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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Is it possible to make a custom OSX distro?

Yesterday I was forced to reinstall OSX because I stupidly used dd and formatted my main drive - a typo in a script I write! I was having issues with the Internet and the installer kept crashing, ...
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How do I create itemized lists on Notes for iPhone?

Notes for Mac automatically indents and turns hyphen + spacebar into an emdash, and prepares the next indented emdash when pressing return at the end of an item. Notes for iPhone faithfully continues ...
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Mac compatible CCTV?

I am wondering if anyone knows a good CCTV DVR system that works well with Apple Mac OS X? I am after something that can take IP cameras and support HDTV.
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Count statistics from Calendar

I would like to count statistics from given Calendar in system. I mark every task in my calendar and I want to count the summary of time spending on project and some statistics like how many hours per ...
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How do I place bullet points next to centered text on Pages v5?

I am making a list with centered text, paired with a centered bullet point to the left of the text. I am attempting to create the following list (this is a rendering): But, I end up with this when ...
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Mount multiple iso

I am installing music software which originally came on 8 dvds. How do I mount the 8 iso files in sequence on the same drive? Thanks Tristan
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Is there a Windows tool to modify PRAM values from the Boot Camp partition?

OS X provides the nvram command line tool to view and set values in the PRAM. Is there such a tool for Windows running from Boot Camp?
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I can't download anything from iTunes on my Mac since I got iOS 8

Every time I plug my phone in and open iTunes it says my phone can't connect because I need iTunes version 11.2 or later i have version 11.4 (I am using a mac)
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How does iTunes detect updates are available for iOS apps?

So, I turned off network connection on my Mac. Accidentally starting iTunes, but iTunes indicated there are number of Updates available for iOS apps. When I tried to select app to update, it ...
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How to plug in a simple mic jack into a 2009 Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro (2009) which I use mainly for office work. I have super simple "CA" brand mic which I want to plug in so my son can do blackboard sessions online for grade school. So far I've tried ...
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I'm unable to launch Xcode 6.0.1

I have downloaded the new Xcode Xcode 6.0.1 a few hours ago. But when I'm trying to launch the app, the programm bounces on my Dock during about 30 seconds. Once it stops, it seems to be not launched. ...
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MS office got Installed without any permission

MS office got installed on my system on my own. I have been using this system for around 2 years now. It has the OSX 10.9.4 and I was using open office softwares. It didnot ask my permission or give ...
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Fix for finder preview jumping back to folder from image?

If i'm browsing pictures for instance, i hit the spacebar to get a semi-full screen preview, but then it will all of the sudden change to the parent folder, and that's the image that's displayed - a ...
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Attempting to add attachments in Mail.app on OSX 10.9.4 fails

Having updated to 10.9.4 I cannot add attachments to my mails using the paperclip icon. What happens is that the beach ball appears and spins forever. How do I fix this? I am using a mid-2009 MacMini ...
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Mac Keyboard Issues when connecting remotely to work

When I use my mac to connect to work through Microsoft Remote Desktop when I try to type symbols such the @ symbol " comes up instead? To get it to type the @ symbol I have to type " and vice versa? I ...
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How to access a connected iPhone device from within Terminal?

How can I access the connected iPhone or iPad from within Terminal on OS X? I want to get all the photos (only photos) from the connected iDevice and save it to any directory in my OS X filesystem. I ...
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Mac pro late 2008 8 core can only see 1.9GB memory with Windows 7?

I have 14 GB physical memory. OSX Snow leopard sees it fine and Windows sees it but it reports only 1.99 available to Windows 7/32bit. My Macbook pro sees 3.99 GB in windows 7/32 bit. ??? I switched ...
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Control multiple screens on keynote with keynote control (inside keynote app in iOS)

Is it possible if I could control different different computers running the same keynote presentation from the same iOS device? I am using the keynote control from the keynote app in iOS. I have seen ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac

I have two macs, and at some point one of them stopped being able to log into Messages ( just the apple account ) and FaceTime. The other mac worked fine, but was not using iCloud keychain ( at the ...
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Export all notes on Mac OS X 10.9.4

Is there a way to export all notes? I have already an iTunes-account but I don't want to add this Mac to the existing iTunes-account. I read about Gmail but I don't want to create another account. ...
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Recording audio with iPhone via input cable from laptop or similar source (not a microphone)

For example, when I create a Vine video I would like to input a clean music track. Ideally I would just hit play on Spotify and then hit record on Vine and have the track from Spotify be the ...
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Mac USB Netboot

On Macintosh iMac I am trying to initiate the boot from USB and then finish from a Network DMG. Passing these kernel parameters start the process, but it always fails with a RPC error. -v rd=*enet ...
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Creating Reports in database app so Field Names are displayed in first left column instead in the first row

I tried OpenOffice database app. but could not manage to get Report displaying data in a following manner: Field Names in one column(on the left), data in the rows (on the right). Instead Field Names ...
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login screen background image messed up

a few days ago i was trying to change the login screen background on my mac. This is not the lock screen, its the screen which appears first when the mac is started. I remember i had copied 4 files ...
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2008 White Macbook Video Issues

I have a 2008 White Macbook that turns on, shows the apple screen perfectly fine, then boots and the backlight shuts off. If you look very carefully, you can see the screen and everything still ...
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Multiple screen presentation Keynote

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I want to realize different slide for screen 1 and 2 (or one single slide that fill correctly each screen with different contents). The content ...
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Applescript and Outlook - can't get all occurrences of repeating events

I'm trying to export a list of all the events in my Outlook Calendar into a text file using the following code: set eventDetails to "" set currentDate to current date set yearFromNow to currentDate + ...
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OSX 10.9: GCC standalone (non-admin)

I have a Mac Mini at home, with my own administrator account. My school provides MacBook Airs. I have XCode installed on the Mini, but I only use the command line extensions-- GCC, G++, etc. I don't ...
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External audio interface for mac

I have a macbook with only one audio input/output. This is highly annoying. Is there anything I can buy that would allow me to have both input and output? I know I can use USB headphones, but I'd ...
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Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade

I have a mac running on 10.5.8 and I want top upgrade it to snow leopard. When I insert the disc it does not show up. I tried booting it by pressing the option key, the C key and the command S key but ...
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Login Mac Using LanRev and AppleScript

Is there a way that I can execute a script on selected Macs with LanRev (Absolute Manage) installed when they are at the login screen to automate the logon process using AppleScript? Currently I have ...
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iMac shutting down when trying to install downloaded updates from Apple

My iMac keeps shutting down when I try to install the downloaded updates. It gets to "optimizing" level and shuts down.
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Remote login with Chrome Remote Desktop after logging out

How do you remote log in using Chrome Remote Desktop after logging out? The problem I'm having is the password field does not take the input coming from my remote connection.
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Can I add a separate monitor and keyboard-mouse to a Mac?

Is possible to add a separate monitor to a Mac and use a separate keyboard-mouse combo to operate only on that Monitor? Say, you use the monitor 1 for regular use and the other monitor can be used by ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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How can I select a complete folder instead of a single file while cloning user SuperDuper in OSX for backup?

I want to select the who lang comp lab folder for backing up (cloning) using SuperDuper software in OSX but it just allows me to select one file as an image. lang comp lab folder is inside mgserver ...
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OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 VM error

I'd want to setup OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 as a virtual machine with VMWare program. Firstly, my Intel driver allow Virtual Machine. I check it. I also setup and run VMWare UnLocker. When I run, I'll ...
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Format harddisk partition to fix 'invalid key length' error

My MacBook's Mac os x doesn't boot, and doing a Disk repair results in a message of 'invalid key length' error. What I planned to do is, use the disk utility to back up the Mac partition and then ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Safari?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Safari Version 7.0.4. When using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Safari, it does not work. How am ...
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Multiple folders and duplicate email not wanted in mac mail

I am trying to figure out why my Mac Mail program is duplicating emails (like 25-30 of the same email) in the sent folder as well as duplicating my mail accounts and their archives in several ...
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2 Mac Mini Server in a restored RAID 1 config and question mark folder at boot

We have two identical Mac Mini servers (let's call them A and B) running OS X Lion with two 500 Gb HD. Using a Thunderbolt cable, a RAID 1 matrix was creating using three HDs (2 from A, 1 from B) with ...
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Syntax for rsync's exclude-from option

I am trying to write a script that will copy my music to a SD card. I would like to skip the Podcast and Automatically Add to Library directories. I wrote a txt file called 'exclude.txt' which has ...
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Recover Ruby original state

I accidentally messed up with my Ruby files, both in the Ruby.framework and library/ruby/ (trying to install foundation) and now, it is causing conflict; I am unable to create foundation because SASS ...
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Is there setting for how long a tooltip can be displayed?

Often Tooltips disappear before I am able to read the entire contents of the Tooltip. Ideally, I would like a way to set Tooltips to go away only AFTER I have moved the mouse, rather than the 5 ...
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Mysterious Outlook Temp folder

I'm constantly finding an empty folder called Outlook Temp in my Documents folder, even after deleting it numerous times. What's making this folder? The obvious answer is Microsoft Outlook, but I ...
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Help with password recovery for Word for Mac 2011 doc

I have misplaced the password for an important doc created with Mac 2011 Word. Is there a way to recover or remove the password?
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OS X 10.9 - ICS - how to modify bootpd.plist

From what I have read, booted.plist can be modified to change the way that ICS normally operates? I used to be able to share my wifi connection thru ethernet into a client machine using ICS just with ...
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Mac OS Keyboard for deleting characters

With the keyboard of my Macbook Air (Mac OS X) at the moment, when use only delete key, for example in Microsoft and Firefox it delete entire words, to delete the single chacracter I must use shift + ...
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Safari WebInspector crashes

since yesterday, my Safari WebInspector hangs forever when inspecting some elements in the DOM of a site (Mavericks 10.9.2, Safari 7.0.2). It only shows the loading spinner, and nothing happens. Then, ...