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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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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How do I stop my Mac from ringing when I get a phone call on my iPhone?

Yosemite has a new feature where my Mac rings when I get a phone call. Annoyingly, it continues to ring for 30 seconds or so, even after I've answered the iPhone. How can I turn this sound off? I'd ...
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How to record Apple Watch Screen using Mac

I know you can use QT to record an iPhone's screen by pressing File -> New Movie Recording, then click on an arrow right next to the record button, and pick your iPhone's name in the pull down menu ...
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How do I install Skype for Business on my Mac?

I have been to the Office365 website and looked in the software section but I cannot find it. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Greek letter override my shortcuts

I use Option+Z to start my citation add-on to Microsoft Word. I've noticed that sometimes I accidently switch and instead of calling my citation manager Option + Z just inserts Ω symbol instead. ...
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Need my automator script to display the regular shutdown prompt before shutting down

I'm using the script below to trigger a shutdown but I would like it to give me the normal warning menu with the 60 sec. countdown, I can't figure out the warning menu. tell application "finder" to ...
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Apple Id Confusion regarding I Tunes gift card redemption

To start off with I am the proud owner of two different apple email addresses: I have one ending in me.com and a second which came up later ending in iCloud.com. That has apparently not been a ...
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Constant ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly Message

I keep getting a window saying ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly. Every 10-20 seconds. As of 15 minutes ago. How can I fix this? I uninstalled the spigots and the window still pops up. Here is the ...
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Airport extreme wireless bridge

Is it possible to make an AirPort Extreme catch wifi and output the data through its Ethernet ports but not broadcast a secondary wifi signal?
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How can I permanently modify OS X's green window button?

I've been trying to find a way to permanently modify the behaviour of the green window button in OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I want to left click the green button and have the window not go into full ...
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How to mirror a Mac desktop to a larger Windows computer's screen?

I've a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 21-inch All-in-one Windows Computer. However, I haven't any HDMI or DisplayPort cable but Ethernet. I would like to transfer the Mac's desktop to the larger computer ...
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How to export and import Atlassian Source Tree from one Mac to another?

I want to migrate Source Tree (git client) bookmarks from one Mac to another one. Is there any easy way to do so?
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What characters might be used to substitute for colon in folder names using a time-of-day?

It is often convenient to name files and folders with a date and time, such as standard ISO 8601 format: 2014-12-10T22:35:28.460Z. Unfortunately, the Mac’s HFS+ file system uses the COLON as a path ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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Can I change the default app to open pdf files in iBooks?

The preview app often gets no response when I open some huge files in iBooks. I want to know how to open the pdf file in iBooks in another app such as PDF Expert for Mac?
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Unable to convert NTFS to HFs

I am using Paragon software to convert NTFS to HFS. But it is telling me that there are no parttions or HD available, even though I have 100GB free space and 200 GB empty partitions.
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How to remove all pictures from the Photos app and put them in a folder?

I want to store some pictures that I had in a camera in a folder on my mac, but when I inserted its memory card on the the respective USB port, the app Photos opened up, and there was the option to ...
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Problem synchronising mail accounts

The application Mail is closing when I put at inbox I have 5 accounts Gmail-Hotmail-Yahoo-iCloud and one more from my web site when I close Hotmail And I press to Inbox I dont have problem,but when I ...
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How do I get a refund after purchasing an app from the Mac App store?

I bought an app and it is so bad despite its low price that I am willing to spend time on getting a refund. How do I get the refunded after an app purchased through the Mac App Store?
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El Captian not showing user account after creating second one

I am using Macbook Pro with El-Captian. I had only one user account in the machine and I created one another. After creating the new one, old user account is not showing in the login screen. It is ...
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Mouse thumb buttons stopped working on one user profile

I have a mouse with thumb buttons. Recently, on my Personal user profile, they stopped working. But on my Work profile, they still work. Any ideas on how I can fix this? I'm using OS X El Capitan ...
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Duplicate Volumes folders on each reboot

Really frustrated trying to solve this, the only thing I played with was /etc/fstab when trying to mount & write to a NTFS external drive. Since then everytime I reboot my Volumes (besides the OSX ...
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El Capitan Remove Finder from Application Switcher (cmd tab)

I'm having trouble removing the Finder icon from the application switcher in El Capitan. The guides seem to be all from 2012 - I get permissions errors (even using sudo) when I try to update ...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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Deleted OS off of macbook. How to reinstall?

Somehow the OS on a used macbook that I bought has gone missing. When I go to Internet recovery to try to reinstall is says "This item is temporarily unavailable, try again later." It's been saying ...
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Boot Camp says there is a partition when there isnt one

My boot camp is keeping me from using it because it says there is more than one partition (which i may or may not have made in the past). When i go into the disk utility it only shows the internal ...
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I updated to 10.11.4 (15E65) and now I suddenly have 100 more GBs of space free?

What could be the cause of this? The only thing I can think of would be mobile Time Machine backups, but I have no idea.
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Join domain and login when off network

I have a Mac (El Capitain) that is out of the office. I connected to that Mac remotely, and setup a VPN, then connected the Mac to the office network. I then added the mac to the company domain. So ...
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Running brew doctor shows I have 3 different python “config” scripts installed. How do I get rid of them so that I no longer receive this warning?

I have been told that there is a default Python installed on OSX, and that deleting it will cause SEVERE system issues, however, I want to clear these warnings in brew doctor. This is what the ...
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Mechanism to sync mail accounts between Mac and iPhone

Is there a way for me to create an account using my Mac's Mail app and have the account sync over to my iPhone or vice versa? I have iCloud setup on both my Mac and iPhone, but I don't see the ...
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Safari: How do I show history in a new tab in Safari?

I find this to be annoying. When I click on "History" -> "Show History", Safari shows the history tab in my current tab and not in a new tab. So let say I was browsing Facebook and then decided to see ...
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Mac Mail with Outlook calendar invites

A user has an Exchange account configured in the "Mail" app on their Mac. When they send calendar invites to users (these users all have Outlook) they receive the invite into their Inbox, but it does ...
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What's slowing down my Mac?

I have the following mac: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2048 MB It has a HDD, and I have 240GB out of 1TB free space. I'm on OS X El ...
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USB short protection

I was prototyping some USB things and I was wondering if the Mac USB ports have any short-circut protection. If I were to connect Vcc and GND directly together would it break my Mac? Would the ...
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Can I install Windows (and if so, which one) on my Power Mac G5 tower

Can I install Windows (and if so, which one) on my Power Mac G5 tower? I know the maximum Mac OSX that can be installed is Leopard as I think, so it would be better to run some windows on it. Do you ...
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Safari crashes ~10% of times when opening a link (any link)

I use 9.1. This happens when I have disabled extensions too, is there anything else I can try, and/or is this a known problem, if so, is there any solution. I might have to delete the preferences, ...
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How to disable the MacBook trackpad click but keep the tap enabled?

I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck. Now my question is: can I ...
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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...
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Do I need to reformat the hard drive when updating a Mac?

Do I need to reformat the hard drive when upgrading from OS X Mavericks to OS X El Capitan?
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Adding Aspshell user account via terminal

Good Day, I'm new in Mac OS X (Maverick). I want to add user account (standard user) with aspshell via terminal. Any tips? Thanks.
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The Favorite is disappeared from the sidebar of the download and upload window of the browser [duplicate]

The favorite is disappeared from the sidebar of the download and upload window of all browser, either Chrome and Safar. You can see in the screenshots that I attached. I can see favorite on the ...
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Internal SSD not found when installing OS X

I just upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2012 to an SSD. Now, I wanted to boot from my bootable USB and then install Mac OS X to my SSD but it does not find the SSD when I want to select it. The SSD is from ...
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Can't boot Mac, only shows a Folder with a Question Mark?

How do I start up a Mac when all it shows is a Folder with a Question Mark, even with a DVD in the drive? Image courtesy of Loïc Wolff
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Does removing the Mac Mini back help with cooling

I am going to put my mac mini in a closet and I'm buying the following system to put underneath it. http://www.amazon.com/AC-Infinity-CLOUDPLATE-cooling-Theater/dp/B00ZQMP6RO Now if I remove the ...
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I have no Internet access in Terminal!

I am using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 and the ZSH Shell. Here's what I get when I try to ping any server: ❯ ping google.com PING google.com (172.217.16.78): 56 data bytes Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 ...
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I am Unable to Uninstall an Applications like Node or Atom in OS X

I just bought a Macbook Pro and I'm new to OSX. I can't uninstall applications like Node, Atom, etc. They are not shown in my Application folder nor in the Launcher. How can i delete them?' Below ...
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How do I access a mobile mailserver on a mac as opposed to a web mailserver?

I have an iPad on which I can access my email through a mobile mail server. It all works fine. But when trying to access my mail through my mac there is a security problem of some sort that won't ...
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How to set up identical/similar keybindings in a virtualized Windows 10 (VMware Fusion) and OS X?

I am new to Mac and now also new to the Windows 10 environment so on a huge learning curve. I have managed to set up Office via VMware Fusion virtual machine on my Mac. I need to find out how I can ...
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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System Preferences Crashes

I open system preferences and this happens: View Crash Report At PasteBin