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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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?
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US International (AltGr dead keys) layout on Mac OS X?

everyone. On Linux there is a layout called US International (AltGr dead keys), which converts the right Alt key into an AltGr key. AltGr+a gives á, AltGr-Shift-a gives Á, AltGr-m gives µ, and AltGr-' ...
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Where can I find good tutorials for an OS X newbie?

I am using Mac OSX Snow Leopard. Now, I am giving my MacBook to my younger brother, who is quite new to OS X and Unix. He is using Windows for thelast 8 months, and is quite familiar with it. I need ...
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What is the quality of SSDs included on a Mac?

Are the SSDs used by Apple high in quality in terms of Speed and longevity (which is a particular issue with SSD). If not would you recommend buying a separate SSD and installing it after purchasing a ...
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Pasting folder onto a disk on a USB key

I have Mac and a disk on a USB key, I'm trying to copy a folder and to paste it in the disk on the USB key, but its not pasting. How can I paste files & folders onto my USB disk?
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Buyer information provided by Apple to Vendor for AppStore purchases [closed]

Since I'm not currently selling anything in the apple appstore it would be nice if someone who does could help me out with some details on the information Apple provides to the developer about the ...
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What can a Mac do that a Windows machine can't? [closed]

Can I have some definitive answers? Also, what are you forced to do on a Windows machine that is not required on a Mac?
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Setting up Microsoft Exchange on Mac

I can't configure my business MS Exchange on my Mac although I can with the same settings on my iPhone and iPad. Do I need to configure something more of bypass some kind of setting or something like ...
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What was Mac OS 9 built on? [closed]

I am interested in old school technology. The Mac OS X is based on UNIX. I am interested in the old school OS, Mac OS 9, what is this based on? Can it run the UNIX application? What is the file system ...
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How do I locate the contact data for the Address Book on Snow Leopard?

How do I locate the contact data for the Address Book in the hard drive on Snow Leopard?
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Purchased new MacBook Pro on 16th October 2011; question about Up-To-Date program

I purchased a new MBP and am eligible for their free Lion upgrade program; I applied for it but it would take anywhere between 5-7 business days for my country. If I purchase Lion now, will I get a ...
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Can you copy files to /Applications using Launchbar?

For lot of applications, the disc image (.dmg) contains the .app files which needs to be copied to the /Applications folder. I use Launchbar's Instant Send feature to open the selected files quickly ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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Map gestures to mouse buttons

I do like the mac mouse. touch sensitivity is nice. But the precision and number of buttons on my gaming mouse is much better. It seems to work on the mac just fine, but only left/right click and ...
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Does Apple offer fanless macs or imacs?

Does Apple offer fanless desktop machines in its current lineup? I could not find any information searching for this.
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Why do movies sometime lag on my 15" MacBook Pro (2011)?

I have a new 15" MacBook Pro with the highest specifications, running Lion version 10.7.2. However, when I watch movies they sometimes lag on my computer: frozen screen (for 3-4 s) with lots of broken ...
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Cmd-N in Lion Finder shows “All My Files” not home?

In Lion Cmd-N in Finder opens a new Window with "All My Files" showing as the default. Is it possible to set that back to the normal "home" directory of my user?
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If I buy a Mac that comes with Lion, can I install it on my old Macs too? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does buying a new mac also get you Lion on your Apple ID? If I buy a new Mac with OS X Lion, will I then be able to update my old computers to Lion via the Mac App Store ...
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Upgraded to Lion with an application in Snow Leopard called LaunchPad

Recently I upgraded my laptop from Snow Leopard to Lion. However in Snow Leopard, I fooled around with the system a bit and "named" an app called LaunchPad.app(It's actually called quickpick) Now in ...
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iCloud and Document & Data Syncing

Does anyone know if iCloud backs up ALL of your files (including files outside of the Documents folder AND even the stuff outside of your user directory /Users/USERNAME) or only the ones inside of the ...
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How to move only purchased music from iPhone

I have multiple Macs registered to my iTunes account. If I plug my iPhone in to any Mac other than the one I usually sync with it, I have the option to transfer purchased items from my iPhone to the ...
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How to remove apps from the “Purchased” list in the Mac OSX App Store?

I've installed a bunch of apps from the App Store, some free, some paid. Many of them are garbage, were uninstalled, and I don't intend to ever install them again. How can I remove (or hide) them ...
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How can I get rid of this icon in my menu bar?

I have this icon (which I never use) in my menu bar: What is this icon for and how can I get rid of it?
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Things to do with a Mac Mini [closed]

So I just bought a Mac Mini. Hooked it up to my TV and installed Boxee, Plex (kinda just using boxee tho), and EyeTV. These are all cool, but I was wondering what else I can do! It's a powerful ...
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Lion: Switching Spaces with Key Controls darn slow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Speed up Mission Control Preview Animation I loved to use Spaces in Snow Leopard. Now with Mission Control I love using the feature even more. However as many people on ...
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any way to remap keys for only one app?

I've seen the system wide tools (that all seem to just manipulate the default key bindings) that allow you to swap keys around, but has anyone found a way to swap keys for just one application? (no, ...
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Connect to wireless network without password

A new Mac user here... On Windows, I could connect to my parents' router by clicking a WPS button on the router and then connecting to the network within a given timeframe, even though I can't ...
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Mac or Macintosh

Commercially speaking they are the same, as stated by Wikipedia, but what should be the correct way to name our precious personal devices?
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how to delete characters placed next to cursor on MacBook Pro

I have recently shifted from PC to Mac and from what I recall on PC keyboards, there are keys where you can delete characters placed before your cursor as well as after cursor. I don't recall what the ...
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Is there a way to hibernate in mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut? I am using mac os x snow leopard. Is there a way to hibernate? also any ...
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Triggering an alarm on MBP while the lid is closed

I would like to use an alarm clock application on my MacBook Pro. The thing is, that I need to close the lid on the MBP while sleeping. Now I know this is a common issue, but after moderate amount of ...
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How to share my internet connection with my xbox 360 slim? (over an ethernet cable)

I have a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard (10.6.7). Now I want to share my internet connection with my Xbox 360 Slim. (Don't ask why I don't use the WLAN in my Xbox). I found a few tutorials but nothing ...
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Whispersync-like experience for PDF or TXT files?

When I start reading a PDF or TXT on my Mac and continue reading it on my iPhone, I have to waste time looking for exact place where I stopped reading on my Mac before continuing to read on my iPhone. ...
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Is there a way to stream what is on my Mac's screen to my TV?

I want to buy a Mac App Store game, but I don't want to play it in an office chair: I want to sit in front of my TV! Is there a way to stream the video output of Mac, wirelessly, to my television? The ...
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Problems with Apple's Security Update 2011-005 (Lion)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why folders keep shifting their positions? Today I downloaded Apple Security Update 2011-005 for Lion (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1447). However, I got some issues ...
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Icon for iWeb published site?

How can I use a favicon for my website that is published using iWeb?
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Do Macs care which USB socket you plug devices into?

Windows never likes when you stick things into different (USB) holes. It has to recognise the thing again, install drivers, again, etc. Is that the case with Mac? Eg. I keep Time Machine on a USB ...
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Offline files / Directory sync

I have a MacBook Pro that I travel with a lot. I also have a NAS for my home network. Many timesI use my MacBook in areas where I do not have Internet access. I'd like to have copies of some of my ...