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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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Group windows in Mac OS X

Is there a way to group 2 or more windows so that they act together? If I drag one, they all move. If I hide one, they all hide. If I alt-tab to one, they all come in focus, etc. These windows might ...
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Password protecting an Application

I read the Question Is there a way to password protect individual apps? - but the answers focused too much on security issues. I want to clarify my needs: I use a Software to write my personal ...
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iMessages Not In Sync

My iPod, iPad, and Mac are all used for sending iMessages. However, when I send a message from one device and have a conversation with someone else, the sent and received messages don't usually appear ...
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Is there a way to disable OS X auto termination of applications?

Is there a way to tell OS X Lion to disable auto-termination for a given application that you do not want to auto terminate? FYI Lion is a quitter if you did not already know, what if you don't want ...
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How can I copy songs from an iPod to a Mac without using iTunes?

my friend has an iPod Touch and she cannot use it with iTunes anymore. is it possible to save those songs somehow on another computer and then reset iPod and copy songs back? or in general have a ...
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Unable to unlock disk after enabling FileVault2

I just enabled FileVault2 with my personal account. After the necessary reboot my user is not able to unlock the disk which just started to be encrypted. The only way to get access to my computer is ...
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Sync single photos from Mac to iPhone

I'm trying so send photos from my Mac onto my iPhone. I don't want to sync whole folders. Is it possible to "sync" single selected photos without deleting all the others? Granted, "sync" is the ...
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lock account and sleep

Is there an easy way to lock my mac and then immediately sleep, all in one command? I know I can show the login window and then choose the sleep button, but I'd prefer one step rather than two (and a ...
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Wifi preferences

whenever my computer (which is a MacBook Pro bought in 2012) is sleeping or off, and i login with my password, it is always on a different wifi then my home wifi. My home wifi is Skritty, and the wifi ...
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How to install PhoneGap with Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3)?

I have a Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3). Now I want to install PhoneGap in my XCode. My XCode version is 4.3.2. I followed the instruction of installation from PhoneGap web site at the time of installation. ...
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identifying the network activity of a process - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3

Is there a way to identify the network activity for running processes ? I'm seeing some unusual activity on my computer (late 2008 MacBook Pro )
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Is it recommended to use Mac wifi sharing for long periods of time?

I am going to be buying a MacBook Pro within the next few months (hopefully an updated version if it comes out) for university this autumn. I am wondering, due to the Uni halls having only wired ...
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How to obtain Bluetooth ID (OS X)

I need to remotely grab the Bluetooth ID from multiple machines throughout my network. What are the best ways to remotely obtain the Bluetooth ID in OS X?
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How to find your stolen mac on a network using the MAC address/Serial number

The important stuff: My Mac got stolen in a public library (unsecure Wifi). All I have is the MAC address and the serial number. Can I use another laptop to get onto that network and list out the ...
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Why are some pop up boxes (or “select” boxes) colored blue but others aren't in Mac OS X?

I am fairly new to Mac OS X and I am wondering why some of these pop up boxes have a blue in them, but others do not. For example, on one website it looks like this (look at the little "Select site" ...
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best free software to make/open rar files

Which is the best software to open/make rar files in Mac OS? I am new to Mac and I want to open rar files.
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Mysterious permission denied

I am trying to save a file but get the error message saying file could not be saved. This happens only after the first time I save a new file. That means, if I create a new file saving works. BUt if I ...
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Using Skype in TV mode on a Mac Mini

I've got my mac mini hooked up as a media centre - using Plex - and it's great! I control everything with a Logitech Harmony One. One thing I've wanted to get going is Skype on the TV. I have a ...
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Best practice for installing applications for multiple users?

I have a MBP with Lion (10.7.3) on it and there are two user accounts on it, I use them to seperate work and private stuff, but when I install apps, I generally want to use/upgrade/remove them using ...
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Holding the mouse button automatically on OSX

Is there some sort of app that will let me, preferably toggle able with a keyboard shortcut, hold down the left mouse button? (Not click fast, just hold down). Any help appreciated, Thanks in ...
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Can I wirelessy copy my videos from iPhone to Mac?

Is there a way to wirelessy transfer the videos I made on iPhone or iPad to my Mac (to iPhoto or Logic Pro), or is the only option to use a cable?
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Mac surface scan tool

I've had an SDcard lose its partition table, so I want to run a surface scan of the sdcard to make sure it's physically okay. Can you suggest a disk surface scan tool that runs on the Mac? Free, ...
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Stop iTunes hiding sidebar when browsing store?

Using iTunes on the Mac, when I click into the iTunes Store in the sidebar it hides the sidebar. I think I had to click something to make it do this. But I'm no longer on a small screen, so I'd like ...
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How to invoke a method at particular time asynchronously every day in Mac application? [closed]

This is my first Mac application. I would like to send emails by comparing the current date and saved date of clients by the user in sqlite only one time- every day depending on the condition, ...
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Can I use the iPhone 4's camera via my Mac?

I'd like to record some video on my MacBook Pro, which I could do using the built-in iSight except I'd like to record in HD. Rather than go out and buy a new HD video camera, is there any way of ...
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Security problem if Mac Os X file sharing permissions for “everybody” is set to read-only?

What does "everybody" exactly mean in File Sharing in the Sharing Preference Pane in Mac Os X. Sounds as if everybody in the local network could read my files without authentication if its set to ...
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Why can't I make the partition use the full 500 GB availiable?

I can't seem to make my Mac partition utilize the full 500 GB that I have available. It only uses 243.47 GB. It looks like my hard drive is somehow split into 2 sections: Any ideas on how I can ...
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Trash files in the safe mode?

I would like to ask you, do the trash files gets deleted from the safe mode if I put them in the trash in the safe mode (but do not empty the trash) and empty the trash in the normal mode? Regards, ...
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Mac book <BACK> button on keyboard

I need to know where is the back space in a MAC book pro keyboard. I am new to the Mac, and not familiar with the keyboard layout. Help
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Under what cases will I get iWork or iLife?

After looking at various models of Macs and looking at Apple's iLife and iWork pages, I'm more confused than where I started. Originally, I thought that nothing - just Lion - came with a new Mac. But ...
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View your rated music, apps and etc. on the iTunes?

I would like to ask, where could I find all my rated music, apps and etc. on the iTunes? Moreover, how could I unrate those items? Thank you in advance. Regards, Arthur
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Is there a Mac equivalent for UDEV folder on linux?

I am writing a script which should backup my Documents folder onto a USB stick. I want the script to be executed every time I connect the USB stick. I found a solution here. But it seems like I can't ...
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Is there a Mac diagnostics utility for troubleshooting hardware issues?

Is there software that helps identify problems, issues, conflicts, etc. with the hardware of a Mac? I came across Tech Tool Deluxe, which was apparently used in Applecare. Wondering if there was any ...
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Mac stops responding from time to time [closed]

I started using Mac yesterday, since then it stopped responding a lot. Each time it happened I restarted the system but it happens again. I also got "he's dead, Jim" error many times on Chrome. Is ...
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What's the Mac equivalent of Windows' Turn Windows Features On or Off?

One of my favorite parts of Windows is the ability to selectively turn features on or off. For instance, on a tablet you can turn on Tablet PC components; on a desktop you can disable these and ...
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Use Mac OS in virtual machine on Windows?

I just got MacBook Pro 2011 and installed Windows 7 using Boot Camp. I am a Windows user who need to develop iOS apps. Is it possible to install Mac OS VM on Windows that is installed using Boot ...
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Accessing certain diacritical vowel characters in the Spanish layout in Mac OS X

I need the following Portuguese characters: ã, õ. I write in Spanish/Portuguese all the time, but I am used to the Spanish keyboard layout. I can do anything but write the mentioned characters. I do ...
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Is upgrading to iOS 5 faster on a Mac?

As I've mentioned in another question, I want to upgrade an iPod 4th gen to iOS 5. It's currently on iOS 4.latest. I'm interested in doing this in the fastest possible time. However, I right now all ...
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PL/SQL Mac compiler or Mac OS X compatible softwares

How can I run PL/SQL in Mac OS X Lion. I couldn't find any compatible application for mac to run PL/SQL. Please give some suggestion.
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Can I use Adblock/Adblock Plus to block ads in games that are not in a browser?

Occasionally, there are apps that embed little chunks of the Internet. In most cases, this is a good thing. However, occasionally they are used to display ads. This is annoying, especially if I've ...
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Simulate touchpad or gestures on iMac

I recently started using a MacBook Air and find some of the gestures such as the double click zoom in Safari extremely useful, I'm aware I can zoom normally using cmd - (+) but find the gesture zoom ...
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Making Time Machine Backups while Mac is in Sleep Mode

I'd like my Mac to be able to save a Time Machine backup even when I have it in sleep mode. Is there a way I can have my Mac wake up at a certain time automatically in order for Time Machine to run?
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Share calculations with others from OS X

If there an easy way to share calculations from OS X with others? For example, I have some calculations and want to share them with my customer (total price for service) so they understand why they ...
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What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac?

What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac ? (or iPad / iPhone) ? I need to create a pdf. iPhoto seems not to have such functionality. I would like to know if there is an ...
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Can iCloud's Documents and Data be configured to sync on a per-app basis?

I'm considering buying DayOne, a journaling app for iOS and Mac that syncs through iCloud's Documents and Data feature. I already own the iWork app suite on iOS and Mac, and I do not want to use ...
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Is there an alternative dictionary for OS X?

Is there any better English dictionary software available to replace the simple default dictionary app in mac? I need some features like one-click word lookup, hotkey to open the program, hotkey ...
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Help mac share files with XP machine on different subnets

I have a personal Macbook running Lion (10.7.1) and a Company issued laptop running XP at work. I want to access the files on the mac from XP on a regular basis. Right now using "sneaker net", i.e. ...
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Interference on external VGA monitor (intermittent ripple) only when booted into MacOS X but OK on Windows Bootcamp, why? and how to fix?

I'm seeing a ripple-like interference on an external display attached to my 2010 Mac Book Pro via VGA (Display adapter). This only occurs when the Mac is booted into MacOS X but not Windows. It's ...
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Recommendation for genealogy software for OS X?

I primarily work with gedcom files for my genealogy. What software is available for the mac which allows me to view and edit gedcom genealogy files? If there are several options, I'd like one that ...