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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Do you really need antivirus software for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Do Macs and Apple laptops need security software, or is OS X safe to use without antivirus? Recently I got free antivirus for Mac from Comodo. It works perfect?
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Easily disable/enable all network connectivity [duplicate]

My work involves trying stuff online and offline, on a Mac. Sometimes a try can be less than 10 seconds of needed offline time. Most of the time I still need to be online. Instead of going to Network ...
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Mail.app disconnected from data files

My mac mini was acting up, so I reset the Nvram and ran the disk utilities from recovery mode. The mini started up fine and runs stable, but now my mail, calendar, and contacts have been wiped clean. ...
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Build failed in step '(top-level)'

I'm trying to build the arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi cross-compiler toolkit on my mac. I've found a tutorial that seemed to be good (and it actually fixed a few of the problems I had had before. But then ...
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If i turn on iCloud photo library after deleting it, how do i cancel the deletion of my photos?

I had accidentally disabled iCloud photo library. I turned it back on and it says to go to iCloud preferences to cancel the deletion of my photos, but I'm not sure exactly how to do it.
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OSX El Capitan freezes after connecting to SMB share

Why does OS X El Capitan freeze after it connects to an SMB share? The OS will successfully connect to the remote SMB share and mount it. After a short time passes, the Finder freezes and the entire ...
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Mac unable to login network user after reboot - no route to host

A real strange one this. I have just setup a Mac that is bound to AD and joined to the wireless (authenticated at logon screen) I know this because I am able to ping the Mac when it is sitting at ...
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Visual MySQL compare tool for Mac

Is there any Mac app that can visually compare data like SQLyog's Visual Data Compare? One where you can literally select the rows to copy over and which not? Any recommendations appreciated. :)
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Notes loss caused by email-account deletion

I got a new Macbook yesterday, so I was trying to configure an email account. At the same time, I recorded some important notes in the "Notes", which were automatically bound to this email account by ...
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What is the best solution for a free partition recovery?

Recently I accidentally partitioned my Seagate Backup Drive (1 TB) not knowing that everything would be wiped off (silly me). I am now in shock knowing that my files are somewhat gone. I have tried ...
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Recovering data on a failing USB drive with a Yosemite [duplicate]

I have a USB drive with Yosemite installed, but it stopped working suddenly. I am no longer able to boot with it. If I do try (I am using a Mac mini which runs Mavericks), the progress bar (in the ...
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my Mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device ...
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Can different user accounts have separate Time Machine Backup drives?

If I have two users accounts on one Mac is it possible to automatically use a different Time Machine drive for each user's data?
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Delete apps from Launchpad or from Finder?

Is there an advantage to delete apps from Launchpad (Hold one app like in iOS) vs from finder? And why some apps cannot be deleted from Launchpad?
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How to fix Thunderbolt Ethernet slower than wifi Macbook Pro?

I recently bought a gigabit Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter so I could have faster Internet. I plugged the cable into my Internet modem, and the other end into my adapter. I plugged the adapter into ...
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iMovie costs money now?

I bought my computer in 2014 last fall and this summer I brought it in to get a factory reset (to take out everything I had done). When I brought it home I realized that iMovie was deleted and I ...
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best way to convert mpeg2 to mpeg4 on Mac (Yosemite)? [duplicate]

I have home movies in DVD format, and would like to convert the VIDEO_TS files that are .VOB, I believe that's MPEG2 inside, into MPEG4 or whatever's best for import into iMovie. I read about ...
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Finder tags and restoring label behaviour in earlier versions of OS X [duplicate]

How can I modify the Finder's tag size and color on OS X 10.11, Yosemite? In other words how can I get rid of the dot tag and bring it as it was before, such as on Leopard, let's say. Full length of ...
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Restoring finder icon

I have moved certain sections (downloads, music, pictures) of my user directory from my SSD to my HDD via symlinks. I have successfully changed over the image of the folder which can be seen in the ...
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Using built-in apps or command on OS X, is there a way to limit iTunes download and webpage upload speed?

There are two situations I found useful to limit download and upload speed on a Mac: iTunes download of a movie -- I don't want that to use a lot of bandwidth but want maybe 50% or 70% of bandwidth ...
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SD slot for mac mini

Last year I purchased a Mac Mini from MacMall. It came without a manual or instructions. I'm trying to find a slot in the back to install a SanDisk card to view pictures off a trail cam. The slots ...
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MacBook software speaker problem

I've found that the speakers on my 2008 Core 2 Duo MacBook aren't being used by Mac OS X. Some applications such as Skype that output directly to the speakers work, but the system (and any apps that ...
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Weird null characters ^@ output on iTerm 2 / zsh when a command is running

When I m using iTerm 2 (with zsh), and a command is running at the prompt, every minute or so ^@ (NULL character) got displayed on the terminal. Below is an example, using socat, but other commands ...
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Connect Windows 7 Laptop to Mac mini

I have a Mac mini and a Windows 7 laptop. I want to control the Mac mini through my Windows laptop. Is there any solution in a way that I don't have to hook up the Mac with a monitor, keyboard, and ...
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Mac freezes on OSX install and redirects to recovery mode

I have a 13" mid-2014, Intel i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage MacBook Pro. I'm trying to reinstall OS X El Capitan. I have downloaded the .iso file from the App Store, and I have created a ...
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SSD slowdown 85mbit writes, late 2013 Mac Air

Hi what could slow down my massively fast solid state disks? I have from the start of owning it only had 10-15GB free on the 128GB internal drive but now writes are down from their 300+ mbit to 85 ...
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Images deleted but not captured when imported from iPhone with ImageCapture

Importing images with ImageCapture always worked fine. After controlling that they were really imported I imported again and this time allowed that images would be deleted from the iPhone. This time ...
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Mac Yosemite Airdrop is very slow

I'm transferring files over Airdrop between 2 Macs running Yosemite. Before (10.8) it was pretty fast, reaching around 30M/second. Now (Yosemite 10.10) it's around 300k/second. Is this drop in speed ...
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NTFS appears every time

Every time I boot my Mac, an "NTFS for Mac OS X" window appears. In the settings I can't change this. Here is the window I have El capitan 10.11.4 I found this: To resolve the issue you need ...
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Apple doing anonymous data exchange in Mac?

I've realized today that my iMac is sending/receiving(mostly send) some anonymous data over the internet(almost 500MB today), I checked with Little Snitch and found these addresses are consuming data ...
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Where are the sample books stored in the iBooks for Mac OS X?

I'm doing an accessibility stuff and I need to access the source file (.epub file) of the sample books in iBooks for Mac OS X. I did look for one at ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/...
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Mac OS X El Capitan, Option key alone as keyboard shortcut

I am using Macbook Air Mid2012 with El Captian 10.11.3 version. I have two languages installed (two input sources). Currently my shortcut to toggle the language input is "CMD + space." I would like ...
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mysql / phpmyadmin connection problem on mac yosemite

iam new on mac os, i find many thing that i want, but now have a problem around using mysql and phpmyadmin, i work as bellow Setup/Configure mysql: brew install mysql brew info mysql launchctl ...
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How to turn off Launchpad transparent

My MacBook, with Retina Display, has problems with smooth animations. How can I turn off the transparency (and blur) in Launchpad on OS X El Capitan? Also I'd like to turn off animation when I open ...
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How to search Mac for files that begin or end with a space “ ” or period “.”

I just need to know how to search (within Finder vs Terminal, if possible) for all file names within a specific folder, which begin or end with a space or a period. For example: " file.jpg" (begins ...
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Does FileVault 2 also encrypt my free disk space?

Does FileVault 2 encrypt my free disk space as well as the deleted files that may linger on there? I ask this because I am selling my MacBook Pro and want to sell it but I'm not sure how to securely ...
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Unable to Resize Partitions

I have recently created a partition on my macbook air running OS X 10.9, and this was to run install another OS instance (Yes, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but that is an aside to the query I have) on it. I ...
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what is the name and password for transfer server?

I want to transfer files between my Windows 7 unlimited computer and my Mac VirtualBox machine. I followed this tutorial. I did not set a password for my Windows computer While connecting, it asks ...
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Mac screen name turns black instead of white

For the last few weeks, when I turn on my Macbook Pro my name shows up in black instead of white but when I sleep my laptop it turns out white. It's only when I shut my mac down and turn it back on ...
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How can I initiate OS X installation from a dmg in Windows on a Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro with a working BOOTCAMP partition running Windows 8, and a damaged OS X 10.10 beta partition. The problem is that I cannot boot with the OS X partition, and in order to reinstall ...
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Holding Down Control at Startup Manager (Boot Disk Selection) Screen

I noticed that when I hold the control key at the screen where you select a boot disk (the screen obtained from holding down option at startup), the straight arrow below the selected boot disk turns ...
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Batch convert text to audio files, retaining file names

I have a folder with hundreds of text files. I'd like to batch convert them to audio files but make sure each audio file retains the file name of the text file From which it was created. I am newer ...
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Mac menu bar not showing some icons?

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on a MacBook Air (early 2014), and I'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and on browsers too. I have been trying to look for what's wrong on System Preferences, ...
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Mission Control to pin different Firefox applications to different desktops

Using Mission Control I create 2 Desktops. If I create 2 different Firefox launcher files (Firefox1.app and Firefox2.app), I want to pin one Firefox1.app to Desktop-1 and Firefox2.app to Desktop-2. So ...
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New Hard Drive Install Failure

I have a problem with my 2012 Macbook Pro, I'm trying to install a new WD Black 750 GB SATA III 7200 RPM in it. The problem is when I try to reinstall OS X Mountain Lion, it didn't find the drive I ...
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store?

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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Airport Extreme shared disk will not show on desktop

I have an airport extreme 802.11n (7.6.4), with a 3TB drive attached via USB and shared "With device password". I formatted the drive "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" attached directly via USB to my Mac, ...
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OS X El Capitan: Connected to Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot but won't connect to the internet

I recently updated to El Capitan. But now when connection is established with my college's Wi-Fi network I am unable to use internet. Same goes for Personal Hotspots. Everything was working fine in ...
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How can I crop a video?

How does one remove a black border around a video. The input video has the size 720x576 and has the output video should be 720x480. I need to crop away 96 pixels from top and bottom. I have gazed ...