the same iTunes account from the same Macbook Pro. When I plugged in the second iPad it asked me something along the lines of This ...
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How do I uninstall imagemagick from Mac OS X?

I have ImageMagick installed on my Mac. I manually installed it and the dependencies. However, it is causing some problems with brew doctor, so I would like to just uninstall it. After uninstalling ...
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Bootcamp partition migration

On my old Macbook pro I had a Windows 7 64bit Bootcamp partition. When I got my new Macbook pro I transferred the Bootcamp partition to the new computer with Winclone. Now when I try to boot into ...
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I'm trying to install OS X 10.4.11 but I get a kernel panic [closed]

I'm trying to install OS X 10.4.11 on a Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) with 512 MB of RAM and over 100 GB hard drive. When I boot from the disc I get a kernel panic.
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The Function (fn) key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it?

(fn) Function Key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it? I have looked all around and have found no answers? any ideas?
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How to check the location of installed files when using Installer on Mac 10.6.7

I am installing a C++ library using the Installer application(its a .mpkg file) The installation is successful, but I cannot find the location of the library to set an environmental variable. I have ...
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Mac Lion - copy and paste leads to files not showing

When I copy and paste a file from one folder to another in Finder on my Mac (running Lion), I don't see it. This isn't the first time. I've had lion for a while now and it works fine. But for some ...
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Is there a way I can share a disk image as a remote DVD drive?

I would like to upgrade one of my laptops to Snow Leopard but the DVD drive doesn't work. So can I share a disk image to use it with Remote Mac OS X Install tool?
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Chrome putting itself in the Dock whenever it wants.

So I have Google Chrome installed on my Mac & randomly it will put itself in my dock, where it normally doesn't reside. It is usually about every two weeks or so, but sometimes its within a few ...
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Cant find “Move Items Here” option in Max OS Lion?

I found online that Mac OS Lion has option similar to "Cut" option of windows. I found one link which shows the option as : I am using OS Lion, but this option is not visible, even when I copy ...
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How can I enable natural scrolling for my trackpad, but disable it for my mouse?

Is there a way to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it for mouse? I think that natural scrolling does make sense on a trackpad, but with a mouse it doesn't feel natural at all
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How to boot my mac mini up when my iPod Touch is near?

What I'm trying to achieve is if I'm near my mac mini (10 meters) I want to press a button (or something else) on my ipod touch and than my mac mini should boot up. How could I make that? There's a ...
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Battery warning ''Service battery"

Battery warning "Service battery". This warning have appeared in my MacBook Pro (2008) with Snow Leopard. Is there a way to find out what a reason of this warning, without apply to service centre?
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Mac Mini Won't boot with a PC keyboard

The Mini was installed with Windows 2003 now and its the only OS installed. It's a Mac Mini A1176 and now I want to install reformat the box and install Mac OSX. But the problem is unlike any other ...
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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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Screenshot reader for Mac

Is there a screenshot reader similar to ABBYY Screenshot Reader (you are just selecting area on the screen and getting text into the buffer, something like that)?
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Is there a way to speed up the way Mac responds to my trackpad clicks?

I'm new to Mac and Xcode. I realize there's always a significant delay when I click the trackpad and when Mac responds to my action, around 300-500 ms or so, which is very annoying for me. I'm using a ...
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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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How I could redirect all my traffic to Tor network?

I need to redirect all my traffic to Tor network. I have just installed Vidalia, but I think that I have not correctly configured my Tor-client. I have a Java desktop client that have to access to a ...
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How can I set up an alternative X11 window manager in Mac OS X 10.6?

I've tried to install an X11 window manager in Mac OS X 10.6.5 such as ratpoison via fink, but I can't get it to start. I am also thinking about getting xmonad to work in 10.6.5, does anyone know how ...
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Mac Pro 2008 graphics card crashing

I have a mac pro 2008, and the graphics card (nvidia 8800GT) has started to lock up - I can still move the mouse but cannot do anything in Windows 7 (I hardly use OSX latelly so dont know if it ...
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Filesorter alternative

I found a really cool app in the App Store called FileSorter It automatically sort files. Is there any FREE alternative?
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How can I activate Mac speech without pressing a key?

I just bought a microphone to test built in mac speech. On the speech preference, I can choose which keyboard key to make mac to listen to my voice. Is it possible to make my mac to listen ...
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Can you create shortcut in Lions Launchpad?

As it says in title. I want to add one for Eclipse, to have all in one place.
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Multiprocessing in Mac OS X

Would Mac OS X be able to distribute processes to the various cores in an Intel i7 Quad Core processor even if the applications are not multi-threaded?