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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Suggestions to make a old Macbook Pro faster?

I got a Macbook Pro I think the year 2010. How can I make it faster because,it starting to get slow. Are there Free or Inexpensive Apps or tricks to make it fast? Thanks!
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How to remove Linux from my Mac?

I have installed Ubuntu on my Mac. But then after a few times, neither can I boot to Ubuntu nor can I find where it actually is. Total a mystery. Now I actually try to erase this part in my computer. ...
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Mount iPhone Backup On Mac

Is there any way using the command-line to mount an un-encrypted iPhone Backup...? I know there are various Apps to do this, but I am trying to write a shell script to automate various things.
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Mac won't boot Windows partition after using disk utility

I needed more space on my Windows partition... So I used Disk Utility to free up some space from the OS X partition, and upon restarting to Windows in order to add the free space to windows, I ...
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I am able to press Macbookpro Clutch cover a little bit and its not stiff

I have recently bought Macbookpro retina 15",512, 2015 model. It came in a sealed box. I have run the system diagnostics and everything is working fine. But I am able to press the clutch hinge cover ...
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Logitech Ultrathin mouse scroll behaviour on mac

i am using a Logitech UltraThin T630 mouse with a macbook pro (2015, os 10.11.1) and i am having a strange scroll behaviour. I mean its working but its different to the mouse working on windows. Let ...
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Running Application From External Hardrive on a mac

I have copied my application to external my hard drive but when I run it it copies the application to the application folder on the mac and then runs.
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Does Family Sharing consumes extra storage?

I already have my images uploaded to iCloud using Photos.app on my Mac and iOS devices. If I share some of that photos with my Family album, they will be re-uploaded (consuming more storage on my ...
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OS X El Capitan Downloading problem

I've downloaded OS X El Capitan from the AppStore. If I go AppStore --> Store --> Purchased it says "Downloaded" but I can't seem to prompt the install. I've tried restarting the Download but nothing ...
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Transfer Windows Apache Configuration to OS X

My normal development enviornment has always been in Windows, but I finally scrounged up the money for a nice Mac Book Pro. I've managed to get everything I need set up Git, My Working Copy Repo, Web ...
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Run multiple instances of El Capitan on a single Apple laptop?

Is it possible to simultaneously run two instances of El Capitan on a single Apple laptop? Assume that I'm willing to purchase the best MacBook available as of November 2015, with the largest ...
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i try to install tor on my mac and it shows the following error!! Can anyone help me out!

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/make all-am CCLD src/or/tor Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_SSL_set_session_secret_cb", referenced from: _tor_tls_new in ...
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Pages - multiple paragraph styles in a single paragraph

I'm trying to write code snippets inline with prose text, much like the back ticks (``) in markdown in Pages (version 5.6.1). I have a "code" paragraph style, and a "body" paragraph style. Is there a ...
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I had 250 GB free on my hard drive a week ago, I have done almost nothing and now it's 80GB?

I have only browsed the internet, and added a few files around 2GB. When I look in / (with hidden files) and take all the sizes together it just becomes about 730, but I have a 960GB hard drive with ...
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Howto record audio output on my Mac? [duplicate]

How am I able to record the output on my Mac meanwhile I am listening it with earplug? i.e. listen something in browser in youtube and I want to record it as well?
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What should I do if Macbook Pro can't detect bootable USB to install OS X Yosemite?

So I got a 2010 Macbook Pro yesterday from my friend (for a very low price). I wanted to have a system restore so I searched if I could do that. According to the instructions I got from a lot of ...
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Can't install program, most likely due to permissions

I recently got a VPN, Private Internet Access, and I'm unable to install it on my Mac OSX 10.10.5. When I double click the installer, nothing happens. So I tried creating a new admin account and it ...
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Finder reports error code -36 when copying some files

I have a 4.6GB file on my hard drive. Today when I tried to copy it to another machine through network, I got the following error message from Finder halfway through the copy: The Finder can't ...
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“Force Quit” dialog won't close

A Parallels 11 virtual machine running El Capitan as the guest OS ran out of disk space. Apparently I had a runaway app eating up memory, which overloaded virtual memory in Mac OS X, and virtual ...
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Setting up a VPN on Mac with a WiFi Hotspot

I've been looking into using my Mac as a host for unattended file sharing with my other computers. From what I have seen, it looks like a VPN is my best route. I would like to create a server ...
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Is there an app to Control the Brightness of an External Monitor?

At the moment I use an app called "Dimmer than dim", it works fine, it lets me darken the monitor screen. But if I want to use an app full screen, Dimmer's effect disappears. Google search, shows ...
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How to make a demo video using a Mac?

How can a simple demonstration video like this be made using a Mac? In particular, I need: To edit and cut some of the raw materials, as some of it may not be very interesting to the audience. Add ...
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Why won't my app, Flix and Hulu, open when its clicked on?

I have downloaded and paid for the app "flix" for netflix, and I've used it before and it ran perfectly fine. Now when i go to click on it to open, it bounces at the bottom a little and then nothing ...
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Highlighting Cells in Numbers (but the highlights not show up when printing)

I have Numbers Version 3.6.1 on a MacBook Pro. I'm wondering if it's possible to have a cell highlighted/coloured in (denoting it is supposed to be edited) but have it not print highlighted? I see ...
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Tata Photon Max not working after upgrading to OS X EI Capitan

I upgraded my MacBook Air to OS X EI Capitan (10.11.1) and my Tata Photon Max Huawei modem model no. CE0682 doesn't work with my Mac anymore. It's getting installed well but when I try to connect, it ...
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Apps not opening “Verifying”

Some of the apps on my MacBook Air (OS El Capitan) specifically my Grand Theft Auto are not opening because a prompt appears "Verifying (Name Of The App)". I've tried countless times to fix this but ...
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Enable Multicast on Mac?

Following enabling-multicast-on-your-macos-unix, I am trying to enable multicast on my machine. Firstly, I checked if my network interface supports multicast by running below command: ifconfig -a ...
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My SSD just disappeared

I have a mac mini, with two ssd, both internal. They worked fine for over a year. The secondary (not system) ssd has just disappeared. While I was copying a folder on it, a popup appeared, saying it ...
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PDFs showing blank pages in all apps on El Capitan

Hey I'm having an issue where if I open PDFs then sometimes the last few pages are just totally blank. Then sometimes it doesn't display any of the pages at all, and sometimes it works fine. I can't ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 upon startup stops with a circle with a slash

I have a MacBook Pro 2011 (Mavericks) that suddenly upon turning on gave me a circle with a slash through it. I'm not sure what to do but would like to back up my computer if possible. Any ...
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OS X 10.11(.1) Randomly freezes while browsing

Ever since I updated to El Capitan I keep getting random freezes.. this is the 2nd time it happened while browsing on safari and while watching videos on Youtube. Anyone having problems with this as ...
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Why I can't retweet article from pocket mac app?

When I click retweet button on Pocket, it prompt this error information: then I confirm with 'OK', it shows then I Click OK button, it does nothing. I have set twitter account in Mac, but it ...
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I accidentally deleted Macintosh HD while installing Windows?

I installed Windows on my Mac through bootcamp but I accidentally deleted Macintosh HD in the process. I tried to use the internet recovery but it stopped and says apple.com/support -2104F" ...
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How to combine unzip and cat to work as one in the terminal

I work for a webhost as a front level tech and often we need to install a SSL for a customer. I'm on a Mac now but am familiar with Linux as well. What I'm looking to do would be to take the zipped ...
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Texts and imessage appearing on Mac

I want texts and iMesssages from my iPhone to stop appearing on my home Mac. They currently get copied between the 2 devices, I have tried deleting iCloud but this does not stop the messages.
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Different “free space” indications in Macintosh HD after upgrading to El Capitan

I wanted to know what was the free available space in my internal HD (I actually have a SSD). In Finder, if I trust the Show Info information (right click or cmd+I on Macintosh HD icon in the Finder ...
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How to check the battery level of devices connected via Bluetooth in OS X

I have a set of Bluetooth headphones that I use with my iPhone and Macbook (OS X Yosemite). On my iPhone, a little battery meter pops up next to the Bluetooth logo each time I'm connect the ...
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iOS 9.1 ipad cannot connect to the App Store

I just upgraded my original iPad to iOS 9.1 and it now cannot connect to the App Store. No other error is given. If I go to the App Store I get a blank page. If I try to Update an app, the screen ...
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Synching my iPhone 6+ with a iTunes on a new Mac

When I connect my iPhone 6+ to my Mac, iTunes greeted me with a "Set up your iPhone" screen, which offered me the choice of "restoring from backup", and "setting up as a new iPhone" . Please help! I ...
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Is there any way to add a NTFS option in the format list of Disk Utility in OS X EI Captian?

There are two partitions on my drive, one for time machine, one for storing files which are exFat format. I would like to get one minimal thing to support NTFS, I would like to create a filesystem ...
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Can anyone help me with this kernel panic? (IMMEDIATE ungraceful shut down on “restart”)

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance! :) (OS version is 10.11.0 - I can't upgrade to 10.11.1 without a graceful restart. ouch.) Panic Report Anonymous UUID: <snip> Mon Nov 9 18:48:26 ...
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What is this “Shared” in Finder's Sidebar?

I don't know what this "Shared" is in the Finder's Sidebar. Can these other machines access any of my information? Should I turn this off?
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Hot to enable bridged networking

ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.10.5 BuildVersion: 14F1021 Running VirtualBox and a Solaris guest OS to setup Solaris boot server. Created a bridged network one for the wi-fi on my ...
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Remote connection to iMac with resolution and session problem

I have an iMac 27" and when I am not at home, I want to be remotely connected to it using a Lenovo with a 13" screen. I faced two problems with the classic VNC connection: The first problem is that ...
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Wifi requires reconnection regularly

I am using a Macbook Pro 15 (Late 2014), running El Captain. Sometimes, the wifi appears connected, although there is no actual connection, the pages just fail to load, looks like it is trying to ...
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Weird browser redraw error

I have experienced this problem on a MacBook Pro as well as on an iMac. Also, this is not specific to a single Mac OS X version; on the MacBook Pro, I am on the latest version of Mavericks and on the ...
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How to sync only those photos that were taken this year?

In my Photos.app (Mac), photos were taken from 2013, all of which are supposed to be synced to iCloud since OS X upgraded to EL Capitan. It's not possible to sync all to my iPhone because the total ...
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how do I fix incorrect autocorrect in Safari? [duplicate]

Whenever I type my email into Safari, (Safari only) whether it's in a text field or filling out a form it misspells it and it's incredibly annoying. The weird thing is that it isn't even my whole ...
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Can a Macbook 4,1 use 64bit architecture?

I have a Macbook 4,1 running Mac OS X 10.7, and I need to install the MESA program, that only works on 64bit machines. Running uname tells me that my mac is working in 32bit mode, and a quick search ...
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how to prevent mac from changing the order of desktops

You may encountered the situation in which mac changes the order of desktops based on some events like alerts on a program or a web page in browser. How could I disable this logical change? Note: I'm ...