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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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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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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Can't automatically update iTunes apps from different country on Mac

I purchased some apps in Argentina store, and then I moved to US store, and also got some apps. Now I'm no able to automatically update the apps I got on Argentina store. I tried to delete all my ...
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Mountain Lion - Flash sluggish, spinning beachballs etc

I upgraded from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion 10.8, and then to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. I only have a few installed applications (Photoshop and Microsoft Office), VLC movie player and ...
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Install Clang 3.1

What would be the best place to manually install llvm/clang binaries in OS X 10.7 without conflicting with existing/future versions shipped with xcode? Thanks!
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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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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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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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Can I get iPhone charge status from my Mac?

I have my iPhone plugged into my Mac via USB. Is there anyway to check on the charge status? I know iTunes does give you a small battery indicator, but I am looking for something a bit more detailed, ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I build a PC Into a Mac PPC G5 case?

How can I convert my (unfortunately) obsolete Mac G5 PPC case into a PC? It only supports Leopard OS-wise and I'd like to keep the beautiful Mac Case and reuse it with PC components inside. Can that ...
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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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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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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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Symlink User Folders - Can I keep original Sidebar Icons? [duplicate]

I have my user folders (Music, Movies and Pictures) stored on an external drive, so I used terminal to delete the existing user folders on the boot drive then created symlinks to these folders and ...
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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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Mac Terminal support for multiple fonts

I was trying to get emacs minimap to work on the terminal - http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/MiniMap However, the font is the same size as the rest of the screen, which makes it pretty useless. It ...
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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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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 ...
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Mac Mini Keeps freezing and have to manually power down and restart

I have a mac mini 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5 running 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3. The mac keeps freezing. Sometimes while I'm working on it, but often just when I leave it and it won't wake up and I have to hold ...
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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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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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How to build a simple app that turns text to m4a files

I'm learning Chinese and want a way to quickly generate and save words and phrases to m4a files. I've managed to do pretty much what I want in terminal, but I can't seem to figure out how to make an ...
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Can't sync iphone with Mac after restoring from TimeMachine

I recently reinstalled my MacBook from a time machine backup (because I installed an SSD) [*]. Now syncing my iPhone via iTunes doesn't seem to work anymore: At first, it displayed "over capacity" by ...
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Mail.app 6.3, How to exclude folders from being downloaded?

An example would be, a Yahoo IMAP account. Is there a way to exclude bulk mails from being downloaded to the Mail.app?
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Is there a karaoke trainer for OS X?

is there an easy-to-use karaoke training software for Mac OS X? My point is, I select the .kar file (or the vocals-only .mp3) and I sing against, then I listen to what I've actually sang? FWIW, I'm ...
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Use multiple speakers to play 2 ch audio

My macbook pro has 2 built in speakers and a line-out for audio. Additionally, I have it connected to my cinema display wich also has 2 speakers. I want to know how to combine them to use all of ...
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Great Apple (first and third-party) accessories or peripherals

List your favorite accessory (or peripheral) for your Apple hardware. Rules Limit to one accessory per answer. Add a short description for the accessory. Add a link to the website in the name of ...
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OSX won't boot after re-install

Got the flashing folder of death. Tried verifying, repairing the disk. No luck. Restored from Time Machine. No luck. Rebooted with Command-Option-P-R. No luck. The drive as far as I can tell is ...
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Is there anything like /etc/hosts at user level in mac?

I want to block some websites for my son who does understand difference between parental controlled vs "not working" sites. He is addicted to youtube which I don't want him to use since there are ...
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Alternative backup solution for a mac?

I know that we can easily use time machine. However, i wonder if there exist any other way to backup the data on my macbook? Since I do a lot of modification to the system and sometimes make it has ...
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How can I use NTFS-3G installed using MacPorts?

After upgrading to Lion I'm having problem mounting NTFS drives in read/write mode. This is because NTFS-3G distributed by Tuxera does not work with Lion. At their suggestion I installed NTFS-3G ...
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Unusual Shortcut, Menu Override in Evernote

I've already approached the Evernote staff and it appears to be a local problem on my Mac (OS X 10.7.5), so I'm taking it to this forum. The problem in a nutshell: the menu in my Evernote is ...
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Change Keyboard Layout on Lock Screen

I've been struggling with the following problem: I am writing something in German during the day, therefore I change my keyboard layout to their QWERTZ style. When I lock the screen or close my MBP ...
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How to create multiple printer profiles on Mac?

I have a Mac, but sometimes need to print with legal/landscape and other times with letter/portrait. In Windows I can create two printer profiles for the same printer to easily toggle between these. ...
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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Can I share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac?

I'd like to be able to share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac. I'm NOT asking to share the phone plan (the iPhone is actually being used as an old iPod). My Mac can't connect to a wifi network ...
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Time Capsule Multiple Backups: Both Encrypted?

Got new Time Capsule. Got new iMac (OS 10.8). Hooked up Time Capsule and enabled encrypted iMac backup. Next, to my (little bit older) MacBook Air (OS 10.7). Trying to enable encrypted backup, but ...
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How to set a table of contents line numbering to not start at page 1, in Pages '09?

I am writing a document which requires the table of contents side-numbering scheme to start on the page after the table of content itselt. Basically the first 8 pages of the document should not count ...
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infection in ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxx

ClamX is finding phishing infection in the Backup folder on my MacBook Pro with 10.7. ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxxxxx Does this mean that either my iPhone or Mac is infected? ...
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Install 10.6 over 10.5 on iMac

Currently my iMac has 10.5.8 Mac Os X installed. I want to install 10.6.6 over 10.5.8 (iMac (intel Dual core)). Do I have to do the following ?? Visit Apple Store. Buy 10.6 OS X for USD $29.00 ...
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How can I change a section's title color by editing the template in iBooks Author?

I'm trying to make a book with iBooks Author on my Mac by customizing the "Contemporary" template. When I switch the view mode from landscape to portrait, the section title color is red - I want it ...
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Is it safe to delete “My First Project.rcproject” file in the “iMovie Projects” folder?

I am totally new to "iMovie" so I would like to ask you if it's safe to delete "My First Project.rcproject" file in the "iMovie Projects" folder (as it appeared from nowhere, maybe it was result of ...